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More than 425 Issues Published and counting As the original magazine for sports officiating and the industry’s best-known publication, Referee has set the journalistic standard for developing educational and training materials vital to sports officials. Since 1976, Referee continues to serve as the only monthly magazine in the world for sports officials. As such, the leaders of officiating equipment manufacturers, technology, education and officiating services have come to trust Referee as a consistent source to reach these key influencers in sports officiating. Referee serves a core audience of sports officials from youth to professional levels. Veteran and new officials alike look to the magazine every month for critical information to educate and succeed in their avocation. Every issue is filled with the latest officiating news, up-to-date rules information and interpretations, special features on relevant issues like training, game management and industry hot topics, plus profiles and interviews with the top personalities in officiating. Referee websites: www.referee.com and www.referee.com/myreferee were designed to keep sports officials informed of news and significant developments in the industry and have quickly become relied upon to keep officials up-to-date with need-to-know information they can’t get anywhere else. Referee magazine, is also provided to every NASO member in an exclusive “Members-Only” edition, which includes the 16-page NASO It’s Official newsletter. It’s Official is loaded with NASO and officiating industry news, features and interviews, as well as expanded training content in its “Ask Us” section, which provide actual caseplays and late-breaking rule changes. Monthly coverage includes sports-specific columns and inspirational articles on officiating, mechanics, skills, psychology and more. For the past 36 years, initiating conversations with active sports officials is what Referee does best!


Since our inception, we have gone well beyond that original mission. Referee currently publishes the largest and most comprehensive line of officiating education and training publications in the world. From our fully-customizable line of Mechanics Illustrated books to our by-sport Game Intelligence series to our rules-driven titles like The Ultimate Book on Pass Interference and Basketball’s Toughest Calls, Referee publishes something for everyone. In addition to covering rules, mechanics and officiating philosophy, Referee publishes a line of industry-spanning leadership titles, such as Evaluating Officiating Performance, The Officials Role in Sportsmanship and Accountability in Officiating. We also partner with a variety of the nation’s rules-making bodies, such as the NFHS and the CCA, to produce official manuals, newsletters and other publications. Go to www.referee.com/books to browse the complete library of officiating publications, including our full offering of newsletters, books, guides, DVDs, CDROMs and other products.


Through the Referee Custom Publishing division we publish more than 50 custom publications a year. Referee Custom Publishing provides turnkey publication services that include content development, graphic design, layout, proofreading, production management, prepress, printing and mailing. Find out more.


MyReferee has taken more than 16,000 Referee magazine articles, exclusive expert content and officiating-related news stories from across the world and brought them together all in one place — available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at absolutely no charge. As a joint effort of Referee magazine, NASO, and ArbiterSports — MyReferee has access to the best information and the best minds in the industry. There is no better place to go when you need answers on any officiating or association-management-related topic. By visiting MyReferee on a regular basis you will also keep up-to-date on industry news and significant developments in the officiating industry. Make it your internet browser home page for instant access every day. What yo u’ll find on MyReferee :

• Thousands of archived Referee magazine articles available to search, print and e-mail

• Access to MyReferee Exclusive articles from leading experts

• Feeds of the latest officiating news from around the globe on a single page

• Customized pages focusing on your sport

• Quizzes covering current topics in your sport

• Notices on industry events and how you can get involved

• Links to officiating equipment and service suppliers

• Access for ArbiterSports users to their games, calendar and much more from any page within MyReferee

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