Football Officials Quiz 2017

Enter your name and email to access the 2017 Referee Magazine Football Officials Quiz (High School Version). Also, you will receive an email...

Sell the Tough Call

What do a ninth-inning call at home plate, a crucial roughing penalty late in the fourth quarter or a block/charge call all have...

Diamonds in the Rough

More than just baseballs get thrown at the Minor League Baseball Umpire Academy, nestled in Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. Attendees seeking...

How to NOT Argue

It takes a minimum of two people to have an argument. If one person chooses not to participate, that leaves the second party...

That Run Down Feeling

Rundowns are usually the result of a runner being too aggressive. Depending on the level of play, players may go into panic mode....

A Veteran’s Advice for Newcomers

By Jerry Grunska Newer officials don’t always know what they’re getting themselves into. There’s a lot to learn, and it goes beyond rules and...

“Active Inaction” – Say That Again?

The title isn’t a contradiction of terms, at least not if understood correctly. No matter what kind of game you are officiating, there...

You’re Your Own Agent

By Michael Menard At a referee development camp that I attended last summer, the camp director began with a single question: “Who is your...

Football A-Z Email Series

Officiating football isn't easy. Success requires dedication and concentration... you can't phone it in. That's why we've collected some of the best tips...

Infield Fly Factors

An infield fly situation includes many variables for umpires to take into consideration. The wind or sun affects the calling of the infield...

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