State By State Independent Contractor Unemployment Resources

State by state, the impact of the recent CARES Act will affect sports officials differently. It is our ultimate goal to provide you...

Referee Magazine – January 2022 Preview

Features Net Positive. Devonie McLarty has not let personal hardships derail her journey to becoming one of the top volleyball officials in the...

Iowa High School Basketball Player Knocks Out Opposing Player in Handshake Line

During the handshake line after the game a Carlisle player attacked the player leading the Nevada handshake line.

‘Great ride’ ends for Tucson’s Jim Fogltance, a football referee turned replay master

Fall, 1967. Jim Fogltance officiated his first high school varsity football game. Coolidge at Marana. The young schoolteacher was to get $22.

Count us among those who want the ‘status quo’ to continue with high school...

Athletes, families and coaches are taking in-game decisions to the courts, eroding the ability of referees to properly and adequately officiate games.

Feats of Clay

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NFL: Week 13 referee assignments

Brad Rogers will be the referee Thursday night for Cowboys-Saints. Land Clark, John Hussey, and Shawn Smith are all off this week.

High school football star accused of assaulting referee due in court Wednesday

Brooks, who turned 19 on Tuesday, allegedly punched a referee and knocked him out after a game on Oct. 1.

Last Call: Mike Pereira & Dean Blandino

Hear Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino's reaction to Thanksgiving day football and the rest of the action from week 12 in the NFL.
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Why I Love Officiating

No matter what sport or level we work, we are bonded. We are drawn together by a passion for officiating those outside the...

Amid cancer fight, NBA ref Tony Brown returning to work

Tony Brown usually isn’t that excited about being assigned a shift as one of the referees working in the NBA’s replay center. That...

Magic’s Wendell Carter Jr. fined $35,000 for throwing goggles at referee

Sunday, the NBA announced Carter was fined $35,000 for “forcefully throwing his protective glasses at a game official.”

FIFA to test semi-automated offside VAR at Arab Cup

Camera system to be set up on the roof of each stadium and information relayed to a video assistant who can then alert...

What the Best Instructors Do Right

Whether we've been officiating for some time, figure ourselves to be seasoned vets or we simply have three more games under our belts...

Dig Deep to Evaluate Your Game

I teach entry-level classes and frequently get situations about how the referee messed up and the player got a card for doing nothing....

Rehearse Fundamental Judgments

Officials can develop healthy habits that have nothing to do with streamlining their diet or counting calories. Many sports have repeated practices or...

NBA: Robert Covington fined $15,000 for throwing facemask at official

Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington has been fined $15,000 for throwing his facemask at a game official.

Tips For Working In Cold Weather

Much has changed since Dec. 31, 1967. When the crew scheduled to work the NFL championship game awoke in Green Bay, Wis., that...

Title IX AT 50: KSHSAA’s Fran Martin

Fran Martin, assistant executive director for the Kansas State High School Activities Association, knows the value of competing in high school sports.

Is There Still Room for Personality In Signals?

In the old days, style and flair in officiating was easy to recognize. It was prevalent in a lot of games. Today, most...

WATCH: ADInsider – How Your Coaches’ Conduct Impacts Game Officials

Debbie Decker explains that the conduct of coaches and fans has a direct influence on retaining game officials.

LeBron suspended 1 game, Stewart 2 games for altercation

The NBA announced the suspensions Monday, and both will affect games on Tuesday.

NFL: Week 12 referee assignments

THURSDAY - Adrian Hill in Detroit. Shawn Hochuli in Dallas. Brad Allen in New Orleans. Tony Corrente and Scott Novak are off this...

Woman charged with driving onto field, hitting person with SUV during fight at youth...

A woman was arrested Saturday after police say she struck a person with her SUV when she drove onto a football field during...

Cue on Defender to Officiate 3-Pointers

With the game transitioning more and more to outside jump shots and three-point attempts, officials need to focus on three separate but similar areas: Monitoring defensive players as...

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