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...

NHL: YOU MAKE THE CALL!

(4/23) Think you have what it takes to be an NHL official? Let's put your knowledge of the NHL Official Rules to the...

2021 Major League Soccer Roster

Below are the 2021 MLS officials, along with their home country. Referees United States Fotis Bazakos Allen Chapman Alex Chilowicz Marcos DeOliveira II Joe Dickerson Ismail Elfath Tim Ford Guido Gonzales Jr. Alan Kelly Jair...

NFL Line Judge Jeff Bergman is All Business

Just as Jeff Bergman was starting to relax under the soothing stream of warm water that early spring afternoon in 1983, he was...

NFL: Approved 2021 Playing Rules and Bylaws

(4/22) 1. By Competition Committee; to amend Rule 16, to eliminate overtime in the preseason. 2. By Competition Committee; to amend Rule 6, Section...

AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese Announces Retirement Plans

(4/22) Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Director Steve Savarese announced plans to step down from the position he has held for the...

Euro 2020 referees revealed: who are they, how were they selected and will VAR...

(4/22) The list was rumored to be due out at the end of March 2021. However, given the busy football schedule - with...

Son dedicating honorary referee selection to his father

(4/22) “Every year, (Zuke) would sit there waiting for the call because he was sure he was going to get that call,” Biller...

The Philosophy Of Ball-Handling Calls

R egardless of the level of volleyball, before a match a coach may ask a referee, “Are you tight with ball handling or do...

Veteran NC umpires ready to work any time, any place

(4/21) Mike Webster patrols the infield at Ting Park on a Saturday afternoon in Holly Springs. Webster has been umpiring for more than...

Track starter happy to start season after losing last spring to COVID

(4/21) Last spring, Dale Pash spent many beautiful days inside his house, teaching remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic and thinking about how...

Stephanie Frappart: Euro 2020 inclusion latest landmark for female referees

(4/21) The announcement that Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to be involved in a men's UEFA European Championship is the...

NFL: Rules proposal extends low block fouls to scrimmage downs

(4/21) The Competition Committee has put forth a proposal to eliminate low blocks in the open field on all scrimmage plays, much like...

The Anti-Aging Secret Sports Officials Need To Know About

You love the game. You want to be officiating as long as you can, and there’s one thing you can do to give...

NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee Releases Recommendations

(4/20) Committee members met virtually last week and recommended going back to a two-minute first sudden-victory period and also proposed options to changes...

Park and Rec seeks youth lacrosse referees

(4/20) The Bend Park and Recreation District has nearly 400 kids playing on 30 teams in the 1st – 8th grade lacrosse league...

Separate Weight Classes for Girls, Choice of Weight Classes Established in High School Wrestling

(4/20) States will have a choice of 12, 13 or 14 weight classes for both boys and girls competition in high school wrestling,...

Video Lessons Learned Can Help Going Forward

One of the things we learned from staying home because of the pandemic was the amount of spare time one had when going...

‘The Most Intense Microscope You Can Be Under’: Referee Randy McCall Marks 6th Final...

(4/19) For college basketball referees, there is no bigger honor than a chance to officiate in the NCAA Tournament. For Colorado’s Randy McCall,...

ANDREA SANTAMARIA ON LIFE AS A SQUASH REFEREE

(4/19) Andrea Santamaria has long been involved in squash since she started playing aged 18 and is now one of the leading referees...

Rugby referees and the art of effective communication

(4/19) The continued television broadcast coverage of rugby, despite the backing track of pretend in-stadium-crowd noise, is offering fans previously unheard-of access to...

Are You a Reactor or a Decision-Maker?

Officials must be decision-makers versus reactors. Officials are trained to make decisions based on plays and not just be reactors to the action....

WATCH: Yankees fans throw baseballs on field during game vs. Rays, halting play in...

(4/18) The New York Yankees fell to the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 8-2 on Friday night in the Bronx, and...

Aptitude Vs. Attitude

The attitude officials have when they walk onto the field will determine in part the success they may or may not enjoy in...

Tokyo Olympics: Selica Winiata selected as referee for rugby sevens tournament

(4/17) Black Ferns outside back Selica Winiata will referee at the Tokyo Olympics after being selected on the panel for the women's sevens...

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