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...

Violet Palmer to Receive Gold Whistle Award

The Gold Whistle Award is presented annually by the National Association of Sports Officials and is the industry's highest honor.

Officiating the Game – and the Bleachers

By Alan Goldberger A little over 20 years ago, I wrote a column for this magazine entitled, “Officiating the Game — and the Bleachers.”...

Sports Officiating Summit – Registration Now Open

From July 30–August 1, Southern California will be the center of the officiating universe as we attack the critical issues facing the industry.

NFL teams propose 15 rule changes, including to replay review

NFL teams have submitted a total of 15 rule and bylaw change proposals for owners to consider later this month in Phoenix.

Jordyn Keeney breaking barriers as female referee

After the NSAA Boys State Basketball Semifinals, a young fan was waiting for an autograph - of the referee.

Illinois referee duo celebrates son’s first state finals

The younger Holleman, now 46, watched throughout the twilight of his dad’s 40-year officiating career.

Rangers, Canadiens celebrate referee’s 1,500th NHL game

The New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens kicked off Marc Joannette's 1,500th NHL game with a special present.

NSAA concerned about fans’ sportsmanship at state tournament

"We're trying to nip it in the bud," said Nebraska School Activities Association Executive Director Jay Bellar.

Sharks’ David Quinn Fined $25,000 for Wild Outburst at Referees

Sharks coach David Quinn has been fined $25,000 by the NHL for conduct demeaning to officials, according to a statement from the league.

NFHS: True Fans Unite to Promote Positive Behavior

We’re tired of seeing games canceled because of brawls in the stands. We’re tired of negativity, immaturity and aggressive behavior.

From NAIA Student-Athlete to Breaking Championship Officiating Barriers

NAIA National Championship: she was the first female on-field official for a national championship game at any level of collegiate football.

NFL: Alan Eck promoted to referee

The league announced that Alan Eck has been promoted to referee. Eck began his NFL career as a side judge in 2016.

FIFA referee Alyssa Nichols is aiming for the World Cup

Jackson State alumna is one of only two Black American women to earn her FIFA badge.

Timing rules changes proposed in college football

The NCAA Football Rules Committee has proposed several timing rules changes to control the flow of the game.

High School Baseball Umpires Quiz 2023

Test your high school baseball rules knowledge! Click the button below to sign up or sign into the RulesR and access the 2022-23...

High School Softball Umpires Quiz 2023

Test your high school softball rules knowledge! Click the button below to sign up or sign into the RulesR and access the 2022-23...

Longtime referee Jerome Boger retiring

The NFL's longest tenured crew chief, Boger is one of 10 officials who have announced their retirement this offseason.

Former NHL star suspended after hitting referee in the head with water bottle

A referee was struck by a water bottle after Swedish Hockey League goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo lost his cool during a 3-2 defeat.

Fouls and Misconduct Clarifications Headline High School Soccer Rules Changes for 2023-24

Eleven revisions were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee.

Female Wrestling Officials Are Making Their Mark

Along with female competitors and coaches, the officiating ranks are seeing a demographic shift.

‘Every single seat is full’: Officiating elective among most popular classes

Dan Rodriguez teaches an elective that teaches students how to officiate games, and maybe even make some extra cash.

Help Rains Supreme

By Brad Tittrington It has been said that difficult times often bring out the best in people. What transpired in late July and early...

Girls wrestler Trinity Mowery also standing her ground as junior referee

Trinity, 16, responded. “First off, your son is five. He doesn’t even know where he is right now.”

Referee U

The University of Central Florida Officiating Class is making a positive impact on the industry. Jose Acevedo has everything an assigner (or even a...

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