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...

Colorado high schools navigate a dire referee shortage during football season

With a police escort, Schouten and the referees drove 112 mph down Interstate 70.

Referee shortage cancels soccer game in the Metro East

Illinois and Missouri are dealing with a shortage of officials. According to Matt Troha with the IHSA, the pandemic is partly to blame.

Pop Warner cancels football season for teams due to bad spectator behavior

Pop Warner has canceled the rest of this year’s football season for three teams in Central New York due to bad spectator behavior.

Referee shortage leading to postponed, cancelled games

Referees are frequently the target of verbal abuse coming from the stands from parents upset with calls. Fan behavior has gotten significantly worse...

NFL: Week 3 referee assignments

Alex Kemp will lead his crew in Houston this Thursday night as the Panthers take on the Texans. Brad Allen and his crew...

Referee shortage affects school sports

Lack of referees can lead to games needed to be changed to a different date, or worse getting cancelled all together.

Pastoral Care in the Officiating Community

A s COVID-19’s reach expanded globally during the spring of 2020, people and the organizations of which they were members scrambled to adjust to...

Australian referee to become Premier League’s first overseas official

Australian Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to referee a Premier League clash when Watford host Newcastle United on Saturday.

Automatic Eject Button

Skim the rulebook for any high school or college sport under the section of automatic ejections and the word “flagrant” is likely to...

Referee shortage impacts 18 high school football games in Texas

“I never thought I would see the day that we had a shortage of football officials in Texas,” said the association’s Executive Director...

Free-Throw Mechanics Deserve Pregame Attention

W hen thinking about the mechanics you use as a basketball official, where do you put the bulk of your study and practice? Proper...

MLB Umpires Never Forget September 11, Share Memories of Tragic Day

Nothing about the lead-up to that game was normal, and the MLB Umpire crew was abundantly aware of how much this game meant.

Umpire George Magerkurth Ruled With An Iron Fist

S Umpire George Magerkurth ruled with an iron fist, which he wasn’t above wielding when challenged on a baseball diamond. Magerkurth worked 2,808 regular-season games...

Football referees trapped in locker room, door blocked with vending machine, file charges

Dalton believes this action was taken against him and his crew for a controversial call made during the game.

Facing Discipline? Be a Professional

The best way for an official to address association discipline is to not be disciplined at all. Be a professional. Officials who are...

All-female referee crew works Oregon high school football game

An all-female referee crew made Oregon high school football history last week as the first all-female crew to work a game in the...

Keep Watch on Baserunners Abandoning Their Base

Webster’s defines abandonment as “to leave or forsake completely; to give up possession or control of or to give up, discontinue or withdraw...

Kenny Owens Named DCSAA Executive Director

Kenny Owens, who has helped to shape the DC State Athletic Association’s growth since its creation in 2012, on Tuesday was named the...

Statewide referee shortage causing dozens of games to be rescheduled

High schools are seeing a statewide shortage of referees this fall, causing dozens of games to be rescheduled and even potentially canceled.

Watch Now: TASO Historic All Female Football Crew

TASO Football has created a video to commemorate the historic first ever all female football officiating crew for a varsity game in Texas.

Ode to the referee

I am, of course, talking about the referees — the unsung heroes of our sports who take the time out of their lives...

Kelly Dine Covers All The Bases

The year 2020 was, well, not a great one for many people. But at least Kelly Elliott Dine had wonderful memories of 2019 to...

The Foundation of a Two-Person Crew

Interested in working a fast paced game where things are happening quickly, requiring you to stay completely focused? Then let’s partner together as a two-person crew for...

Avoid Match Problems With Solid Communication

As crazy as this might sound, have you ever thought of volleyball referees being in the customer service business? One might advance the...

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