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Referee Magazine – July 2017 Preview

Referee Magazine - July 2017 Highlights Features Our Guide for High School Replay. If replay is coming to the lower levels, here's how to do...

Foul Trumps Other Fouls

Several fouls are predicated on the hypothesis that a legal forward pass is or was in progress. As a result, several actions that...

2017 National Pro Fastpitch Roster

Marty Abezetian Park Ridge, Ill. Emerus Addison Greenville, Miss. Ron Alexander Madison, Ala. Peter Blair Lake in the Hills, Ill. Mike Brewer Franklin, Wis. Donald Brown Warner Robins, Ga. Mike Burwell Westerville, Ohio John Cambridge Barnegat, N.J. Victor Canales Decatur,...

2017 Women’s National Basketball Association Roster

4 Sue Blauch, Harrisonburg, Va., 18 5 Natalie Sago, Farmington, Mo., R 6 Karleena Tobin, Gwynn Oak, Md., 1 8 Daryl Humphrey, Henricho, Ga., 19 11 Randy...
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Frank DeFord, Longtime Supporter of Sports Officials, Dies At 78

We at Referee magazine and the National Association of Sports Officials are much saddened by the passing of Frank DeFord. Frank received accolades,...

Jumping Rope for Health

An unparalleled all-around workout, jumping rope strengthens the heart, muscles and bones, promotes leanness and improves agility, coordination, timing, rhythm and explosive power on both...

How Minor League Umpires Are Made

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

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...

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...

Strategic Planning For Your Officiating Career

Do you sometimes feel that your officiating career has grown stagnant, that your future seems unclear and that you’re not sure where you’re...

Second Nature

The first thing most of us do in the morning is look at our alarm clock, watch or phone. When we look at...

Listen Up to Go Up

“Keep your mouth shut and listen.” Although it sounds harsh, it might be one of the most important pieces of advice an aspiring umpire...

Big Match Support

Your assigner calls — you got the championship match. Your mentor calls — you just got picked for State Cup. The State Referee...

Tort Liability for Game Officials

Protecting the safety of players is a substantial responsibility of officials. We are charged with enforcing the rules and many of those rules...

Referee Magazine – June 2017 Preview

Referee Magazine - June 2017 Highlights Features Call Big. Is there really such a thing as a big call anymore? Find out. One Strike and...

Let’s Meet Up

There are times in a game when officials should get together as a crew. There are times when officials shouldn’t get together. During warmups...

2017 Major League Soccer Roster

Below are the 2017 MLS officials, along with their home state or province, and their first year in that position in the league: Referees Fotis...

Batboys

Where are all the batboys? What happened to them? And when did they disappear? In this context, I’m referring to the little kids (usually...

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

It is frequently stated that the body is like a racecar — give it the correct fuel, including quality carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats...

No Tunnel Vision With Wide-Angle View

What problem is most common among second referees? Some might say coaches chewing them out about questionable decisions or missed calls by the...

Mayhem in Cleveland: Browns vs. Jaguars Dec. 16, 2001

It started out as a feel-good day that would eventually take a serious turn for the worse. There was no way of telling...

Where Was That?

By Jon Bible Last season, I was watching an MLB game and the plate umpire — I forget who it was — was giving...

Marc Of Distinction

He used to sit anonymously in the Silverado High School bleachers in Las Vegas during  the mid-2000s, a bookish, kind man who could...

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