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Champions League refs told to punish ‘acts of simulation’

UEFA wants to punish attempts to "dupe'' referees with "acts of simulation or by overreacting to light-contact fouls'' starting this week.

AHSAA Mourns Death of Retired Director of Officials Greg Brewer

“He has meant so much to the AHSAA, its member schools and they thousands of contest officials he mentored and trained as Director...

Chasing Higher-Level Games

When I was eight years old, my cousin and I always looked forward to the circus coming to town. The troupe would have...

Sportsmanship Course Updated in NFHS Learning Center with Call for Better Behavior

One of the longest-running and most utilized online education courses in the NFHS Learning Center has been updated with an urgent call..

WATCH: Chris Rastatter named NCAA men’s basketball national coordinator of officials

Chris Rastatter, with 27 years of college basketball officiating experience, has been named the replacement for J.D. Collins who will retire in October.

VAR technology to make debut in FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

FIFA announced this week that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will make its debut in the U-17 Women's World Cup in India.

Our Guide to High School Replay 

Since its regular season introduction to pro football officiating in 1986, replay has found its way into nearly all of the major professional sports. Even the so-called...

Referee Magazine – October 2022 Preview

Features Sky Walker. Jabir Walker’s life has taken off, as a skilled teacher, a proud father and husband, a successful NFL official and...

Coordination, Communication Key to Measurements

One of the oldest sports clichés is that football is “a game of inches.” When a measurement is involved, it might be a...

WATCH: Being a Referee Part 1 – Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship

See the game through the officials' eyes. From scouting to analyzing videos to re-reading the rulebook, officiating is a team effort!

7 Ways to Avoid Attacks

Unfortunately, in today’s culture, many officials have been followed out to their car by unfriendly people after a game. Others have been threatened during or after...

Like father, like son: a new father-son tandem will officiate an NFL game

This weekend, the newest father-son tandem in stripes will officiate a preseason game together — only the fifth time in NFL history.

Mississippi’s first all-women referee crew

A football officiating crew of all women took the field for Cleveland Central vs. Murrah.

Spell Out Your Discipline Procedures

The word “discipline” has several definitions, including the positive description of exhibiting a orderly conduct and behavior in accordance with expected standards. Additionally,...

Touchline Tackle

There is a lot happening in this play requiring the referee and near assistant referee to work together. The location on the field...

NFHS Video Voice – August 24, 2022

This week, NFHS CEO Karissa Niehoff urges support for high school coaches and officials as a new year begins.

Final Whistle: Who will referee the Rugby World Cup Final?

Here’s a behind the scenes look at some of the best in the game and how the final decision is made for the...

Howard Webb to become head of Premier League referees when MLS contract ends

Howard Webb is to become the new chief refereeing officer of the Premier League when Mike Riley steps down.

MLB to host free, one-day umpire camp in Brooklyn on Saturday, August 27th

From the MLB Umpiring Department will be Fieldin Culbreth, Mike Everitt, Cris Jones, Ed Rapuano, Charlie Reliford and Rich Rieker.

Referees and Linespersons for 2022 Women’s Hockey World Championship

The International Ice Hockey Federation officials are set for the 2022 Women’s World Championship being held in Denmark for the first time.

Underdog Upset: App. State beats Michigan – Sept. 1, 2007

The giant was going to slay Jack and burn his beanstalk. Goliath was going to smother David and obliterate his slingshot. The cheetah was going to bring down the gazelle...

St. Louis Sports Commission wants fans and coaches to stop bullying referees

A shortage of referees was primarily led by trends of abuse. Now, the St. Louis Sports Commission is urging fans and coaches to...

How tragedy in the ring shaped Africa Boxing referee Pumeza Zinakile’s career

Her instinct to looks after of people in her care is part of her day job too, as she's a nurse in a...

Catcher You Later

By Jon Bible A long-standing topic of debate in baseball circles is how we should relate to catchers. There are several schools of thought. I’ve...

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