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Bill protecting referees in Washington passes House, moves onto Senate

The House unanimously passed a bill that would protect referees, making it a Class C Felony to assault a referee.

Pawol to be first woman to umpire MLB Spring Training games since 2007

Pawol had been umpiring amateur baseball and softball for 10 years before making her pro debut in the Gulf Coast League.

LA Times – Upon further review: ‘In the world of officiating, Jim Tunney is...

And even midway through his 90s, Tunney still knocks it out of the park when recounting his storied career.

Stu Hartenstein Named Little League® Director of Umpire Development and Operations

The new role serves as a continued commitment to the growth and development of Little League’s umpires.


Returning to the USA to lead the Federation’s Refereeing Department is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

High School Football Rule Change

This uniform change in Rule 1-5-1b(3) was recommended by the NFHS Football Rules Committee.

Bill Vinovich is the referee for Super Bowl LVIII

Vinovich earns 3rd Super Bowl assignment, Perlman and Hill will retire on top.

NBA officials to debut sponsored patches at All-Star Game

A little more than six years after NBA players began wearing sponsored patches, NBA referees will do the same.

13 Leaders in High School Activity Programs to Receive 2024 NFHS Citations

The NFHS Citation is one of the most highly regarded achievements in high school athletics and performing arts.

MLR and USA Rugby to Collaborate on Referee Development and Form National Referee Team

This collaboration is aimed at solidifying a pathway for domestic referees into the MLR leading to Rugby World Cup 2031.

Student Officials Association Trains for Thankless but Necessary Job

The group attempts to train aspiring referees in the sports of football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball.

MHSAA Be the Referee: Hockey Penalties

Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports.


Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association has named Jenna Prevet its 2023 young female referee of the year.

Officials thrilled to make NHL All-Star Game debut

“It’s pretty incredible to be out there with, really, the best players in the entire League, all in one spot at the same...

Standard Procedure Added for Penalty Corners in High School Field Hockey

This revision, which affects two rules in the NFHS Field Hockey Rules Book, is one of five changes.

Local News Live: NASO President Bill Topp

WATCH: Anchor Debra Alfarone talks shortages, sportsmanship, curriculum and training with NASO President Bill Topp.

USA Field Hockey Announces 2023 Annual Awards Winners

National Umpire Award Winner: Allie Mikelson

First NFL High School Football Officials ‘Crew of the Year’ Selected

Part of the partnership between the NFL and NFHS to help increase recognition and participation of high school football officials.

MLB Umpire Camp trains on-field officials of tomorrow

“I’ve learned so much while I’ve been here. I’ve turned into a whole different umpire,” he said.

NFL referee honored as hometown hero in small Utah town

A special honor was held for NFL referee Land Clark whose roots are in small town Utah.

IHSA Announces 2023-24 Officials of the Year

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce its 2023-24 Officials of the Year in 21 IHSA sports.

Spectator becomes game official in Bundesliga after player hits assistant referee with ball

A spectator at a Bundesliga game was recruited as the fourth official after the assistant referee was struck.

Sports officials testify in favor of bill that would ban people who harass them

New Hampshire State Sen. Lou D'Allesandro is the main sponsor of a assault and harassment bill.

Smith and Blakeman are Conference Championship referees

Smith will be in Baltimore for the Chiefs @ Ravens; Blakeman will be in San Francisco for the Lions @ 49ers.

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