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2019 Minor League Baseball Rosters

Triple A International League Ryan Additon, Davie, Fla. Erich Bacchus, Germantown, Md. John Bacon, Kent, Ohio Sean Barber, Lakeland, Fla. Adam Beck, Oviedo, Fla. Jeffrey Carnahan, Crystal River, Fla. Scott Costello,...

Do More, See More With Better Positioning

Does your association have “good umpires”? Certainly it does. But are there a few umpires acknowledged to be better than the rest of...

4 Habits of Successful Officials

If you took a poll of coaches and players and asked them to name the skills and habits that are important for a...

Movement and Coverage Tips for the Second Referee

Volleyball referees don’t move a lot during play, compared to referees in other sports. But there are a lot of challenges involved in...

Become Unflappable with Emotional Control

When people say, “There’s no need to get emotional,” that’s probably more true for officials than for the average person. Put a regular...

Oklahoma Referee Tackles Bad Behavior Using Social Media

Veteran soccer official Brian Barlow of Broken Arrow, Okla., believes a little public shaming is not necessarily a bad thing. Especially if it results...

Dismissing a Coach, Assistant or Trainer

The Laws of the Game allow for the dismissal of a team official (e.g., coach, assistant coach or athletic trainer) if that person’s...

Volleyball Officials Quiz 2019

Enter your name and email to access the 2019 Referee Magazine Volleyball Officials Quiz. You will also receive an email with the downloadable...

Lightning Protocol Advances with Technology

In the not-so-distant past, the protocol for handling lightning was straightforward for officials working outdoor sporting events at the amateur levels. If lightning...

Referee Magazine – July 2019 Preview

Features Why Are You Talking? Communication without a plan can go awry. Back From the Blindside. An on-field assault didn’t stop Robert Watts...

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