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Coach ‘Em Up

By Tom Schreck Experienced officials are often asked to mentor men and women who are just beginning a career in officiating. It can be a...

Bad Sports

Sports and American culture — the two are practically inseparable. Young children through those in their golden years get a thrill from the engaging...

Officials Who Coach

We start with my story. I was officiating with a rookie partner (who had great potential) on a middle school championship basketball game. Perfect pairing...

Why We Officiate

1. Camaraderie The fellowship and humor officials share with one another are incomparable. 2. Boos There’s nothing like fans booing when you have the silent satisfaction of...

Just One Official Away …

By Steven L. Tietz How did you fall in love with officiating? At the NASO Summit in Louisville, Ky., this past July, there were smiles and...

Why I Love Officiating

It Takes Dedication By Brad Allen, Atlantic Coast Conference football referee from Lumberton, N.C. There is no other avocation that I can think of that requires...

The Shot

As an exhausted Tom Clark settled back into the aisle seat of his Delta Airlines flight the morning of March 29, 1992, a slight...

17,487 Officials Had Something To Say

17,487. That is the number of officials whose investment in this avocation motivated them to respond to the recent National Association of Sports Officials...

Transition Game

By Scott Tittrington Basketball has taken Ka-Deidre “Didi” Simmons around the globe. After a stellar collegiate career at Seton Hall University that saw her graduate...

Locked Out

Late on the evening of Sept. 24, 2012, three men enjoy a nightcap at a New York City hotel. On the TV, the Seattle...

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