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General items of interest to all officials that don’t fit in the categories above.

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General items of interest to all officials that don’t fit in the categories above.

Video Changing the Face of Officiating

One of my favorite books is Instant Replay. The author, Jerry Kramer, was an All-Pro guard for the Green Bay Packers. In 1968, he...

Test Pattern

If you’re a typical Referee reader, you’re college educated and have spent 15 or 20 years in school. That means you’ve probably taken thousands...

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Some of history’s bloodiest conflicts were started over a small insult. A pastry chef not receiving compensation for his business being looted during a...

Should Sports Officials Be Suspended? 

Officials strive to do the right thing, enforce the rules correctly and administer the game properly. But inevitably, mistakes will happen. Sometimes it’s an error in...

Benefits and Landmines of Working Multiple Sports

More and more, we seem to lose sight of the fact kids might be playing three sports just for the fun of it. Now,...

Why would anyone want to be a referee?

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Biggest Officiating Stories Of 2018

NFL Fires Official During the Season window.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'2AlPwJffR1tEXZt3Br8Etw',sig:'wWEag2pmM6wyuc3N30gdnIZIYBfL4OAL3hhjLIBsGyU=',w:'640px',h:'594px',items:'630554080',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); For the first time in the Super Bowl era, the NFL fired an official during...

The Buzz on Officiating Drones

Drones are making themselves useful in a wide variety of industries and occupations — on construction sites, in roofing, with reforestation and even in...
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Ted Talk on Abuse and Sportsmanship

Zach Altman said he was nervous and excited before a Ted Talk he delivered on sportsmanship in San Antonio last month. It didn’t look...

Keeping Players Safe is JOB ONE

W hen it comes to player safety, photos (and film clips) speak a thousand words. A video montage created for a session at the 2016 NASO...

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