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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.

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,...

Alaska’s Officials Brave Harsh Weather To Get the Job Done

They practice their craft closer to Siberia than to Seattle. Their dedication helps stoke the fire and keep alive beneficial activities that might otherwise...

Rule Changes That Changed Everything

Officiating standards and practices have changed considerably over the course of time. So have the rules all of us are expected to know and enforce. The evolution of the rules...

Catch This If You Can

It’s a question fans have debated for years: What’s the hardest thing to do in sports? Hit a baseball? Shoot par in golf? Score...

Embracing Technology in Sports

No matter what sport you officiate, or even at what level, technology has become an integral part of sports. You have heard the popular expression, “Get...

Can Coaches Openly Criticize?

When a Missouri girls’ high school basketball coach publically said negative things about the officiating after his team’s playoff loss last season, athletic administrators...
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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...

Officials Help Keep a Park District League in Operation

A few years back, the park district in our community started an indoor soccer league and offered players in the area the opportunity to...

Is There Still Room for Personality In Signals?

In the old days, style and flair in officiating was easy to recognize. It was prevalent in a lot of games. Today, most assigners...

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