One-Way Electronic Communication Approved for High School Softball

High school softball coaches will be able to use electronic devices in the dugout for one-way communication in 2025.

High School Track and Field Rule Changes

Races in high school track and field will be recalled in the first 50 meters when a competitor falls due to contact.

Respect Officials Working Group to Meet for First Time

The new Working Group is being set up on foot of an action listed in the Volunteering in Sport Policy.

Jay Pierce Happy Hour

Join officials from across Georgia as they come together to honor the legendary umpire, Jay Pierce.

Big 12 eyeing referee patches in ‘soon’

Yormark said the Big 12 remains "open for business," referencing league naming rights and private equity investments.

Veteran NBA referee reflects on game-changing call he made in his personal life that...

After 26 seasons NBA referee Billy Kennedy still runs the court just as fast as players half his age, including the 2024 NBA Finals!

Millions view video of alleged assault on North Carolina referee

The referee, who has been officiating for years, said he’s never had anything like this happen before.

Unexpected window into a look at trials of officialdom

I’ve never entertained the notion of what difficulties officials face, and how much work goes into being able to officiate.

Natasha Camy breaking barriers as women’s NCAA Division I referee

If you are looking for inspiration, look no further than Natasha Camy.

League of Ireland referees to trial new technology

If the use of new technology is expanded, players believe it would lead to a greater respect between players and officials.

‘I feel this is a national award’: Hooptown Hall of Fame

“I’m not much of a talker, but I can blow a mean whistle,” Wendel said as he stood in front of the audience.

NHL Game 7 Referees and Linespersons

NHL Director of Officiating Stephen Walkom is sticking to his rotation. The odd-numbered crew remains intact for tonight’s game 7.

A “Full-Count Conversation” with Michelle DeRosa

DeRosa has worked in nearly every volunteer role after playing in the inaugural season, including spending 16 years umpiring.

First all-Black crew umpires Rickwood Field Game

Rickwood Field saw history in multiple ways when the Cardinals took on the Giants.

ABS challenge system set to fully be used in Triple-A

Beginning June 25, ABS challenge system will be exclusively instead of full ABS.

Game Changing Survey Results from 35,813 Officiating Voices

The National Officiating Survey powered by is the most comprehensive officiating survey ever completed.

2024 Sports Officiating Summit Registration

The center of the officiating universe will be Atlanta July 28-30, 2024. Register now!

Field now carries MLB umpire’s name

The baseball diamond where Larry Young planted the roots was officially named in his honor June 14.

NFHS: Monica Maxwell Named Director of Sports

Maxwell will serve as staff liaison, rules interpreter and editor of publications in basketball, field hockey and gymnastics.

Minor League Infielder Tried To Fight Umpire After Overturned Walk-Off

If you're going to walk the opposing team off the field, be sure to touch every base first.

NCAA: Expanded video replay review approved for men’s basketball

Officials will have the ability to judge whether a player stepped out of bounds in the act of releasing a shot as time expires.

NHL Referees, Linespersons for 2024 Stanley Cup Final

Two teams. Eight officials; four referees, four linesmen. Here are the officials who’ve made the final NHL cut.

Officials selected for 2024 NBA Finals

“Congratulations to this group for earning the right to work on the game’s biggest stage, the NBA Finals.”

Peach Belt Names Supervisor of Women’s Basketball Officials

Commissioner David Brunk announced that Tasha Smith has been named the new supervisor.