“He really pulled it all together. He kind of took it from an avocation to a profession and set the stage for everything that...
Officials flagged illegal contact an average of 97 times per season between 2002 and 2020, but that number dropped to 36 last season.
The sports officiating industry event of the year gathered officials, leaders and supporters from around the country in Denver, CO.
Among those fundamental values of education-based activities that must be discussed is sportsmanship, or good sporting behavior.
Semi-Automated Offside Technology will premiere at the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki, and will be used in the upcoming UEFA Champions League season.
Powell receives the Gold Whistle Award, Jim Hosts the Mel Narol Medallion, Bobby Dibler the Inspire Award at the Celebrate Officiating Gala.
TASO has announced a bold new policy to address the growing incidents of excessive verbal and physical abuse directed at sports officials.
As Martin embarks on her fully-dedicated official's support and education position, she's got a clear message she's sending out. "Recruit, Retain and Train."
Bill Carollo talked about the national official shortage in youth and high school sports on at Big Ten Football Media Days.
The 40th annual Sports Officiating Summit will run Sunday, July 31 through Tuesday, August 2 in Denver, Colorado.
“It’s never been worse than it is right now. Back in the day, we never had conversations about our safety. We didn’t worry where...
Major League Baseball will host a free, one-day umpire camp at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, on Saturday, July 30th.
The NFL’s Mackie Development Program provides an opportunity for college-level officials to be exposed to some of the same experiences as NFL officials.
Last season, the NBA had 75 full-time officials, and of those 75, six were women.
NCAA basketball referee Phil Bova will share untold stories from three decades of working Big Ten basketball games Aug. 17.
A growing shortage of KSHSAA officials may threaten high school sports when classes resume this fall.
Attrition, old age, military deployments, injuries, retirement, fan harassment have left a shortage of qualified officials.
Jay Sharrers made hockey history when he became the first Black linesman in the NHL in 1990 & league's first Black referee in 2001.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s Combative Sports program is offering in-person classes in Austin next month for fans.
Hear how sports officiating developed from the self-adjudicating early days of soccer to the multi-camera instant replays of today.
Today’s officiating program is far more layered and detailed. The NBA is using summer league and virtual reality to train refs.
The NFHS has agreed to a new corporate partnership with the United States Marine Corps to enhance leadership qualities.
US Army veteran Michael Leer heard that there was a shortage of umpires on area softball and baseball fields and he answered the call.
Not only was that the first game the family members would ref together, but it was also Drake’s refereeing debut.