Sports Officials and the Coronavirus Bill

4/3/2020 – We continue to monitor and seek out appropriate direction for officials. Each state in the US has different rules for unemployment insurance (UI)...

NLRB Board Rules Lacrosse Officials Employees of PIAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a decision that could have nationwide implications, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that members of a lacrosse...

Special Assault Protection for Officials Is Needed

After several high profile assaults on sports officials, legislation to protect referees is getting higher visibility. Across the nation and recently in Wisconsin specifically, instances...

At Home — with Referee Staffers

Just because the COVID-19 pandemic has put a temporary halt to work at Referee’s physical offices hasn’t meant a stop to the work of...
Softball 2024 – Major Changes

NFHS & Referee Announce New Publications Agreement

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Referee Enterprises, Inc., - the publishers of Referee Magazine – are proud to announce...

New NCAA Director of Umpire Training Needed

(7/15) NCAA Director of Umpire Training Tom Hiler is retiring from that position on Aug. 31, after serving in that capacity with the NCAA...

NFLRA Recognizes Its Service Members

For Immediate Release November 3, 2021 NFLRA RECOGNIZES ITS SERVICE MEMBERS Active On-Field and Replay Officials Honored for Service to Country WASHINGTON – In honor of Veterans Day,...

Ref Union Using Treasury to Assist Members During Crisis

Ref Union, a California based assigning group focused primarily on the travel basketball market, has gone above the call of duty for their members...
Softball 2024 – Umpires Manual

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh hasn’t heard from NFL about maskless argument

(10/2) Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday that he hasn't heard from the NFL office after lowering his face covering to argue with...

Pandemic disrupts routine of umpires

(3/24) By October, Keith Segedy’s weekends from the middle of February all the way through Memorial Day were planned out. The hotel rooms, the...

Cam Smith breaks Bill Harrigan’s refereeing record

(6/23) Cameron Smith has officially broken Bill Harrigan’s record for refereeing the most first grade matches in the NRL. Smith has now controlled the...

Fewer faces expected for Tuesday’s referee selection day at Phillips

(7/6) Everything else is different in our lives, so why should the selection of football referees be any different? Come Tuesday morning, it won’t...
Softball 2024 – Umpires Manual

Washington retires team name that was once a factor in officiating assignments

(7/13) Referee Mike Carey took issue with the team and requested to officiating vice president Mike Pereira to steer his game assignments away. There are...

IHSAA adopts NFHS volleyball rules considerations for 2020-21 season

(7/21) Last week — after discussions with IHSVCA leadership — IHSAA assistant commissioner Kerrie Schludecker, who administers volleyball, informed coaches that the association will...

REFEREE SHORTAGE COMBINES WITH PANDEMIC

(7/29) An increasing shortage of licensed high school sports officials in Indiana may be reaching critical mass with the current global COVID-19 pandemic. Departing...

The Big Ten explains its schedule and all the backup options that come with...

(8/5) Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren spent two and a half hours on Zoom Monday night, talking with two athlete representatives from each of...
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MLB Umpires Deliver Smiles To Kids Undergoing Treatment at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in...

(8/17) All of us at UMPS CARE Charities are proud that we could team up with our friends at CHAM this week even though...

Michigan high schools officials waiting anxiously for their seasons along with athletes

(8/28) As high school athletes and coaches adjust to new schedules and wait for final decisions on the fate of their seasons, referees are...

St. Louis County releases major restrictions for youth sports

(9/9) St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page officially announced the changes coming to fall youth sports during a press conference this morning. Student...

NHL Names 2020 Stanley Cup Final Referees and Linesmen

(9/19) With two teams – the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning – already set, here’s the third team taking the ice for...
Softball 2024 – Rules Challenge

Local referee Gomoluch wins NAIA award

(9/28) Bill Gomoluch has won numerous awards for being an umpire, official and referee over the years, but his latest one tops them all....

High school referees also eager to get back to action

(10/10) Student-athletes aren’t alone in wanting to get back to competition after seven months of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Referees have also...

State football officials association won’t referee independent games without insurance

(10/21) The Connecticut Football Officials Association made official Tuesday its decision to refrain from working independent high school-level games unless they are provided insurance...

Little caps strangest season with NLCS appearance

(11/1) It was the strangest year of his career, yet Will Little’s eighth season as a major league umpire was his most successful, based...

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