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)...

Home Workout For Sports Officials

Staying in shape while socially isolating is not easy. But a good workout doesn't have to happen in a gym. You can get a...

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...

Maintaining Mobility, Stability & Control At Home

As a sports official, one of the key elements you have to account for is the ability to stay flexible and mobile. Reacting to...
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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...

Concussion Risk Leads MLB Umpire Scott To Retire

Concussions and their risks to players are in the news on an almost daily basis. What isn’t covered as frequently is that officials are...

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...
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Nigel Owens: ‘We need to get back to the referee actually reffing the game’

(11/24) It is not just because Owens, about to take charge of his 100th Test, the first to reach such a landmark, has always...

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...

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,...

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...
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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...

Stacey Fullicks makes great strides in transition from playing to refereeing

(7/23) Stacey Fullicks is a rising star of the officiating world. She may only have picked up the whistle for the first time in...

Celtics G Smart fined $15K for criticizing officials

(8/1) The NBA fined Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart $15,000 on Saturday for his critical remarks about the officiating in Friday’s 119-112 loss to...

NFL referees who opt out get $30K stipend, guaranteed job in 2021

(8/9) NFL game officials can opt out of the 2020 season in exchange for a $30,000 stipend and a guarantee that their jobs will...
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GHSA says high school football will move forward with Sept. 4 start date

(8/20) The Georgia High School Association will keep its Sept. 4 start date for high school football, executive director Robin Hines said Wednesday on the...

‘Open and shut’: Referees advisor defends controversial grand final decision

(8/31) Football Federation Australia's senior referee advisor has come to the defence of the officials overseeing Sunday's A-League grand final, suggesting a controversial decision...

After 27 years as an umpire, Randy Meador preparing for retirement

(9/10) As Randy Meador stepped into the pitcher's circle at a Mount Zion field just ahead of umpiring a junior high softball doubleheader on...

After the Whistle: Referees during a pandemic

(9/21) On this week’s edition of After the Whistle, Karassa Stinchcomb explores the state of referees in North Dakota.
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Celebrating Return to Play During National High School Activities Month

(9/30) The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to hit the pause button on life. During the stoppage and forced time away from routines, many...

BREAKING: Florida football on pause due to COVID cases

(10/13) “The University of Florida football team has experienced an increase in positive COVID tests among players this week. Out of an abundance of...

Muskegon Catholic Central’s game starts early, refs needed across town for second game

(10/23) The kick off to Friday night's varsity football game at Muskegon Catholic Central was moved from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. so the...

Michigan referee dies after suffering heart attack during game

(11/2) A high school football referee has died after he collapsed during a playoff game Friday night at Sand Creek High School in Lenawee...

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