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...

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...
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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...

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...

Sports officials set to converge at Australian first summit

It’s official! The Sunshine Coast will host Australia’s first live summit for sport officials at University of the Sunshine Coast on February 26 and 27.

Officials staying busier than ever as unsung prep sports heroes

Sports officials already had faced shortage problems before the global pandemic, and the situation only has gotten even more dire since the return of...

WATCH: Assault of California Basketball Referee

Shocking moment when California youth basketball coach grabs referee by neck in front of ten-year-old players.
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Poor Parent Behavior Ends Youth Basketball Season

Poor parent behavior in the stands has led one Central New York youth basketball league to close up shop for the season.

Local referee creates Yellow Whistles campaign to bring awareness to bone cancer after losing...

Referee Denny Von Rueden has turned one tragedy into a triumph for Make A Wish with a yellow whistles campaign.

NFL: Approved 2022 Playing Rules and Resolutions

NFL clubs adopted the following rules change and resolution proposals at the NFL Annual Meetings.

CHSAA Commissioner Blanford-Green Inducted in the 2022 Colorado Running Hall of Fame

CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green was inducted into the 2022 class of the Colorado Running Hall of Fame April 12.
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NFL announces hiring of 10 new on-field officials for 2022 season

The NFL has 10 new game officials for the 2022 season, all previously officiated within the Power 5 college football conferences.

High school football in Tennessee adds Thursday night games due to referee shortage

To make up for the lack of referees, football teams across the state to play at least one Thursday game during the regular season.

How Laura Golden broke barriers as KHSAA’s first female referee

She soon realized she knew just as much as the hecklers. So she decided to prove it, which was unheard of at the time.


(3/19) Referees, umpires, and officials aren’t in the game for the money, they do it for the games they love. Last week, when the...

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