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...

Andres, long-time New Jersey college soccer referee, passes away

(6/27) Long-time referee Kenneth G. Andres, Jr., of Haddonfield, N.J., passed away at home Thursday. He was 67-years-old.

Officials out, too: ‘It’s $25,000 right down the toilet’

(3/28) The referees and umpires of the athletic contests we once enjoyed are watching and waiting a worldwide health crisis like the rest of...

From hardwood to homilies: Steve Javie’s message of hope

(4/1) The medical threat of COVID-19 is real. For a segment of people outside Philadelphia, to one of the NBA’s most widely known former...
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Gig workers, freelancers and self-employed are still waiting for unemployment answers

(4/7) The CARES Act provided for the expansion of unemployment benefits for independent contractors, but the federal government hasn’t given guidance to the states...

Umpires saddened by spring sports’ cancellation

(4/14) Most baseball and softball umpires choose their jobs to stay close to the sport they love. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and schools...

Family’s heartache as popular former Saturday league referee dies of Covid-19

(4/30) A family have spoken of their agony at not being able to say farewell to their father in hospital as he died from...

Q&A with Rob Wigod: How the CIF and the Southern Section are planning for...

(5/8) Earlier this week, CIF Southern Section commissioner Rob Wigod spoke with Scorebook Live about contingency plans for high school sports in 2020-2021, as...
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AAU postpones junior volleyball championships to mid-July, citing ‘safety and welfare of all of...

The Amateur Athletic Union announced Friday that it has postponed its junior volleyball championships — which it has touted as the "largest volleyball event in the...

NCAA baseball umpire details impact of work stoppage due to COVID-19

(5/29) This spring, umpires’ game checks were completely wiped away. This year has been a painful time for every aspect of baseball and at...

Why not cash in on call for high school sports officials?

(6/10) Here’s an idea for added income: Do you like sports? How does total job flexibility sound? How about stepping to the plate and...

How referee Michelle O’Neill has utilized the downtime

(6/23) Michelle O'Neill, who was an assistant referee for the final of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, is one of those keen to...

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