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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)...

Covid and Officiating: Ready To Return?

20,000 sports officials from across the nation took our survey in late May to gauge their readiness to return to work. They weighed in...

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...

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...

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...

Maintaining Mobility, Stability & Control During Quarantine

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

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...

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...

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...

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...
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