Referees Are Quitting, Lack Of Respect On The Field May Be The Reason

Unsportsmanlike behavior from students, coaches, parents, and fans all contributed to the referee shortage, in addition to the pandemic-related challenges.

Moving out of bounds and setting pins: the side of refereeing you don’t see

They don’t tell you this when you’re sitting the Rules of Golf exams.

Denver Public Schools searching for part-time referees amid major shortage

Denver Public Schools is in need of adults who are free on Friday nights to help with a big referee shortage.

One of Arkansas’ longest-tenured high school referee blows whistle in last season

Bobby Crafford has been a referee at high school games for more than 50 years. He told KATV, at age 86, it's time to...
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MLB passes significant rules changes including pitch clock, banning defensive shifts

A set of rules changes will fundamentally overhaul the game, including implementation of a pitch clock and banning of defensive shifts in 2023.

Julie Voeck named NCAA women’s volleyball secretary-rules editor

Voeck will begin her new role Sept. 1, 2023. Over the next year, she will shadow Anne Pufahl, the current NCAA secretary-rules editor.

NFHS Officiating Services Department Newsletter: It’s Our First Edition!

This monthly newsletter will keep you in the know with regard to what's happening in the NFHS Officiating Services Department

OHSAA officials training moves online

OHSAA has moved all classroom instruction for new officials to the convenient virtual platform RefPrep.
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‘No-nonsense’ referee Hugh Evans gets his due in Springfield

Resolute, confident, fair and helpful both as a referee and a colleague, Hugh Evans officiated more than 2,100 games in his NBA career.

NFL: Week 1 referee assignments

Carl Cheffers will be the referee for this season’s Thursday night Kickoff game between the Bills and the Rams. Adrian Hill is off this...

Legendary referee Nigel Owens warns football not to overuse technology

Legendary rugby union referee Nigel Owens joins talkSPORT and warns football not to overuse technology - like how they do in rugby!

Dan Schachte, first American to officiate 2,000 NHL games, dies

Schachte was an NHL linesman for 30 years. He was selected for five Stanley Cup finals and the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.
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Who are NHL Referee #35 and Linesman #85?

Each NHL arena has a #35 referee’s jersey and a #85 linesman’s jersey on standby. These come in handy from time to time.

Champions League refs told to punish ‘acts of simulation’

UEFA wants to punish attempts to "dupe'' referees with "acts of simulation or by overreacting to light-contact fouls'' starting this week.

AHSAA Mourns Death of Retired Director of Officials Greg Brewer

“He has meant so much to the AHSAA, its member schools and they thousands of contest officials he mentored and trained as Director of...

Sportsmanship Course Updated in NFHS Learning Center with Call for Better Behavior

One of the longest-running and most utilized online education courses in the NFHS Learning Center has been updated with an urgent call..
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WATCH: Chris Rastatter named NCAA men’s basketball national coordinator of officials

Chris Rastatter, with 27 years of college basketball officiating experience, has been named the replacement for J.D. Collins who will retire in October.

VAR technology to make debut in FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

FIFA announced this week that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will make its debut in the U-17 Women's World Cup in India.

WATCH: Being a Referee Part 1 – Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship

See the game through the officials' eyes. From scouting to analyzing videos to re-reading the rulebook, officiating is a team effort!

Like father, like son: a new father-son tandem will officiate an NFL game

This weekend, the newest father-son tandem in stripes will officiate a preseason game together — only the fifth time in NFL history.
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Mississippi’s first all-women referee crew

A football officiating crew of all women took the field for Cleveland Central vs. Murrah.

NFHS Video Voice – August 24, 2022

This week, NFHS CEO Karissa Niehoff urges support for high school coaches and officials as a new year begins.

Final Whistle: Who will referee the Rugby World Cup Final?

Here’s a behind the scenes look at some of the best in the game and how the final decision is made for the 2022...

Howard Webb to become head of Premier League referees when MLS contract ends

Howard Webb is to become the new chief refereeing officer of the Premier League when Mike Riley steps down.

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