FOX 5 spoke to a teenager, who is currently a soccer referee, that says the verbal abuse has become a constant.
While youth sports participation grows, the number of people who enforce the rules is declining, for a number of reasons.
It's a position that's long drawn criticism from those who don't agree with the calls. But umpires love the job anyway.
The Major League Baseball Umpires Association released a statement Wednesday regarding the criticism around the home-plate collision rule.
From the grassroots game all the way up to the Premier League, Champions League, and the World Cup, football is facing a shortage of...
Tim Lewis has been named Boys Basketball Official of the Year by the Washington Officials Association (WOA).
FIFA referees supremo Pierluigi Collina has warned World Cup officials to only use technology as the last resort in Qatar later this year.
NFL officials threw 15 flags for illegal contact during the first week of the preseason, obviously paying closer attention to those fouls.
Welcome to the USA Hockey Officiating Classroom Seminar page. All USA Hockey Officials must attend a seminar each season to complete their registration.
As a former collegiate player and now a longtime men’s lacrosse referee, Jim Loffredo, 50, knows what it feels like to be ‘in the...
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Thursday approved modifications to baseball's 20-second action clock with runners on base for the 2023 season.
NCAA softball games can be played using a double first base on an experimental basis for the 2022-23 academic year.
The launch of these two new PSAs will air during the 340 Little League games broadcast on the ESPN Family of Networks this summer.
Why don’t you consider becoming a ref in 2022? It could be one of the best decisions you ever make!
The card has been pushed to the point of extreme verbal and physical attacks. A tour of YouTube will show you it's ugly all...
There’s a lot of refereeing ahead for Michael Oliver in the second half of 2022.
Executive Director of the Texas Association of Sports Officials Michael Fitch provides a unique perspective on Texas referees' decision.
“He really pulled it all together. He kind of took it from an avocation to a profession and set the stage for everything that...
As the NCAA examines various disparities across men’s and women’s sports, pressure is rising to pay referees equally during the regular season.
Officials flagged illegal contact an average of 97 times per season between 2002 and 2020, but that number dropped to 36 last season.
Scott Goodheart of Pratt found a passion for officiating early on, getting his start by refereeing youth basketball while still in high school.
The sports officiating industry event of the year gathered officials, leaders and supporters from around the country in Denver, CO.
Among those fundamental values of education-based activities that must be discussed is sportsmanship, or good sporting behavior.
Semi-Automated Offside Technology will premiere at the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki, and will be used in the upcoming UEFA Champions League season.