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One Constant In Times Of Change

Every sports official has ups and downs in their career. This past year, in many parts of the country, the officiating industry itself was...

Sometimes You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

No matter how many games you've worked, whether you're a seasoned veteran or preparing for your first season, there's no way you can know...

Uncertainty Fosters a Sense of Purpose

For basketball officials, the 2020-21 season is full of uncertainty. We don't know exactly when we're going to get to work, and what it's...

Confidence Comes from the Rules

Confidence is the key to success Confidence is the key to success and optimum performance in any endeavor, but confidence is not a genetic mental...

New Video Guide on Targeting is Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

The holy grail of officiating training is useful video. The key word there is 'useful'. In sports, video is now everywhere. The problem with...

Do Your Part To Get More Officals

When someone wants to become an official, it can sometimes be confusing or daunting to navigate the landscape of state and local associations. NASO is...

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How Well Do You Know Baseball Rules??

Most umpires have confidence in their rules knowledge, or else you wouldn't feel comfortable working games. But is your rules knowledge extreme? Over the years...

Recruitment & Retention Website Available to All

Coming directly out of the highly successful Sports Officiating Summit held last July in New Orleans, the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has...

The Basketball Plays You Have To Get Right – Right Now

All sports have certain plays that define them at any point time. Games evolve and basketball is no exception. New techniques, faster and stronger...

Pick Your Own Pregame Adventure

We all remember with fondness those books we read as kids that let make choices as to how the story would develop. It was...

Your Guide To Baseball Success

Baseball season is fast approaching. Every umpire wants to look good and do well out there, as well as minimizing mistakes and missed calls....

When the Calls Get Tough

Game after game you are faced with tough calls. There are a few types that basketball officials universally say are among the toughest to...
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The Heart and Soul of Every Football Crew

While every position on a football officiating crew is important, the wing officials might just be the heart and soul of the group. Involved on...

So You Think You Don’t Have Time To Train?

Most officials would love to be able to pick up some tips and advice regularly to get better, but for most of us, it's...

Stop Searching For Good Video

Preparing for a new season can seem daunting. How can you get ready quickly yet effectively? With video, that’s how. Studies show that many people learn...

Find Out Why Traveling Is So Hard To Call

Identifying a traveling violation is one of the toughest calls in basketball. Many feel it is the toughest call to make during a game...

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