Free Guides / Quizzes & Officiating Resources

Free Guides / Quizzes & Officiating Resources

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Free Issue of Referee Magazine

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Find Your Officiating Personality

Do you know what type of official you are? What kinds of officials are on your crew? This officiating personality quiz will help you find out.

The decisions you make and how you make them can help you define your officiating personality. You’ll be guided through some routine and some difficult situations and your choices will give you insight into yourself and the officials you work with.

Learn how to maximize your success and where you can improve to be come the best official you can be.


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Next Level Basketball Officiating 10-Week Free Email Series

  • Go Beyond the Basics. Every situation in a basketball game has basic requirements to officiate it correctly, but you can move beyond them. Advice and guidance can fine tune your skills, increase your accuracy and make calling any situation easier.
  • We’ve collected some of the best tips & techniques we could find on every part of officiating basketball into a weekly email series that will keep you thinking basketball all the way until the season begins.
  • Each week for the next 10 weeks we’ll send you basketball officiating tips that won’t overload you, but will make you better and more prepared for the upcoming season.

Enter your name and email address to start Next Level Basketball Officiating 10-Week Free Email Series and join the Referee.com email list to receive valuable tips and officiating related information.

Basketball Officiating A-Z Email Series

We’ve collected some of the best basketball officiating tips & techniques we could find into an email series that’s a great way to get your mind on basketball. Each week for the next 8 weeks we’ll send you basketball officiating tips corresponding to a few letters of the alphabet.

Officiating will stay top of mind, but you won’t be overwhelmed.


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Free Quizzes

Fast, fun quizzes based on official NFHS rules to help you test your knowledge and prepare for what you’ll face this season. Includes both online and downloadable versions.

18 Tips For Beginning Officials

You love sports, you want to be involved, but this officiating thing looks hard right? It doesn’t have to be. 

Referee’s  editors have pulled together 18 of the most useful tips to get you thinking right and prepared to succeed your first time out. 

18 Tips for Beginning Officials is a perfect primer for those with little to no experience.


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The Guide To Game Time

You go to meetings and study the rules but when game time approaches it’s your responsibility to get yourself ready.

Pregame preparation, site surveying, meeting with coaches and administrators and much more is covered in this great guide that will help you set yourself, and your crewmates, up for success every game.

The Guide to Game Time will get you ready to go out there and work a great game.


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Get The Word Out

A Recruiting Guide For Local Associations


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How To Keep Good Officials

Retention Strategies In Officiating


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Mentoring In Officiating

A Practical Guide


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Next Level Baseball Umpiring 8-Week Free Email Series

  • Go Beyond the Basics. Every situation in a Baseball game has basic requirements to officiate it correctly, but there is always more to learn. Advice and guidance can fine tune your skills, increase your accuracy and make calling any situation easier.
  • We’ve collected some of the best tips & techniques we could find on every part of umpiring Baseball into a weekly email series that will keep you thinking baseball all the way until the season begins.
  • Each week for the next 8 weeks we’ll send you baseball umpiring tips that won’t overload you, but will make you better and more prepared for the upcoming season.

Enter your name and email address to start Next Level Baseball Umpiring 8-Week Free Email Series and join the Referee.com email list to receive valuable tips and officiating related information.

Next Level Softball Umpiring 9-Week Free Email Series

  • Go Beyond the Basics. Every situation in a softball game has basic requirements to officiate it correctly, but you can move beyond them. Advice and guidance can fine tune your skills, increase your accuracy and make calling any situation easier.
  • We’ve collected some of the best tips & techniques we could find on every part of umpiring softball into a weekly email series that will keep you thinking softball all the way until the season begins.
  • Each week for the next 9 weeks we’ll send you softball officiating tips that won’t overload you, but will make you better and more prepared for the upcoming season.

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Baseball Umpiring A-Z Email Series

To be a successful umpire, you need to keep your head in the game. That’s why we’ve collected some of the best umpiring tips & techniques we could find into an email series that’s a great way to get your mind ready for the season.

Each week for the next 13 weeks we’ll send you baseball umpiring tips corresponding to a few letters of the alphabet. Just enough to get you thinking baseball, but not overwhelm you.


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Next Level Football Officiating Free Email Series

  • Go Beyond the Basics. Every situation in a football game has basic requirements to officiate it correctly, but you can move beyond them. Advice and guidance can fine tune your skills, increase your accuracy and make calling any situation easier.
  • We’ve collected some of the best advanced tips & techniques we could find on every part of officiating football into a weekly email series that will keep you thinking football all the way until the season begins.e beyond them. Advice and guidance can fine tune your skills, increase your accuracy and make calling any situation easier.
  • Each week for the next 12 weeks we’ll send you football officiating tips that won’t overload you, but will make you better and more prepared for the upcoming season.

Enter your name and email address to start Next Level Football Officiating 12-Week Email Series and join the Referee.com email list to receive valuable tips and officiating related information.

Football Officiating A-Z Free Email Series

Officiating football isn’t easy. Success requires dedication and concentration… you can’t phone it in. That’s why we’ve collected some of the best tips & techniques we could find into an email series that won’t overload you. Each week we’ll send you football officiating tips corresponding to two letters of the alphabet. 26 letters = 13 weeks. 

The Football Officiating A to Z Email Series is just enough to get you thinking football weekly, but not so much you forget it the second you’re done reading it. 


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