Referee Magazine – January 2018 Highlights


  • Just One Official Away. More high school officials are needed. How can you get involved in recruitment and retention solutions?
  • Hover Craft. No longer are drones merely for entertainment — they’re proving a valuable tool for officiating.


  • Basketball. Don’t let block-charge crashes catch you by surprise.
  • Soccer. What constitutes an offside offense doesn’t have to be complicated.


  • The News. NCAA basketball referee John Higgins sues radio station.
  • Law. Learn why it is important to enforce mercy rules.

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