• Assaulted: Now What? Take these steps in the event you are attacked while officiating.
  • Grade Your Local Association. Use this checklist to see how well your group is working for you.


  • Basketball. Strategies for handling the instantly irritated coach.
  • All Sports. Turn a deaf ear to criticism until your line is crossed.


  • The News. Three more MLB umpires retire from the field.
  • Getting It Right. USA Softball makes dreams come true.

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