referee shortage

coaches
June 1, 2022

Coaches Gain Professional Development by Transitioning to Referees

When Kevin Leising retired at age 55 after a successful 33-year career coaching high school basketball in Indiana, officiating was not in his plans. “Never. Not in a million years,” he says. He was ready to slow down and spend more time with his ...


consortium
April 13, 2022

NFHS Holds Officials Consortium This Week

Leaders from more than 50 sports organizations have descended on Indianapolis this week to discuss the recruitment and retention of officials during the first-ever NFHS Officials Consortium at the Conrad Hotel. A recent survey of state high ...


referee shortage
February 17, 2022

Niehoff, NFHS Weigh In on Referee Shortage

No matter where you are in the country, it's very likely you've felt the ramifications of the nationwide referee shortage affecting mainly youth and high school athletics. Dr. Karissa Niehoff, the executive director of the National Federation of S...