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referee shortages

tssaa
January 19, 2021

TSSAA Reverses Course of Referee Pay Cut

After initially announcing that high school basketball referees will receive a $25 pay cut for each night they officiate the game, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has reversed course. Roughly 10 days after making the de...


texas football
December 3, 2020

Michigan ADs Struggle to Find Referees

With high school sports suspended for at least another week, Michigan athletic directors have been scrambling to find referees for all of their upcoming events. Finding referees has been an ongoing issue for athletic directors, as the Herald Revie...


referees
August 28, 2020

Lack of Referees a Worry for GHSA

As the September 4 kick-off date for Georgia High School Association (GHSA) football draws closer, some counties are already finding a shortage of available referees. According to a report from WJBF ABC-6, football officials are down 27 percent fr...


texas
May 27, 2020

How COVID-19 pandemic affects referees

The aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country's economy are beginning to hit the already fragile state of high school and youth referees. The number of sports officials is decreasing nationwide, according to Ohio University's Online Mast...