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referees

survey
June 17, 2021

Coach&AD’s 2021 Coaches Survey

Referee shortages, the safety of players, staff, and personnel, and social media issues are just a few of the hot-button issues highlighted in our fourth annual Coaches Survey.  Back in 2018, Coach & Athletic Director issued a survey to high ...


wisconsin
April 21, 2021

Wisconsin Lawmakers Push Back on Proposed Referee Harassment Bill

Wisconsin lawmakers are balking at the idea of passing an anti-harassment bill against referees and umpires at high school and youth sports games. Rep. Alex Dallman is a co-sponsor of the bill and said, according to APG-WI.com, that while the stat...


brawl
April 19, 2021

Brawl Erupts at Indiana Girls Travel Tournament

A wild brawl erupted during an Indiana travel girls basketball game over the weekend. The game descended into a brawl after a spectator and an official began fighting on the court, according to a report from CBSSports.com. Things began to unravel ...


referees
April 1, 2021

Seattle-Area Referees Make Recruitment Push After 38 Percent Drop

High school basketball officials are teaming up to help recruit new referees after the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the amount available to work in the area. According to a recent story on ScorebookLive.com, the number of referees in the greate...


referees
February 12, 2021

Texas Bill Could Ban Athletes Who Assault Referees

New legislation has been introduced in the state of Texas to punish any students who assault referees during school events. The bill was introduced on Monday by Eddie Lucio, TX-27 state senator, according to a report from EverthingLubbock.com. ...


texas football
December 8, 2020

Texas Football Player Charged for Attacking Referee

The Texas high school football player who blindsided a referee during a play-in postseason contest last week was charged with assault for his actions. Additionally, his team lost its spot in the playoffs, according to a report from FOX4News.com, d...


referees
August 17, 2020

PIAA Concerned about Referees amid COVID-19

The expectations of referees — at any level — are demanding. Coaches, players, and spectators alike expect perfection and an outcome that puts their preferred team on top. Constant scrutiny, ridicule, and low pay are just some of the reasons w...


wisconsin
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...