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How to Recruit Train and Retain Sports Officials

How to Recruit Train and Retain Sports Officials Recruiting referees and umpires is a yearly ordeal for almost every league, association and school on the planet. If you or your group is struggling to keep an adequate supply of qualified officials ready to go for every game, I can assure you that you are not […]

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Peter Schwab is now Director of Umpiring for the AFL

Peter Schwab is now Director of Umpiring for the AFL.   The AFL has announced the appointment of Peter Schwab to the position of Director of Umpiring. Schwab will resign his current position as List Manager for the Brisbane Lions and return to the top umpire job he held for 2 years back in 1998 […]

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Soccer Referees Give RefEdge Pro Two Thumbs Up

Soccer Referees Give RefEDGE PRO Two Thumbs Up Stand-up vanishing spray gets on-field workout By Jackie Pearase, Officials101.com Content Editor             Soccer referees are saying that RefEDGE PRO, a new stand-up vanishing spray, is a stand-out product.             Vanishing spray, or vanishing foam, is used by soccer referees to provide a temporary visual marker to […]

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Olympic Referees Share Referee of the Year Award

Olympic Referees Share Referee of the Year Award Alhambra Nievas and Rasta Rasivhenge earn honour at 2016 World Rugby Awards  Spain’s Alhambra Nievas made history Nov. 13 when she won, along with Rasta Rasivhenge of South Africa, the Referee of the Year Award at the 2016 World Rugby Awards in London, the first woman to […]

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7 Trends to Watch for Referees and Umpires

7 Trends to Watch for Referees and Umpires Sports officials today and in the future Officials101 Without Officials it is just a practice! 7 Trends to Watch for Referees and Umpires Referees and umpires are by no means being left out of our fast-changing world.  Sports officials are experiencing huge changes in the wide world […]

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