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Rookies and Retirees 


Collection of Referees and Umpires


Rookies and Retirees RefereeWelcome to our Rookies and Retirees Collection of Referees and Umpires. This collection introduces you to new faces in the world of sports officiating and pays tribute to those who have come before.

The Rookies:

The rookies on this page are new to their level in whatever sport they officiate. Whenever a sports official advances through the certifications and exams to begin a new level of competition, he or she becomes a rookie. It happens multiple times in most sports. While an official may be the top referee or umpire at the college levels, they will instantly be branded a rookie again if they ever decide to advance to professional sports leagues. You will find their posts in this collection.

The Retirees:

You will also find posts that honor the retirees in all sports. I extend my deepest respect to all those who have come before and left the next generation a legacy to build from. For better or worse, the times are changing, and the traditions of days past are critical to the future of sports. It is always nice to see when referees and umpires are celebrated for their contributions to their sports. This is our humble attempt to keep the memories alive. 


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There are over 100 pages of referees and umpires across the website, highlighting dozens of sports. The site was created using over 10,000 Twitter posts and retweets. Plus, we added hundreds of links, videos and podcasts from around the world. Providing easy access to education, entertainment and important information to sports officials of all stripes. Thanks for visiting today. We hope to see you again! Have an excellent day!

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