Technology and Refereeing: What’s Changed Over the Years

Technology and Refereeing: What’s Changed Over the Years

Technology wasn’t always a part of sports. Today, though, science is being applied to everything from the equipment to the uniforms to the many ways that a game can be watched. The tools that referees use have also advanced as games have, giving them abilities on the...
How Do I Handle Player Injuries as a Referee?

How Do I Handle Player Injuries as a Referee?

The ultimate goal of any game is for players to stay safe. Rules are in place for a reason, and game officials have the task of enforcing those rules to make sure that safety continues to be the most important part of all the action on the field. In today’s athletic...
Hash Out a Plan at Halftime: the Importance of Talking with Your Crew

Hash Out a Plan at Halftime: the Importance of Talking with Your Crew

Having the time to plan is crucial to any game official’s strategy. Pregame conferences are considered one of the most important parts of a successful refereeing job to the point where special laminated cards exist to help officials organize their thoughts: starting...
Mid-March Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

Mid-March Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

March Madness isn’t the only thing going on in the sports world. Click on any of the headlines below to learn more about the stories that we at ArbiterSports thought you’d like. Bans, mentors and a ‘ref hotline’ – how local football referees are protected from abuse...