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New Youth Referee Law in Kentucky

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill into law on Monday making it legal for kids under 14 to referee youth sports and get paid for it.

SMOA Renews Membership

Members of the Southeastern Michigan Officials Association (SMOA) recently renewed their group membership with NASO.

Board to Meet in Chicago

The NASO Board of Directors is scheduled to conduct its spring meeting April 9-10 in Chicago.

Pat Driscoll's Juggling Act

The Syracuse director of Say Yes to Education packed up his iPad, work notebook and smart phone and hopped a plane to Memphis, Tenn., this weekend. Pat Driscoll was off to pursue his other job -- college basketball referee.

Polo Umpires Join NASO

The United States Polo Association (USPA) has recently taken advantage of NASO’s group membership program.

Calls Worth Talking About

The Summit session highlighting great calls, one of the most popular at past events, will be back at the NASO Summit in Albuquerque, N.M., on July 27-29.

Earning Their Stripes as Umpires and Referees

Landing one of the more than 300 coveted positions in the “big four” sports — Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League — is a rare feat. The jobs generally pay six-figure starting salaries and turnover is negligible.

Delaney to Advise USPA Umpires

The United States Polo Association (USPA), the national governing body for the sport of polo, has appointed former NBA referee Bob Delaney as an adviser to the USPA Umpires, LLC.

Scott Green: 2014 Summit Panelist

Scott Green, a recently retired NFL referee, will be a panelist at the 2014 Sports Officiating Summit. Green will appear on "Mistaken Identity: The Burden of Transparency in Officiating."

Tackett to be Summit Panelist

Julian Tackett, Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner, will be a panelist at the 2014 Sports Officiating Summit. Tackett will provide his insight and thoughts on the session, "What Are We Afraid Of."

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