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Referee Magazine


More than 475 issues published and counting

As the original magazine for sports officiating and the industry’s best-known publication, Referee has set the journalistic standard for developing educational and training materials vital to sports officials.

Since 1976, Referee continues to serve as the only monthly magazine in the world for sports officials. As such, the leaders of officiating equipment manufacturers, technology, education and officiating services have come to trust Referee as a consistent source to reach these key influencers in sports officiating.

Referee serves a core audience of sports officials from youth to professional levels. Veteran and new officials alike look to the magazine every month for critical information to educate and succeed in their avocation. Every issue is filled with the latest officiating news, up-to-date rules information and interpretations, special features on relevant issues like training, game management and industry hot topics, plus profiles and interviews with the top personalities in officiating.

Referee website: www.referee.com was designed to keep sports officials informed of news and significant developments in the industry and have quickly become relied upon to keep officials up-to-date with need-to-know information they can’t get anywhere else.

Referee magazine, is also provided to every NASO member in an exclusive “Members-Only” edition, which includes the 16-page NASO It’s Official newsletter. It’s Official is loaded with NASO and officiating industry news, features and interviews, as well as expanded training content in its “Ask Us” section, which provide actual caseplays and late-breaking rule changes. Monthly coverage includes sports-specific columns and inspirational articles on officiating, mechanics, skills, psychology and more.

The Referee digital magazine is provided by the NASO Member App which allows you to access a digital version of your Referee magazine to read wherever you’re on the go. NASO members also receive exclusive resources through the app as well as their member guidebook.

Initiating conversations with active sports officials is what Referee does best!

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