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Great article about the challenges of finding new officials and keeping the ones we get. Sometimes technology isn't a good thing.

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27000520/a-crisis-mode-all-levels-how-technology-put-officials-tough-spot

Yes there is some verbal and occasional physical threats, but overall it's still a great opportunity to stay involved in the game. Please do 2 things if you read the article. First, look at your behavior at games and ask yourself if you are proud of the way you act. Are you part of the problem? Most people aren't. Second are you or anyone you know a good candidate to become an officials. Men/women, old/young, tall/short, skinny/fan, white/black/yellow/brown/red none of that matters. The men and women who officiate these games love doing it.

120 people spent an entire day Saturday at North Central listening to speakers and being taught on the field by some of the best high school, college, and NFL officials in the Midwest because they love it. Another 500 will attend shorter versions of a similar clinic in their area over the next few weeks. 800-900 will put on the stripes in mid-August as the scrimmages start. Come join in the fun!

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The Law of Unintended Consequences in the case of replay. No one could foresee that utilizing whatever technology is available to get the call right could eventually contribute to a critical shortage of officials.

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I am a new official. I began last hoops season, continued in spring w sb, and begin fb this fall. Love it. I am actively recruiting as many people as I can. 

My son is 12.  When can he get licensed?  18?

 

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4 minutes ago, DannEllenwood said:

I am a new official. I began last hoops season, continued in spring w sb, and begin fb this fall. Love it. I am actively recruiting as many people as I can. 

My son is 12.  When can he get licensed?  18?

 

You are the very definition of “glutton for punishment.”

Seriously, welcome to the wonderful world of officiating. Now that you’ve warmed up with basketball and softball, you can try your hand at the most difficult sport of all to officiate. Good luck!

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10 hours ago, DannEllenwood said:

I am a new official. I began last hoops season, continued in spring w sb, and begin fb this fall. Love it. I am actively recruiting as many people as I can. 

My son is 12.  When can he get licensed?  18?

 

He can become licensed at 18. 

 

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21 hours ago, DannEllenwood said:

I am a new official. I began last hoops season, continued in spring w sb, and begin fb this fall. Love it. I am actively recruiting as many people as I can. 

My son is 12.  When can he get licensed?  18?

 

As others have said licensed at 18 but seek opportunities for him to work youth leagues if they allow it when he's ready. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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