Registration is now open for the premier officiating event of the year, the 38th annual Sports Officiating Summit presented by the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO).
The 2020 Summit will be held July 26-28 in Montgomery, Ala., at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center in the heart of downtown Montgomery. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Good Sports, Bad Sports, Better Sports Through Officiating,” and it will focus on all aspects of sporting behavior, including how it impacts recruitment and retention, skills for managing situations, and the officials role in improving sportsmanship. The event is presented by the NASO in conjunction with the NFHS and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA).
A benefit of hosting the National Summit is that it provides for an additional day of officiating training and education exclusive to the host state. This year, “Officiate Alabama Day” will take place on the Saturday prior to the Sunday opening of the Summit. Officials from all sports across the state of Alabama will have the opportunity to attend Officiate Alabama Day and learn from the top officials in the country. ”The NASO Summit will bring more than 500 sports officials from across the U.S. to Alabama and will have a major economic impact on Montgomery and the state,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “We are very excited to be able to host this summit. Some of the greatest minds in sports officiating will be here as clinicians. It affords the AHSAA and our state’s sports officials an incredible opportunity.”.
Leaders of state high school officiating programs, local association officers, supervisors and coordinators, assigners, conference administrators and sports officials at all levels – from around the country and the world — benefit from the Sports Officiating Summits.