Annual Summits Focus on Sports Officiating Excellence

Excellence in sports officiating is the focus of the annual Sports Officiating Summit presented by the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO), held at different locations each year, from the last Sunday in July until Tuesday of that week. The 2014 summit will be July 27-29 in Albuquerque, NM. Read details of the upcoming summit on the pages in the menu above.

The Sports Officiating Summit is the only event of its kind addressing critical topics impacting all aspects of the officiating industry. Leading sports officials and others with extensive experience in the world of officiating give presentations at the summit and lead discussions as summit sessions.

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. Each year, more than 300 sports officials, officiating leaders, supervisors, assigners and vendors attend the summit.

Attendee Resource Materials

After the summit, attendees receive a summit publication via mail during the fourth quarter of the year. This book recaps the highlights and most pressing issues covered during the summit, complete with supporting documentation.


Along with the educational and inspirational presentations, sports officiating’s two big awards are presented at the Summit — The Gold Whistle Award and the Mel Narol Medallion Award.