ArbiterSports is the leading provider of officiating management resources at the collegiate, high school, youth and recreation levels. ArbiterSports offers a full line of technology-based officiating management solutions, including products for assigning, registration, payroll, eligibility, evaluation, communication, game reporting, streaming video, online testing and rules study and research. More than 500,000 officials already rely on ArbiterSports, and it has the exclusive endorsement of the National Association of Sports Officials.
California Basketball Officials Association – CBOA
Since 1918, the California Basketball Officials Association has focused on providing the highest quality instructional program for the training, preparation and development of high school basketball officials. Originating in the Los Angeles area and now covering the entire state of California with affiliates in other states, the C.B.O.A.’s objectives include: Upholding, encouraging and promoting high ethical standards amongst the institutions, spectators, participants, coaches and officials involved in the game of basketball; Providing a high-quality instructional program in the training, preparation and development of basketball officials; Encouraging a thorough knowledge of the National Federation of State High School Association rules among persons involved in basketball and promoting good fellowship among its members and provide benevolent assistance in the extraordinary cases within the membership.
The C.B.O.A. has created one of the most complete packages available anywhere for the training of high school basketball officials and the management of basketball officials’ associations. C.B.O.A. affiliate status is available for any association outside of California and comes with the full support of C.B.O.A. and all of the advantages of this time-tested system for developing the world’s finest basketball officials.
Clean Whistle Products
Clean Whistle Products LLC was formed in 2013 as the company for Clean As a Whistle Systems. The product is the only patented system specifically designed to sanitize and deodorize whistles without the use of a liquid solution. By using the latest innovative technology and design, our units remove up to 99.9% of germs, viruses, and bacteria from whistles in a matter of 3 minutes
Cliff Keen Athletic
Cliff Keen Athletic, the premiere Officials Wear company, welcomes you to the premiere officiating convention! Your drive and commitment to be the best is what brought you, and us, to the only conference where leaders of the officiating industry convene. Our drive, desire and commitment are to be your preferred choice for shirts, pants, and other officiating supplies. When you put your good name on the field or court, wear what the pros wear. Wear Cliff Keen! Cliff Keen is a proud member of the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame.
Dalco Athletic Lettering
Dalco offers a complete line of officials’ and umpires’ clothing and accessories. “If It’s Official, It’s Dalco.” We are also a leader in the dye sublimation printing of officials garments as well as the athletic lettering industry with letters and numbers for heat seal and sew on twill products, auto sew software for applying appliqué with embroidery equipment, material by the yard and heat seal machines.
Fox 40 USA
Fox 40 was created by an official for officials! Over twenty five years ago, Fox 40 developed the best whistle in the world. We developed an innovative and reliable product that revolutionized the requirements of the whistle and changed the industry forever. We continue to innovate and revolutionize the industry with our product offerings. We understand what officials are demanding and have developed many products designed specifically to meet their needs. Today, the Fox 40 brand is the preferred choice by officials worldwide.
Get It Right Enterprises, LLC
Get It Right Enterprises, LLC is adapting 3D visualization technologies to accelerate learning and improve retention of rules knowledge and officiating mechanics. The animated rule book will assist officials, coaches, and student-athletes to better understand what is legal and illegal and what is safe and unsafe.
Improving the understanding of the rules by the student athlete; reinforced by the enhanced tools offered to coaches; and coupled with the officials’ rules knowledge and improved mechanics combine to support the “tag line”….Making Sports Safe for Kids. Get It Right is honored to be recognized by NASO as a Game Changer in 2014. High school football products are available now; other sports in development for 2015 release.
Honig’s Whistle Stop, Inc.
Phone: (800) 468-3284
Honig’s is the supplier of some of the finest officiating equipment and apparel in the country. With stores in eight US states – Connecticut, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Colorado, California, Oregon and the National Office in Michigan – we are situated to deliver your officiating needs in time for you to officiate your next contest. We also have offices in Canada and Europe.
Hudl is an end-to-end, web based, interactive video editing system for teams from the youth level to the pros. Coaches can capture their team’s video and use coaching tools to analyze and watch it securely online. Hudl keeps teams connected through text, telestration, and voice notes on the video, while also providing opponent scouting with rich tendency reports. Hudl has over 12,000 clients across the nation.
International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. – IAABO
Tom Lopes, Executive Director
7 Village Way
Ocean Pines, MD 21811
Phone: (908) 693-7489
With more than 16,000 members, iaabo is the largest, best-known, most-respected and fastest-growing basketball officials’ organization in the world. For more than 90 years, IAABO continues to be the leader in recruitment, development, improvement and retention of basketball officials worldwide. The leaders at each level of basketball officiating are products of IAABO training. We are a non-profit, service organization with international headquarters in Ocean Pines, Maryland. Our office is fully staffed and devoted exclusively to serving basketball officiating and basketball officials.
National Association of Sports Officials – NASO
Since 1980, NASO has been one of the officiating industry’s most recognized and trusted organizations. NASO is an innovator in developing benefits for sports officials. It was the first organization to provide officiating-liability insurance protection and remains the leader in developing and promoting educational materials and personal benefits for sports officials.
Debuting this year, The National Association of Sports Officials–Organizations Network (NASO-ON) is being re-energized as the NASO Association Advantage Program. Still committed to connecting local associations, leaders and members, Association Advantage will also provide complete training packages for local associations and robust insurance protection for both association members and the association itself. Find out more at www.NASOAdvantage.com.
National Football League – Officiating Department
The NFL Officiating department’s overall mission is to broaden the pool of officials on a national level by creating an elevated awareness and improving the mainstream image of officiating. The overall vision is by 2020, we will have facilitated national programs that develop officials on all levels, enhance the perception of officiating through strategic promotion, and serve as a conduit between the NFL and its affiliates, officiating associations and corporate sponsors.
National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association – NISOA
NISOA is an organization of more than 5,000 soccer officials, which trains, certifies and provides qualified soccer referees for the college soccer community throughout the country. The mission of NISOA is to assist in the development of soccer as a major sport in the United States and to improve the quality of officiating at the college and high school levels.
Professional Association of Volleyball Officials – PAVO
PAVO has established a long history as the professional organization for volleyball officials, offering various programs to train and certify volleyball officials in close partnership with NCAA, USA Volleyball, AVCA, NAIA and NJCAA. The emphasis of PAVO’s efforts is in the realm of women’s collegiate officiating.
Individuals join PAVO through a local chapter, or “board.” Local boards hold clinics and business meetings, provide examination opportunities, and promote their certified members to the local schools and conferences. Through the PAVO Board of Directors, PAVO establishes standards for certification of referees, line judges, and scorekeepers. PAVO also creates written and on-court examination procedures, disseminates information regarding rules, officiating techniques, and officiating opportunities, advocates for officials within the volleyball community, and provides officiating opportunities on a national level.
Purchase Officials Supplies
300 Opportunity Parkway, Suite 1
Akron, OH 44307
Phone: (800) 767-2233
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ReferEase fosters respect for officials by empowering them to interact effectively with coaches, athletes and spectators. From creating positive first impressions to deflecting verbal abuse, our tools develop personal authority and drive confidence on the field, in the arena or gym.
Our pilot program saw retention rates for referees grow from 30% to 80%! Evaluations were excellent and 96% of refs recommended the workshop.
Based on an award-winning approach used in 15 countries, ReferEase can be customized to your sport and your needs. We offer trainer manuals, webinars, workshops and support for restoring confidence and making sports fun!
The Referee Training Center
The Referee Training Center is the leader in official’s education. We carry the nation’s largest selection of the best training materials and videos from Referee, NASO, NFHS, CCA, IAABO, MLB, Bill LeMonnier and more.
Custom Publishing – Whether you are looking to author your own instructional materials, build a manual from our library of copyrighted content, reorganize your existing text or do all of the above, the Referee Training Center can help. We offer full-service, turnkey custom publishing capabilities including project definition, management, editorial support and creative resources to fully leverage your needs and ideas. From custom rules and mechanics manuals and newsletters to custom web publishing, we always find a way to deliver precise services that exceed expectations. Referee editors and designers have the knowledge and experience to guide you through every step of the publishing process and help you convert your ideas into reality. Start your customization program today by speaking with our booth representative or contact our office.
Multimedia – The Referee Training Center will work with you to create professional training videos with your own footage, online testing, certification programs and interactive presentations. Whether you want to develop your own products or base it off of some of our existing world-class material, The Referee Training Center provides solutions for all multimedia needs and all budgets.
SMITTY OFFICIALS APPAREL
Since acquiring the “Original Smitty Lanyard Company” in 2004, Smitty Official’s Apparel has grown from a company with two products (Smitty and Noose Lanyards) to a nationwide manufacturing leader of sports officials’ apparel with almost (2000) products in various styles and sizes.
Our goal is to provide quality products and services at an affordable price for dealers and ultimately sports officials. With input from our dealers and sports officials, we have aggressively developed products to stay current with the trends and requests of officials.
Our recent addition of a complete line of Dye Sublimated Shirts with over (60) current styles manufactured in the USA for various sports associations confirms our commitment to meeting the needs of sports officials nationwide.
In a coordinated effort, Lesa Parsons and Gus Morris have created a proven system that provides functional training for sports officials. The motions that sports officials perform have been studied by the members of SOPTI and combinations of specific drills have been designed to enhance the conditioning of those individuals. This type of training also helps minimize the chance of injuries that often occur while working games. With time spent, away from the game, going through the drills on a scheduled basis, an official can begin to put themselves in a position to rise above the challenges and their peers. The program also offers a software program for nutrition tracking and many other variables that enhance the training program. SOPTI has placed itself in a position to help all officials that are willing to make the effort to pursue perfection. The mission involves addressing the needs of game officials and impacting the future of competitive sports. Now go make it happen!
11589 Weeping Willow Lane
Zionville, IN 46077-7840
The Tyros is a safe, secure location where referees can upload, edit, share and break down game film with peers and professionals. With the Tyros you have an unprecedented opportunity to improve and advance your skills as well as communicate and share knowledge socially with other like-minded referees. Any sport, any level anywhere in the world – The Tyros is your key to officiating success.
The Umpire School
The Umpire School seeks students whose goals are diverse in nature and will provide guidance, evaluation and placement assistance to graduates regardless of their ultimate career aspirations. Our mission is to fully develop the potential of each student by enabling them to acquire the rules knowledge, technical skills, and professional demeanor that are needed to achieve their fullest personal and professional aspirations. This potential will be developed in a positive, structured and challenging environment that reflects the values and reputation of a professional baseball umpire.
Students interested in a professional career path will be evaluated as to their potential for a career in professional baseball. Those who desire to work at other various levels, such as NCAA, independent leagues, international competition, Minor League Baseball fill-in and others will be evaluated based upon the skills needed to adequately officiate at the desired level.
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United States Tennis Association – USTA
The main goals of the USTA Officials Department include a proactive inclusive recruitment and retention program, scheduling annual training and recertification schools with online pre testing. It selects officials for the U.S. Open, Davis Cup/Fed Cup events and USTA Pro Circuit events and conducts an extensive evaluation program to enhance officiating skills that encourages advancement in certification and desired officiating goals. We maintain Web access to USTA training and reference material for all tennis officiating activities that include local grassroots tennis, junior/senior/wheelchair competition, collegiate competition and professional tennis.
65 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
Bob D’Ostilio – Business Development Manager
Office Phone: (914) 337-2167
Vokkero is a subsidiary of ADEUNIS RF a company specialized in design & manufacture of 100% wireless products. It is dedicated building the brand and sales of Vokkero™ wireless communication systems for top-level sports referees and top sports officiating on the US and Canadian markets.
Vokkero™ is a complete system composed of a set of portable radios and headsets that enables several users to create an instant, continuous and secure audio conference. The Vokkero System has been adopted by a growing premier group of international sporting organizations like MLS, FIFA, UEFA, SEC Football, Big Ten Football, Soccer & Field Hockey and USA Field Hockey, USA Rugby and US Polo. Vokkero has become the preferred officiating communication system globally. With its proven track record, the Vokkero system is gaining fast and wide acceptance in providing instant in-game communication amongst officiating crews in football, soccer, lacrosse, ice hockey, polo, field hockey and more.