Spokane, Wash., became the epicenter of the officiating world for three days this past summer as the 37th annual Sports Officiating Summit came to town. More than 500 officials, leaders and administrators from the high school, collegiate and professional ranks came together July 28-30 at the Spokane Grand Davenport Hotel to focus on the hottest topics in officiating all revolving around the event’s overall theme — “Training in Transition.”

Attendees had an extraordinary opportunity to learn, discuss, participate and socialize in anything and everything in the world of officiating, especially in all topics related to how we train, equip and educate sports officials, discussing what’s currently working, what issues stand in the way, and how to develop new and innovative programs to meet the challenges facing the industry.