The 2021 NASO Summit@Home featured some of the most sought-after speakers in the officiating industry. While the online officiating event of the year was first available Aug. 3-5, it’s not over for those who still want to take advantage of the amazing online education it offers. It continues to be accessible free of charge at sportsofficiatingsummit.com. You won’t want to miss this extended educational opportunity.
With stories of overcoming odds to reach the highest levels, giving back to the game, recruiting and retaining under-represented groups, what the future holds in officiating and the power of positive thinking, Summit@Home can help to uplift you. The virtual event features not only officials, but also commissioners, assigners, local, state and national association leaders, and sports psychologists.
Not only were attendees inspired by general session topics, they also had an opportunity to attend sport “mini-clinics” to learn new techniques and gain an understanding of philosophies and mechanics within their fields. The clinics focused on video review from some of those sports’ top moments from the past year, including the NCAA Final Four, the Women’s and Men’s College World Series and top-level soccer games. They also featured quick tips from officials of all levels. Officials in the sports of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball had a chance to immerse themselves for two hours in some of the best training materials available.
Why should you still view Summit@Home? If you are an official, there are plenty of educational sessions to watch to hone your skills or inspire you. If you are an association leader, there are plenty of materials in the mini-clinics and the general sessions to help lead discussions at your next meeting. While the sessions may no longer be live, they certainly hold a lot of value for individuals involved in all areas of officiating.
Take a look at the Summit website and check out all of the sessions available. Treat it as a professional development conference. Improve your skills and share the information with others to help inspire more people to join this industry.
NASO thanks its Support Organizations for making the second Summit@Home possible. Content will remain available on the website for the foreseeable future and will offer insight into what attendees can expect when the in-person Summit resumes in Denver in 2022.