Top Officials & Leaders
The Sports Officiating Summit has been the Officiating Industry Event of the Year for more than 35 years. Even though we’re virtual this year, you can expect a who’s who to participate in sessions this year. From legendary officials and top working officials to officiating leaders at every level from around the country, you’re going to hear insights, experiences and inside information that will inform you, motivate you, and entertain you.
The following are samples from the 2020 Sports Officiating Summit @ Home.
It’s a fine line to walk between being a facilitator and an enforcer. Former NASO board chair, former New Jersey State Trooper and NBA legend Bob Delaney brings you his unique perspective on proper authority behavior.
We are all under the “bright lights” from time to time, no matter the level. Hear NCAAM DI basketball referee Pat Adams talk about his multiple trips to the Final Four and how he rises to the occasion of big responsibility!
Every official has felt worn down after a tough game or a long season. MLB World Series Umpire Paul Emmel offers tips and tricks to stay fresh and shares some tremendous stories from his 20 years in the big leagues!
You know it takes tremendous courage to be a sports official during these times! Character and commitment are vital to officiating success – evidenced by NCAAW basketball coordinator of officials Penny Davis!
Do you have an insatiable passion for officiating? NFL white hat Brad Allen will energize you as he describes why he wouldn’t trade his officiating job for anything!
As officials, our every move is being watched more now than ever. Former NFL Director of Officials and replay expert Dean Blandino breaks down what we’re up against and gives you best practices for our new reality.
NBA officiating legend Joe Crawford lets you into his world and explains why officiating is the best job ever!
In its 100–year history, the NFHS has never experienced a year quite like 2020. Get the latest from NFHS Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff!