A Plea for Help This is a plea for help for our Sports Officials (Referees and Umpires). Many who read this post may have a loved one who plays sports, or you play sports, or you just enjoy watching sports. Sports official assault is unfortunately a growing issue. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, 80% of high school sports officials quit before their third year.
The Four Horsemen Most all of us who work as Sports Officials do so in part because we love the game. And most of us who work as Sports Officials have spent countless hours as Coaches, League or Tournament volunteering, and more. Wrestling Commissioner CW Bailey recently reminisced about some of the memorable students he coached and refereed.