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A Collection of Best practices from PSGBs websites
The purpose of this document is to provide a collection of best practices from various PSGB websites that have well organized information for officials. It will also provide examples of current technology that can be used to assist with the recruitment, retention and development of officials.

Sport Medicine & Science Officials' Programs & Services
The Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan have many programs and services that can be utilized by Provincial Sport Governing Bodies and their officials/referees. Too often, officials do not have access to the same type of support services and programs that most athletes, coaches and teams are afforded.

Presentation from Sports Officials Canada Conference 2008 on recruitment - Football Calgary/Alberta
How to sell people on the idea of devoting thousands of hours to a thankless task, constant abuse in all kinds of weather, for little pay or recognition.


Best Practices for Referee Development Guide - Saskatchewan Soccer Association
The Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) is committed to referee development in the Province. To that end, the SSA is putting forward a number of recommendations and best practices in order to accomplish its long term objectives.

Referee Pathway to Success - Saskatchewan Soccer Association
The SSA Referee Pathway to Success outlines the various options available to a referee to start and continue their officiating career.



Understanding Factors Contributing to the Retention of Canadian Sport Officials
The purpose of this study was to understand why individuals choose to be sports officials and why they remain active over time as sports officials.

Problems and Issues in the Recruitment and Retention of Sports Officials
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) commissioned Griffith University to complete a study of recruitment and retention issues in sports officiating throughout Australia.

Evaluation report of a National Survey on the Impact of the Year of the Official June 2004
A public education campaign was initiated and funded by the Australian Sports Commission during 2003 and included posters, radio and television commercials broadcast during late 2003 and early 2004 as community service announcements. The campaign was based around the line "Time to Respect the Official, Sport".

FIBA Recruitment, Retention and Education of Referees
FIBA has embarked upon a program to assist and possibly standardize the way basketball referees are recruited and more importantly retained.



Respect in Sport
Respect in Sport is an on-line training program for coaches and sport leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sport.

Play Positive
The team from Play Positive talks to professional coaches, Olympians, world-class athletes, leading youth sports coaches, and parents of professional athletes to gather their exclusive thoughts, insight and advice.

True Sport
True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of good sport from a platform of shared values and principles. True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference.

Shared Respects - Hockey Canada
Hockey Canada's Shared Respect Initiative has the goal to educate and encourage greater respect between all participants in the game. Consider your role in showing respect for the game of hockey and all its participants.

Justplay Sports Services Inc. is committed to creating an environment that teaches that there are no excuses for poor sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is a skill at which every participant excel. It was one of the original goals of organized youth sport, it makes us a team.

Play by the Rules
The Play by the Rules website provides news, resources and free online training to assist sport and recreation clubs and administrators, officials, coaches, players and spectators to keep sport safe, fair and inclusive.



Umpire of the Week Program - Baseball Canada
During the Baseball season, Baseball Canada will recognize the achievement and improvements of our young baseball umpires enrolled in the Baseball Canada Officials Program.



Respect - Saskatchewan Rugby Union
Remember, the game we all love doesn't happen without match officials. Please be respectful at all times to our referees.

Respect Message - Canadian Lacrosse Association
Referees are not only a vital part of the game, but our community as well. They are our family and friends, and deserve respect.

Meal Ticket - Hockey Canada
Players and refs need your support, not your pressures. Let them enjoy their game.

Yelling at Refs - Hockey Canada
Yelling at the refs will help your team win. We lose 10,000 officials every year. Are you the cause?



NHL Officials Profile - National Hockey League
NHL.com goes behind the scenes with all access on the referees as they work the New York Rangers versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Recruitment Referee Video - Rugby Football Union
The RFU's aim is to provide members with all the necessary information on refereeing in England. Whether you are an active match official, a volunteer administrator or are considering taking up the whistle for the first time, you have a pivotal role to play in the development of officiating in this country.



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