New USSF Referee Uniform Details (updated October 2022)
Details on the new USSF Referee shirt, including features, pricing, and implementation timelines.
Best Christmas Gifts for Referees (of 4 major sports)
Finding the best gifts for referees can be tough. After all, different leagues have their own requirements, and sports officials have their own unique tastes and needs. Referee Store was founded by referees, so we can help! We’ve organized these gifts by sport for your convenience, but many of our products would work great for…
Grace Under Pressure
Keeping your cool while others lose theirs is one of the keys that separates merely good officials from those at the top of the game.
Case Study: Composed Player Management
Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg artfully demonstrates the use of verbal and non-verbal communication in effective player management.
R.I.P. Advice to Referees
U.S. Soccer has taken the decision to discontinue publication of the “Advice to Referees” document.
Case Study: Form and Fitness
In a FIFA Women’s World Cup Round of 16 match, referee Stephanie Frappart (FRA) demonstrates why fitness and athletic form are of vital importance to referees
Case Study: Locked and Loaded
A tackle involving Ashley Barnes of Burnely and Namanja Matic of Chelsea is reviewed and analyzed in the context of Law 12.
Case Study: Raise Your Hand
A clear case of violent conduct by Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is analyzed for possibilities to avoid similar situations at lower levels of the game.
Case Study: Keep Your Eyes Off The Ball
FIFA Assistant Referee Peter Kirkup brilliantly illustrates the role AR’s play in watching for nonsense behind the back of the referee.
The iTOOTR Ref of the Year (more than a little late)
iTOOTR (belatedly) selects a Referee of the Year for 2013/14.