Baseball News & Announcements

November 9, 2021

LESSONS BEYOND THE GAMES

  It’s Worth the Wait “I’ve officiated football and volleyball since 1978 and worked the volleyball state finals in 1994, ...
November 5, 2021

RULE CHANGES THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

The when, why and how some of history’s most significant rule changes became part of the fabric of the sports ...
October 20, 2021

OFFICIATING SHORTAGE REACHES CRISIS LEVEL – ALL GROUPS MUST WORK TOGETHER

By Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director, NFHS Click here for the video.
July 28, 2021

TASO RELEASES 2021- 2022 COVID GUIDELINES

August 20, 2021 CHAPTERS The UIL and TAPPS have determined that each individual school district or private school will establish ...
September 22, 2021

TITLE IX CONTINUES TO FUEL GROWTH OF GIRLS AND WOMEN’S SPORTS, OLYMPIC DOMINANCE

To say that American female athletes dominated the recent Olympics in Tokyo would be an understatement. Among the 66 medals ...
September 13, 2021

MLB Crew Chiefs to Wear PA Microphones, Starting in 2022

According to a source, Major League Baseball will mike its crew chiefs starting in 2022. When there is a replay ...
August 25, 2021

GET RID OF ANGER AND IMPROVE YOUR GAME

Perturbed. Agitated. Ticked off. Peeved. Whatever label you give it, we all know it. Whether the cause is a know‑nothing ...
July 1, 2021

TASO ASSISTS IN PASSING PRO-SPORTS OFFICIAL LEGISLATION

During the recently concluded 87th Texas Legislative session (regular session), the TASO legislative team was active in the passing of ...
July 16, 2021

“THANK YOU” FROM TAPPS

Click HERE for a “thank you” to TASO members from Bryan Bunselmeyer, TAPPS Executive Director.
June 17, 2021

UIL BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to these TASO members selected to umpire the UIL Baseball State tournament:   SEMI‑FINAL GAMES NEW BRAUNFELS CHAPTER Jeff ...
May 20, 2021

2021 TAPPS STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to these TASO Baseball members selected for the TAPPS State Tournament. Click on the “Download” button in the upper ...
May 4, 2021

I’M WORKING WITH WHO?

Officiating is never boring, especially when it comes to those we officiate with. Good officials can adjust to their partners ...
May 4, 2021

THE RIGHT WAY TO SHARE AND ACCEPT CRITICISM

Which of the following is defined as “the art, skill or profession of making discriminating judgments”? Sports officiating. Studying texts ...
March 11, 2021

FORMER TASO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JIM BLACKWOOD DIES

A profound loss in the officiating community: former TASO Executive Director. national replay director and WAC/Southland conference supervisor Jim Blackwood ...
March 1, 2021

NO MORE HANDSHAKES DOESN’T MEAN NO MORE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

The “new normal” is one of the many terms we hear repeatedly as the country begins its return to normal ...
February 15, 2021

BECOME UNFLAPPABLE WITH EMOTIONAL CONTROL

When people say, “There’s no need to get emotional,” that’s probably more true for officials than for the average person. ...
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