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2023 UIL STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Congratulations to these TASO Baseball umpires selected for the 2023 UIL State Tournament SEMI‑FINAL GAMES 1A Semi‑Final 3A Semi‑Final ...
2023 TAPPS BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT
Congratulations to the TASO Baseball Umpires selected to work the 2023 TAPPS State Tournament Click on the link in the ...
BASEBALL EXAM AND ON-LINE TRAINING
The TASO Baseball Board of Directors has voted to leave the exams and on‑line training videos open. To be eligible ...
YOUR OFFICIATING STYLE SHOULD EMBRACE PERSONAL GROWTH
It’s been one of those games. Every stop in play, someone from each team is complaining, and that doesn’t even ...
5 WAYS TO MANAGE CONFLICT
When situations explode on the field or court, it’s up to sports officials to restore the peace and manage conflict. ...
THE SECRET OF ‘OFFICIATING UP’
by Referee “Leading up” has become a common mantra in American business. Many have read the work of University of ...
SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLISHING LLC HELPS PROMOTE OFFICIATING
School District Publishing has included a full page recruiting advertisement for TASO in the following publications: Houston Texans Yearbook (page ...
MCALLEN ISD PROMOTES GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP
In an effort to promote good sportsmanship towards officials, the McAllen ISD has created a video public service announcement that ...
REFEREES ARE QUITTING, LACK OF RESPECT ON THE FIELD MAY BE THE REASON
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Fall sports are kicking into gear, but high school sports teams are having a difficult ...
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF TITLE IX – A TIME TO CELEBRATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
from NFHS News June 22, 2022 Tomorrow is a very special day as we celebrate one of the most important ...
PRAYERS FOR UVALDE
TASO has more than 50 members in the Uvalde area. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of them, their ...
“THANK YOU” FROM TAPPS
Bryan Bunselmeyer sends a special “Thank You” to all TASO members. VIEW VIDEO
OFFICIATING IN HISTORY: NOLAN RYAN’S 7TH NO-HITTER – MAY 1, 1991
Texas Rangers’ pitcher Nolan Ryan felt every one of his 44 years early in the evening of May 1, 1991. ...
KELLY DINE COVERS ALL THE BASES
By John Torsiello from Referee The year 2020 was, well, not a great one for many people. But at least ...
REDUCE OFFICIATING STRESS AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
by Referee Officials are quitting at record rates and many veteran officials have testified sportsmanship has become much worse over ...
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2023-2024 TASO Baseball Division Operating Procedures
The 2023‑2024 TASO Baseball Division Operating Procedures nay be viewed and/or downloaded from the link in the upper right.
11 HACKS FOR ONFIELD UMPIRES
by John Bible With a new baseball season rolling along, here are a few tips and hacks involving plate work ...
NFHS BASEBALL 2022 RULE CHANGES
6‑1‑1: Change: ART. 1 . . . The pitcher shall pitch while facing the batter from either a windup position (Art.2) ...
MANAGE DEAD TIME FOR THE RIGHT PACE
Baseball is played without a clock, but increasing game times are very much on the minds of many involved with ...
HIGH TIME TO TALK TIMING
by Jon Bible Umpires always stress the importance of good timing behind the plate (and on the bases, but that’s ...
TASO/REFEREE MAGAZINE NEWSLETTER
TASO, working with Referee magazine, has put together the attached 16 page newsletter that includes officiating information for all sports. ...