Baseball News & Announcements

August 22, 2019

2019-2020 BASEBALL MEMBERSHIP

Both the Renewal and New Member Application Process for the 2019‑2020 season are now open.  To renew your membership, first ...
August 22, 2019

HEAD PROTECTION FOR OFFICIALS

TASO is always looking for ways for our members to protect themselves.  To that end, TASO has negotiated a discount ...
August 22, 2019

PROACTIVE OFFICIALS VITAL PART OF EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

In the face of a medical emergency, Dale Wakasugi has simple, yet powerful advice for school administrators: “Do something . ...
August 21, 2019

BIBLE HONORED FOR LONGEVITY, POSTSEASON WORK

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced TASO Life Member Jon Bible is the 2019 recipient ...
April 4, 2019

TASO REAFFIRMS CODE OF CONDUCT AND NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICIES

The Texas Association of Sports Officials prides its self in being one of the most diverse organizations anywhere, whether one ...
August 19, 2019

YOUR WORDS HAVE RAMIFICATIONS

Your words have ramifications.  In England, a soccer referee was reportedly forced to quit the Premier League after he allegedly ...
August 19, 2019

WHEN DOES SIDELINE BEHAVIOR CAUSE OFFICIALS TO QUIT?

“I did not like being a referee one bit, and I’m very happy to be done with it. It was ...
May 7, 2019

TASO PROPOSES GAME-MATCH FEE INCREASE

At the UIL Sports Officials Committee (SOC) meeting on Monday, April 22, 2019, TASO submitted a game/match fee increase for ...
July 16, 2019

Officially Speaking

In a continuing effort to create more effective communications for our members, TASO has launched a series of video podcasts. ...
July 5, 2019

13 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF OFFICIATING

There is no sense in building an architectural masterpiece on a sand dune. The view might be great but it ...
June 25, 2019

UIL STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the following TASO Baseball Umpires who were selected to work the UIL State Baseball Tournament: SEMIFINALS Chapter Officials ...
June 26, 2019

TASO Threads opens

TASO is proud to announce the opening of the TASO Threads Store for each Sports Division.  The on‑line store contains ...
May 30, 2019

2019 TAPPS BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the officials who officiated the TAPPS State Baseball Tournament at Crosby High School, May 14‑17, 2019. Thanks to ...
April 23, 2019

48 TIPS FOR ALL OFFICIALS

The following “Timeless Tips” were originally targeted at first‑year officials, but we believe all officials can benefit from these nuggets ...
March 25, 2019

7 STEPS TO BETTER CONVERSATIONS

Dealing with adversarial relationships can be tough. These seven tips to better conversations will make your difficult job a bit ...
April 3, 2019

MLB UMPIRE CAMP

Want to be a professional Umpire?  Join us for a one‑day free Umpire Camp.  MLBUC will be looking for SCHOLARSHIP ...
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