Basketball News & Announcements

December 13, 2019

IMPARTIALITY IN ADDRESSING COACHES

I‘m always ill at ease when an official with whom I’m working is on a first‑name basis with a coach. ...
October 25, 2019

UIL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL APPROVES GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASE

At their October 21, 2019 meeting the UIL Legislative Council approved a TASO initiated game/match fee increase for Texas sports ...
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 ...
October 29, 2019

DEALING WITH OBNOXIOUS FANS

Between the lines, sports officials have every right and can take immediate action to eject a player or coach from ...
September 19, 2019

OFFICIALLY SPEAKING

A new Episode of the TASO Video Podcast series has been published. Episode 03 features the TASO Basketball Division with ...
September 25, 2019

TASO BASKETBALL ANNUAL MEETING

The TASO Basketball Division held their 2019 Annual Meeting September 21‑22, 2019 on South Padre Island. More than 200 members ...
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 ...
October 3, 2019

TASO BASKETBALL RGV CHAPTER HONORS FORMER MEMBERS

At the recent TASO Basketball Annual Meeting at South Padre Island, the host chapter, Rio Grande Valley honored five former ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
March 4, 2019

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS THAT IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

by Jon Bible As I matured and, somehow, moved up the ladder, I mellowed. That was the case especially when ...
January 30, 2019

SAYING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME

We’re used to practicing restraint in conversations with coaches and players, because saying it like it is could cost us ...
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