Softball News & Announcements

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 ...
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 25, 2021

LARRY COE, 73, WAS ABILENE ISD COACH, REFEREE AND, ONCE, A LIFE-SAVER

NOTE: Larry was on the TASO Softball Board of Directors as the Ex‑Officio member and served both the TASO Football ...
June 21, 2021

UIL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to these TASO members selected to umpire the UIL Softball State tournament. Click on the link in the upper ...
June 17, 2021

TASO SOFTBALL MEMBERS UMPIRE USA OLYMPIC TEAM EXHIBITION GAMES

The USA National Softball team, the Olympic Team, played Team Alliance, a group consisting of Professional, former and current collegiate ...
May 28, 2021

2021 TAPPS STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to these TASO Softball members selected for the TAPPS State Tournament. Click on the “Download” button in the upper ...
May 21, 2021

FATHER, MOTHER, AND SON UMPIRE TOGETHER DISTRICT 3-A SOFTBALL TITLE GAME IN TN

  Sandy, Richard and Justan Spurling officiated the District 3‑A softball championship game Thursday night, becoming the first three‑member family ...
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 ...
April 2, 2021

TASO SOFTBALL ELECTION RESULTS

The TASO Softball Division District Directors elections are complete.  The winners of the contested elections are Johnny Garcia, Velma Wappler, ...
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 ...
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