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2023 TAPPS SOFTBALL STATE TOURNAMENT
Congratulations to the TASO Softball Umpires selected to work the 2023 TAPPS State Tournament Click on the link in the ...
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. ...
TASO SOFTBALL TYLER LONE STAR CHAPTER AWARDS 26 SCHOLARSHIPS
For twenty‑six years the Tyler Lone Star Softball Umpire Chapter has hosted a softball tournament during the last week of ...
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 ...
WHAT THE BEST OFFICIALS KEEP DOING
You received the plum assignment, playoff game or bowl game you’ve always wanted. If your group has a scoring system, ...
COASTAL BEND CHAPTERS CELEBRATE AND RECRUIT OFFICIALS
Corpus Christi – The shortage of officials in every sport have taken a toll on existing officials. Many have worked ...
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2022 NFHS Softball Rule Interpretations
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SOFTBALL NON APPROVED BATS
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4 HABITS SOFTBALL UMPIRES MUST HAVE
If you took a poll of coaches and players and asked them to name the skills and habits that are ...
TASO SOFTBALL UNIFORM POLICY
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KEEP WATCH ON BASERUNNERS ABANDONING THEIR BASE
Webster’s defines abandonment as “to leave or forsake completely; to give up possession or control of or to give up, ...
NFHS 2022 SOFTBALL RULE CHANGES
1‑2‑1: Clarifies bases may be designed to disengage from their anchor system. Rationale: This change places rule language with other ...