Softball News & Announcements

August 22, 2019

2019-2020 SOFTBALL 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 . ...
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 SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the following TASO umpires that were selected to call games for the UIL State Softball Tournament: SEMIFINALS Chapter ...
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 ...
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 ...
February 15, 2019

2019 TASO BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ANNUAL MEETING VIDEO

Here is a brief video review of the 2019 TASO Baseball and Softball Annual Meeting that was held at the ...
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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