Water Polo News & Announcements

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 ...
February 26, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL WATER POLO RULES CHANGES ADDRESS RISK MINIMIZATION, PACE OF PLAY, MORE SCORING OPTIONS

A total of 16 rules changes were approved in high school water polo for the next two years with a ...
February 18, 2021

UIL WILL EXTEND DEADLINES FOR GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDS; TAPPS ANNOUNCES NEW SCHEDULE FOR SOCCER, BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

With inclement weather and unsafe travel conditions forcing girls basketball playoff games to be postponed around the state, the UIL ...
February 15, 2021

BECOME UNFLAPPABLE WITH EMOTIONAL CONTROL

When people say, “There’s no need to get emotional,” that’s probably more true for officials than for the average person. ...
January 12, 2021

CRYSTAL COOKSEY BECOMES FIRST FEMALE TO OFFICIATE A TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

On January 5, 2021, TASO Football Dallas Chapter member Crystal Cooksey became the first female to be assigned a State ...
December 17, 2020

EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

By Nate Perry The past five issues of High School Today have addressed the coronavirus’ effects on high school athletics ...
December 10, 2020

COASTAL BEND SOCCER REFEREE ASSOCIATION TOY DRIVE

On Wednesday, December 9th, members of the TASO Coastal Bend Soccer Referee Association delivered toys that had been donated by ...
December 4, 2020

TASO SAN ANGELO BASEBALL UMPIRES SUPPORT AREA FAMILIES

The San Angelo Baseball Umpires support service area families for the holidays.  Pictured are left Tom Jones and right Randy ...
October 30, 2020

TASO THREADS

Members, don’t forget about the TASO Threads Store.  There is a store for each Sports Division.  The on‑line store contains ...
October 16, 2020

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE REFEREES: WHAT LANGUAGE DO THEY SPEAK IN MATCHES TO PLAYERS?

Officials at the top level of the game may find themselves having to explain decisions to players from all over ...
September 25, 2020

COVID CAUSES HEADACHES FOR ASSIGNORS

Michael Fitch, TASO Staff I have always had a special respect and appreciation for our 150+ local chapter assignors, they ...
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