National Association of Sports Officials: At-Home Baseball Officiating Clinic Benefits Officials, Fans, Athletes

The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has produced sport-specific officiating videos for use in refining officials’ craft.

NASO’s Sports Officiating at Home series includes at home instructional videos for:

  • basketball
  • baseball
  • soccer
  • softball
  • volleyball
  • football

The at-home clinics inform not only officials but fans and athletes as well.

NASO’s At Home clinic: Baseball

Paul Emmel: The Grind: Stay Focused, Stay Fresh

Major League Baseball umpires work a lot of games over a long season … well, at least during a normal year. There are lessons to be learned about staying focused and working effectively as a crew. Major League Baseball umpire Paul Emmel shares his tips and techniques for staying focused and staying fresh. These are life lessons for us all.

Bob Delaney: Proper Authority Behavior

Bob Delaney, NASO Board chair, is a much sought-after public speaker on leadership. His unique background as an undercover police officer, an NBA referee, an NBA director and now college basketball officiating leader gives Bob a wealth of experience. It is those leadership experiences that shape who he is and what he teaches. He has spoken to military personnel all over the world and Fortune 500 companies here in the United States. Modeling leadership behavior is his passion and he’s here to share it with you, the Summit at Home audience. 

Sport Session: Baseball – How to Advance and Build Your Career

In this Summit at Home baseball session, SEC Coordinator of Baseball Umpires Paul Guillie and veteran umpire Jeff Gosney share what it takes to umpire elite competition and how important it is to build a plan, build your brand and invest in you! This advice will elevate your career, no matter the level.

Sport Session: Baseball – Interference/Obstruction/ Force-Play-Slide Rule

Interference, obstruction and force-play-slide rules can be some of the most complex in baseball. In this baseball Summit at Home session, SEC Coordinator of Baseball Umpires Paul Guillie and veteran umpire Jeff Gosney carefully explain the differences, show you examples and help keep them straight.

NASO’s At Home clinic: Baseball

David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]