National Association of Sports Officials: At-Home Football 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: FOOTBALL

The Football at-home clinic includes segments on:

Sport Session: Football – Crew Communication

From football’s Collegiate Officiating Consortium, which comprises the Big Ten, Mid-American and Missouri Valley conferences, referees Reggie Smith and Curt Johnson discuss crew communication. Learn about the best ways to keep the crew on the same page in this Summit at Home session.

Sport Session: Football – Scrimmage Kick Mechanics

Crazy things can happen with scrimmage kicks in every game at every level. Jason Nickleby, Minnesota State High School League coordinator of officials and a Big Ten Center Judge, along with Mike Spanier, retired 21-year NFL line judge, Fred Bryan, NFL umpire and Mike Cannon, Big Ten referee, cover scrimmage kick mechanics and give you tips and techniques to make sure you’ve got things covered.

Dean Blandino: Scrutiny: What Are We Up Against?

Fox Sports Officiating Analyst Dean Blandino is among the most connected people in the industry. The former NFL vice president of officiating now educates and informs fans through his work at Fox Sports and he remains a key player in college football too. Dean has a broad perspective on officiating and he’s here to share those viewpoints with you, the Summit at Home audience.

Brad Allen: Why I Wouldn’t Trade This Job for Anything

NFL Referee Brad Allen shares his thoughts on what makes officiating so incredibly special. He has unique experiences as an NFL crew chief and explores ways we can remain connected as a community, all while relishing the incredible rewards this avocation can bring to all of us. He truly wouldn’t trade this job for anything! 

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]