Shortage of Sports Officials: Crisis mode

The shortage of officials continues to grow, and with the high school sports season resuming, every state is finding officials are becoming scarce.
In an article by John Keilman of the Chicago Tribune, reasons for the shortage are explained, and the common points are what we see in Wisconsin:
Read the complete article HERE

2021 Fall Sports Season Schedules

 Solutions

Most agree the officiating shortage can start to be addressed with one simple solution.

Increase the pay. Seriously.

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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]