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July 27, 2022
Nationwide Sports Official Crisis - Dan McGinnis

What would high school sports be like without officials? As strange as that sounds, it's already happening. More and more sports officials are retiring or walking away from officiating. Why? Inadequate pay, average age of...


What would high school sports be like without officials?  As strange as that sounds, it's already happening.  More and more sports officials are retiring or walking away from officiating.  Why?  Inadequate pay, average age of officials is much higher than you think and physical/verbal abuse from fans and coaches are just a few of the reasons.

In this episode, I discuss the umpire shortage with Dan McGinnis (Ohio High School. Athletic Association Director of Officiating Development for Baseball).

  • Sports officials shortage
  • Why are officials quitting at an alarming rate
  • Examples of how umpires are treated by fans
  • School districts are allowing guns on school property
  • Potential solutions

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