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“'We are excited about this agreement with RefReps to assist the NFHS in providing education content for high school officials across the country. We are in complete agreement with RefReps’ mission to properly develop the next generation of great sports officials, and we look forward to working with RefReps alongside many of our member state associations.'”

NFHS News - Dr. Karissa Niehoff (Quote)

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KSHSAA Covered

"...We feel the RefReps curriculum is a great resource for schools to use as they help develop the next generation of officials..."

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Marion Star

"...This is work force development and instant employability,..."

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NFHS News

"NFHS Begins Agreement with RefReps to Assist with Education Content for Officials..."

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IHSAA News

"The IHSAA in an effort to not only expand its pool of officials, but broaden each individual’s knowledge, is working with RefReps, which offers comprehensive online officiating education courses that include..."

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Richland Source

"(RefReps) is a good online tool to learn the basics of officiating and it’s available anytime, so in addition to being available to use within schools, it’s also available for adults who otherwise couldn’t get to an in-person class.”

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Nordonia HS Newsletter

“For many students, their athletic career ends after they leave high school,” said Eckenrode. “This gives them the opportunity to continue with the sport they loved.”

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MSHSAA All Access

"In this second episode of our RefReps series, we visit with Leeanna Meador, Principal at Tipton High School, and talk about what they are doing with the RefReps program and how it has impacted their students and community."

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Dakota News Now

"Nationwide, the average age of officials is nearing 60 years old, this is why on Tuesday, the South Dakota High School Activities Association announced a new partnership (with RefReps) with the goal of..."

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KWCH 12 News

"The referee shortage is felt across the country. In Kansas, the new man in charge of trying to recruit officials for high school sports is working to overcome that challenge (with RefReps)."

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Experience Magazine

"On several plays, I didn’t even recognize that a call needed to be made, and I only learned an infraction occurred when the instructor explained it."

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21 WFMJ News

“'The OHSAA has gone away from in-person classes which poses a challenge for new sports officials getting started,' said Brian Ladner, BHS Health/PE teacher who’s instructing the class..."

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Richland Source

"Boardman High School senior, Braeden Pugh, is an example of a program to bolster the declining ranks of sports officials.  Pugh won a new $500 grant from RefReps and a non-profit group called ‘Save Our Sport’..."

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