Resources for Officials

Free resources for officials of all sports

When the Official is You

1. Stay in The Game

2. Meet People, Build a Social Network

3. Chance to Grow and Progress

4. Secondary Income

5. Give Back

1. Life gets in the way

2. Lack of progress in the sport - don’t know how to progress

Better job comes along for younger officials


1. Fun

2. Friends

3. Fair Play

4. Friendly competition

Additional Video Resources from Experienced Officials


Brian Barlow

Brian is the Founder of the Referee Abuse Awareness Facebook page called Offside, he is the Founder of, and he's a United States 
Soccer Federation (USSF) Soccer Referee.

Offside Facebook Page | More about Brian

Rick Parnham

Rick is currently the President of the Ontario Association of Basketball Officials. He is also an Associate Editor and Travel Writer for “On The Tee” magazine, and Director of the BAGS Junior Golf Tour.

Rick's LinkedIn More about Rick



B.C. Baseball Umpires Association

Rhonda Pauls is the Vice President and Education Chair at BCBUA.

Gord McFarlane is the Lower Mainland Director of BCBUA's grassroots program.

BCBUA's Facebook Page BCBUA's Twitter | More about BCBUA


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