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Nationwide Sports Official Crisis - Dan McGinnis

July 27, 2022 Ken Carpenter Season 1 Episode 52
Nationwide Sports Official Crisis - Dan McGinnis
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Nationwide Sports Official Crisis - Dan McGinnis
Jul 27, 2022 Season 1 Episode 52
Ken Carpenter

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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Show Notes

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

Sponsored by: The Netting Professionals

Support the Show.