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No Refs = No Play

May 16, 2022

Unfortunately, many referees have or are quitting the game we all love due to abuse from parents, players, coaches and spectators. Basketball is not alone as the only community sport facing this issue.

Basketball is currently down 40% across the state in the number of active referees since 2019, and games are being cancelled or postponed due to lack of numbers.

So, if the leading cause of referees quitting the game we love is abuse, then each and every one of us can change that.

As much as abuse is causing referees to quit, respect by all leads to their retention.

Respect = retention = enjoyment for all.

Everyone has a part to play.

No Refs = No Play.

Respect the refs on game day.

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