Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2019

Degree Name

MSEd in Physical Education

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Dr. Kathy Houston-Wilson

Abstract

The purpose of this synthesis was to identify on two common issues in Sports Officiating: Recruitment and Retention. An extensive examination of literature was conducted in order to review and research the problem in sports officiating of recruitment and retention. The purpose of this article is to identify researched recruitment and retention issues of sports officials, ways to retain current officials, and strategies to help recruit new officials. (Titlebaum, Haberlin, & Titlebaum 2009). This synthesis will review the literature on two common issues in Sports Officiating: Recruitment and Retention.

Keywords: Recruitment, retention, mentorship, official, association, referee.

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