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Women’s Officials:  The Future of Women as Referees As women referees already know there is a nationwide shortage of referees for high school and youth sports.  The shortage of women referees is requiring cancellation of games in all sports and across the country. A 2017 survey from the National Association of Sports Officials asked its membership who is causing the biggest problem in sportsmanship.  Parents topped the list at 40% and coaches followed at 30%.  In addition another survey indicates that adult behavior is the reason more than 75% of all high school referees quit.  The same report states that...

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Benefits of Buying Gear Made for Women

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Being a woman’s referee (www.Officiastore.com) means that an off field/off court active lifestyle is a must. The benefits of an active lifestyle goes beyond waking up the day after a grueling game without any significant aches and pains. The physical and emotional benefit provide you with calorie burning (your calorie burning amount depends on your level of fitness and other considerations but you can easily burn 300-600 calories per game). Stress buster is another benefit of a healthy women’s referee lifestyle as well as mental sharpness. As a woman referee you’re expected to make split second decisions and being physically...

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From our vantage point as the only USA manufacturers of Women Officials Wear, we are taking notice of the advancement of women in this arena. We are so proud of the growth women continue to make in the world of officiating. So many referees and umpires have worked diligently every game assigned to open doors for fellow women.  A couple of key notes on past accomplishments. In 1904, Amanda Clement was the first woman to get paid to umpire a baseball game. 
 A mere 68 years later in 1972, Bernice Gera followed as the first woman to 
umpire a...

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  Ever Wonder how we at Officia pick products?  It's why we launched in the first place.  We put women first!   Why We Started Officia selects products based on what are proven athletic products for female athletes.  If you are actively playing your sport, officiating the sport you love or participating in a sport as your busy life allows, having the right product should not stand in the way of achieving your greatest athletic potential.   That's how Officia started!  Our sister company, Designer Sports works with athletic teams helping with uniforms and equipment and our primary focus is on...

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