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July 2020

We know. If your like us, you are waiting eager to get back on the court. Trust us, we are JUST AS eager to help you get to where you want to go.  All across the country and around the world, sports have been preempted with a virtual halt - with that domino affecting normal officiating events like the annual NASO Summit. Years past, the NASO Summit was a must mark on the calendar. As COVID-19 has engulfed the nation, the sporting industry

From the team at MAGBO, we hope that you are staying safe during these uncertain times. COVID-19 has had a bevy of consequences. Based on the connectedness of the sporting world and officiating - there has been minimal movement. Although we haven’t been moving on the court, we have been active behind the scenes; we have been doing our Summer League Series with a slew of camps to keep you connected to the game, and we have been slowly revamping

Many people know the title – yet don’t know the man. Enter Jon Levinson. In collaboration with MAGBO NYC, we talk to Jon about the state of officiating during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, his early beginnings officiating, and his love of umpiring baseball.  All that and more, part 1 of Jon Levinson, now. Here or below In part 2 of my sit down with Jon, we get to know more about the end of his officiating career and the start of his

In this podcast, we sit down with the President of MAGBO to discuss what he’s been doing during the Coronavirus, going down memory lane officiating for a hot dog and a soda, to umpiring college kids before he was in college, and his mission of teaching people in the high school classroom, as well as the officiating classroom through MAGBO. Along with my special co-host Kerry Donohue, our conversation with Jim, now. Here or below.

It wasn’t too long when Kerry was a clinician at a camp I attended, giving me pointed advice. In this pod, she discusses her early introduction into officiating, her love of sports, what she’s been up to during the pandemic, and being the head of MAGBO, all while getting ready for their virtual camp. All that and more, my conversation with Kerry, here or below.

Forty Four is a special number to Ralph the Ref – he worship’s the arc that Hubert Davis used to shoot behind, among other greats that bestowed the numberical nomenclature. In this special commemorative pod,  Ray Valeriano discusses the start of Referee Rant with it’s creator Ralph the Ref – it’s inception, it’s progress, it’s future, and oh yeah, we talk about reffing.  Ray’s conversation with Ralph, now. 

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