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Lack of Officials, WIAA Releases Opinion

01/10/2019, 2:00pm CST
By WSS Staff

"80 percent of all young officials hang up their stripes after just two years of whistle blowing. Why? They don’t need your abuse. Plus, there’s a ripple effect. There are more officials over 60 than under 30 in many areas. And as older, experienced officials retire, there aren’t enough younger ones to replace them. If there are no officials, there are no games."

Without officials, sporting events would not happen. The shortage of officials is a real problem that is occurring from state to state. The WIAA has released an opinion piece telling parents to 'cool it'. 

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