Wanted: refs, umps, officials

A Maine Sunday Telegram story about the aging population of sports referees, umps, and other officials in Maine focuses on the experience of Jason Buxbaum ’08, already a veteran youth soccer official and baseball ump. The article notes the lack of support for young officials just starting out. “I don’t think enough is being done to retain people,” Buxbaum says. “There isn’t a strong support system in place for those who might get discouraged. I’ve been discouraged after a game that I don’t think I called well, and no one is harder on a bad performance than an official.” (View Text)

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