The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has released results of its 2023 National Officiating Survey. The anonymous survey collected data related to key reasons why individuals officiate, why they stay and why they leave. Importantly, the survey delves deeply into the industry-wide issues of sportsmanship, recruitment, retention, compensation, plus many others.
The effort generated responses from 35,813 sports officials across the United States and around the world. The survey is a direct follow up to the historic survey NASO conducted in 2017, which had 17,487 responses. The 2023 survey was powered by Referee.com — a proud supporter of sports officials since 1976.