Source: Michigan High School Athletic AssociationEAST LANSING, Mich. - July 23 - More than 1,100 Michigan High School Athletic Association officials are scheduled to attend "Officiate Michigan Day" on Saturday, July 27, at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, where they will receive training from 40 of the best in the officiating field. Officials representing the amateur, collegiate and professional ranks will speak and provide training during four instructional workshops throughout the day plus additional sessions mid-day and at the end of the afternoon. "Officiate Michigan Day" is the kickoff event to the National Association of Sports Officials' (NASO) annual Sports Officiating Summit, which will follow July 28-30 in Grand Rapids. MHSAA Executive Director John E. "Jack" Roberts and Barry Mano, founder and president of NASO, will give the opening address. Four-time Super Bowl official Jerry Markbreit will speak to close the event. Four instructional sessions will focus on sport-specific training in officiating the following: baseball, basketball, competitive cheer, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, ice hockey, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. "We're expecting this to be one of the largest gatherings of sports officials ever held in the United States," said MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl, who oversees the association's officials program. "It will be a historic day of learning and training for our officials." Among scheduled clinicians are current National Basketball Association officials Joe Crawford and Bill Kennedy, NCAA National Coordinator of Volleyball Officials Joan Powell, National Hockey League Senior Vice President and Director of Officiating Terry Gregson and official Dan O'Halloran, and National Football League officials Perry Paganelli, Carl Paganelli, Jr., and Dino Paganelli. All three Paganellis have officiated Super Bowls, and O'Halloran is coming off working his fourth straight Stanley Cup Final. Crawford and Kennedy both officiated during the recent NBA Finals, and Powell also served as team leader of the U.S. women's national volleyball team that won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics. "Officiate Michigan Day" is open to all officials, including those not registered with the MHSAA, and cost to attend is $35. It is recommended officials sign up online by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 25. To register for the conference or see the schedule and list of presenters and clinicians, visit the MHSAA Website at www.mhsaa.com, click on the "Officials" tab in the top menu bar and then on the "Officiate Michigan Day" link. The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by more than 1,500 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract approximately 1.6 million spectators each year.
TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference takes place July 14-15 in Vancouver
(April 26, 2017) – TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports team, club and league management, today announced the extension of its successful partnership with The Coaches Site, the leading source for news and information for hockey coaches.read more
Source: Commercial Recreation Specialists
Verona, WI, (April, 2017) – Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS) is expanding its capabilities with the addition of Jon Wills. Jon joined the CRS team as a Regional Construction & Service Manager and will be an essential component in expanding the services offered through CRS. Jon started his new role on Monday, April 3rd and is already proving to be a key resource for our aquatic and land-based recreation projects.read more
Source: Gold Medal Products Co.
Gold Medal Products Co., the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of concession food equipment and supplies, is pleased to introduce Andy Shang as the company’s Vice President of Engineering.read more
Leading Athletic Communication Software Provides Competitive Edge in Connecting Student-Athletes, Coaches and Staff
DURHAM, NC – [Tuesday, April 25, 2017] – Teamworks, the industry leader of mobile collaboration and communication software for athletic organizations, is pleased to announce a new relationship with the athletic department at the University of Colorado. As the Buffaloes’ Collaboration Software Provider, Teamworks will streamline communication for coaches, athletic trainers, advisors and administrators while centralizing player and staff information. The Buffs will deploy Teamworks department-wide, joining other Pac-12 athletic departments and prestigious NCAA Division I programs in modernizing student-athlete engagement and internal operations through the platform.read more
This past Saturday, WhiteWater took the stage with some of the best known names in our industry at the Themed Entertainment Association’s Thea Awards Gala to celebrate the most ground-breaking projects and innovative technologies in themed entertainment. This is a proud achievement for WhiteWater, as it is rare for a waterpark manufacturer to be recognised with a Thea Award once, let alone twice. The first Thea Award WhiteWater received was in 2001 for Parc Asterix’ Spinning Rapids Ride named L'Oxygenarium. This time, our game-changing Slideboarding ride has distinguished us for its pioneering technology.read more
S.R.Smith has just added a new pool lift offering to its comprehensive line of ADA Aquatic Lifts. A 360-degree rotational pool lift, the aXs2 features a sleek and compact design that requires minimal deck space. It is an ideal pool access solution for public and hospitality swimming pools. The aXs2’s powder-coated frame provides extra protection from harsh aquatic environments, and its fully rotomolded seat with flip-up armrests and LiftOperator® Intelligent Control System make it exceptionally user-friendly. Learn more at srsmith.comread more