Local Groups Struggle to Recruit Youth Sports Officials

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In the last year, finding qualified officials to work youth sports tournament games has become increasingly more difficult, according to the Sports Commission in Rochester, Minn. This makes it harder to host local tournaments, which results in fewer competition opportunities for youths.

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The Post Bulletin speculates that the shortage of willing officials may stem from several problems. First, it’s possible that there is simply a faster increase in demand than there is an increase in qualified personnel, as the Sports Commission works with more groups to facilitate more activities for youths.

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