the future of referee education
We read in the news and hear fans across social media losing their minds about blown calls all the time. With millions of dollars and legacies of entire cities on the line, how have we not found a way to leverage technology in addressing these pain points?
Even with the intention of keeping the ‘human element’ at the center of sport, we believe sport associations and national governing bodies should embrace technology in rules education and rules officiating–behind the scenes and during play. It is safe to say when looking at recent steps and dialogues in the MLB, NBA, and NFL — this issue has become worse for fans and players despite bold efforts to make it better, litigiously. We firmly believe that the real solution includes but is not limited to sensors in balls and rackets, as well as better technology on the education side of referee training.
Perhaps the most important aspect of better athletic regulation revolves around training and testing new methods early. This was the primary factor in creating an Augmented Reality Rulebook Platform Concept for the National Federation of High School Sport Associations (NFHS). We hope you check it out and let us know what you think.
Special thanks to our friends and collaborators @ Frost Motion.