Who We Are
NASO-ON is a service affiliate of the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO). Just as NASO is an educational association with the goal of improving individual sports officials, NASO-ON is a networking conduit with the means to effectively provide educational resources and management tools to leaders of officiating organizations. NASO-ON is managed by Referee Enterprises, Inc. (REI). REI publishes Referee magazine, is the home of Referee Books, and also provides management services for the National Association of Sports Officials and the Officiating Development Alliance (ODA).
What We Do
The National Association of Sports Officials-Organizations Network (NASO-ON) exists to help the leaders of organizations accomplish their everyday tasks of managing their officiating programs.
The NASO-ON concept evolved from conversations among members of NASO. As leaders in their local organizations, they realized the organizations shared similar problems meeting management, legal liability, officials training, recruiting and retention are just a few. NASO-ON then known as the Local Officials Administration Network (LOAN) became operational in 1990, designed to help member organizations share proven solutions to the operational problems of association management.
The exchange of ideas among local associations, their leaders and members is essential to the success of NASO-ON.
NASO-ON offers something no other organization can provide: a close association with the Referee brand. For nearly 30 years, Referee has been "the Magazine of Sports Officiating," building an unparalleled officiating knowledge base and reputation for educational excellence. Joining NASO-ON ensures that your association has access to timely, quality information the Referee gold standard that our readers have come to expect.
NASO-ON exists to develop and deliver information, educational resources, management guidance, and services designed to meet the needs of officiating administrators. The delivery will be accomplished using a variety of multi-media materials, drawing specific techniques from two primary sources: the dynamic network of NASO-ON members; and, the unique wealth of experience, market awareness and sport synergy of NASO-ON staff members.
All NASO-ON activities will recognize the inherent need to support: the existing structure of local officiating administrative groups (including but not limited to state and national scholastic and interscholastic organizations, public and private profit and not-for-profit athletic programs, and sports programs controlled by various local, county, state or national government bodies); and, the National Association of Sports Officials.