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Important Information Regarding Your eOfficials.com Registration!
In 2005, we launched Excel Sports Officiating (ESO) and eofficials.com
, an ambitious and ground-breaking venture, seeking to make unprecedented improvements to benefit the entire officiating profession.
Our vision was to create a single Internet hub where officials like you – across the lines of sport and level and more than one million strong – would have access to career advancement resources provided by the world’s best officiating educators. To ensure that our content would assist your career objectives, we coordinated our efforts with the NCAA and numerous other athletic governing bodies. As you might imagine, we’ve only scratched the surface of this monumental project.
Then came September 25, a red-letter day in the history of sports officiating in the United States!
On that day the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) acquired a controlling interest in ESO along with The Arbiter (www.thearbiter.net), the leading officiating assigning program in the industry. You can read the NCAA's announcement regarding this historic merger by clicking here.
Needless to say, we are elated that the NCAA has not only supported our efforts from the beginning, but believed enough in our shared vision to take it to the next level, all to facilitate your advancement as an official!
Over the next several months we will collaborate with The Arbiter and the NCAA to plan and – in 2009 – launch a new website to be equipped to provide every online resource that you will need to succeed. We will continue to pool the knowledge and experience of the most accomplished talent in officiating and provide the conduit to disseminate that knowledge and experience to the officiating community.
Featured on the new site will be product offerings specifically designed to help you improve and advance in your officiating career. Our product plans include a national registry of officials, standardized officiating resumes, expansion of our present rules and procedures testing program, original video and animation tools, officiating fitness and nutrition programming, the Official Advancement Lecture Series, exclusive educational and career content from the NCAA and other major athletic organizations, and the RulesExcel™ Database, a one-of-a-kind repository for rules study.
As a registered user of eofficials.com, you have personally helped us facilitate this historic project. Next year we will forward an offer to expand upon your current use of the site and take advantage of these exciting resources at a special rate.
As former Vice President in charge of umpiring at Major League Baseball, I have firsthand experience in bringing officials from different areas together for the betterment of the individual official and the overall profession. I hope you will continue to take advantage of the resources on our current website. And, more importantly, I hope you are as excited as I am about the future! We would consider it an honor if you would remain on board as we usher in this new age of officiating.
President, eOfficials, LLC