Refereeing classes start

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The Colorado High School Athletics and Activities Association needs some officials.

To that ends, it started a series of training sessions for softball (July 24-27, July 31-Aug. 1-2 at Rock Canyon High School, 5810 McArthur Ranch Blvd., Highlands Ranch), gymnastics (9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, at Overland High School, 12400 E. Jewell Ave., Aurora), volleyball (continues July 31-Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 at the Englewood Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway) and football (July 31 through Aug. 3) at Longmont United Methodist Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Ave.

“We are having to ask schools to alter varsity schedules to ensure that we can cover these games,” said CHSAA associate commissioner Tom Robinson. He also oversees sports officials in the state. “There will be sub-varsity games that won’t have complete crews. That isn’t fair to the athletes and to the officials. That is a training level for both.”

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