Patent Number: 6,311,041

Title: Multi-media network-based communication system and method for training sports officials

Abstract: A system and method provide a site on a network accessible to a staff of officials from a sports league to facilitate more consistent and correct officiating of games played under league rules. The site provides links to digitized game segments demonstrative of lessons to be learned from review of the segments. Each digitized game segment is provided with a comment and/or question intended to instruct the reviewing official as to the lesson to be learned from review of the displayed game play. Additionally provided to the officials over the site are periodic tests and rule clarifications intended to further sharpen their officiating skills. Officials that travel between different sports venues in a given week are able to review the site between games for newly posted training-related materials from prior games.

Inventors: Goodyear; Christopher J. (Chandler, AZ)


International Classification: G09B 7/00 (20060101); G09B 7/02 (20060101); G09B 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018