Officials that retire from active officiating can be considered for this high honor by the ADS Licensed Officials Committee based on their length of service and feedback on performance, as well as their other service and contributions to the ADS such as serving as ADS Officers or Board Members, chairing or serving on committees, mentoring learners, teaching ADS clinics, and assisting with educational material for ADS use.
Once chosen by the LOC, names are brought to the ADS BOD for approval.
Emeritus status will not be given to all officials who retire although we do appreciate their service.
A list of these so honored will be put on our website along with the guidelines.
These officials will be considered as mentors and lend guidance as they choose.
Those with Emeritus status have made the decision to retire and will no longer be eligible to officiate. A guest card is needed for a retired official to officiate, those officials limited to two guest cards in a particular classification according to ADS rules.