A collaboration platform for the modern sports official.
Private. Customizable. Collaboration.
Single Clip Upload
Allows users to send and receive individual clips
You Make the Call
Challenge users with specific video clips and answers
Evaluate the knowledge of your staff with rules and case plays
The RefQuest Team will produce your training tapes with telestration and voiceover!
Upload a full game and clip your plays easily within the site
Game grader allowing users to evaluate and review all decisions throughout the course of a contest
Coming in 2021 - Enables supervisors to schedule officials for their leagues' contests
Coming in 2021 - Telestrate directly on the RQ platform and share with other RQ users
Clients and Sports
What Users Are Saying About RQ+
IHSAA Assistant Commissioner
“The IHSAA has found the user interface to be extremely easy to navigate. The collaboration between smaller clinician teams and our officiating staff has been invaluable. With use of the Video Library and the Training Tape features, we have held online clinics and training sessions during a time when no other contact was possible, via RefQuest Plus. Our officials are engaged and willing to spending time on the content they receive. Consistency throughout the entire state is our focus as we align with the NFHS rules. RQ+ has offered a training tool that will be extended to all sports officials throughout the entire state. RQ+ has made customer service a priority, which is greatly appreciated by our office and the officials we serve”.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Official
“If any official truly wants to improve, they must access RQ+. This is easily the best online training tool I have utilized in my career. From the flow of the site to the engagement it encourages, RQ+ is second to none. It has undoubtedly helped me become a better official. I am a big fan of RQ+”.
NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Coordinator
“RefQuest Plus is game-changing technology and the best online training tool on the market! I have found it to be user friendly, easy to clip plays and extremely helpful to give and get feedback on key plays. The private portal allows the coordinator to share with a few or the whole staff. If you are in the business of teaching, training and developing officials, RefQuest Plus is the platform for you.”
Former NCAA Women’s Volleyball National Coordinator and Current Pac-12 and MW Women’s Volleyball Coordinator
“RefQuest came our way via a referral from a colleague, just in time! RefQuest's ability to prepare my official’s for our annual Summit was excellent. The personal tutorial and follow-up with the RQ+ team were very helpful, allowing me to customize my needs. My officials enjoyed the "Make the Call" feature and I was able to communicate with each official after they submitted their answers. The functionality is superb - best I have seen - very user-friendly. After our Summit, we posted our new officials' virtual welcome video and everyone was able provide comments. RefQuest is the best online training tool for sports officials; it's a game changer!”
NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Coordinator
“I’ve never had enough time to teach and train my officials as much as I’d like. RQ+ is the best online teaching tool I’ve ever used. It is easy to access plays, I enjoy the pie charts on the play summaries that allow officials to compare their calls to other officials. In addition, I like being able to respond to an individual or an entire group. It’s 100% customizable based on how I’d like to communicate with my staff. RQ+ also allows me to customize plays based on the level and conference for officials that are relevant to them. Viewing the comments assist me in gauging each officials knowledge of the rules, how they’re applied and confidence in which they apply the ruling. Officiating is a subjective task and I enjoy seeing my less experienced officials develop over the course of time.”
NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Official and Division II Men’s Basketball Conference Coordinator
"RQ+ has been a huge timesaver for me! A big thank you to RQ+ for making my job a lot easier. We’ve been utilizing another platform in the past and it was tedious to say the least. With RQ+, the system is easy for all of my officials use and I no longer needed extra help from a teaching and training standpoint. If you need an online platform for teaching, training and collaboration, then RQ+ is for you. I highly recommend it!"
NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball National Coordinator
"RefQuest has an ease of use that makes their service ideal for any official's organization. I personally see it as a game-changer in collaborating on video clips to help with the education and growth of officiating. Their features are well thoughtout and allow for one-to-one or group sharing. You can tell this product was designed by people who know officiating."
The RQ+ Platform Gets Results
Users and growing
The RQ+ Team
Bo created RQ+ in 2018 and currently oversee’s the company on a day to day basis. He is a 1998 graduate of UAB with a Bachelor’s of Behavioral Science Degree. Bo also played college baseball from 1994-1998. He began his officiating career at the small college level in 1998 and has been a Division I Men’s Basketball Official since 2000. He has officiated 13 NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Tournaments, including officiating the 2019 Final Four in Minneapolis, MN.
Chief Principal Advisor
Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the RQ+ team. He has over 35 years of experience in sports at the collegiate level. Dan worked at the NCAA National Office in a multitude of different departments, including Enforcement, Championships, Governance and Membership Affairs. He has also served as an Athletics Director and coach at the campus level. During his 28 years at the National Office, Dan's primary duties involved the Division I Men's Basketball Championship, playing rules and officiating across all sports.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Clive’s primary focus at RQ+ is technology development and is tasked with making decision regarding the RQ+ infrastructure. Clive Townsend earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and in Nuclear Engineering and a Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering, all at Purdue University. As he works towards his PhD in Nuclear Engineering, he serves as the Chairman of the National Organization of Test, Research and Teaching Reactors. He officiated for twelve years with seven of those at the collegiate level in basketball and is a current collegiate football replay official.
Director of Strategic Development
Tyler's current focus is technology development and also manages strategic partnerships for RQ+. Tyler received both his Bachelor of Science (Mathematics Education, 2016) and Master of Science (Recreation and Sports Management, 2018) from Purdue Univeristy. His athletic background includes high school basketball, track and field, baseball, soccer and 5 years with the Purdue Women's Basketball practice team. Tyler began officiating baseball and basketball while in high school, continued officiating for Purdue Intramural Sports, and currently officiates Men's College Basketball at the Division I, II and III levels. Joining co-owner Clive Townsend, Tyler was recently inducted into the Purdue Officials Hall of Fame.
Director of Content Strategy
Marty comes to RQ+ with a wide breadth of creative and business development experience, with backgrounds in music and media production, marketing and branding strategy, as well as overseeing the execution of organic growth blueprints. He earned his business degree with a focus in Media Management from Columbia College Chicago in 2007. A sports official since the age of 12, he has worked his way through the ranks into multiple collegiate sports, including a 2016 National Championship. He is currently a replay official in Division I Football and he is a Division I Women's Softball umpire. In addition, he is in his fourth year as the Video Services and training coordinator for a high-level Softball Umpire Program. Marty also produces media and training content for football officials.
Pipeline "GO" Director
Bert heads the RQ+ diversity initiative “Pipeline GO”. He works closely with leaders and representatives from multiple sports to get officials from diverse backgrounds in the officiating pipeline. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Bert attended SUNY @ Buffalo and studied Business Administration. He worked for Avis Budget Group and held various managerial and leadership roles during his tenure in Chicago, Houston and Cincinnati. His background in union contract negotiations, training, sales development, diversity and HR is being put to great use at RQ+. Bert’s work on the court for 28 season as a Division I men’s college basketball official, which includes 17 NCAA Tournaments and multiple Sweet 16 and Elite 8’s, are certainly beneficial to the RQ+ initiatives.
Chris works directly with and provides services to many of the portals in the RQ+ portfolio. His ability to communicate and solve problems make him a valuable member of the RQ+ team. He graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1995. He played basketball and soccer in high school, while going on to begin his career in officiating. Chris officiated high school basketball from 1995-1998, small college men’s basketball from 1998-2001 and is currently a Division I men’s basketball official, having officiating in 9 NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Tournaments.
Bryan works to give our clients the best experience possible on the RQ+ platform. His work is centered around customer success and engagement. Bryan began his officiating career working basketball, baseball, and football while at Purdue University and graduated in 1996 with a degree in Management. He is a member of the inaugural class of the Purdue Intramural Officials Hall of Fame. Bryan began officiating men's small college basketball in 1997 and has worked at the Division 1 level since 2001.
Mike has been the CPA for RQ+ since the company began. He is know as the “accountant to the officials” in the midwest. He created his own firm in 2004 and opened an office in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 2005, where he has served clients for the last 15 years. Mike received his Bachelors in Economics from Wabash College in 1992.
Global Portal Administrator
TJ is a valuable member of the RQ+ team in his role as the administrator of the Global High School Basketball Portal. TJ is currently the State of Maine’s Coordinator of Officials and has been a member of IAABO Since 1985. A veteran of basketball officiating, he refereed for 36 years and small college basketball for 20 years. TJ worked the Maine high school post season tournament for an impressive 25 years, including numerous State Championship games.
Tom is “the voice” of RQ+. He was a 1967 Salem College (WV) graduate, majoring in speech. His impressive resume includes ten years as a TV sportscaster in Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Louisville and Denver. Prior to those duties, he sold advertising in Oklahoma City and Fresno, ending his selling career with twelve years at Comcast Cable in Indianapolis.
Special Projects and Content Administrator
Andy is responsible for the creation and management of several internal systems at RQ+. In addition to working directly with the development team, he is involved in various projects and provides immeasurable support. He brings a wealth of experience from his years involved with high school and collegiate sports. Andy graduated from the University of Illinois in 2018, where he was a student manager with the Illini Men’s Basketball Team from 2014 - 2018. He also worked as an Officiating Services Intern at the Big Ten Conference office, where he was directly involved with game - film evaluation for multiple sports in the Big Ten Officiating Consortium. He currently officiates at the high school and collegiate levels.
Account Services Administrator
Amy has proven to be a great resource for all RQ+ accounts. While her focus is primarily on our volleyball accounts, she manages and maintains many aspects for our clients. She is a 2013 graduate of Miami (OH) University in Sport Administration. She also earned her Masters Degree in Sport Administration from Purdue University in 2015. with degrees in sport administration. Amy was a four-year letter winner in Women’s Volleyball 2009-2012. As a former athlete, Amy is excited to be a part of the RQ+ Team!
Brian has been the attorney for RQ+ since its inception. He provides counsel on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions. He benefits from prior experiences in the health care and life sciences industries, including prior scientific, business, and legal experience with the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, the North American headquarters of a major medical diagnostics company, and the international headquarters of a major pharmaceutical company. He earned his law degree at the Indiana University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Health Law Review. While in law school, he also interned for the Honorable Larry J. McKinney of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, was a student member of the Indianapolis American Inn of Court, and served on the Dean’s Student Advisory Board.
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