You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All

By Mike Droll I’ve always felt the following are some of the greatest sayings relating to speaking: “You can’t be misquoted for something you...

The Player Safety Mandate

W hen it comes to player safety, photos (and film clips) speak a thousand words. A video montage created for a session at a recent NASO...

How to Keep Your Head From Spinning

The athletic spin move is often one that players, coaches and fans love to see during a game and also one that makes...

The Secret of ‘Officiating Up’

“Leading up” has become a common mantra in American business. Many have read the work of University of Pennsylvania professor Michael Useem, who...

Be a Part of Officiating History

PARTICIPATE IN THE MOST IMPACTFUL OFFICIATING SURVEY EVER CREATED The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) and PeopleTrail are excited to announce the launch...

No Tunnel Vision With Wide-Angle View

What problem is most common among second referees? Some might say coaches chewing them out about questionable decisions or missed calls by the...

Get in Shape, Stay in Shape

Many officials procrastinate until just before the season of the sport they are working to get into “game shape.” That method of thinking...

No-Huddle? No Hurry

The key word for officials is accommodation. You can’t deter a team from setting its own pace in a game. Teams have a...

Tournament Tested

How do you get to the postseason? What skills are important when doing those big games? How do you stay at the top...

Become an Effective Clinician

Every serious official has been there: in a classroom, looking at a PowerPoint as a clinician goes over a rule or positioning principle. They’ve...

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