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Association Issues

Take a Professional Approach to Assigning

Assigners need to maintain a professional approach when it comes to assigning games. Perception can be reality for some members. Longtime assigners will obviously...

FAQs About Drafting and Maintaining Your Group’s Bylaws

Something rather basic following the formation of an officials association is the adoption of a set of bylaws to govern the association. The following...

Spell Out Your Discipline Procedures

The word “discipline” has several definitions, including the positive description of exhibiting a orderly conduct and behavior in accordance with expected standards. Additionally, it...

5 Key Questions to Answer in Your Bylaws

By Donald C. Collins Association bylaws are a road map to how an association is run, and a means for setting association standards and practices....

Nine Tips to Decrease Your Association’s Exposure to Liability

1. Follow Your Bylaws Officials who are skilled in enforcing the rules of the game while officiating often don’t feel bound by any of the...

Educate Your Members to Avoid Liability

When lawyers file a lawsuit, they look for as many defendants as they can find. Don’t just sue the truck driver that ran into...

How to Remove a Problem Member

By Donald C. Collins Q My association would like to remove a problem member from the association. More than half the members in the group refuse...

How to Develop a Discipline Program

The president of the local basketball officials association got a call on a Wednesday morning in late January. It was the principal of one...

Are Your Bylaws Keeping Up With the Times?

One of the most important documents for your association is the bylaws. Bylaws are rules adopted by an association to manage its affairs and...

So You’ve Agreed to Be an Assigner

Now that you’ve agreed to be an assigner, what can you expect? From experience, I can tell you there’ll be high points and low...

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