Leadership Officiating

Leadership Officiating covers pregame preparation, team-officiating and being a crew chief.

Leadership Officiating

Leadership Officiating
Leadership Officiating covers pregame preparation, team-officiating and being a crew chief.

Team Works

Most people think two teams are required for an athletic competition. Officials know better. It takes three — the teams scheduled to take the field or court, plus...

Crew Chiefs: Build Your Team 

Great crew chiefs are like great leaders because … well, because they are great leaders. But in officiating, the whole is only as good as the sum of its parts....

You Are Already ‘There’

To achieve maximum personal success and productivity as a basketball official, one has to be highly motivated and have a positive attitude. Furthermore, to reach and...

Be a Team Player

“I hear you, Coach, but it wasn’t my call.” That statement can send shockwaves of negativity into a situation on the court or field....

Teaching, Not Preaching

Whether you’ve been officiating for some time, figure yourself to be a seasoned vet or you simply have three more games under your belt...

Are You Choosing Your Partner Wisely?

Some sports officials do not have the luxury of choosing their game partner. Many organizations have a commissioner or game assigner that schedules each...

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 argues...

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 made...

I’ve Been Meaning to Say …

We’re used to practicing restraint in conversations with coaches and players, because saying it like it is could cost us our careers. But should...

Five Lessons on Leadership

By George Gately As CEO of a small, nonprofit corporation, my avocation as a soccer referee has been an adventure in learning. What began as...

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