Taking Care Of Business

Taking Care Of Business

Taking Care Of Business

7 Things You Must Know About Game Contracts

Game contracts are a part of officiating. Every officiating assignment — at every level — represents a contract or part of a contract. Contracts...

For the Fourth Time, That’s Enough!

Warnings — Give ‘em “the look,” “the stop sign,” the quiet word, the louder word, it doesn’t matter if you never take care of...

Active Recruitment

How would you feel if you were thinking of getting into officiating and these were the recruitment slogans thrown at you?: “Tired of the Spouse...

Don’t Officiate an “Unofficial” Game

Games can be over before they begin. Some officials fall into the trap of officiating the extra inning after a run rule, or starting...

Learn to Love Your Schedule C

If you thought understanding the offside rule in soccer or the DH rule in college baseball is complicated, try handling the Schedule C, line...

You’re Your Own Agent

By Michael Menard At a referee development camp that I attended last summer, the camp director began with a single question: “Who is your agent?” After...

Weather Woes

An important concept in officiating is learning to control the things that you can control. We can control the amount of time that we...

Tort Liability for Game Officials

Protecting the safety of players is a substantial responsibility of officials. We are charged with enforcing the rules and many of those rules are...

A Guide to Defending Your Officials

Every season association officers get letters, letters and more letters. “How could we have 10 fouls and they have only two? That’s wrong.” “My kids...
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What Do You Have to Hide?

Knock, knock. “Hello, Mr. Smith. We’re with the state association. We’re conducting a little check of all our registered officials. You don’t mind if...

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