While every position on a football officiating crew is important, the wing officials might just be the heart and soul of the group.
Involved on almost every play; they count players, judge the legality of formations, watch for pre-snap fouls and observe blocking. They may not have to move more than a step, or sprint downfield to cover a long gainer. Not to mention, they also have to listen to the constant commentary from the sidelines.
Wing officials have a lot to know and remember. It’s mentally draining to maintain constant concentration and also be ready to move quickly and decisively in response to the on-field action.
That’s why Position Power: Working the Wings is so important. There has never been a “guide” dedicated to the position. With so much happening continuously, preparing yourself beyond simply studying the rules is a good habit to get into. Whether you’re moving to the wing this season, or have been working there for years, the only goal of this book is to make you a better official. We think it hits that mark and then some.
Position Power: Working the Wings is available to for only $12.95. NASO members can get it for only $10.36 when you are logged into your account at store.referee.com or call 800-733-6100.
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