5 Post-game Discussion Strategies

It’s been a long day. There was the travel to the event, the pregame meeting, a long grueling contest, some testy coaches, an...

How to Handle a New Crew Member

If you’re used to working on a crew with the same people from week to week, you know that you can quickly reach...

4 Tips for Talking to Coaches

Talking to coaches is not an exact science; they are as different as anyone else you would encounter in another forum. What works...

Get Great Series: Better by Next Week

If someone told you a they had a way to get better by next week, would you do it no matter what it...

When a No-Call is the Best Call

The absence of an official’s whistle has its own characteristic sound — that of continued action. That silence is thought to bring an official further along the...

Crew Chief: Master These Mindsets

People expect a lot from sports officials. They’re expected to arrive at games on time and prepared. We know they attempt to officiate in a professional manner, be...

Meet the Assigning Challenge

Some days assigning feels like it’s a job only Superman or Wonder Woman could handle. Often assigners would like to have the powers...

Dealing with Obnoxious Fans

Between the lines, sports officials have every right and can take immediate action to eject a player or coach from a game for...

Get Great Series: Better by Tomorrow

If someone told you a way to get better by tomorrow, would you do it no matter what it was? How about if...

Overcome a Negative Attitude

S Officials come face-to-face with a great deal of negativity — their own, that of other officials or that of coaches and players. There...

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