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Outside the Lines

Defining the playing area is an important part of the referees’ prematch duties. Identifying obstacles, any changes in court surface or elevation, and...

DQ’d: Tyson vs. Holyfield June 28, 1997

Five days after ending the notorious Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield fight with a Tyson disqualification, Mills Lane is holed up in his Nevada District...

Take Back the Flag

Once a flag is thrown, there are circumstances when it can be picked up — disregarded if you will. Except for some very...

The Debate: Hammer or Point?

By Mike Droll Whether it’s at an umpiring clinic, professional umpiring school or just learning from a buddy who is getting you ready for...

4 Habits of Successful Officials

If you took a poll of coaches and players and asked them to name the skills and habits that are important for a...
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The Heart and Soul of Every Football Crew

While every position on a football officiating crew is important, the wing officials might just be the heart and soul of the group. Involved...

Confidence Comes from the Rules

Confidence is the key to success or optimum performance in any endeavor, but confidence is not a genetic mental thing as many think....

A Major League Road to Fitness

“If you slow down, life will stab you on the back,” says Mackie Shilstone. “Disease will find you.” It’s a strong message delivered to...

Put It Between the Fingers

It has been said for years that the easiest, most efficient method for holding an assistant referee flag is to let it hang...

Step-By-Step Focus

The pause, read and react technique has been used for many years. Some associations call that process, wait, interpret, choose. Others coin it,...

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