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Week In The Life of An SEC Football Official

SEC FOOTBALL OFFICIATING WEEKLY PROCESS SATURDAY From the SEC Football Command Center, monitor games as well as internet and social media and note issues...

Coaches Mentality

Coaches and officials can have an adversarial relationship because of the primary difference between an officials and a coaches mentality: Coaches care who wins and...

Officials Who Coach

We start with my story. I was officiating with a rookie partner (who had great potential) on a middle school championship basketball game. Perfect...

Don’t Try To Win The Argument

As an official, when you are involved in a conflict, your goal is to resolve it. You have to fight the tendency to want to win...

Shut Out Distractions and Focus

Every game — whether it’s a youth contest or an NCAA postseason game — matters to the players. So it’s important we bring our best to...

Limits To Coach Communications

Communication between officials and coaches is extremely important and is an essential element of a properly officiated game. Most coaches identify communication as the single most important attribute...

Turn The Cast Away?

One of the hazards of being a sports official is that you quickly become an expert consultant to your friends when they have a question about a...

Touchline Tackle

There is a lot happening in this play requiring the referee and near assistant referee to work together. The location on the field...

4 Marginal Call Landmines 

There you are, just cruising along in a basketball game. Everything is going smoothly, and then all of a sudden — bang! All hell breaks loose. What...

NLRB Board Rules Lacrosse Officials Employees of PIAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a decision that could have nationwide implications, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that members of a...

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