Art Of Officiating

Covering conflict management, the psychology of officiating, best practices and officiating/life balance.

Art Of Officiating

Art Of Officiating
Covering conflict management, the psychology of officiating, best practices and officiating/life balance.

‘Big Time’ Attitude is for Small People

Virtually every local association or chapter has at least one official who has “made it big,” the member who has worked a state championship...

Eliminate Your Own Distractions

There are many things that might disrupt an official’s concentration during a game. They might be internal or external and could happen during play...

When Does Sideline Behavior Cause Officials to Quit?

“I did not like being a referee one bit, and I’m very happy to be done with it. It was very stressful, and I...

How to Handle a Downgrade You Disagree With

Sometimes you can just feel a downgrade coming. You’ve just completed your game. You’re headed home for the evening but you can’t seem to get that one...

Connect the Head and the Heart

Sports officiating is an emotional challenge. Gonzaga University’s Rachelle Strawther knows this firsthand after her experience running a sports and officiating soccer program in...

Don’t Go Looking for Fouls

The trouble with learning to officiate is that almost the entire focus is on recognizing fouls and calling them. Therefore, beginners not only concentrate...

Get it Right the Next Time

We’ve all had one. Or two. Or 102. That moment when stark reality hits and you realize you have just kicked the ever-living daylights...

Taking the Officiating Plunge in a Father’s Footsteps

If you were offered a job where you had to travel, sometimes long and far, got frequently criticized when you performed your duties and...

Etiquette for Video Training

Using video for training purposes is no longer the discovery of the age. Gone are the days we have to give a blank video...

4 Elements of Decisiveness

In the business world, money can be made or lost based, in large measure, on the decisiveness of the executives. In battle, the decisiveness of the...

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