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.

Battle Through a Tough Start

Anyone who has officiated any sport at any level has had games in which things didn’t go as planned. What if the unexpected trip-up...

Talk Yourself Into a Good Game

Have you ever wondered how rah-rah pep talks can move athletes toward great performances? It’s because the athletes themselves have an innate desire to...

Take the ‘I’ Out of ‘Quit’

It’s not always easy to be an official. That’s not anything you don’t already know. Sports officials are the targets of media, fans and...

Showing Emotion Isn’t a Bad Thing 

Judgment is an old concept in terms of human history, and as time goes on, humans are constantly trying to regulate judgment and eliminate emotion, to the...

Your Calls Linger After You

You may think the impact of your officiating is confinded to the time the clock is running and ends at the buzzer, but your...

8 Steps to Better Communication

When it comes to the necessities needed in becoming a successful sports official, the art of conversation might not seem to be high on...

Groups Work to Give Sports Officials Spiritual Guidance

For decades there have been spiritual outlets for players, coaches and even team administrators, but there hasn't been much available to give sports officials...

7 Steps To Better Conversations

Dealing with adversarial relationships can be tough. These seven tips to better conversations will make your difficult job a bit easier.   1. Pause before responding Let the other person get...

‘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...

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