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.

48 Timeless Tips

The following "Timeless Tips" were originally targeted at first-year officials, but we believe all officials can benefit from these nuggets of wisdom. Enjoy. You learn...

Leave Your Bad Day at Home

Television newsman Neil Cavuto says, “There’s nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There’s everything wrong with making others have to have...

Body Language Speaks Volumes

When people hear the word “communication,” they think of how one person speaks to another. A sometimes overlooked yet critically important method is body language. In many ways, an official’s...

Fight Negative Comments with Finesse

Sometimes people will make negative comments knowing you’re an official. So how should you react? Here’s a vote for speaking up on behalf of...

Tips For Working In Cold Weather

Much has changed since Dec. 31, 1967. When the crew scheduled to work the NFL championship game awoke in Green Bay, Wis., that morning,...

Confidence Through Strong Body Language

The score is tied in the championship basketball game with less than a minute remaining. The fans in the packed arena are on their...

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 game...

Squeezing the Last Drop Out of Your Talent

25For most of the movie “Whiplash,” music instructor Terence Fletcher curses, rails at, belittles and humiliates his students. When he encounters one of his former...

Make Positive First Impressions With New Coaches

There are many activities that are always part of sports contests regardless of the type of sport, the equipment used, or in what venue the game occurs. One...

Oklahoma Referee Tackles Bad Behavior Using Social Media

Veteran soccer official Brian Barlow of Broken Arrow, Okla., believes a little public shaming is not necessarily a bad thing. Especially if it results in...

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