Officiating-Life Balance

Officiating-Life Balance

Officiating-Life Balance

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...

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...

Balancing Officiating with Family

My wife asked me, “Where are you headed tonight?” My kids asked me, “Are you coming to watch my game?” My response to my wife and...

Finding Acceptance as the New Person in Town

When I accepted the offer to join Referee as an associate editor in January, I had next to no concerns about how I’d fit...

When Your Game is Postponed

Your bag is packed and you’re just about ready to head out for your game when the phone rings. A chicken pox outbreak at...

Make an Officiating Comeback

A few seasons ago, I felt like I was on the “up and up.” I felt personal improvement in my play calling, physique and...

Unexpected Challenges in Officiating

As I headed down the long, nondescript, stale-smelling concrete tunnel toward the soccer stadium field from the officials’ locker room, looking forward to being...

When to Retire

Are you thinking about retiring soon, or do you think that decision is years from now? In talking to people about retiring from any job,...

Lessons Beyond the Games

It’s Worth the Wait “I’ve officiated football and volleyball since 1978 and worked the volleyball state finals in 1994, even though my self-evaluation had me...

Creating Your Officiating Legacy

The average American can expect to live about 79 years. That’s roughly 28,835 days to leave your mark on the people you know and the places you go....

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