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.

Conflict of Interest?

Conflict of interest. Whether it actually exists between an official and coach or administrator or family member or whatever the case, when that phrase...

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...

Think Outside the Box

By Jeffrey Stern Officials who work a single sport sometimes have a tendency to be a little myopic. If football is their game, they follow...

How to Be Consistently Right

Should being consistent be a goal for all officials? The answer is no. Being consistently right is what our goal should be. We always hear from coaches that...

Don’t Lose Your Passion

Think about the last 10 officials with whom you’ve worked. How many of them brought passion to their game? What was your initial reaction...

Crew Harmony Leads to Better Games & More Fun

When any game assignment arrives, all sorts of questions usually race through an official’s mind. Who’s playing and where is it being played are immediate, but don't really...

Get Great Series: Better by Tomorrow

If someone told you a way to get better by tomorrow, would you do it no matter what it was? How about if it...

Media Relations

Ask pro or major college officials if they have a nightmare media relations scenario, and they’re likely to reply, “Yes. Having one of my...

Get Great Series: Better by Next Week

If someone told you a they had a way to get better by next week, would you do it no matter what it was?...

Get More Postseason Games

“Why didn’t I get any playoff games?” Across the officiating world, that is probably the most frequently asked question by established and even some new officials. Postseason games are...

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