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.

Your Officiating Style Should Embrace Personal Growth

It's been one of those games. Every stop in play, someone from each team is complaining, and that doesn’t even include the coaches, who...

Automatic Eject Button

Skim the rulebook for any high school or college sport under the section of automatic ejections and the word “flagrant” is likely to appear. For...

Breaking Up With A Partner Is Hard to Do

Cutting off an association with a crewmate or partner may be the most difficult thing an official ever has to do. Even though diplomatic...

Forget Perfection, Here’s 5 Ways To Be Great

Perfect games are for athletes and they are rare. A bowler or pitcher may achieve perfection once in a while. But beyond that, athletes, like officials, aren’t flawless...

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...

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,...

Shut Out Distractions and Focus

Every game — whether it’s a youth contest or an NCAA postseason game — matters to the players. So it’s important we bring our best to every game....

Get Great Series: Better By Next Month

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

Eye Contact Is Vital

Guidelines for personal and professional etiquette stress the importance of good eye contact. It’s no different in officiating. When communicating with partners, players, coaches or...

Get The Most Out of Camps and Clinics

The best way for you to judge the effectiveness of a clinic or camp is to count the number of habits or procedures that...

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