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.

How to NOT Argue

It takes a minimum of two people to have an argument. If one person chooses not to participate, that leaves the second party blustering...

A Veteran’s Advice for Newcomers

By Jerry Grunska Newer officials don’t always know what they’re getting themselves into. There’s a lot to learn, and it goes beyond rules and procedures....

Goal to Go: Strategic Planning For Officials

Do you sometimes feel that your officiating career has grown stagnant, that your future seems unclear and that you’re not sure where you’re heading...

Hear No Evil (Sometimes)

Some things are meant only to be heard. But occasionally, they can earn a response. When it comes to dealing with non-playing participants in any...

Are You Choosing Your Partner Wisely?

Some sports officials do not have the luxury of choosing their game partner. Many organizations have a commissioner or game assigner that schedules each...

Tournament Tested

How do you get to the postseason? What skills are important when doing those big games? How do you stay at the top when...

The Association Isn’t Backing You

One problem that officials can face is being unable to find dependable support, which is needed for a wide variety of reasons. For example,...

You’re Not Advancing

A frustrating and isolating problem in officiating is when you’re not advancing. You’ve put the time in, gone to camps, helped your local association, worked all the...

Lack of Family Support

Most officials at some point in the journey have to deal with family related issues, being away from home at key stages of the lives of their children...

Kicking the Call

We’ve all kicked a call. If you say you haven’t, you’re a liar or delusional. When it happens, it’s one of those situations in which you’re all alone....

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