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.

Tips on Handling Blowouts

Sometimes games are less than games; they are a mish-mash of horrendous play and lopsided scores. Officials can either contribute to the mayhem or else...

Get Rid of Anger And Improve Your Game

Perturbed. Agitated. Ticked off. Peeved. Whatever label you give it, we all know it. Whether the cause is a know-nothing loudmouth in the stands,...

Use Team Captains as Assets

Being captain on a team is a pretty big deal. It means the player has earned the trust and respect of his or her coach or teammates. It’s...

What the Best Officials Keep Doing 

You received the plum assignment, playoff game or bowl game you’ve always wanted. If your group has a scoring system, perhaps you graded out first at your position. You're...

Have No Officiating Regrets

Sometimes you can do everything in your power to get a call right and still blow it. That’s a tough regret to live with,...

Make Your Time Work For You

Adding officiating to your already busy schedule can cause a painful time crunch. But if you manage your time well, you can fit officiating...

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...

When a No-Call is the Best Call

The absence of an official’s whistle has its own characteristic sound — that of continued action. That silence is thought to bring an official further along the line...

Why Coaches Yell

Referees frequently talk about how much coaches yell at them. We’d all like to have them yell less. Yelling at referees rarely improves performance. In fact,...

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....

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