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.

Make Positive First Impressions With New Coaches

There are many activities that are always part of sports contests regardless of the type of sport, the equipment used, or in what venue the game occurs. One...

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...

Don’t Try To Win The Argument

As an official, when you are involved in a conflict, your goal is to resolve it. You have to fight the tendency to want to win the...

When You Disagree With A Downgrade

Sometimes you can just feel a downgrade coming. You’ve just completed your game. You’re headed home for the evening but you can’t seem to get that one...

When Your Partner’s Out of It Mentally

You show up at the game site. You’re pumped. You meet your partner. Something’s wrong. He or she is distracted, upset, not engaged. You can see right away...

What’s Acceptable Contact Between Officials & Participants?

The issue of the propriety of any two human beings touching one another runs the gamut of the human condition; from liberal to conservative, man to woman, western to eastern....

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...

Choose to Defuse Conflict

When situations explode on the field or court, it's up to sports officials to restore the peace and defuse conflict. In managing conflict, showing a little empathy, demonstrating good listening skills and providing people with options rather than...

Battle Through a Tough Start

Anyone who has officiated any sport at any level has had games in which things didn’t go as planned. What if the unexpected trip-up...

End Game

Your job doesn’t end after the game is over. Most of the time, the game ends without serious conflict. However, there are some things...

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