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.

Always Time for Teachable Moments

Whether it is during the prematch conference or a postmatch debrief, a formal evaluation or a self-evaluation, or in a classroom clinic setting, we...

Do You See The Gorilla?

By Rick Gaydos A couple of years ago I was watching a local TV talk show. A panelist recommended a book that wasn’t typically sports-related but...

Time to Drop a Sport?

If you are a multi-sport official who favors one sport over another, you may be considering dropping your least-favorite sport. Before taking that step,...

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,...

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