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 For Improving Sportsmanship

Turn on SportsCenter any morning and while you sip your coffee I’ll guarantee you something. Within the first 10 minutes, a big-time coach will...

7 Ways to Hone Your Edge in the Offseason 

For many, the offseason is welcomed in the same way a teacher welcomes summer break — with open arms. You ’ve worked hard but now it’s time for...

Does the Stop Signal Work Anymore?

Check out this portion of a discussion thread from a basketball referee online chat circa 2007: “Anybody ever notice how a lot of the talk...

When Your Game is Postponed

Your bag is packed and you’re just about ready to head out for your game when the phone rings. A chicken pox outbreak at...

Lightning Protocol Advances with Technology

In the not-so-distant past, the protocol for handling lightning was straightforward for officials working outdoor sporting events at the amateur levels. If lightning was...

Stay Focused until Game Conclusion

At any sporting event, you’re likely to hear someone holler, “Keep your head in the game!” That heckler might not be referring to the...

Creating Your Officiating Legacy

The average American can expect to live about 79 years. That’s roughly 28,835 days to leave your mark on the people you know and the places you go....

Squeezing the Last Drop Out of Your Talent

25For most of the movie “Whiplash,” music instructor Terence Fletcher curses, rails at, belittles and humiliates his students. When he encounters one of his former...

Clinicians and Presenters Critical to a Successful Camp Experience

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

Are You Ready to Be in the Spotlight?

Getting the big game — a state playoff contest, a showdown between traditional rivals or a game to decide a conference championship — is...

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