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.

Connect the Head and the Heart

Sports officiating is an emotional challenge. Gonzaga University’s Rachelle Strawther knows this firsthand after her experience running a sports and officiating soccer program in...

Know The Game Temperature

On a hot August afternoon in 1984, NL rivals San Diego and Atlanta faced off in an important late-season contest. The trouble began when Braves pitcher Pascual Perez hit...

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...

Learn Offensive and Defensive Strategies to Improve Your Game

The greatest things you can do to help improve your officiating is gain a better understanding of the game itself. Anticipation is critical in...

Officiating’s ‘Workplace Guide’

Although officiating is an avocation for most of us, it is one that must be treated as a business. Officiating should be fun, but...

Enhance Your Skills Fast With Repetition and Practice

Practice is synonymous with athletes, but practice can be as helpful to officials as it is to those playing the games. Whether it’s actually...

Make an Officiating Comeback

A few seasons ago, I felt like I was on the “up and up.” I felt personal improvement in my play calling, physique and...

‘Big Time’ Attitude is for Small People

Virtually every local association or chapter has at least one official who has “made it big,” the member who has worked a state championship...

6 Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs

Depending on the part of the country in which you live, winter can be a cold, bleak and depressing time of year. If you don’t officiate a winter...

Eliminate Your Own Distractions

There are many things that might disrupt an official’s concentration during a game. They might be internal or external and could happen during play...

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