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.

What Supervisors Teach can be What Gets Called

In the local football chapter where I started officiating years ago, it has been the practice to have separate weekly training sessions for first-year officials. The feeling is...

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...

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...

Your Officiating Style Should Embrace Personal Growth

It's been one of those games. Every stop in play, someone from each team is complaining, and that doesn’t even include the coaches, who...

Overcome a Negative Attitude

S Officials come face-to-face with a great deal of negativity — their own, that of other officials or that of coaches and players. There are...

Get More Postseason Games

“Why didn’t I get any playoff games?” Across the officiating world, that is probably the most frequently asked question by established and even some new officials. Postseason games are...

4 Tips for Talking to Coaches

Talking to coaches is not an exact science; they are as different as anyone else you would encounter in another forum. What works with...

Six Points of Simple Wisdom

There's a lot of simple wisdom out there, but sometimes those are the things that ring most true. Here are a few to think...

Breaking Up With A Partner Is Hard to Do

Cutting off an association with a crewmate or partner may be the most difficult thing an official ever has to do. Even though diplomatic...

Leave Your Bad Day at Home

Television newsman Neil Cavuto says, “There’s nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There’s everything wrong with making others have to have...

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