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.

Body Language Speaks Volumes

When people hear the word “communication,” they think of how one person speaks to another. A sometimes overlooked yet critically important method is body language. In many ways, an official’s...

Dealing with Obnoxious Fans

Between the lines, sports officials have every right and can take immediate action to eject a player or coach from a game for unruly...

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...

Ed Hochuli On Balance

It takes extraordinary strength to take charge of a Super Bowl – strength of will, of desire and of conviction. Ed Hochuli has done...

An Effective Way To End The Argument

It is human nature to argue. When someone challenges your authority, your opinion or your knowledge, it’s normal that your first reaction is to...

Someone is Always Watching

When you sign up to be an official, you should understand there is a higher standard of behavior for your actions on the field...

Are You Addicted to Officiating?

Officiating sports for the vast majority of us is an avocation, a hobby, a distraction, a chance to exercise and to help. Officiating can...

Sell the Tough Call

What do a ninth-inning call at home plate, a crucial roughing penalty late in the fourth quarter or a block/charge call all have in...

Who Gets The Longer Leash?

As officials, we unfortunately know that emotions run high in sports and every official must understand how to react appropriately when someone at the game...

7 Steps To Better Conversations

Dealing with adversarial relationships can be tough. These seven tips to better conversations will make your difficult job a bit easier.   1. Pause before responding Let the other person get...

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