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.

6 Common Errors and How to Avoid Them

It seems no matter how long a person has been officiating, and regardless of the sports he or she works, any official can fall...

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...

When a No-Call is the Best Call

The absence of an official’s whistle has its own characteristic sound — that of continued action. That silence is thought to bring an official further along the line...

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...

5 Ways to Manage Conflict

When situations explode on the field or court, it's up to sports officials to restore the peace and manage conflict. In managing conflict, showing a little empathy, demonstrating good listening skills and providing people with options rather than...

When Do Comments Go From Noise to Unprofessional Conduct?

Comments from head coaches, their coaching staffs, team supporters and fans can vary and deserve a multitude of responses. But when the comments go...

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...

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...

How To Move on From a Mistake 

OK, you blew a call. What are you going to do now?   1.Mope. 2. Think about it for a while. 3. Forget about it and move on...

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...

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