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.

Make Your Time Work For You

Adding officiating to your already busy schedule can cause a painful time crunch. But if you manage your time well, you can fit officiating...

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...

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...

Prevent Mistakes on Obscure Rules

Over the past three decades, video review and replay have become staples in game administration. Officials’ judgment is often subject to review, and there...

Are You Choosing Your Partner Wisely?

Some sports officials do not have the luxury of choosing their game partner. Many organizations have a commissioner or game assigner that schedules each...

How To Avoid Choking and Panicking

Why do some officials perform poorly when under pressure? Ruling out poor positioning, misapplication or misunderstanding of the rules, inexperience and absentmindedness, one must turn to psychological explanations for official underperformance....

Time to Drop a Sport?

If you are a multi-sport official who favors one sport over another, you may be considering dropping your least-favorite sport. Before taking that step,...

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....

48 Timeless Tips

The following "Timeless Tips" were originally targeted at first-year officials, but we believe all officials can benefit from these nuggets of wisdom. Enjoy. You learn...

The Art of Dealing With Coaches

By Jay Miner I’ve read every umpire manual ever written back to Hank O’Day’s turn of the century (20th) handwritten notes. Manuals are good and...

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