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.

Use Team Captains as Assets

Being captain on a team is a pretty big deal. It means the player has earned the trust and respect of his or her coach or teammates. It’s...

Take the ‘I’ Out of ‘Quit’

It’s not always easy to be an official. That’s not anything you don’t already know. Sports officials are the targets of media, fans and...

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...

Impartiality in Addressing Coaches

I'm always ill at ease when an official with whom I’m working is on a first-name basis with a coach. Earlier this baseball season,...

20 Inspiring Books For Sports Officials

If you had inside access to the bookshelves of college and professional officials and officiating leaders, what books would you find? Sure, rulebooks are...

Traveling Etiquette 101

There are practices that should always be followed when traveling with  officiating partners to make sure everyone gets to the game on-time, and gets along with...

Hear No Evil (Sometimes)

Some things are meant only to be heard. But occasionally, they can earn a response. When it comes to dealing with non-playing participants in any...

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...

It’s Not Your Timeout

A timeout provides officials with an opportunity to galvanize, regroup, clarify or simply maintain focus on the game at hand. What can a person do in 60 seconds? An Olympic-level...

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...

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