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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Have No Officiating Regrets

Sometimes you can do everything in your power to get a call right and still blow it. That’s a tough regret to live with,...

13 Immutable Laws of Officiating

There is no sense in building an architectural masterpiece on a sand dune. The view might be great but it will be short-lived and very expensive. It might be part of our...

How and When Do You Interact With Players?

Questions officials face in contests include: How and when do you interact with players? Do you nip brewing bad behavior in the bud? Do...

Maintain the Rhythm of the Game

A game is a kind of dance, with its own unique rhythm. Not completely, but they have similar elements. One team is on offense...

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...

Choose to Defuse Conflict

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

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