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.

Career Suicide Can Be a Killer

Officiating is unlike many endeavors in that hard work, diligent study and the right temperament are not guarantees to success. Conversely, there are several...

5 Post-game Discussion Strategies

It’s been a long day. There was the travel to the event, the pregame meeting, a long grueling contest, some testy coaches, an opinionated...

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...

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...

Get To The Point With Game Language

With a knack for knowing what to say and when, former President Ronald Reagan was known as the “Great Communicator.” While officials don’t give speeches...

Tips on Handling Blowouts

Sometimes games are less than games; they are a mish-mash of horrendous play and lopsided scores. Officials can either contribute to the mayhem or else...

You’re Not Advancing

A frustrating and isolating problem in officiating is when you’re not advancing. You’ve put the time in, gone to camps, helped your local association, worked all the...

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,...

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...

Eight Ways To Avoid Negative Attention

The pages of Referee often feature the do’s for landing the next big game and breaking into the next level. But equally important to...

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