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.

30 Basics of Officiating

If you've officiated for any length of time, you’ve probably heard most of these basics of our avocation before, but they bear repeating and...

Effective Relationships With Coaches

I was working a boys’ basketball game a few years back and the home team was getting shelled. They couldn’t shoot, pass, handle the...

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...

Let the Whole Play Happen Before You Call It

Sports officials must understand the game they are working or they’re in for a heap of headaches. An official must know the rules to the best of...

What’s Acceptable Contact Between Officials & Participants?

The issue of the propriety of any two human beings touching one another runs the gamut of the human condition; from liberal to conservative, man to woman, western to eastern....

Don’t Lose Your Passion

Think about the last 10 officials with whom you’ve worked. How many of them brought passion to their game? What was your initial reaction...

How to Be Consistently Right

Should being consistent be a goal for all officials? The answer is no. Being consistently right is what our goal should be. We always hear from coaches that...

9 Ways to Reach Your Dream Assignment

There’s a common human urge to improve. It runs through our work lives, the activities we undertake for enjoyment and our officiating endeavors. That urge manifests itself in sports...

Climb Your Mountain

A mountain is such a commonly used metaphor because it provides beautiful imagery to our goals and the challenges we face to reach them. Every...

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...

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