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.

Get Great Series: Better by Tomorrow

If someone told you a way to get better by tomorrow, would you do it no matter what it was? How about if it...

Overcome a Negative Attitude

S Officials come face-to-face with a great deal of negativity — their own, that of other officials or that of coaches and players. There are...

Showing Emotion Isn’t a Bad Thing 

Judgment is an old concept in terms of human history, and as time goes on, humans are constantly trying to regulate judgment and eliminate emotion, to the...

Integrity: What We Do vs. What We Say

Officials are the keepers of the game. That’s a very high stature. And with that stature comes lofty expectations of integrity. Impartiality. Fairness. Morals. Those...

7 Ways to Avoid Attacks  

Unfortunately, in today’s culture, many officials have been followed out to their car by unfriendly people after a game. Others have been threatened during or after a...

Expect Little and You Won’t Be Disappointed

The spectrum of accommodation made for officials is vast. If you've been continually disappointed perhaps, unfortunately, your expectations were a bit high. What do...

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...

Talk Yourself Into a Good Game

Have you ever wondered how rah-rah pep talks can move athletes toward great performances? It’s because the athletes themselves have an innate desire to...

When Mascots Get Out of Hand

Referees and umpires around professional, college and even high school sports unfortunately must face the challenges of how to deal with mascots who either affect play on the field...

Deconstruct the Conflict 

No two ways about it, the nature of competitive sports is one of conflict. Conflict between two opponents sets the stage for points, goals, baskets or runs scored....

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