Association Issues

Association Issues

Special articles covering vital topics for association board members, officers, assigners and trainers.

Association Issues

Association Issues
Special articles covering vital topics for association board members, officers, assigners and trainers.

Keep Crews Together or Change Them for Playoffs?

The Big 12 Conference staged its first football championship game in seven seasons on Dec. 2, 2017, matching Oklahoma and TCU. Referee Mike Defee...

Recognize and Reject Conflicts of Interest

By most accounts, the game went off without a hitch. Hazelwood Central defeated Ladue, 69-52, in a recent Missouri State High School Activities Association...

When Associations Need to Weigh In

Historically, too many officials take the approach that they just have to worry about one thing: officiating. Too many associations believe their sole roles...

9 Steps to Put Out the Fire

There are many ways an officials association can help itself before an issue arises. It just takes a little forethought, effort and common sense. They...
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Take Association Action on Social Media Policies

Associations need to have social media policies in place in their bylaws. Like all things in the bylaws, associations need to enforce them.  It...

17,487 Officials Had Something To Say

17,487. That is the number of officials whose investment in this avocation motivated them to respond to the recent National Association of Sports Officials...

Set and Enforce Member Standards

Setting standards for members’ behavior and enforcing those standards are among the most difficult challenges an officials association will face. It means anticipating the...

6 Assigner Do’s and Don’ts

Assigners need to maintain a professional approach when it comes to assigning games. Perception can be reality for some members. Longtime assigners will obviously...

Help Others Achieve their Goals

For many officials, getting that one championship assignment is one of the ultimate goals. A high school official aspires to the state title game. College...

11 Things Your Officials Association Should Be Doing Right Now

Is your officials association doing what it should be doing? If it’s not tackling the things on the following list, it’s probably falling short in serving you and...

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