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.

A Guide to Defending Your Officials

Every season association officers get letters, letters and more letters that may lead you to defending your officials. “How could we have 10 fouls and...

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...

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...

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...

Meet the Assigning Challenge

Some days assigning feels like it’s a job only Superman or Wonder Woman could handle. Often assigners would like to have the powers of...

So You’ve Agreed to Be an Assigner

Now that you’ve agreed to be an assigner, what can you expect? From experience, I can tell you there’ll be high points and low...

Board Must Lead From The Front

The folks who raise their hands and volunteer to serve on the board of directors for your non-profit officials association ought to be applauded....

Assigning Advice for All Levels

Mike Conlin wears a number of hats when it comes to officiating. Along with being an active official and having assigning responsibilities ranging from...

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...

How to Develop a Discipline Program

The president of the local basketball officials association got a call on a Wednesday morning in late January. It was the principal of one...

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