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...

6 Things You Need To Know As 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...

The Largest Officiating Survey Ever

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...

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...

What is the Best Way to Test Sports Officials?

If you’re a typical Referee reader, you’re college educated and have spent 15 or 20 years in school. That means you’ve probably taken thousands...

Grade Your Local Association

What would make the ideal local officials association? After years of publishing articles on officiating and officials association management, and being involved in associations...

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...

Employment Status Risks To Associations

When officials go to meetings, they sometimes “learn” misinformation, repeated over and over, resulting in costly and unpleasant consequences. And so it is with...

The Officiating Economy: Bull or Bear?

When financial experts think of economic indicators, they often look at variables like ongoing increases in the stock market, building permits and retail sales...

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