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.

6 FAQs About Bylaws

Every officials group should draft and adopt a set of bylaws to govern the association. Here is a list of frequently asked questions covering...

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....

Nine Tips to Decrease Your Association’s Exposure to Liability

1. Follow Your Bylaws Officials who are skilled in enforcing the rules of the game while officiating often don’t feel bound by any of the...

Spell Out Your Discipline Procedures

The word “discipline” has several definitions, including the positive description of exhibiting a orderly conduct and behavior in accordance with expected standards. Additionally, it...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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