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.

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...

5 Key Questions to Answer in Your Bylaws

By Donald C. Collins Association bylaws are a road map to how an association is run, and a means for setting association standards and practices....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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