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.

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Educate Your Members to Avoid Liability

When lawyers file a lawsuit, they look for as many defendants as they can find. Don’t just sue the truck driver that ran into...

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