Leadership Officiating

Covering pregame preparation, team-officiating and being the crew chief.

Leadership Officiating

Leadership Officiating
Covering pregame preparation, team-officiating and being the crew chief.

Make the ‘Third Team’ the Best Team

Most people think two teams are required for an athletic competition. Officials know better. It takes three: the two teams scheduled to take the field or court, plus...

Right People, Right Place, Right Time

It takes a special person to be a good assigner. You’ve got to find the right people, send them to the right place and...

Decisions, Not Reactions

Officials are supposed to make decisions based on close observation of plays, not on gut reactions to the action. To do that we must rely...

Picking Up the Pace of Games

One of the great debates in sports these days is how long it takes to play the games. Television has been a great boon...

Welcoming Adversity

E veryone handles nerves and adversity differently. Some believe if you don’t get at least a little nervous before a big game, you don’t understand the...

Professionalism Prevents Disciplinary Action

The best way for an official to address association discipline is to not be disciplined at all. Be a professional. Officials who are professionals...

Crew Chief: Master These Mindsets

People expect a lot from sports officials. They’re expected to arrive at games on time and prepared. We know they attempt to officiate in a professional manner, be in...

Create your own Luck

Luck has been defined as what happens when preparedness meets opportunity, and opportunity is there all the time. Question: When opportunity comes, will you...

Poise and Dignity Go a Long Way

The best way to answer criticism may be not to answer at all. Ignoring the remark denies it credence. No one of an astute...

How to Transition Smoothly with a New Partner

In many areas, we don’t have a choice about who we’re teamed with. We might have some input into the process, but the final...

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