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Not-So-Secret Agent

At a referee development camp I attended, the camp director began with a single question: “Who is your agent?” After a period of silence that...

Career Suicide Can Be a Killer

Officiating is unlike many endeavors in that hard work, diligent study and the right temperament are not guarantees to success. Conversely, there are several...

Arrive And Shine

How you enter the arena, stadium, field or other facility says a lot about you. Do you casually stroll in? Are you laughing, confident,...

Tip Top

In the 44 years Referee has been in existence, tens of thousands of words have been devoted to helping officials improve their performance. Our...

Slay the Drag-on

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

Principles With Interest

O fficiating has been in my blood since I was a scholastic wrestler during the mid-1960s. Throughout the decades, I gradually began to understand the...

Collision Course

So you think baseball is not a contact sport? Look at the photo that accompanies this article, captured during the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division...

Say When

In most sports, teams are allotted a specific number of timeouts so coaches may confer with players. Although timeouts may also be used in...

Forgive, But Don’t Forget

We’ve all had one. Or two. Or 102. That moment when stark reality hits and you realize you have just kicked the ever-living daylights...

No Dead Ends

When the late Jerry Seeman was NFL director of officials, he developed his 10 Commandments for Officiating. Ninth on his list was: Thou shalt...

Pace Commander

How to set and maintain a good pace to a game is not often discussed at camps and association meetings. But if players are...

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