Taking Care Of Business

Covering legal issues, insurance concerns, and best practices related to taxes, reports and paperwork.

Taking Care Of Business

Taking Care Of Business
Covering legal issues, insurance concerns, and best practices related to taxes, reports and paperwork.

What to Do If You’re Attacked

Assaults against sports officials are drawing unprecedented attention. Many states have passed legislation designed specifically to protect sports officials from being attacked. More and...

How to Write an Officiating Resumé

Nine times out of 10, a bad resumé will land in the “circular file” before the first half is read. Some bad resumés are just...

A Guide to Defending Your Officials

Every season association officers get letters, letters and more letters that may lead you to defending your officials. “How could we have 10 fouls and...

Don’t Officiate an “Unofficial” Game

Games can be over before they begin. Some officials fall into the trap of officiating the extra inning after a run rule, or starting...

For the Fourth Time, That’s Enough!

Warnings — Give ‘em “the look,” “the stop sign,” the quiet word, the louder word, it doesn’t matter if you never take care of...

You’re Your Own Agent

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

7 Things You Must Know About Game Contracts

By Alan Goldberger Game contracts are a part of officiating. Every officiating assignment — at every level — represents a contract or part of a...

Special Circumstances That Go Beyond Any Rulebook

If you work long enough most officials will find themselves in the middle of special circumstances that go beyond any rulebook. It’s a cold December evening but the gym...

Assigners Can Fire You

The officiating world has no objective meter, like win-loss record, to help determine who keeps their job and who gets fired. It often takes an assigner making judgment calls...

Step Up When a Player Goes Down

There’s a scramble for a loose ball. Before the ball is secured, the referee hears a scream. One of the players is lying on the court and...

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