Wellness

Officiating specific information about nutrition, workouts and injury prevention.

Wellness

Wellness
Officiating specific information about nutrition, workouts and injury prevention.

The Advantages of Static Stretching

Many individuals involved in sports are familiar with what is known as static stretching. Static stretching is assuming a stationary position and holding it...
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5 Things Sports Officials and Referees Can Do to Stay Game Ready

If you’re a sports official or a referee, it’s imperative to not lose ground on your physical health during these unprecedented times due to...

The Anti-Aging Secret Sports Officials Need To Know About

You love the game. You want to be officiating as long as you can, and there’s one thing you can do to give yourself...

Keeping Your Warmup Routine Hot

Expert Strategies to Keep You Limber and Safe Decreasing the risk of injury is always a solid reason to not skip a warm up. However,...

Get a Leg Up On this Toe Injury

S ubungual hematoma, or bleeding under the toenail, is a fairly common occurrence among active individuals like sports officials. It can result from repeated minor...

Master the Season Before It Starts – 3 Tips for Sports Officials to Get...

Getting ready for an upcoming season is understandably overwhelming, especially if, in your downtime, you didn’t keep up with a training regime. There are, most...
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NCAA Officials Share Fitness Regimens

Recently, we asked a handful of top NCAA officials from both the men’s and women’s game to share their fitness routines as they prepared...

What to Manage After An Injury

Getting injured is one of the scariest things for sports officials because, beyond the pain and inconvenience, it also threatens part of your livelihood...

Apply 5 Cs for Healthy Game and Diet

Managing your diet is like managing a game or match. Game management is constantly emphasized at meetings and camps. Most officials would agree that the those...

The Importance of Post-Game Recovery

You've been told time and again to have an on-point warm up routine before every game. Makes sense, right? You want to be properly...

Consistency Is Key to Healthy Lifestyle

If you’ve officiated any length of time, you’ve had at least one coach urge you to be consistent in your rulings. Translated, that means, “Call everything so it...

A Careful Return to Officiating Will Avoid Injury

Whether it was the off-season and you were on break, you sustained an injury or became sick and had to take time to recover,...

Unique Physical Challenges in 4 Different Sports

The physical differences between sports officials. Officiating is a difficult job and the physical requirements vary significantly depending on the sport you work. You must meet...

4 Habits To Improve Sports Officials’ Fitness and Performance

As a sports official, you want to operate with your desired outcomes in mind as you begin any training regime for improving your performance. Your...

Maintaining Mobility, Stability & Control At Home

As a sports official, one of the key elements you have to account for is the ability to stay flexible and mobile. Reacting to...

Home Workout For Sports Officials

Staying in shape while socially isolating is not easy. But a good workout doesn't have to happen in a gym. You can get a...

Get in Game Shape, Stay in Game Shape

Many officials procrastinate until just before the season of the sport they are working to get into “game shape.” That method of thinking can...

Resistance Training to Increase Strength and Endurance

Resistance training is a form of exercise that improves strength and endurance along with flexibility. During a resistance training workout, you move your limbs...

6 Health Benefits of Officiating

Y ou may be familiar with the phrase, “You don’t officiate to get in shape. You get in shape to officiate.” Considering the speed...

Walking as an Offseason Workout

Yogi Berra said, “You observe a lot by watching.” Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare counters, “You gain a lot by walking.” A good run, a workout on...

Dehydration Affects Officials as much as Players

Dehydration is a dangerous side effect of officiating in hot conditions. Dehydration not only dramatically affects performance, but can lead to heat stroke, a...

Avoiding In-Season Injuries

By Landon Brandes In the middle of a season, officials rarely think about injury prevention. But how often has this scenario happened to you? You...

Reduce Stress on Fractures

Stress fractures are also known as march fractures because soldiers in boot camp performing marching drills would often get them. They are caused by...

Tips to Battle Long Game Fatigue

Some games seem to take longer than they should — like Yankees vs. Red Sox games — but the sports we officiate have sensible...

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