Wellness

Officiating specific information about nutrition, workouts and injury prevention.

Wellness

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

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...

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,...

Addressing Aging

News bulletin: We’re all aging, and there’s nothing we can do about it. We’ll progressively become slower and less limber. Having left the football...

Get a Leg Up and Stretch

According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), flexibility plays a key role in developing optimum performance and recovery. Although it is often...

Myth Busters: 5 Fitness Truths

We live in a society that is obsessed with quick fixes, fads and easy-way-out attitudes. Let’s touch on some of the main contributors of...

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...

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...

CONSISTENCY IS KEY TO A 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...

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...

Apply 5 C’s 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...

Foot Pain Fixes

In a poll Referee published last year, foot pain was reported by 30 percent of respondents. Feet are as different as the people that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Watch Your Head

With thousands of sporting events taking place each year ranging from youth leagues to the professional ranks, collisions between players and officials... and the...

Win the Athlete’s Foot Battle

Aythlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a common problem, especially in athletic populations. But some officials may even be more susceptible to...

Dump “Sports Drinks” For Chocolate Milk

As officials, when we give 110 percent on the court or playing field, it is important that we refresh or recover after the contest. Because of its excellent...

A Major League Road to Fitness

“If you slow down, life will stab you on the back,” says Mackie Shilstone. “Disease will find you.” It’s a strong message delivered to a...

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