Wellness

Officiating specific information about nutrition, workouts and injury prevention.

Wellness

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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