Wellness

Officiating specific information about nutrition, workouts and injury prevention.

Wellness

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

It is frequently stated that the body is like a racecar — give it the correct fuel, including quality carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats and...

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...

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...

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,...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...

Can You Heal That Aching Heel?

Someone once said that officiating provides the best seat in the house. The only downside is that you have to stand. With all of the...

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...

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...

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...

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