Building a schedule, working with other officials, managing the game — the very essence of what it takes to be and means to be an official — was dissected in Referee’s 10th issue. The advice is timeless and has more than stood the test of time. It is one of the most requested for reprint by individual officials and association leaders.
The etiquette of obtaining and accepting games was addressed with the oft-quoted phrase that an official is available to work “on any day ending in y.” The difference between humility and arrogance, the need to know and correctly apply the rules and the ability to interpret the gray areas of the rules were also covered. For those who sometimes wonder if the rewards of officiating are worth the demands, The Art of Being an Official is a tonic that will rejuvenate the heart and soul.