Keep Your Focus When the Game Keeps Going

Keep Your Focus When the Game Keeps Going

There are some games where the clock doesn’t stop when it should. Officiating means realizing that some games will go into overtime. Referees don’t get paid overtime and often are tired, dehydrated and hurting by the end of a long game; but they still need to stay...
What to Look for in an Official

What to Look for in an Official

As an assigner or athletic director, you want to assign the best people to the games that need them. This means taking their experiences, rules knowledge and mechanics into account. But making the right calls isn’t the only thing that makes some officials great. What...
Make the Grade as a Student Athlete

Make the Grade as a Student Athlete

Student athletes like you work hard and play hard. There are times it seems you don’t have enough hours in a day to go to class, practice, eat, work, attend meetings, and still have time for homework, sleep and a social life. When you’re working to do your best on the...
January Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

January Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

We’re a month into 2018, and a lot has happened in the world of sports. Here are some of the stories we thought our readers would love. Click on any link to learn more. Roger Goodell admits he’s “concerned” about the catch rule, hopes to change it Not a fan of the NFL...
The Ins and Outs of Being an Athletic Director

The Ins and Outs of Being an Athletic Director

The athletic director is in charge of a school’s athletic department and everyone in it. Student-athletes and coaches take on dual roles in the athletic and academic programs of the school, and the athletic director also takes on many roles to keep everything running...