How to Have a Successful Career as a Referee

How to Have a Successful Career as a Referee

Officiating requires a unique combination of hard work, studying, temperament, and practice that a lot of other jobs don’t. Because there are so many things you need to do to succeed, there are also a number of things that can slip through the cracks and could lead to...
Tips for Communicating with Your Coaches Effectively

Tips for Communicating with Your Coaches Effectively

Coaches have daily contact with the student-athletes at your school and are in a position to directly influence them. As an athletic director, your most important responsibility is to empower those coaches to provide a good educational environment to your students....
How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable During a Game

How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable During a Game

Game officials spend a lot of time on their feet. Even if you’re not actively running around a field or court, you’re still standing up and putting stress on your feet. Aching feet can be hard to deal with for anyone, but this kind of pain can be especially hard on...
Communication Tips for Referees

Communication Tips for Referees

Stop and Listen and Other Referee Conversation Tips As a referee, your job isn’t just limited to judging contests between players. At some point, you’re going to have to talk to coaches, event managers, parents, or fans. With so many other things going on around you...