Moving Forward From a Bad Call

Moving Forward From a Bad Call

It happens to many of us: you make a bad call that ends up throwing off the game. Especially in the game officiating world, where many players and passions are at work, mistakes can feel like a big deal. Even though we know that we can’t change what’s happened in the...
Keeping a Cool Head During a Heated Game

Keeping a Cool Head During a Heated Game

We’re all humans, and it’s an important thing to recognize. Coaches, players, fans, parents, and referees are all people who are coming to a game with different sets of experiences and emotions, and for better or worse, those emotions can come out during the course of...
5 Tournament Tips to Help You Officiate Even Better

5 Tournament Tips to Help You Officiate Even Better

No matter how much experience you have as a game official, and no matter what sport you’re in, tournaments can be much different from weekly games. When you’re officiating a tournament, you’re looking at the best among competing athletes, meaning that the level of...
Staying in Shape as a Referee

Staying in Shape as a Referee

There’s no question that athletes are very fit people and need to stay in shape in order to perform at their very best. It makes sense that the referees that are on the field with them watching what they’re doing also need to stay fit: after all, game officials need...