Overcoming Challenges During a Game

Overcoming Challenges During a Game

Things don’t always go as planned, especially for soccer referees. There’s a lot to keep track of on the field, not much time to do it in, and many outside factors at play. Sometimes an unexpected situation shows up and you end up making a mistake in calling it: when...
Common Mistakes Made by Athletic Directors

Common Mistakes Made by Athletic Directors

Athletic directors touch a lot of lives and have a lot of responsibilities. It’s easy to make mistakes as an administrator, but it’s also easy to make some changes to help avoid the most common mistakes. Whether you’re a new athletic director trying to start off on...
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...