The Healthy Referee Mindset

The Healthy Referee Mindset

Officiating is a rewarding calling to pursue, and it’s also a necessary part of sports competitions. Most of the time, it works out well for game officials, spectators, and players alike. It is when officiating becomes a full-blown addiction that it can be...
Using Imagery to Improve Your Officiating

Using Imagery to Improve Your Officiating

Even if you’re not actually officiating game, you have probably relived a particularly great call or imagined yourself in the shoes of a referee you admire. Our brains allow us to imagine vivid experiences in our heads. Luckily for referees, your imagination can be...
How to Overcome Anxiety Before the Game

How to Overcome Anxiety Before the Game

It doesn’t matter if you’re refereeing the World Series or making the calls at an intramural softball game, the truth is referees are under a great deal of pressure to perform well. Making calls during games is already a stressful job, but when you’re balancing your...