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...
Are You a Referee? Here’s What You Might be Doing Wrong.

Are You a Referee? Here’s What You Might be Doing Wrong.

No one likes messing up. That’s why soccer officials strive to eliminate errors in their mechanical performance or rules knowledge through hard work and study. Officials need to also be aware of how they communicate, act, and analyze their performances. We’re all only...
New Athletic Director? Here Are Six Steps to Success

New Athletic Director? Here Are Six Steps to Success

Athletic directors need to be able to handle whatever their programs and people throw at them. You need to be able to do paperwork, juggle schedules, communicate quickly and effectively, pay people, and a lot of other expensive, stressful, and time-consuming tasks....
Ignore Distractions to Up Your Game

Ignore Distractions to Up Your Game

You might love your sport and officiating gig, but life can be extremely distracting. While every game matters to the players, and it’s important to bring your best to the game, it’s often not easy to do when you have things to worry about at home or off the field....
Tips for Writing Game Reports

Tips for Writing Game Reports

No one likes to do paperwork, but as game officials, it’s often useful and can prove to be necessary. Even if it’s not required, it’s still a good idea to have some sort of official record of ejections, particularly extreme fouls, unsportsmanlike conduct, injuries,...
Make the Most of the Offseason

Make the Most of the Offseason

Taking some time off in between game seasons is a great idea for a number of reasons. It gives you a chance to rest your body and mind to make sure that you’re not burned out by the time the next season comes around. It also gives you a lot of preparation time, and if...