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“Leading Up” in Sports Officiating

“Leading Up” in Sports Officiating

Teamwork is essential for anyone involved in sports, whether you’re an athlete on the field or the officiating crew on the sidelines. Everyone that’s out there knows what to do and what their responsibilities are, but what can we do for our crews to make sure that the...

End of May Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

The weather is heating up, and so is sports news. Here are some of the stories that the ArbiterSports team thought our readers wanted to hear more about. Click on any headline to learn more. Carrie Underwood Gives Back by Helping to Fund Youth SportsCarrie Underwood...
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Good Leaders Make Mistakes. Here’s Why You Should Embrace Them.

It’s not easy to admit weakness or own up to making mistakes, especially if you’re a leader. People think that being a leader means being infallible and mistakes are a mark of recklessness or weakness. When this notion gets combined with egos, the fear of making...
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Communication is Key: Say What You Mean Without Words

Good communication skills are important to everyone and in every context, which is why brushing up on how you talk to others is such a common piece of relationship advice. As a game official, you have relationships to manage as well, so learning to speak the language...
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“Leading Up” in Sports Officiating

Teamwork is essential for anyone involved in sports, whether you’re an athlete on the field or the officiating crew on the sidelines. Everyone that’s out there knows what to do and what their responsibilities are, but what can we do for our crews to make sure that the...
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Mid-May Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

May will wrap up before you know it, but in the meantime, here are some of the stories that the ArbiterSports team thought you would love. Click on any headline to learn more. Forbes Most Valuable Teams: Yankees Top MLB, Second American Sports Franchise Major League...
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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...
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End of April Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

April is ending, and things are heating up. Here are some of the stories that the ArbiterSports team thought our fans would find interesting. Click on any headline to learn more. Border Brawl Officials Happy to Give Back to Sport, Region Through Charity Event Passion...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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