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Referee Insight: Why Coaches Yell

No one likes getting yelled at—even referees, who tend to be on the receiving end of many angry words. As a referee, it can be tempting to tune out the coaches, especially if the yelling is continuous or you don’t think it applies to you. After all, yelling at you...

Lessons Learned From Other Sports

Sports officials draw from similar sets of skills to manage their games effectively. Some variations occur, depending on what each sport requires its referees to look for and do, but all referees share a core set of skills. A combination of rules knowledge, physical...

Mid-September Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

Fall sports are here, and we at ArbiterSports have been looking at the stories and conversations our fans want to be a part of. Click on any headline to learn more. One of the biggest youth sports injuries can be prevented Millions of children are treated in emergency...

Hurricane Harvey “Challenge Gift”

On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The category 4 hurricane hit the Texas coast and had devastating effects on local families and businesses. With over 50 inches of rainfall in some areas, Harvey stretched from the Houston area into Louisiana. Harvey...

End-of-August Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

We’re headed into the start of a new season, but sports news doesn’t sleep. Here are some recent developments we thought our ArbiterSports fans would love. Click on any headline to learn more. Get a Leg Up and Stretch   Flexibility can help game officials recover...

Serent Capital Invests in ArbiterSports

Serent Capital Invests in ArbiterSports, A Leading Provider of Sports Management Solutions San Francisco, CA – August 30, 2017 — Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in high-growth technology and services businesses, has made...

Challenges of an Athletic Director

Who would have guessed that overseeing an athletic program could feel like a competition in itself? For athletic directors, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Athletic organizers have a lot of people to keep happy. As an athletic director, there are people counting on...

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...

Must-Have Skills for an Athletic Director

Working as an athletic director means being a leader. When you work with people in a leadership role, you need to have certain skills to do the job well. Some of these skills can be learned, others are innate, but all can be improved through training. Here are the...

Mid-August Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

Summer is coming to a close, many schools are starting up, and the stories in sports are just as hot as ever. Here are a few recent topics ArbiterSports social media fans enjoyed that we thought you would appreciate as well. Click on any headline to learn more. Beware...