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Six Essential Traits of an Athletic Director

Six Essential Traits of an Athletic Director

Athletic directors have complex jobs no matter what level of program they run. They have to be able to wear many hats, be ready to adapt, and develop and strengthen a program to ensure both its success and the success of the student-athletes involved. Every athletic...

How to Be the Best Sports Parent

How to Be the Best Sports Parent

No one wants to be the embarrassing parent in the stands at their child’s game. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and emotion of your child’s game, but when this excitement crosses over into bad behavior, it makes the game less fun for everyone. When asked...

How to Promote Your Athletic Program

How to Promote Your Athletic Program

You might think of marketing your athletic department as getting more people in your bleachers during games. Getting there often requires that your teams are skilled and can rack up victories and exciting contests that fans love to watch. Both of these are valid goals...

Keep Your Focus When the Game Keeps Going

There are some games where the clock doesn’t stop when it should. Officiating means realizing that some games will go into overtime. Referees don’t get paid overtime and often are tired, dehydrated and hurting by the end of a long game; but they still need to stay...

What to Look for in an Official

As an assigner or athletic director, you want to assign the best people to the games that need them. This means taking their experiences, rules knowledge and mechanics into account. But making the right calls isn’t the only thing that makes some officials great. What...

Make the Grade as a Student Athlete

Student athletes like you work hard and play hard. There are times it seems you don’t have enough hours in a day to go to class, practice, eat, work, attend meetings, and still have time for homework, sleep and a social life. When you’re working to do your best on the...

January Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

We’re a month into 2018, and a lot has happened in the world of sports. Here are some of the stories we thought our readers would love. Click on any link to learn more. Roger Goodell admits he’s “concerned” about the catch rule, hopes to change it Not a fan of the NFL...

The Ins and Outs of Being an Athletic Director

The athletic director is in charge of a school’s athletic department and everyone in it. Student-athletes and coaches take on dual roles in the athletic and academic programs of the school, and the athletic director also takes on many roles to keep everything running...

The Importance of a Conference Assigner

On the surface, the job of an assigner can seem fairly easy. You’re given dates, names, and schedules, and you have to assign people accordingly, right? However, it’s nowhere near that easy: assigners have to worry about missing games, making mistakes, and being...

Six Essential Traits of an Athletic Director

Athletic directors have complex jobs no matter what level of program they run. They have to be able to wear many hats, be ready to adapt, and develop and strengthen a program to ensure both its success and the success of the student-athletes involved. Every athletic...

How to Be the Best Sports Parent

No one wants to be the embarrassing parent in the stands at their child’s game. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and emotion of your child’s game, but when this excitement crosses over into bad behavior, it makes the game less fun for everyone. When asked...

How to Promote Your Athletic Program

You might think of marketing your athletic department as getting more people in your bleachers during games. Getting there often requires that your teams are skilled and can rack up victories and exciting contests that fans love to watch. Both of these are valid goals...

Late December Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

Another year is ending and a new one beginning—2017 has been a big year, even in sports. Here are some recent and heartwarming stories that the ArbiterSports team thought fit the spirit of the season. Click on any headline to learn more. Jadeveon Clowney Turns Trash...