February Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

February Roundup: Current Topics Affecting Game Officials and Athletes

Whether it’s a rules change, a new way to get sports news or something closer to home, there’s always something to talk about in the world of sports. Here are some of the latest stories we thought our readers would love. Click on any link to learn more. USGA announces...
Retain Your Most Effective Coaches

Retain Your Most Effective Coaches

An athletic director might run a school’s athletic program, but the coaches make it stand out. Your coaches work with student athletes constantly, and it’s not an easy job. Coaching can have a high turnover rate because of the demands of the position. An enthusiastic...
The Importance of Team Bonding

The Importance of Team Bonding

When you take charge of a team, you need to have specific knowledge of your sport and coaching in general. Some knowledge of teaching, fitness and nutrition science may be helpful as well. Also important for athletic coaches is improving their teams through...
Keep Your Focus When the Game Keeps Going

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

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...