Tips for Communicating with Your Coaches Effectively

Tips for Communicating with Your Coaches Effectively

Coaches have daily contact with the student-athletes at your school and are in a position to directly influence them. As an athletic director, your most important responsibility is to empower those coaches to provide a good educational environment to your students....
How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable During a Game

How to Keep Your Feet Comfortable During a Game

Game officials spend a lot of time on their feet. Even if you’re not actively running around a field or court, you’re still standing up and putting stress on your feet. Aching feet can be hard to deal with for anyone, but this kind of pain can be especially hard on...
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....