Overcoming Challenges During a Game

Overcoming Challenges During a Game

Things don’t always go as planned, especially for soccer referees. There’s a lot to keep track of on the field, not much time to do it in, and many outside factors at play. Sometimes an unexpected situation shows up and you end up making a mistake in calling it: when...
How to Have a Successful Career as a Referee

How to Have a Successful Career as a Referee

Officiating requires a unique combination of hard work, studying, temperament, and practice that a lot of other jobs don’t. Because there are so many things you need to do to succeed, there are also a number of things that can slip through the cracks and could lead to...
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....