Referee Insight: Why Coaches Yell

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

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...
Hurricane Harvey “Challenge Gift”

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...