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...
The Healthy Referee Mindset

The Healthy Referee Mindset

Officiating is a rewarding calling to pursue, and it’s also a necessary part of sports competitions. Most of the time, it works out well for game officials, spectators, and players alike. It is when officiating becomes a full-blown addiction that it can be...