Assigners have a difficult job, dealing with countless schedule changes, bad weather complications, and injured officials. Assigners also find themselves in the difficult position of having to work for coaches and leagues, but also advocate for the officials they assign. To say they have to be diplomatic is an understatement. I am constantly being asked to assist groups or individuals with assigning issues. US Lacrosse does not oversee, regulate, or credential assigners, but here are some tips that will lead to a better relationship between assigners and officials’ organizations.