10 Tips for More Effective Game Management

May 21, 2014

As an official, you have three responsibilities: Keep the game safe, keep the game fair and act in a professional manner.

The difficult part comes when you make a necessary and appropriate safety or fairness call and one sideline rants and raves. Maintaining your cools when the crowd is booing, players are grumbling and coaches are complaining is not easy. Knowing the rules, being in the right spot and looking professional are all well and good, but what you need in these situations is solid game management skills.

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