Getting yourself on the radr screen

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Getting yourself on the radr screen

  1. 1. Getting Yourself on the “ Radar Screen” Referee magazine September 2005
  2. 2. They’re Watching – Assignors, GHSA observers and supervisors <ul><li>The people above are on the lookout for the BEST officials to put into games at various level of competition </li></ul><ul><li>While they see dozens of officials working games throughout a season, how can YOU stand out APART FROM THE CROWD ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. # 1 <ul><li>Have Fun : </li></ul><ul><li>It’s is ALWAYS a privilege, not a right to officiate a game </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to smile or laugh – especially be able to laugh at yourself </li></ul><ul><li>However, we can’t forget to present a more serious tone when it is called for </li></ul>
  4. 4. # 2 <ul><li>Be Eager To Learn : </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a list of your strengths and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>In each game, get better in at least one area of your officiating </li></ul>
  5. 5. # 3 <ul><li>Officiate Before & After The Game : </li></ul><ul><li>If we wait to start officiating when the game starts – it’s too late </li></ul><ul><li>We start the morning of our game, on the way in our car, the moment we arrive on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Being prepared continues into the pre-game conference </li></ul><ul><li>After the game, how do we leave the floor and exit the gym to our car? </li></ul>
  6. 6. # 4 <ul><li>Dress For Success : </li></ul><ul><li>Make a great FIRST impression – it’s the ONLY </li></ul><ul><li>one that you will ever get with a person </li></ul><ul><li>Take the EXTRA time to look sharp – people will notice your attention to detail </li></ul>
  7. 7. # 5 <ul><li>Manage Your Business : </li></ul><ul><li>It’s your job to make their (assignors, … ) job easier </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your out dates update and contact information current </li></ul><ul><li>Show up on time to games </li></ul>
  8. 8. # 6 <ul><li>Network: </li></ul><ul><li>People TRUST the people they know the best </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know officials outside your immediate circle </li></ul><ul><li>Join professional organizations at the state and national level </li></ul><ul><li>Work games in the off season and scrimmages </li></ul>
  9. 9. #7 <ul><li>ALWAYS BE CREDIBLE : </li></ul><ul><li>Admit when a mistake as been made to a coach, assignor or supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy is a valuable tool when it comes to a stressful situation </li></ul><ul><li>Coaches are under a lot more pressure than we often realize </li></ul>
  10. 10. #8 <ul><li>DO THE RIGHT THING !! : </li></ul><ul><li>You are going to get booed anyway </li></ul><ul><li>You might as well get booed for doing the right thing </li></ul><ul><li>Make the unpopular call when it needs to be made </li></ul>

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