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Successful Sports Officiating



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    Successful Sports Officiating


Successful Sports Officiatingis the handbook for officials at all levels and across all sports to learn the basic principles of officiating and how to apply them. Written by a team of experts and practitioners in the art and science of officiating, this book guides you in becoming and succeeding as an official.Endorsed by the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO), Successful Sports Officiatingcovers a broad range of topics, including officiating objectives, conduct, communication skills, decision-making skills, conflict management, fitness and injury prevention, time management, legal rights and responsibilities, business aspects of officiating, and career development. Useful information on officials' organizations and rule book sources is also included to help you build networking relationships and stay up-to-date in your field.This easy-to-use handbook is based on practical experience to teach you what works and what doesn't. Real-life examples are provided in each chapter for you to analyze potential conflicts and practice applying the skills you learn. You will build and polish your officiating skills, enabling you to make those tough calls in tight games with confidence!Successful Sports Officiatingis a text of the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) whose mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive educational programs and resources for sports officials, coaches, administrators, parents, and athletes for the purpose of improving the sport experience of young people-making it safer, more enjoyable, and more valuable.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Forewordp. vii
Developing an Officiating Philosophyp. 1
Your Officiating Objectivesp. 3
Your Officiating Stylep. 15
Goal Settingp. 27
Psychology of Officiatingp. 39
Developing Your Communication Skillsp. 41
Developing Decision-Making Skillsp. 51
Managing Conflictp. 61
Personal Fitness for Officialsp. 85
Fitness Principles for Officialsp. 87
Your Personal Fitness Planp. 97
Managing Professional Responsibilitiesp. 115
Understanding Your Legal Responsibilitiesp. 117
Knowing Your Legal Rights and Business Responsibilitiesp. 125
Time Managementp. 135
The Officiating Professionp. 143
Working With Associationsp. 145
Officiating: A Lifetime Careerp. 153
Sports Officials' Code of Ethicsp. 163
State High School Associations CIF Sectionsp. 165
Other Governing Bodiesp. 169
Indexp. 171
About the Editorp. 175
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