Communicating with Coaches, Parents, and Players

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Sports officiating is highly stressful because referees must make numerous split-second decisions, often resulting in significant consequences for both teams. These rulings frequently produce intense disagreement from players, coaches, and spectators.

The subsequent emotional strain has contributed to an alarming decrease in sports officiating membership across the country. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, 80 percent of high school sports officials quit before their third year on the job, often as a direct result of increasingly abusive and belligerent behavior.

This lesson will provide valuable precepts to enable you to effectively communicate with coaches, parents, and players to enable you to efficiently manage the game and reduce officiating stress.

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