Family of Fouls: Using Scaffolding to Teach Penalties to New Officials


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There is an old joke among refs about the three stages a young official goes through during the course of his career.   In the first stage, the rookie is nervous, not sure of where they are supposed to be on the field, unaccustomed to the speed of the game and terrified of making a mistake.  So, more »

10 Tips for Better Game Management


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As an official you have three responsibilities: keep the game safe, keep the game fair and to 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 cool when the crowd is booing, players are grumbling and more »

GLOA News and Notes Feb. 21


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Hope everyone enjoyed the great weather last week. Hard to believe this is the month of February. Hopefully, this doesn’t mean we will have a rough month of March, weather-wise. 1. PRE-GAME REMINDERS – With the GHSA regular season beginning this week, here are a few general reminders. A. Officials are suppose to meet at more »