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1 How Highly Effective Official’s Build Credibility And Respect The Dumb Things They Do To Destroy It AND

2 Officiating Experience FHSAA Official – 27 Years (Wrestling) 16 Years (Volleyball) 5 Years (Baseball) FHSAA Rank I Superior Official – 17 Years Past Pres/Booking Officer – NCFWOA – 15 Yrs Past Training Official – NCFWOA Selected For 20 Regional Wrestling Tournaments Selected For 8 State Wrestling Tournaments Selected For Multiple College Open Tournaments Head Official For Multiple High School Events Scored 100% on Wrestling Rules Exam – 3 Times Guest Speaker & Clinician @ FHSAA Field Clinics

3 Highly Effective & Credible Officials Get It! They Understand The Bell Curve They Always Demonstrate Proper Professionalism They Practice The Five P’s of Planning They Always Strive to Improve Themselves They Don’t Politicize & Rewrite The Rule Book They Know Each And Every Contest is Important They Are Not The Center of Attention They Care!

4 What is Professionalism? Is the ability to demonstrate the qualities and competencies of one’s profession with commitment and skill It is both an individual characteristic and an ideological position Highly Effective & Credible Officials Always Demonstrate a High Level of Professionalism

5 Another Definition Is Having a Conscientious Awareness of The Role, Image, Skills and Knowledge in The Commitment To Provide a Quality Oriented Service

6 Professionalism Verifies That You Are: Qualified Competent Thorough In Charge In Control

7 THE FIVE BE’s OF PROFESSIONALSM BE - Able to Set Goals to Grow & Develop BE - Fit and Practice Good Personal Health BE - In Good Appearance At All Times BE - Knowledgeable and Demonstrate The Proper Application of Rules And Mechanics BE - Responsible and Carry Out Your Duties

8 Setting Personal Goals To Grow And Develop Set realistic goals at a high level It takes time to move up the ladder Work hard to advance CE is important (clinic’s, camps, ask questions) Self- evaluate - What can I do better?

9 Being Fit and Healthy Be in Condition Year Round Do Not Ref If You Are Injured Always Be Physically and Mentally Prepared Before the Season Starts ….the athletes are prepared, are you?

10 Here I Am “Outstanding in My Field” My PE Field

11 Appearance Sets The Tone For The Entire Contest First Impressions Are Everything Be In Proper Uniform Shoes Polished No Faded Pants or Shirts Keep Extra Uniform In Your Official’s Bag

12 Knowledge & Application of Rules Frequently Study Your Rules – Know Them! Review Situations – Case Book, Officials Study Old Exams Learn The Intent and Spirit of The Rules Attend Local and State Field Clinics Strive to Learn How and When to Apply or Enforce The Rules of The Contest Use The Internet

13 Always Demonstrate Good Mechanics, Signals, & Proper Positioning Hustle To Be in Good Position Demonstrate Proper Signals Blow A Good Whistle

14 Responsibly Carry Out Your Duties Always Use The Proper Signals & Mechanics Vocalize To Sell The Call – But Don’t Show Boat! Be Courteous But Firm! Know Your Pre-Contest, Contest, & Post-Contest Responsibilities Always Incorporate Preventative Officiating Always Hustle & Be In Good Position

15 BASIC TRAITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE OFFICIALS …Focused …Confident …Respect Peers and Superiors …Businesslike …Consistent …Competent

16 TRAITS CONTINUED …Assertive …Approachable …Preventative …Polite

17 General Guidelines For The Highly Effective Official 1.Be more Concerned About Your Character Than Your Reputation 2. Hear and See Everything but React Only to What You Need to 3. Always Strive to Improve 4. Have Patience and Keep Your Poise 5. Always Be Positive

18 More Credibility Builders Do Not Break A Contract For a Better One Run Your Officiating Like a Business Be Gracious Accepting Contracts Be Prompt Call The Assignor or School Promptly If You Cannot Attend The Contest

19 DUMB THINGS OFFICIALS DO TO LOSE CREDIBILITY Inadvertently Scouting For a Coach Fraternizing With Coaches, Athletes, Parents Power Trip Official The Money Gruber The Homer The Bus Stop Ref The Gossip Monger The Opinion - ator The Gift Bearer

20 Great News! Developing Credibility & Effectiveness…It Can Be Learned

21 Strive To Work Hard At The Officiating Craft Dedicate Yourself To Not Be Average and Ordinary - Don’t Be Satisfied With Mediocrity Have Fun Learning And Growing Some Parting Thoughts

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