News & Announcements
MAR 19
2018

AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO END THE ARGUMENT

It is human
nature to argue. When someone challenges your authority, your opinion or your
knowledge, it’s normal that your first reaction is to assume a defensive
posture or attitude. How vociferously you defend your point of view usually
depends on how sure you are or how strenuously the other person raises the
question.

 

Officials
aren’t expected (some would say allowed) to argue. In all but the rarest cases,
officials are supposed to turn a deaf ear to criticism and arguments, letting
the comments bounce off them like bullets off Kevlar. It is one of the most
difficult aspects of officiating, but also one of the most important.

 

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