CSOA Clinic 2012 Lessons Learned. Officials . Officials at an interscholastic athletic event are participants in the educational development of high school students . As such, they must exercise a high level of self-discipline, independence, and responsibility.
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Player Safety is our number one responsibility
You are not a medical professional
Be in position to make the right call, but not in the play itself
Make sure the advantage takes place
AR must be in position and provide assistance to the Referee
Stay with second to last defender – get the call right!
Watch for quick restart; communicate with players; set the wall; position for restart; whistle the restart; DONOT turn back on players or ball
Watch for players attacking the ball through a vulnerable player
Positioning is critical to sell the call!
Kicking a call makes you like every other official – How you respond to the mistake sets you apart!
Let the coach/player cook their own goose!
You need to know when to hold them and when to fold them, but the bottom line is you need to get something for your cards