ATTITUDE IS IMPERATIVE In Officiating

By Tom Fakehany

Your attitude is everything..


· Reliability is important. Live up to your commitments
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Consider how your performance is viewed by those who do not personally know you. Spectators, coaches, players and administrators need to scrutinize you as a neutral party. ·

Every match is important to the participants and they deserve a 100% effort from you, no matter the level of play or importance of the match in conference standing. ·

Volleyball is a team sport and this includes the officials. You will get further by working with others instead of going off on a personal power trip. ·

Check your previous experience at the door. Every match is a fresh start.

Don't let a previous match affect how you call the next match -- you work for the team. ·

Remember that your role as an official is to provide an environment for fair play. Use the rules to promote the fun and competitiveness of the sport. ·

Improve your skills by reviewing each match with your officiating crew. What could you have done better, what did you do well. Take that to your next match. ·

The sport volleyball is quickly altering and you must constantly move forward if you want to remain a part of the game.

Officials cannot remain motionless --you must be constantly working to improve your game, or you become a liability instead of an asset to the game.