ERIC Number: ED338610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Making It as a Sports Official.
O'Bryant, M. C.
The purpose of this text is to offer information, including career development strategies, about sports officiating, an occupation that attracts little attention as a source of employment. The book presents fundamental techniques for building successful careers as qualified sports officials and illustrates how sports officiating can be taken from the hobby status to a profit-oriented business. Following the author's preface, the text is organized into 10 chapters: (1) Myths About Officiating; (2) Professional Affiliation (Choosing the Right Association); (3) Rules and Mechanics; (4) Thinking Like an Official; (5) No Harm, No Foul (No Calls Are the Unpublished Trade Secrets of Professional Sports Officials); (6) The Employment Picture; (7) Official Business (The Best Way to Make a Career Last Is To Put Business First); (8) A Four-year Apprenticeship Program for Sports Officials; (9) Communications; and (10) State and Local Associations. A glossary of sports officiating terms concludes the volume. (LL)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Athletics, Employment Opportunities, Occupational Information, Professional Associations, Professional Training, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Career Information; Sports Officials; Sports Officiating