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Old Tue Mar 25, 2008, 11:59am
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Question What is important to you as an Official

I have been asked to speak at a local University, to a group of students taking an Officiating Class and I am just trying to get some ideas from this group of experiece officials. The question is:

"what is important to you as an Offiicial?"

"What are three words that come to mind as an official?"

Please provide me your input. One word that comes to mind for me is Integrity...

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Old Tue Mar 25, 2008, 12:09pm
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Along with integrity, I would add stewardship.

We should be stewards of the rules for the good of the game.

Money, fame and respect are other good choices.
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Old Tue Mar 25, 2008, 12:12pm
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"What are three words that come to mind as an official?"
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Integrity, impartiality, and consistency.
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Intergrity, impartiality, and consistency.
This nails it for me as well. Officials in any sport should adhere to these 3 fundamental qualities.
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Old Tue Mar 25, 2008, 12:52pm
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4 C's

Courage, Common sense, Communication, Conviction

Another C - Consistency
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Courage, Common sense, Communication, Conviction

Another C - Consistency
As opposed to indictment?
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Old Tue Mar 25, 2008, 01:33pm
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As opposed to indictment?
Conviction: a belief or opinion that is held firmly; firmness of belief or opinion
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Two very important things to me are great communication with your partner(s) and setting the tone for the level of professionalism you're going to display right when the game starts.

And oh yeah - meds.
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Integrity, impartiality, and consistency.
I like that.........thanks.
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Courage, Common sense, Communication, Conviction

Another C - Consistency
This is good as well.
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All I care about is working hard to get better. I also do not have 3 words that summarize officiating, SURPRISE!!!!

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