Welcome. This content is designed to provide resources as well as build your skills and decision making around reducing the risk that you will experience harassment as an official. However, the referee is never at fault for when harassment occurs; the fault is 100% the responsibility of the person doing the harassing. That said, there are strategies and skills to help you reduce the risk. Control what you can control. Accept what you cannot.

Dealing with Referee Harassment


Increasing Awareness

Using the Rule Book

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