Preventive Officiating – Part II

Someone once asked me: When I first started officiating football games in the early 1990’s, I was once asked by a player, “do you like to officiate?” I took the opportunity to have a short conversation with the athlete who asked this question. I started out by saying that I enjoyed officiating because it madeContinue reading “Preventive Officiating – Part II”

Preventive Officiating – Part I

I am a football Umpire: When the word “umpire” is mentioned, I would think that most sports’ fans would assume that baseball would be the sport. There is also a football official’s position called “umpire”. The umpire on a high school football field is the official whose primary position during scrimmage plays (plays where oneContinue reading “Preventive Officiating – Part I”