Book Description: Successful Sports Officiating will help prepare aspiring and inexperienced officials for the rigors of the job. Written by leading experts in the officiating field—boasting experience at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels—this second edition has been completely revised and updated and includes new chapters on the current state of officiating, officiating as a career, and mental training. Enlightening discussions on developing an officiating philosophy and the psychology of officiating help you understand what it takes to be a successful official beyond just knowing the rules and mechanics. Chapters on developing skills in the areas of communication, decision making, and conflict management will assist you in managing contests and working with coaches, players, and parents. Discussions on personal fitness and injury prevention, time management, legal rights and responsibilities, and career development will help you manage the off-the-field aspects of being an official. Endorsed by Referee Enterprises, Inc., publishers of Referee magazine, Successful Sports Officiating, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject of officiating available today. Written and edited by a team of expert practitioners on the art and science of officiating, Successful Sports Officiating, Second Edition, is the reflection of decades of experience, and its practical approach will serve you well in your quest to understand and apply the principles of successful officiating.