Pinellas Sports Officials Association: GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

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2014 PSOA MEMBERS
 

 

   DAVE MCKEE

 

 

   GEORGE GUCH

 

 

   MIKE LONG

 

 

   PAUL UCHRIN

 

 

   JON NOWOKUNSKI

 

 

   BRIAN NOWOKUNSKI

 

 

   ALLEN HAWTHRON

 

 

   BILL LABRANT

 

 

   RICHIE RYALS

 

 

 

   BILL ANDREWS

 

 

   BILL PLOMATOS

 

 

   DAN MILLER

 

 

   MIKE ULBRICH

 

 

   BILL GOULD

 

 

   LEE WATTS

 

 

   JEFF CARTER

 

 

   

 

     DANNY BOWERS

 

 

   MO COLLINS

 

 

   KEVIN JACK

 

 

   JIM PISCO

 

 

   DANA GLOW

 

 

   LOU CRISPIANO

 

 


 

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Are You an Umpire or Referee Super Hero?

If you were to cast yourself as an Umpire or Referee Super Hero - What would you be? 
 
I encourage everyone to think about their umpire / referee persona. I ask: “What kind of an umpire or referee do you want to be? What do you want players, coaches, other umpires or referees thinking about you? What is your Umpire or Referee Super Hero Power?”
 
Think of your umpiring or refereeing self as a Super Hero with special skills and responsibilities. Here's an example of some possible Umpire and Referee Super Heroes....

The Rules Ruler
You study the rule-book so you know the rules word-for word. You can tell what section a rule is in. You pay attention to the little details even for rules that almost never come up.
 
The Angles and Distance Diva
You are focused on mechanics and study where you need to be on the field or court at all times. You may have a natural knack for getting to the right angle and distance or you may practice it to develop it.
 
The Intense Driver
You work with a determined energy to manage your rules and mechanics knowledge as well as your game. You are focused and driven during the game.
 
The Joker
You are at your best when you can make everyone on the field or court relax. You like to make players and coaches feel at ease by telling jokes or stories.
 
It’s important to recognize what your “Umpire or Referee Super Hero” power is so you can be aware of both its strengths and weaknesses. For example: a Rules Ruler should be happy to have a strong knowledge of the rules, but also recognize there might be a tendency to be too strict in applying them (rule-book right, ball-field or court wrong). The Joker may be able to create a fun environment for the players, but also recognize there may come a time when coaches may not take him/her seriously when it is needed.
 
Take a moment to define your own Umpire or Referee Super Hero Power. Figure out what makes YOUR Power strong for the game, and be honest about what weaknesses and responsibilities that might go with it. If you’re having trouble figuring it out, ask a fellow umpire or referee to tell you what kind of an umpire or referee they think you are.
 
Remember to be YOU, but strive to be the BEST you!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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