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The Crown Refs Podcast

180 EpisodesProduced by Paul DiasparraWebsite

The CROWN REFS Podcast is the audio experience for basketball officials. It features Joey Crawford, Roger Ayers, Dee Kantner, Maia Chaka, Lisa Mattingly, Tyler Ford, Penny Davis, Reggie Greenwood, Mark Wunderlich, Diana Depaul, Scott Foster, Marc Davis, Al Battista, Crystal Hogan, Bo Boroski and man… read more

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#62 Why do 70% of new officials quit after just 3 years? | with Trevor Houle | Referee magazine

On episode 62 of the Crown Refs Podcast, Trevor Houle joined me to talk about the need to recruit officials. We dive into recruitment techniques for officials under 30 years old and how to overcome obstacles that prevent people from joining the ranks/officials leaving the profession. Also discussed was retention of current officials and overcoming the statistic that 70% of all sports officials quit after 3 years (NASO 2019). Time stamps. 1:45 The shortage of officials
5:18 Abuse
13:58 an investment in yourself
15:15 The good, the bad & the ugly
20:10 Stay patient
26:50 We need to be humanized
30:50 Find a mentor (crown refs)
33:28 Study groups
35:00 Utilize technology
39:00 Comission vs Omission
40:40 Controlling fan and coach behavior
44:00 Change is coming
46:04 Empathy


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