Officials need to oversee all games while working in a fast-paced environment. Referees need to have an eye for detail and possess strong verbal communication, decision-making and leadership skills. They should be able to easily resolve conflicts and utilize above-average customer service skills. Referees should be energetic and have the physical ability to be on their feet for long periods of time, as they will be standing, walking and even running during sporting events. In addition to these general skills, a Referee could be expected by potential employers to possess the following skills.
Core skills: We want referees with these core skills. If you want to work as a Referee, focus on the following.

  • Possessing full knowledge of various sports rules and regulations
  • Enforcing rules
  • Assessing penalties
  • Examining sports equipment for compliance and safety adherence