Profession sport official

Sports referees officiate in sporting events to ensure they are successful according to established rules.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

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  • Communicate information during sport game

    Use a range of communication strategies to provide adapted information as an official to sport competitors and participants. Minimise conflict and deal with disagreement effectively. Take into consideration the sport competition environment and the social perceptiveness of the audience when formulating the message.

  • Listen actively to sport players

    Give attention to what players and participants are saying, understand the issues raised, and ask questions when necessary. Sport officials need to display professionalism, integrity and ethical conduct.

  • Create relationships with sport competitors

    Create and keep up relationships with competitors and competitor representatives and behave accordingly prior to, during and following competition.

  • Apply sport games rules

    Develop and sustain the ability to apply rules, within the spirit of the sport activity and competition, and in a professional and respectful manner.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Interpret sport games rules

    Interpret the rules and laws as an official, safeguarding the spirit of the sport activity and competition.

  • Assess the quality of sport competitions

    Evaluate the quality of sport competitions and communicate judgements consistently.

  • Monitor own performance as a sports official

    Critically monitor own performance after a competition or event to continually improve own officiating skills, including mental skills requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

establish relationship with the media