Regardless of our affiliation, we are all officials. We provide the boundaries to the players of a great game! The weight of our responsibility on the court is humbling. Our duties are extremely significant, and the game could not be played fair without us.
We are sometimes ridiculed, belittled, yelled at, pointed at, and stomped at all to shake our confidence. Yet we stand quietly strong, holding our own composure to prevent any escalating behaviors from coaches, players, or fans. We remain confident because we have studied, we have practiced, we have listened, and we have prepared to do our best EVERY TIME we step on the court.