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Rick Kruger and Brian Boche (rhymes with Hockey) manage the Upper Midwest Collegiate Football Officials Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, B1G country. Listen and learn about this great, inexpensive clinic including the on and off field opportunities to learn and get better. NOTE: Around the 28 minute mark, we censored a short part of the conversation in order to conceal the […]

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Conversation 36: QwikRef with founder Rusty Acree

QwikRef has become a vital tool used by officials, supervisors and coaches in most of the conferences across the country. Rusty Acree is the founder and he joins us to provide unique insight into QwikRef. Topics include: How and why QwikRef was born? Features of QwikRef Who are the users of QwikRef? Where do suggestions for improvements come from? Quote of […]

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Conversation 35: Rule Study Guidelines and Tips

Looking for some ideas on how to study the rules? Tyler and Dwayne provide some tips to help you create your rule study plan and prepare for upcoming rules exams. Topics include Different types learners Creating goals and creating a study plan Rogers Redding Guide Dickson Study Method Hybrid Method Making Rule Study more Interesting Study Groups Quote Of the […]

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Warning:  We had technical difficulties during the recording of this episode.  The sound quality is degraded. CPA Keith Vincent is the co-author of the Sports Officials Tax Guide from Referee Magazine. In this conversation, Keith provides some tips and guidance regarding sports officials’ taxes.  There is some great information in this conversation. Topics include: Employee vs Independent contractor How Income […]

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In the 2nd episode of season 2, Big XII Head-LineJudge John Braun returns to discuss his rookie season in the Big XII.  He also discusses the upcoming Email Rules Exchange that he manages. Topics includes Differences between Mountain West and Big XII Lessons learned #1 goal for line of scrimmage officials The Email Rules Exchange Quote of the Week A […]

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If you want to really achieve your goals, setting them is just the beginning.  In the first episode of Season 2, Tyler and Dwayne discuss goal setting and ways to ensure that you actually achieve those goals. Remember, “a goal without a plan is just a wish”. Topics Include: Why we set goals How to create SMART goals How to […]

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Conversation 31 – Handling Adversity

In this bonus episode,  Tyler and Dwayne discuss the various types of adversity that officials deal with and offer up a few ways to handle them. Topics include: Different types of adversity In-game vs Post-game How you can help crew mates Quote of the Week To try to run away from suffering is not wise. To stay with it, to […]

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Conversation 30 – Season 1 Recap

In this final episode of the season, Tyler and Dwayne look back at the first season and discuss some of the conversations and guests We also touch on our plans for Season 2 Thank you to all of our guests for taking the time to give back to officiating Thank you to all of the listeners who have helped this […]

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Having a fitness and nutrition plan is essential in everyday life, but can make a real difference in our officiating performance. PAC-12 Back Judge, Justin Nelson joins us to provide some guidelines around fitness and nutrition as it pertains to officiating. It may help you take that next step in your game day performance Quote of the Week “If you […]

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Big XII Referee, Reggie Smith joins us for a great conversation about crew leadership and announcements One the most recognized voices among college football referees, Reggie’shares his approach to crew leadership and how he has come to master announcements Reggie touches on: Leadership Style Setting the proper tone for the crew How he engages the crew in the offseason/preseason Mastering […]

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