How to judge a good vs. bad youth sports official

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

•Good officials hustle after every play; bad officials move as little as possible

•Good officials encourage kids to try; bad officials do not do much more than call the plays

•Good officials know the rules; bad officials do not

•Good officials focus on the game; bad officials let their minds wander

•Good officials do it because they love to work with kids; bad officials do it for a paycheck