M/W 9:30 - 10:50 am
Department of Kinesiology
KNES 3353-01 Officiating
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Joey Greenwood
OFFICE: Student Wellness Center
PHONE NUMBER: (940) 397-4206
FAX NUMBER: (940) 397-6272
OFFICE HOURS: MWF 1:30-3:30, TTH 1:30-3:30
This class is designed to provide the student with an overview of the techniques required for successfully officiating various types of sporting events. The official's role will be presented and opportunities will be provided for practical officiating experience through the Department of Recreational Sports. This will be followed by comprehensive analysis of officiating style, and etiquette.
This course is designed to enable you to:
ü Determine your officiating philosophy and style
ü Set and achieve professional goals
ü Communicate effectively with other officials, coaches, and athletes
ü Develop your decision-making skills
ü Manage conflict effectively
ü Understand the principles of personal fitness and create a personal fitness plan
ü Understand your legal responsibilities, legal rights, and business responsibilities
ü Manage your time wisely
ü Work effectively with local and regional associations
ü Officiate a minimum of 25 recreational sports games in various types of sports
ü 4 or 5 Major Exams
ü Pop tests over rules and their interpretations
ü 15 minute presentation covering one NCAA rule
ü Successfully completing all of the course segments o required on the CD-ROM
NASO. (2000). Successful Sports Officiating Champaign IL: Human Kinetics.
Text included with Officiating Principles online course and test ISBN: 9780736078603
NCAA. (2011-2012). 2011-2012 Men's and Women's Rules and Interpretations (Basketball/Flag Football).
Attendance is extremely important and the class role will be checked daily. A student with more than three unexcused absences will be dropped a letter grade for each additional absence. If a student is tardy three times during the semester it will result in one unexcused absence.
ONLINE COURSE ADDRESS: portal page provided by ASEP
When you register for the course, you will purchase the book Successful Sports Officiating and a course CD-ROM containing the video. During the course, you'll refer to the book and CD to complete course segments. This dynamic, interactive format presents an engaging educational experience that places you in challenging, real-life game situations.
Online Discussion Questions/Online Quizzes
Every Wednesday during class hours, there will be discussion questions on WebCT. To receive credit for participating for those classes, each student will engage with the instructor and other students in a professional and thoughtful manner. Inappropriate responses will NOT be given credit. Also on Wednesdays online quizzes will be available. There will be 10 quizzes, 10 points each, and will total 100 points.
Official Game Performance Evaluation
Each student will have the opportunity to watch several live games of any sport (college, High School, MLB, Rec. league) and observe the competency of the officials. This will be done twice during the semester. Each student must watch an entire game and write a three page paper on the experience. In the paper you are to include a brief outline of the game, officiating styles and philosophies, evaluation of the officials' abilities regarding communication, judgment, etc.
Online Final Exam
Each student will complete an online final exam given by ASEP. The exam will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. If 80% is scored on the exam, the student will be registered to the National Official's Registry. This allows officiating organizations to track credentials for possible sport officials.
Evaluations: Possible Points Percent Grade
Attendance & Participation 100 90-100 A
Game Observation (2) 100 80-89 B
Online Quizzes (10) 100 70-79 C
Online Final Exam 100 60-69 D
Total 400 < 59 F
All assignments must be typed. You are responsible for presenting all assignments in a professional manner (e.g. stapled sheets, headings, titles, typed double spaced using 12 pt. font). Points will be deducted for obvious grammatical, spelling and writing style as part of the evaluation for all written assignments. Be sure to PROOFREAD your work before submitting.
While the provisions of this syllabus are accurate and complete as possible, the instructor reserves the right to change any provision herein without actual notice if circumstances so warrant. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of such changes and information about such changes will be available at all times from the instructor. It is the responsibility of each student to know what changes, if any have been made to the provisions of this syllabus and to successfully complete the requirements of this course.
All students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies related to class attendance, academic dishonesty, student responsibilities, rights and activities.