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Old Fri Mar 02, 2018, 05:39pm
bucky bucky is offline
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Originally Posted by ChuckS View Post
The consensus here in the past has been to have less tolerance for nonsense at the lower levels.
I can see where the consensus would feel that way but....

Consider that, generally speaking, coaches/players make more mistakes the lower the level of play. Violations/fouls are tolerated much more in a 4th grade game than they are in a Varsity game. Coaches are much less experienced with rules/strategy/coaching in a 4th grade game than they are in a Varsity game and therefore their actions are much more tolerated.

Perhaps you meant that nonsense referred to something else. "Nonsense" has no place at any level. That is what makes it nonsense. Not looking for a debate and fully understand, I think, what you are saying.

I simply meant that the types of issues in the OP could be handled without the rule book. Dialogue could probably fix it easier than embarrassing anyone or bringing the official to the center of attention. (not to mention avoiding a delay in the game, which is awful at that age level, lol)
If some rules are never enforced, then why do they exist?

Last edited by bucky; Fri Mar 02, 2018 at 05:51pm.
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