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Old Mon Mar 05, 2018, 01:34am
JRutledge JRutledge is offline
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Originally Posted by Amesman View Post
Isn't the first thing said in a pre-game to the players and coaches (at least at the high school level) something about sportsmanship?
That is largely the problem. There is no meeting like this at all in travel. There is no overall governing body that seems to legislate a lot of things. So you get the wild wild west. One of the reasons I stay away from these games. I remember a coach thought it was my job as an official to teach the kids the game. And was baffled when I told him, "That is not my job, I call the game, I do not coach it."

But the beauty of what we do is that officials have all kinds of opinions for all different kinds of reasons.

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