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Old Wed Mar 07, 2018, 11:09am
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Originally Posted by Terrapins Fan View Post
If you were going to have a meeting with High school coaches before the season begins what would you share with them about officiating to educate them and improve relationships?
Confirmational bias.

The game is not called from the bench, but from the floor. If an official is hustling and in the right positions, give him/her the benefit of the doubt.

Don't comment or question every play and every call/no-call. Show some respect if you have a question or comment. If you want to pick a fight with an official, you will likely lose.

Don't officiate the game from the sideline.

FWIW, in the two PIAA sports I work (basketball and soccer), we have a mandatory pre-season coaches meeting, where the focus is solely on POEs.
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