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Old Tue Sep 11, 2018, 06:47pm
BillyMac BillyMac is offline
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Originally Posted by Raymond View Post
More important than what the actual signals may be is that the officials are getting eye contact with each other so that they can communicate through nonverbals, whatever those nonverbals may be.
Good point Raymond.

We've got a few grizzled veterans whose only pregame is, "Good eye contact". Period.

It may not be a good pregame, but good eye contact is an absolute necessity in order to do a good job officiating a basketball game.

We had a speaker a few years ago that spoke on how one partner's body language gives information to the other, especially in regard to players moving through primary coverage areas. One's stance, and the direction one's body faces, may help a partner figure out, "He's picked up the ball handler, I should concentrate off ball". Great clinic. Learned a lot.
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