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Old Sun Jan 11, 2004, 02:08am
Snake~eyes Snake~eyes is offline
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Originally posted by just another ref
A coach/principal locally that helped us call some elementary games years ago had a very good quote: "It's like I'm deer hunting. I'm aiming the gun, aiming the gun, aiming the gun, but by the time I know what I was shooting at, the deer is gone."

My translation: Don't be afraid to blow the whistle a little late. Better to be late and right than to be on time and wrong. You're thinking: "He did it....No, wait...I think..." and about that time a coach or a fan yells out the call. Even if the call you hear is correct, it tends to make you freeze. All this is just food for thought in case you run out of things to worry about.
I agree! At first I thought I would have a harder time at basketball compared to football because in football you can really think about it and take your time about throwing the flag. I thought that in basketball I would have to think a lot faster but I came to the conclusion that you don't. Take your time you don't have to blow your whistle right away.
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