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Old Tue Feb 01, 2005, 05:09pm
SMEngmann SMEngmann is offline
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As I am 22 and it is my 2nd year calling varsity ball, I have run into similar problems with coaches many times, particularly since I cover a wide area and see new faces all the time. It's almost a given that the coach is gonna test me early on in the game, see if I'm intimidated by him, etc. Sure it gets very annoying getting it as often as I do only because of my age, but I think it is helping my development as an official. It also helps to have a great coordinator of officials who backs me up 100% and assigns me to games that test and improve me. As annoying as it is now, a couple years down the road I think it will benefit me tremendously to be 24 and have good working relationships with these coaches who helped "break me in."
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