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Old Fri Feb 17, 2006, 04:27pm
JRutledge JRutledge is offline
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Coaches need to learn the rules period. Coaches think anytime there is some movement with the feet it is a travel when it clearly is not. When a coach talks about how many steps they never keep into account which foot is the pivot foot or what they can or cannot do. I agree that traveling is not consistently called across the board. But it is also the most misunderstood by coaches and players. Also you do not want to nit pick this rule when many times it is unclear if a travel took place. As officials our job is to call what is obvious, not to call what looks bad and the violation never took place.

It is not the officialÂ’s fault that players do not know the rules. Officials are often the only people in the gym that even know what the rules are. Forget get traveling rules. What about backcourt violations, verticality or legal guarding position?

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