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Old Mon Feb 08, 2010, 02:28am
JRutledge JRutledge is offline
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Originally Posted by ASA/NYSSOBLUE View Post
To put this is perspective, I help out out every year at our high school softball umpire groups new officials clinic - it is always fun to hear guys (and gals) who have played for years, and think they know the rules, after about two sessions. Even people who have COACHED - they all start going, "Man, you guys need to know a LOT", "I didn't know u had to know that", etc, etc.... and this is before we start getting into the HEAVY mechanics.
I teach a basketball class in the fall and I get a few former coaches and several former players. They are always surprised how hard this is and what they did not know and thought they know. So that is very common and not surprising. But the reality is when you play or coach, there are many rules you never see or think about. It is not surprising they are clueless when those that come to the dark side actually have to learn the rules.

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