Thread: NCAA SUIP rumor
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Old Fri Aug 06, 2010, 08:57am
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Originally Posted by okla21fan View Post

It was pretty fruitless to be in college station last year. The weather didn't help much, but the instructor/student ratio was close to 1 to 40. Lots of down time and 'standing around'.
It's unfortunate that ASA, at least in my experience here in Houston, does a poor job of enticing experienced umpires to volunteer to help train at clinics.

Case in point; I was asked to be a clinician at a youth certification clinic a couple of years ago. I accepted and thought I could pay my yearly ASA dues and get my certification. Unfortunately, I was told that even though I would be one of the clinicians and present for the entire 8 hr clinic, I would still have to attend another clinic to be ASA certified. So the young people attending the clinic would be fully certified, but I wouldn't? Completely asinine. I canceled as a clinician and have not certified ASA since.

So, for me, the prospect of ASA involvement in NCAA officiating is a bit unsettling.
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