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Old Mon Mar 31, 2003, 10:21am
BigJoe BigJoe is offline
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I was in charge of scheduling officials for a tournament this weekend. It was 5th grade boys and girls and 9th grade boys and girls. Quite a disparity in levels of play. I scheduled three officials at each court. We worked two on and one off. I made it a point to see that the officials were hustling all of the time. It is a lot tougher to do that when you work 6-10 straight games. But with the rest, I felt there was no excuse not to give it your all for two games. I heard alot of good things about the officials from players, coaches, and fans. It is rewarding when things work out. I, too, have been to tournaments where it is obvious officials are just there to get paid. They stand like statues on the division line as the trail. There is no excuse for that. If you are too tired to hustle, you shouldn't take that many games. Just MHO!
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