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Old Tue Jun 25, 2013, 03:01pm
john5396 john5396 is offline
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So I think it has alot to do with how you come to the game. In my case, I was a parent/fan for volleyball. I had played recreation level. I was an experienced official with 20+ years of baseball umpiring.

Things that I found challenging:

Learning the actual rules of the game... (Did I mention that I was a volleyball parent;^)

As R2:
- efficiently managing the benches, table, substitutions, etc.
- learning to not watch the ball, that's R1's job
- Getting the jersey number for a violation (we never care in baseball)

As R1:
Maintaining the rythm of the game
Trust your instincts, blow the whistle when you see the violation, don't be tentitive
Judge the contact, not the uglyness
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