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Old Wed Nov 16, 2016, 02:04pm
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I've learned to never give explanations when the coach wasn't asking for one.

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Some clinicians refer to this as "breaking into jail." It's a great metaphor and applies here.

Don't volunteer information when you don't have to.
A coworker (not at all basketball related) used to use the phrase, "that's like asking for homework."

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I know that would have been ideal. The reason I didn't hold off on the signal is because I didn't think the contact was a foul, so I assumed (never assume) that my partner was calling a traveling as well.
Aaaand this is how we learn these lessons.
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Old Wed Nov 16, 2016, 05:29pm
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I know that would have been ideal. The reason I didn't hold off on the signal is because I didn't think the contact was a foul, so I assumed (never assume) that my partner was calling a traveling as well.

Thanks for the advice to cut that phrase out. I can see where that could create issues. My default with coaches is to put blinders on and ignore them. I am trying to work at communicating more in situations where it will be helpful.
You're still missing something here.

Even if you both have the same thing, only one of you should EVER signal the travel. Make eye contact, see both of you with an open hand, and then the person who's primary it's in...make the call.
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Old Wed Nov 16, 2016, 06:54pm
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In more than 20 years of officiating, I have never heard a phrase that solves everything. There are no "silver bullets." I agree that saying "travel first" is the BEST THING TO DO IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE, but most of us have worked for an idiot coach who refuses to be reasonable no matter what is presented to him.
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Old Thu Nov 17, 2016, 03:55pm
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Two Ts on a misbehaving individual solves everything with that person!
While not a phrase, that is a "silver bullet."
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