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Old Wed Jan 16, 2019, 04:11pm
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First V Game

Well...either they are short on officials due to make up games cause of snow last weekend or my assignor likes what he has heard and/or seen of my work.

Got my first V assignment this Friday. Couple of smaller private schools and it's a GV game but I'm happy to be working it.

Now to brush up on my 3-man floor coverage and switches!
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Old Wed Jan 16, 2019, 09:37pm
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Congratulations! I also got my varsity debut in this season. My game was a DC charter vs public school boys game. I think you'll have good veteran partners who can stand up for you if the going gets tough. I did for my game.

In 3-person, frontcourt switching is easy: go to tableside to replace the T or C. Backcourt switches are different: As T or C opposite, go to Lead opposite (as after a violation). As L opposite, go to C tableside. By the book, as L tableside, you are supposed to do the long switch to L tableside on the other end of the court, unless Indiana uses a different mechanic. Of course, go through the reporting area before making a switch . Good luck!
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Old Wed Jan 16, 2019, 10:07pm
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Congratulations. One's first varsity game is usually one to remember. I'm sure you'll do well and exude confidence out there.
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Old Wed Jan 16, 2019, 10:15pm
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Awesome to hear and Im sure you will welcome the experience and have many,many more Varsity
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Old Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:05am
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Well...either they are short on officials due to make up games cause of snow last weekend or my assignor likes what he has heard and/or seen of my work.

Got my first V assignment this Friday. Couple of smaller private schools and it's a GV game but I'm happy to be working it.

Now to brush up on my 3-man floor coverage and switches!
Hope it went well for you...
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Old Thu Jan 17, 2019, 10:23am
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One's first varsity game is usually one to remember.
My first varsity game was after my junior varsity game when one of the varsity guys didn't show up. My junior varsity partner had a much more experience than me but he had to get to the liquor store before it closed. 100% true story.

My very likely last varsity game was last week, no more varsity games due to an chronic injury, local news videographer was there, game was a forty point blowout so the editor decided to concentrate on me, "BillyMac hanging up is varsity whistle after thirty-eight years due to an ankle injury. Good luck BillyMac". Nice swan song.

Now sit right back and enjoy some bubblegum pop:

https://youtu.be/QJOuTr0BXb4
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Old Thu Jan 17, 2019, 10:35am
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Well...either they are short on officials due to make up games cause of snow last weekend or my assignor likes what he has heard and/or seen of my work.

Got my first V assignment this Friday. Couple of smaller private schools and it's a GV game but I'm happy to be working it.

Now to brush up on my 3-man floor coverage and switches!
Which schools ya got?
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Old Thu Jan 17, 2019, 10:47am
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Which schools ya got?
I will refrain from making that public at this time.. Let's just say schools of faith.
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Old Thu Jan 17, 2019, 11:44am
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Got my first V assignment this Friday. Couple of smaller private schools and it's a GV game but I'm happy to be working it.
Congrats and good luck!

You bring back memories of my first varsity game as a 21-year old. I looked (and was) so young that one of my partners thought our other partner was playing a joke on him!

It was a BV game between two good programs with established and demanding coaches (one kept commenting "c'mon, Rookie!" all night...then gave me a nice compliment after the game that he just lost).

It is a great memory for me. I hope yours is even better!
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