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BillyMac Sat May 04, 2019 03:50pm

Confused In Connecticut ...
 
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Originally Posted by SC Official (Post 1032648)
My “not closely guarded” signal is my lack of counting.”

As was mine for the first half of my career, then we switched to a "unofficial" not closely guarded spread arms signal, the we went back to "not counting" as the "signal" (IAABO International slap on the wrist), and now were back to a not closely guarded spread arms signal, but now it's "official" (however it was unannounced).

Raymond Sun May 05, 2019 07:38am

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Originally Posted by SC Official (Post 1032648)
My “not closely guarded” signal is my lack of counting.


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My "not closely guarded" signal is for one purpose, to keep coaches from asking/commenting about my lack of a 5 second count. I work with too many officials who don't count when they should.


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BillyMac Sun May 05, 2019 08:22am

Six Feet Not Three Feet ...
 
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Originally Posted by Raymond (Post 1032650)
I work with too many officials who don't count when they should.

Same problem here in Connecticut. We've been told that we're not rewarding good defense and have been shown various "six foot" distances with various lines on the court to use as a reference.

BillyMac Sun May 05, 2019 08:26am

Stop Complaining ...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Raymond (Post 1032650)
My "not closely guarded" signal is for one purpose, to keep coaches from asking/commenting about my lack of a 5 second count.

Before the spread arms signal was "unofficial" or "official", I was using it for the same purpose, "Stop complaining coach, not quite six feet".

No complaints, no spread arms signal.

Rich Sun May 05, 2019 08:37am

Mechanics Creep
 
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Originally Posted by BillyMac (Post 1032651)
Same problem here in my little corner of Connecticut. We've been told that we're not rewarding good defense and have been shown various "six foot" distances with various lines on the court to use as a reference.



Do you get paid every time you use the phrase "my little corner of Connecticut?" Oh, FFS.


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BillyMac Sun May 05, 2019 09:14am

All Four Corners And Everything In Between ...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rich (Post 1032653)
Do you get paid every time you use the phrase "my little corner of Connecticut?"

Fixed it.

Reviewed my post and found it to be not accurate.

"Not rewarding the defense" was not a problem only associated with my local board, it was pointed out by the IAABO International interpreter who observed officials from all of our Connecticut local boards at our state tournament semis and finals.

Throughout my career, two of my local interpreters have also been Connecticut state interpreters, sometimes making difficult to ascertain if an issue being discussed is a statewide issue, or a local issue.

The Connecticut tourism board sends me a check every time I mention Connecticut in a post.

Every little bit helps when one is retired and is on a fixed income.

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bucky Mon May 06, 2019 09:03pm

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Originally Posted by BillyMac (Post 1032641)
Same questions for bucky:


Why doesn't this signal catch on more universally on the high school level, i.e. NFHS, IAABO, etc.?

Am I missing any negatives about the signal? It seems helpful to scorekeepers, coaches, and fans.

I am one of the very few that point and by point I mean holding two fingers down towards where it occurred. Others will, when it is a two-point shot but close to a three, immediately and adamantly signal to the table that it was a two by pointing two fingers, like the peace sign.

I do not claim to be an expert but I will claim to be the best at trying to get better in any way. Around our area, officials do not have the same level of care. They do not strive to get better by attending training meetings, camps, etc. Very few are concerned with tests, POE's, rule/mechanic changes, etc. They simply do not have to care as there are not enough officials. There are no younger/newer officials either. It is very discouraging.

Use a new mechanic for clarity? Most around here do not use the current mechanics very well.:mad:

BillyMac Tue May 07, 2019 05:32pm

Double Check ...
 
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Originally Posted by bucky (Post 1032667)
... will, when it is a two-point shot but close to a three, immediately and adamantly signal to the table that it was a two by pointing two fingers, like the peace sign.

Many of us will do that (as well as an audible "Two") as a "double check" after we've already pointed to the three point line on a close two point the attempt.

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