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Old Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:57pm
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Jeff, I can tell you that 70 is a life sea change. It may be just a number, but what a number!
That would be over 20 years. It is a goal because my wife saw an official that was over 70 that officiates and he is in great shape and looks 15 years younger than he really is and she told me immediately, "Oh, you are officiating until you are his age." If I get there with good health and good mind (some say it is gone anyway) then I would like to reach that milestone. If not, we will see. But health is the main reason because I want to stay healthy and do things to be viable years after I leave my 40s.

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Old Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:28pm
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Fascinating

This is a great thread. I started early - I'm entering my 21st season of HS ball, 8th of NCAA-W, and I'm 38 years old.

I've had a great career - but now, with a 6-month old at home, I've cut way back on my schedule for this year...and know I'll probably be coaching one of his teams down the road (because former officials make great youth coaches

We'll see what the future holds but everyone has to have their own priorities...and I know reffing isn't even close to the top of my list.
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Old Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:35pm
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"How do you know if it's time?"
I started late too...this will be my 20th season of HS ball. I'm 58.

When I can't beat the players to my spot at Lead, then it's time. I feel like I owe the game that.

I once worked with a "veteran" official who refused to accept the fact that his time had come. He was being overrun in transition by the Trail as he was trying to get to Lead...in a girls varsity game. It was embarrassing. I don't want to be "that guy".
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Old Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:55pm
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I've had a great career - but now, with a 6-month old at home, I've cut way back on my schedule for this year...and know I'll probably be coaching one of his teams down the road (because former officials make great youth coaches
Scott Foster (NBA) coached his daughter's AAU basketball team!
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Old Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:03pm
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Not to hijack the discussion, but I was talking with a fellow official who took an assigning job. He said the toughest thing he had to face was telling veterans that they were over the hill.
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Old Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:14pm
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I'm starting my first year for the 25th time.

At this rate, I hope to make it to my third season.
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Old Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:19pm
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When I can't beat the players to my spot at Lead, then it's time.
Good litmus test. There's just so much one can do with getting good angles until it becomes "cheating", cheating the players, coaches, fans, local association, and your partners.
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Old Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:56pm
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Scott Foster (NBA) coached his daughter's AAU basketball team!
And got a Tech or 2.

She plays at the university 10 minutes from my apartment now.

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