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Old Sun Dec 19, 2004, 01:18pm
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Hi, I'm trying to get involved with officiating. I am fairly familar with the rules of the game and stuff since I have played in the past, but does anyone have any suggestions for me or what study material is good? Thanks
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Old Sun Dec 19, 2004, 01:33pm
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Get you a rule book and a case book, and study those.
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Old Sun Dec 19, 2004, 01:42pm
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Join a local association and be a sponge when it comes to learning. Find a mentor, someone that is willing to shadow you on games throughout the season (for example, 1 game every 2-3 weeks). If necessary, pay them your game fee (or half or whatever) for their time.
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Old Sun Dec 19, 2004, 01:55pm
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Hi, I'm trying to get involved with officiating. I am fairly familar with the rules of the game and stuff since I have played in the past, but does anyone have any suggestions for me or what study material is good? Thanks
You will be surprised how little about the rules you actually know from your playing days, once you get into the rules and case books.
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Old Sun Dec 19, 2004, 10:03pm
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Old Sun Dec 19, 2004, 10:23pm
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Read this forum constantly, you'd be amazed how many situations mentioned here actually come up, and when they do, you'll be ready.

Also, don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Old Sun Dec 19, 2004, 10:25pm
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Hey, welcome aboard. Hope you get a good start and enjoy being a ref. Let me echo brandan89.Get a book and study it over and over. Also, one thing you will notice -- you will never watch a game the same way again after your start officiating. Watch the game and the officials. No matter how good or bad they are, you'll learn something every time you watch them.
Also, when partners make suggestions, learn from them. You'll develop your own style by watching and emulating many different guys (and women.)Study what they do well and what you would improve upon.
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Old Sun Dec 19, 2004, 10:48pm
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also get an NFHS officials manual.
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