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Old Tue Jan 17, 2006, 06:04pm
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OK, I haven't been doing much ball this year, university really gets in the way.

So I'm a little out of practice with good mechanics.

Tomorrow I've got a JV/V Boys double header with the assignor. Any tips for good mechanics, good positioning, namely, before the game, during intermissions (except timeouts and DQ's) and anything else you think I should know.
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Old Tue Jan 17, 2006, 06:09pm
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I just realized something, after 4 years of officiating, working for 5 assignors, this is the first time I've worked with anyone of them.
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Old Tue Jan 17, 2006, 06:14pm
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Just work your game. I would not worry about it. You should officiate like someone is watching you anyway. Have a good pre-game and go out and do your best. Not sure you should do anything special just because of who you are working with. He is just skin and bone as you are.

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Old Tue Jan 17, 2006, 06:19pm
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Take special note of the pre-game, and go out and execute on what you decide there. Do your best. Don't stress. Once the toss goes up, it's just a game and he's just another official.
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Old Wed Jan 18, 2006, 12:31am
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One thing I have learned. If my partner is watching me, who is watching his/her primary area? Inhale/exhale have fun.
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You should officiate like someone is watching you anyway.
This is great advice. I don't always do it, which is my own fault. But it's definitely a good habit to get into.
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One thing I have learned. If my partner is watching me, who is watching his/her primary area?
Depending on the level of the game, and the ability of your partner, s/he may be able to keep an eye on his/her area and still take mental notes on what you're calling or how your mechanics look.
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Old Wed Jan 18, 2006, 08:36am
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Pregame. Make sure you talk about positioning and such during your pregame. I don't know your assignor, but I'm sure they'll be able to tell alot by the kinds of questions you ask, for example make sure you ask what he or she wants to do mechanically for a DQ'd player. Beyond that, call you game. I had a game with a good assignor in my area last year where I just took myself out of my game. I was working with 2 really strong partners and instead of calling my game, I kind of took a backseat. Go out and do what you normally do. BTW, the assignor I worked with saw my 3 man crew and is giving us games. I must have made up for my poor performance, that or it wasn't as poor as I thought.
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Old Wed Jan 18, 2006, 08:45am
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1) Review as many mechanics you can in your mind. Mentally prepare.

2) Hustle and Smile.

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Old Wed Jan 18, 2006, 10:19am
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Just work your game. I would not worry about it. You should officiate like someone is watching you anyway. Have a good pre-game and go out and do your best. Not sure you should do anything special just because of who you are working with. He is just skin and bone as you are.

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Rut,

Thats is some great advice. My partner and I had a GV game last night and I told him the same thing in our pregame. Low and behold, our commissioner was in the stands, along with the rules interperter and two other big dawgs that had the next game. We did everything by the book and all he could say was we missed 2 over the back calls rather on the back.
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Old Wed Jan 18, 2006, 10:58am
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Over the back + on the back = "Push" right?
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Over the back + on the back = "Push" right?
I think its more like 0+1=0!!!!
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