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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 05:10pm
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At my most recent game, my partner crawled all over me for letting a "non-speaking" player come to me and ask a valid question. He was polite so I politely answered him. I thought I was just being courtious. My partner at halftme told me to only answer questions from the "speaking captain". I thought what I did was better game management for the situation at hand. The question the kid asked was "Do we get the ball on the baseline and can we run?" I pointed to the spot and said "You can run". Not a big deal. (I thought) I would like some input. Thanks.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 05:13pm
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I see no problem with what you did. How did your partner approach you about the situation?
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 05:17pm
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At my most recent game, my partner crawled all over me for letting a "non-speaking" player come to me and ask a valid question. He was polite so I politely answered him. I thought I was just being courtious. My partner at halftme told me to only answer questions from the "speaking captain". I thought what I did was better game management for the situation at hand. The question the kid asked was "Do we get the ball on the baseline and can we run?" I pointed to the spot and said "You can run". Not a big deal. (I thought) I would like some input. Thanks.
Your partner is an OOO.

You done good.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 05:36pm
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Your partner is an OOO.

You done good.
Okay, I'll bite. What's that?

Agree that your partner's being overly sensitive. Player is well within their rights to clarify what type of throw-in it is, just like it's okay to ask how many free throws it is and where the ball is being taken out of bounds.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 06:06pm
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At my most recent game, my partner crawled all over me for letting a "non-speaking" player come to me and ask a valid question. He was polite so I politely answered him. I thought I was just being courtious. My partner at halftme told me to only answer questions from the "speaking captain". I thought what I did was better game management for the situation at hand. The question the kid asked was "Do we get the ball on the baseline and can we run?" I pointed to the spot and said "You can run". Not a big deal. (I thought) I would like some input. Thanks.
Just say thanks to his feedback and ignore it. The guy clearly has no clue. Answer this question EVERY time it is asked. Answer any polite and respectful question from any player regardless of who the captain is.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 06:09pm
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[QUOTE=DC_Ref12]Okay, I'll bite. What's that?



Overly officious official.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 06:40pm
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I've got no problem with it. I would have done exactly the same thing. Way to be...
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 07:06pm
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Would your partner answer this question from a coach?

Let me guess, this partner has a reputation of being "unapproachable."

Good grief.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 08:40pm
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At my most recent game, my partner crawled all over me for letting a "non-speaking" player come to me and ask a valid question. He was polite so I politely answered him. I thought I was just being courtious. My partner at halftme told me to only answer questions from the "speaking captain". I thought what I did was better game management for the situation at hand. The question the kid asked was "Do we get the ball on the baseline and can we run?" I pointed to the spot and said "You can run". Not a big deal. (I thought) I would like some input. Thanks.
Bad call by your P. You did good.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 08:59pm
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At my most recent game, my partner crawled all over me for letting a "non-speaking" player come to me and ask a valid question. He was polite so I politely answered him. I thought I was just being courtious. My partner at halftme told me to only answer questions from the "speaking captain". I thought what I did was better game management for the situation at hand. The question the kid asked was "Do we get the ball on the baseline and can we run?" I pointed to the spot and said "You can run". Not a big deal. (I thought) I would like some input. Thanks.
What were you to do? Completely ingore him and look like an A-HOLE.

Tell him to go get the "speaking captain" so he can ask the question.

The speaking captain is needed to relay "official" information to the coach or other players and visa-versa, anything else is completely acceptable.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 09:02pm
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The question the kid asked was "Do we get the ball on the baseline and can we run?" I pointed to the spot and said "You can run". Not a big deal. (I thought) I would like some input. Thanks.
Works for me.
I would have answered the player and "waved/swept" the endline so that both teams knew.
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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 09:18pm
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I have no problem listening to players that are not the "speaking captain" but I will not spend a lot to time answering questions every time there is a situation either. I think there is a good balance that can be achieved.

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Old Mon Apr 23, 2007, 09:31pm
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I have no problem listening to players that are not the "speaking captain" but I will not spend a lot to time answering questions every time there is a situation either. I think there is a good balance that can be achieved.

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If some kid comes off the bench and walks up to you with those big, clear, bright eyes and asks you, Mr. Official, Sir ....?
Yer answerin' him.
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Old Tue Apr 24, 2007, 12:10am
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Rut,
If some kid comes off the bench and walks up to you with those big, clear, bright eyes and asks you, Mr. Official, Sir ....?
Yer answerin' him.
That always sounds great, but it is very rare if ever a player says "Sir" or comes to you without having an attitude of some kind.

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Old Tue Apr 24, 2007, 12:40am
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Usually, when I've been approached by a player, it's very respectful. I can usually see some frustration, but it's always respectful. Must be a regional thing.
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