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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 11:19am
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I'm a first year official, and noticed last night while watching the Duke / Maryland game that in a multiple foul shot situation, the lead official would SPRINT into the lane as if shot out of a cannon, after the first shot, to retrieve the ball. What's up with that? Was the official just showing some hussle?
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 11:28am
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Yes, it's just good hustle. Where I officiate, we're taught that if the FT goes in the basket, you should catch it before it hits the ground. And since the Lead official is not supposed to stand inbounds during the FT, that means you have to hustle to get into the lane.

I don't think I look like I get shot out of a cannon, but I do catch a made free throw about 95% of the time (when there's another one to follow ), I'd guess.

I think it shows that the official is into the game and not just walking through the motions.

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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 11:47am
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Yes, it's just good hustle. Where I officiate, we're taught that if the FT goes in the basket, you should catch it before it hits the ground. And since the Lead official is not supposed to stand inbounds during the FT, that means you have to hustle to get into the lane.

I don't think I look like I get shot out of a cannon, but I do catch a made free throw about 95% of the time (when there's another one to follow ), I'd guess.

I think it shows that the official is into the game and not just walking through the motions.

Chuck
Me too. Of course that means on the first of 2 I'm
cheating in a little, but I usually get there.
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 11:50am
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dan_ref
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Me too. Of course that means on the first of 2 I'm
cheating in a little, but I usually get there.
As long as you don't catch the miss on the first shot of a 1-and-1!!

Chuck
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 11:58am
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Yes, it's just good hustle. Where I officiate, we're taught that if the FT goes in the basket, you should catch it before it hits the ground. And since the Lead official is not supposed to stand inbounds during the FT, that means you have to hustle to get into the lane.

I don't think I look like I get shot out of a cannon, but I do catch a made free throw about 95% of the time (when there's another one to follow ), I'd guess.

I think it shows that the official is into the game and not just walking through the motions.

Chuck
Me too. Of course that means on the first of 2 I'm
cheating in a little, but I usually get there.

I have had trouble with that lately.
Seems like 5 of 6 made throws hit the back of the rim and carom away and toward the shooter.
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 12:14pm
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ChuckElias
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Me too. Of course that means on the first of 2 I'm
cheating in a little, but I usually get there.
As long as you don't catch the miss on the first shot of a 1-and-1!!

Chuck
Got that right! BTW on a 1&1 I cheat out a lot so that
even if I have a sudden urge to grab the rebound I'll get
there too late to make a difference. Not that *I* ever
would have this problem, mind you, it's just an extra
precaution.

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I have had trouble with that lately.
Seems like 5 of 6 made throws hit the back of the rim and carom away and toward the shooter.
mick

Mick, you just gotta start boxing out better! Get a body
on 'em! (Or maybe hold a free throw clinic for the
leagues you work.)
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 12:17pm
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Like I tell my players, Mick, move your feet first - don't just stand there reaching or the ball!
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 12:58pm
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Yeah, Fellas, ...too many off the fingertips.
I wonder if that's "another" half-step that is gone forever....
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 02:08pm
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I don't like it. I think a nice smooth quick walk looks more professional in my opinion. But again, do what your most comfortable.
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 03:41pm
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I don't like it. I think a nice smooth quick walk looks more professional in my opinion. But again, do what your most comfortable.
BBarnaky,
But they don't teach the "nice smooth quick walk" at clinics of which I've participated.
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 03:43pm
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I don't like it. I think a nice smooth quick walk looks more professional in my opinion. But again, do what your most comfortable.
BBarnaky,
But they don't teach the "nice smooth quick walk" at clinics of which I've participated.
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 03:45pm
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When in Rome do as the Romans. I would say once you get somewhat established develop your own style and mannerisms as opposed to the robotic type looking ones everybody else wants you to use. However, do as the Romans do when your supervisor tells you to do it a certain way.
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 03:49pm
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Hmmmm.
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Old Fri Jan 18, 2002, 04:27pm
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Besides knowing the rules, hustle is the one thing that I was taught can help you improve your game. Such little things as hustling in to get the made (or missed) rebound on a free throw, or even hustling when going across court before the opening jump. (Referee only) I think it gives a good impression that you are fired up, and ready for the game. Little things like this can show both coaches and fans that this game is not ho-hum for you. Plus, I think it gives you a bit of confidence in yourself. Remember, first impressions can go a long way.
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