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Old Thu Jan 10, 2008, 01:13pm
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strange mechanics or not

Have an official in area who, when doing 10 second count, gives a mini foul signal when dribbler crosses division line. Although a relatively new official, she tends to use college women's mechanics blended in with a few odd signals.

Is the a mechanic from a place far, far away? Never have seen it done anywhere.

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Old Thu Jan 10, 2008, 01:18pm
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Is a "mini foul signal" the signal you use when you call a foul on Mini-me?

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Old Thu Jan 10, 2008, 01:21pm
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Have an official in area who, when doing 10 second count, gives a mini foul signal when dribbler crosses division line. Although a relatively new official, she tends to use college women's mechanics blended in with a few odd signals.

Is the a mechanic from a place far, far away? Never have seen it done anywhere.

I'm just askin'
mini-foul signal as in a fist in the air? Weird! I've never seen that!

Oh, wait, a closed fist to the side? Yea, I've seen that in women's college. it's at the end of any visible count to signify that the Rubicon has been crossed, so to speak.
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Old Thu Jan 10, 2008, 01:29pm
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Oh, wait, a closed fist to the side? Yea, I've seen that in women's college. it's at the end of any visible count to signify that the Rubicon has been crossed, so to speak.
Of course, it would never be used to mark the end of the 10-second backcourt count in NCAA-W ball...
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Of course, it would never be used to mark the end of the 10-second backcourt count in NCAA-W ball...
Well, that's why I used a metaphor...
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Old Thu Jan 10, 2008, 01:31pm
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Is a "mini foul signal" the signal you use when you call a foul on Mini-me?

Hey, where did you find that picture of Scrapper???

And Juulie, that's not a mechanic for Women's ball as the only real counts we have are the 5 second closely guarded on a held ball and 5 second to pass the ball inbounds...if someone is using that, they are making up their own mechanics...we do sometimes use the fist out to the side to let our crew know we have a media time-out coming at the next dead ball.
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Old Thu Jan 10, 2008, 01:31pm
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mini-foul signal as in a fist in the air? Weird! I've never seen that!

Oh, wait, a closed fist to the side? Yea, I've seen that in women's college. it's at the end of any visible count to signify that the Rubicon has been crossed, so to speak.
I'll have to watch for this. I work a handful of women's games every year and haven't seen a partner do this mechanic. I wouldn't add it unless an assignor specifically told me they wanted to see it.
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Old Thu Jan 10, 2008, 01:32pm
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we do sometimes use the fist out to the side to let our crew know we have a media time-out coming at the next dead ball.
Yeah - I do that at 3rd grade rec games, too.
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Old Thu Jan 10, 2008, 01:34pm
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I wouldn't add it unless an assignor specifically told me they wanted to see it.
Good idea.
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Old Fri Jan 11, 2008, 10:55pm
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Have an official in area who, when doing 10 second count, gives a mini foul signal when dribbler crosses division line. Although a relatively new official, she tends to use college women's mechanics blended in with a few odd signals.

Is the a mechanic from a place far, far away? Never have seen it done anywhere.

I'm just askin'
I do it; not really sure from where I picked it up, though.
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I've seen this done at local high school games by a few older officials, and at WCC men's games by a small percentage of officials.

I think it looks pretty goofy. (No offense intended to the previous poster.)
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