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Old Wed Dec 17, 2008, 08:58am
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In a 2-person crew, where do the officials stand to observe warmups before the second half? My partner last night said the R. observes the visiting team for both halves; I said he stands opposite the home team bench, observing the visitors in the first half and home team in second half.

My IAABO mechanics manual says:
"When returning to the court, assume pregame warmup positions."

The last NFHS mechanics manual I have (2003-04) says essentially the same thing: "Officials assume the same positions as in pregame to observe the warmups."

So which "position" does this refer to? A physical spot on the court or observing the same team?
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Old Wed Dec 17, 2008, 09:01am
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Observing the same team.

The rationale for R observing the visitors is that they might need the more experienced official in case some kind of issues arise during warmups.
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Old Wed Dec 17, 2008, 09:06am
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So which "position" does this refer to? A physical spot on the court or observing the same team?

Varies by area. Do what the big dogs do.
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Old Wed Dec 17, 2008, 09:43am
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Observing the same team.

The rationale for R observing the visitors is that they might need the more experienced official in case some kind of issues arise during warmups.
That is the way that I was taught. Stick with your team.
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Old Wed Dec 17, 2008, 03:24pm
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That is the way that I was taught. Stick with your team.
So be true to your school as the Beach Boys used to say
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So be true to your school as the Beach Boys used to say
And be wary of anyone who tells you to "assume the position".
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