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Old Sat Jan 23, 2010, 07:29pm
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First official Varsity game

I have my first official, in-the-books Varsity game (I've done varsity level scrimmages and tournaments) this coming Thursday. It will be 3-man with one of my friends and a guy I've never met but heard "bad" things about him.

Could some of you experienced 3-man officials give me some tips about Varsity games? I don't want to f*ck this up.

I'm kind of nervous, and actually may not be doing it anyways because I f*cked up my hip last night during the games I had. I was hardly able to run during my wreck games today (5 of them) and I don't have much of a break this whole week before Thursday to just sit down and relax. I got CYO games tomorrow, a JV Girls game on Monday, and three JH games on Wednesday. Tuesday I will be going in to work for most of the day.
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Old Sat Jan 23, 2010, 09:16pm
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I have my first official, in-the-books Varsity game (I've done varsity level scrimmages and tournaments) this coming Thursday. It will be 3-man with one of my friends and a guy I've never met but heard "bad" things about him.

Could some of you experienced 3-man officials give me some tips about Varsity games? I don't want to f*ck this up.

I'm kind of nervous, and actually may not be doing it anyways because I f*cked up my hip last night during the games I had. I was hardly able to run during my wreck games today (5 of them) and I don't have much of a break this whole week before Thursday to just sit down and relax. I got CYO games tomorrow, a JV Girls game on Monday, and three JH games on Wednesday. Tuesday I will be going in to work for most of the day.
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Old Sat Jan 23, 2010, 09:25pm
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Remember to call all the over-the-backs and reaches.
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Old Sat Jan 23, 2010, 09:53pm
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Call a "flop" if you see it.
Sorry. Couldn't resist.
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Old Sat Jan 23, 2010, 10:26pm
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I have my first official, in-the-books Varsity game (I've done varsity level scrimmages and tournaments) this coming Thursday. It will be 3-man with one of my friends and a guy I've never met but heard "bad" things about him.
Could some of you experienced 3-man officials give me some tips about Varsity games? I don't want to f*ck this up.

I'm kind of nervous, and actually may not be doing it anyways because I f*cked up my hip last night during the games I had. I was hardly able to run during my wreck games today (5 of them) and I don't have much of a break this whole week before Thursday to just sit down and relax. I got CYO games tomorrow, a JV Girls game on Monday, and three JH games on Wednesday. Tuesday I will be going in to work for most of the day.
He may have heard "bad" things about you, too....

First of all, if your hip prevents you from being able to get up and down the floor, you are better off letting the assignor know. While a delay can be bad for the impatient official, performing poorly could be much worse.

Otherwise, have a good solid pre-game, relax, be focused on your primary, trust your partners and SLOW DOWN....as most tend to speed their mechanics during these situations.

Good luck....
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Old Sat Jan 23, 2010, 10:47pm
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I have my first official, in-the-books Varsity game (I've done varsity level scrimmages and tournaments) this coming Thursday. It will be 3-man with one of my friends and a guy I've never met but heard "bad" things about him.

Could some of you experienced 3-man officials give me some tips about Varsity games? I don't want to f*ck this up.

I'm kind of nervous, and actually may not be doing it anyways because I f*cked up my hip last night during the games I had. I was hardly able to run during my wreck games today (5 of them) and I don't have much of a break this whole week before Thursday to just sit down and relax. I got CYO games tomorrow, a JV Girls game on Monday, and three JH games on Wednesday. Tuesday I will be going in to work for most of the day.
1. Call the plays in front of you without regard to what the coaches think.
2. Get out of the habit of using the f-word.
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Old Sun Jan 24, 2010, 11:58am
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Call a "flop" if you see it.
Sorry. Couldn't resist.
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haha I deserved it. Thanks Freddy!
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Old Sun Jan 24, 2010, 11:59am
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Remember to call all the over-the-backs and reaches.
Over-the-back = push
reaches = illegal use of hands

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Get out of the habit of using the f-word.
What's wrong with "flop". It's an infraction that has to be called.
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Old Sun Jan 24, 2010, 10:12pm
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1. Call the plays in front of you without regard to what the coaches think.
2. Get out of the habit of using the f-word.
That's good advice.
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Old Sun Jan 24, 2010, 10:16pm
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Call a "flop" if you see it.
Sorry. Couldn't resist.
Hope it goes well for you!
No, warn the flopper then call the T!! Good one though, I think another quality a good official should have is a good sense of humor with a scoop of humility to learn from mistakes.
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Old Mon Jan 25, 2010, 04:26pm
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Over-the-back = push
reaches = illegal use of hands

got it.
Guys, I know it doesn't matter, most of the time if not all of the time, what the coaches think but, I called an illegal use of hands, and had a coach laugh and say "were not playing football here"

His team was losing pretty badly, so I didn't say anything, but I wanted to say, Your right, this is not football, and also take a look at the rule book you tool!


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Old Mon Jan 25, 2010, 04:28pm
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Guys, I know it doesn't matter, most of the time if not all of the time, what the coaches think but, I called an illegal use of hands, and had a coach laugh and say "were not playing football here"

His team was losing pretty badly, so I didn't say anything, but I wanted to say, Your right, this is not football, and also take a look at the rule book you tool!


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Old Mon Jan 25, 2010, 11:21pm
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I have my first official, in-the-books Varsity game (I've done varsity level scrimmages and tournaments) this coming Thursday. It will be 3-man with one of my friends and a guy I've never met but heard "bad" things about him.

Could some of you experienced 3-man officials give me some tips about Varsity games? I don't want to f*ck this up.
I'm kind of nervous, and actually may not be doing it anyways because I f*cked up my hip last night during the games I had. I was hardly able to run during my wreck games today (5 of them) and I don't have much of a break this whole week before Thursday to just sit down and relax. I got CYO games tomorrow, a JV Girls game on Monday, and three JH games on Wednesday. Tuesday I will be going in to work for most of the day.
Don't f**k it up.
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