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socal Tue Apr 19, 2011 09:19am

The assignor and games assigned
 
I know the good 'ol' boys club is in effect in almost all associations, is it in yours also?

How long has the assigner had that job in your association?

Is he/she voted in?

Or just given the job by those he gives the best games to, including him/herself?

How many terms / years is your assignorís term before having to either be re-elected or appointed?

Is the system fair in your area?

If you donít feel the system is fair, is it because you arenít given an opportunity?

Or is it because he/she just gives them self and their close friends the best games?

Shouldnít the assignor ONLY be working basic games, be given a strict 1-2 terms, and be required to evaluate all officials, so that they TRULELY know who to assign what games to?

While NOT being partial !!!!

ref2coach Tue Apr 19, 2011 09:38am

Did someone po-po in your Wheaties? :rolleyes:

Jurassic Referee Tue Apr 19, 2011 09:47am

He's in his third year and no one has given him any D1 games yet......and he's just not going to take it!

Adam Tue Apr 19, 2011 09:49am

I've had three assigners in three metro areas in two different states. Never had a problem.

Raymond Tue Apr 19, 2011 09:54am

Had one commissioner for my first 9 HS seasons. Wasn't totally happy with him so I voted for a new commissioner last year. New commissioner isn't perfect but I feel he did a better job of spreading the wealth across the board.

socal Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:04am

No, 1st year, expecting D1 and pro ball!

This is just a general bunch of questions to see if there are good and bad areas, how the role is handled, is it a "forever" job as long as you are taking care of those who keep you in your position, etc.

Should an assigner be able to assign themselves top games?

Sounds like you might be doing some assigning yourself. :-)

socal Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:04am

@badnewsref. Sounds like in your assoc you vote for the assigner, you are lucky!

Adam Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:15am

Here we vote, in my first association, we did not. I don't have a problem with him assigning himself top level games, as he's likely one of your top level officials.

tref Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:17am

I work for 6 different assignors at the HS level & I feel as though they all treat me fair. I'm a Black official, they are all white, 5 men & 1 woman.
Out of those 6 only 3 of them still work games (2 HS & 1 DI) they dont assign themselves to any high profile games.

We dont vote in assignors here, many of them were assigning games before I even got into officiating.

There comes a time when we have to stop looking for excuses as to why we arent moving up & look in the mirror.

Do you attend quality camps in the summer?
Is your weight under control?
Have you watched yourself officiate on film?
Do you give back by volunteering for committees?
Do the people in power even know who you are?
Do you send in a resume a couple weeks prior to games being assigned?

Overall, my association is very fair if one takes care of business & asserts themselves!

Mr. Ref Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:43am

^^^^ This ^^^^

jophyal Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:00am

We also vote for our assignor. He was asked to stop assigning himself varsity games and to his credit, he understood. My chief complaint is that he will assign someone who lives South a game 5 miles from me and assign me 50 miles South and 5 miles from the other guy. We list our travel limits and time we are available but sometimes driving 50 miles in 45 minutes, three times a week is maddening. Overall, I am very pleased.

socal Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:13am

Quote:

Originally Posted by tref (Post 751737)
I work for 6 different assignors at the HS level & I feel as though they all treat me fair. I'm a Black official, they are all white, 5 men & 1 woman.
Out of those 6 only 3 of them still work games (2 HS & 1 DI) they dont assign themselves to any high profile games.

We dont vote in assignors here, many of them were assigning games before I even got into officiating.

There comes a time when we have to stop looking for excuses as to why we arent moving up & look in the mirror.

Do you attend quality camps in the summer?
Is your weight under control?
Have you watched yourself officiate on film?
Do you give back by volunteering for committees?
Do the people in power even know who you are?
Do you send in a resume a couple weeks prior to games being assigned?

Overall, my association is very fair if one takes care of business & asserts themselves!

Good notes:

Do you attend quality camps in the summer? yes
Is your weight under control? yes
Have you watched yourself officiate on film? yes
Do you give back by volunteering for committees? yes
Do the people in power even know who you are? yes
Do you send in a resume a couple weeks prior to games being assigned? no

Are all evaluations good or well above average? yes
Do you hang out or are a part of the BC? not really

grunewar Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:44am

I have always worked for the same Assignor(s).

While there is some cronyism and a good ole boy network going on here, as there is in many Associations, I have been treated well and fairly. The best officials get assigned the best games IMO (and often it's the Assignors and Training Committee - which I'm OK with, but, there is always whining). I know where I stand in reference to my peers, accept my place, and continue to work hard to get better.

I go to meetings, training sessions, scrimmages, and make myself available as often as I can be. They have always been fair to me.

tref Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:45am

Quote:

Originally Posted by socal (Post 751754)
Do you send in a resume a couple weeks prior to games being assigned? no

Do you hang out or are a part of the BC? not really

I wasnt getting any quality games either before I started sending out a resume/w video.
Someone told me that is how to have your name fresh in their minds prior to games being assigned.
I was also told to send a "thank you" note at the end of the season. Think about it, everybody WANTS games, but how many say THANKS for the games they received???
Finding ways to seperate ourselves from the pack (in a positive manner) is what its all about.


Whats the BC??

How long have you been officiating at the varsity level?

Adam Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:50am

Quote:

Originally Posted by tref (Post 751760)
Whats the BC??

Boys Club?


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