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Forum: Basketball Wed Jul 05, 2006, 07:37pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,427
Posted By drothamel
There has been some very good advice on this...

There has been some very good advice on this thread. I went to the Dale Kelley Camp in Dallas last year, and a camp in VA later that summer. They were very different camps. "Bring Pants," is very...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 03, 2006, 12:31pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By drothamel
I know this is WAY off topic, but I think the...

I know this is WAY off topic, but I think the topic has been adquately covered (i.e A3 should have been permitted to recover the ball in the back court due to the touch by B1).

I just wanted to...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 03, 2006, 12:08pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,345
Posted By drothamel
My experience has been that 99% of the time,...

My experience has been that 99% of the time, coaches want to be heard, they do not want answers. When they ask questions, they usually have their answer already. What I try to do is find out what...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jul 02, 2006, 11:18am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,417
Posted By drothamel
Every coach is different, and every official is...

Every coach is different, and every official is different. On both sides of the lines, people have different tolerance levels, and different abilities to communitcate. For me, I prefer to try and...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jul 02, 2006, 11:04am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,034
Posted By drothamel
I use the cushioned mouth guard version. They...

I use the cushioned mouth guard version. They don't last as long because the cushion part gets all chewed up. I think I am going to go back to the regular ones this season. I had my first...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jul 01, 2006, 10:48pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,034
Posted By drothamel
Man, it has been a long time since I posted, but...

Man, it has been a long time since I posted, but I have been checking in recently. Anyway . . .

I wear pants from Official's Choice. I like the material, although you can't put them in the...
Forum: Basketball Mon Dec 05, 2005, 09:46pm
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By drothamel
I know that background checks have been a hot...

I know that background checks have been a hot topic in the officiating community (especially in FL). I heard about this story on the national news this morning:
...
Forum: Basketball Mon Dec 05, 2005, 09:40pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,638
Posted By drothamel
Talking "If a hemmorhoid could talk. . ." LOL! ...

"If a hemmorhoid could talk. . ."

LOL! That's a classic! I gotta remember that one.

For the record, that was an incredible finish. I just wish that VTech could have won; not because Duke...
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 16, 2005, 09:33pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By drothamel
I wish the video clip was about 10 seconds longer...

I wish the video clip was about 10 seconds longer so you could see the reaction of the officials. Apparently, none of them thought about it, and no one brought it up, so the play was never reviewed;...
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 16, 2005, 08:41pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By drothamel
Here is the "live" situation, in case you don't...

Here is the "live" situation, in case you don't see the other thread that I started without reading this one, unfortuantely.
...
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 16, 2005, 08:32pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By drothamel
Question My assignor passed this around recently, so I...

My assignor passed this around recently, so I thought I would share, as I found it valuable.

View the following link:
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Forum: Basketball Mon Oct 31, 2005, 12:06pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,006
Posted By drothamel
Everything Juulie said is spot on, as usual. ...

Everything Juulie said is spot on, as usual.

I also check the scoreboard a bit more frequently at the end of periods as a way of anticpating what might occur. For example, a team down 1 with less...
Forum: Basketball Wed Oct 19, 2005, 11:17am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By drothamel
in (2) the one knee down and retrieve the ball...

in (2) the one knee down and retrieve the ball scenario, wouldn't it only be traveling if she not only picked up the first knee, but also put it back down? Or started a dribble after picking it up?
...
Forum: Basketball Tue Oct 18, 2005, 04:21pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By drothamel
I think it is a good idea to grant this timeout. ...

I think it is a good idea to grant this timeout. If you want to remind the coach to signal you again once the basket is made, that makes sense also. But for me, it is good game management to grant...
Forum: Basketball Tue Oct 18, 2005, 04:12pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By drothamel
I recently went to our state rules meeting here...

I recently went to our state rules meeting here in VA, and we received the same directive from the top as well. This was the first time they had specifically told us to give a warning to coaches...
Forum: Basketball Mon Oct 17, 2005, 04:23pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,440
Posted By drothamel
Back to the post that started this thread for a...

Back to the post that started this thread for a moment:

When the coach says, "What do we need to do to get a charge," try the relpy, "What do you mean, coach?" Resist the temptation to answer...
Forum: Basketball Fri Oct 14, 2005, 03:19pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,855
Posted By drothamel
I have an assignor who says, right before we...

I have an assignor who says, right before we leave the dressing room, "Have fun, and don't put any [email protected]!t in the game." I think that sums it up. The best officials have fun at what they do, and they...
Forum: Basketball Wed Sep 28, 2005, 01:36pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By drothamel
I haven't posted in a while, life got a bit...

I haven't posted in a while, life got a bit complicated there for a minute, but I thought I would chime in since I recently acheived one of my goals of getting hired to work D-3 men's ball.
...
Forum: Basketball Thu Aug 11, 2005, 02:13pm
Replies: 138
Views: 7,227
Posted By drothamel
Mark- Thanks for the info-- didn't realize...

Mark-

Thanks for the info-- didn't realize the NCAA wasn't involved in the BCS. I still find the NCCA taking such a strong stance on this one particular issue a bit suspect, though, considering...
Forum: Basketball Wed Aug 10, 2005, 04:57pm
Replies: 138
Views: 7,227
Posted By drothamel
The best opinion I have heard on this whole...

The best opinion I have heard on this whole matter came from a representative of the Seminole Tribe (who, by the way, is backing FSU's suit against the NCAA). His comment was something along the...
Forum: Basketball Wed Aug 10, 2005, 09:32am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,147
Posted By drothamel
Snake- I heard Nolan speak at the D3...

Snake-

I heard Nolan speak at the D3 Supercamp at the University of Richmond. He is from the area, so he is a regular there. He stayed around for a few days, and it was good to be able not only...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 09, 2005, 03:34pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,147
Posted By drothamel
Some of the best advice I have gotten about...

Some of the best advice I have gotten about addressing coach comments/questions I heard from former NBA ref Nolan Fine. He suggested addressing the coaches with questions. Things like, "How did you...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jul 25, 2005, 12:11pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By drothamel
I can almost guarantee there is going to be MAJOR...

I can almost guarantee there is going to be MAJOR confusion over this rule. I do think it is a great change, however.

Z brings up a good situation: rebounding action. Team B in the bonus. A1...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jul 21, 2005, 01:32pm
Replies: 76
Views: 6,372
Posted By drothamel
refTN-- The Fightin' Blue Hen is the mascot...

refTN--

The Fightin' Blue Hen is the mascot of The University of Delaware. It is kinda wierd, because the depiction of the mascot is clearly male, but that is a different subject entirely. I love...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jul 20, 2005, 09:51pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By drothamel
Thumbs up Sounds like you did the right thing to me. It...

Sounds like you did the right thing to me. It sucks, because you didn't see or hear it personally. But those are the breaks. . .

It would be the same if a fight occurred during intermission of a...
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