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Forum: Volleyball Fri Aug 20, 2004, 09:51am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Brian Watson
This is why coaches need to know the rules. ...

This is why coaches need to know the rules.

Had your coach had a good grasp of the rules he/she would know:

A) This is the wrong application of a rule.

B) They could have asked for a timeout...
Forum: Volleyball Fri Aug 20, 2004, 09:47am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By Brian Watson
If the server comes withing 6 feet of the...

If the server comes withing 6 feet of the linejudge, they should move back behind the server and maintain their focus on the sideline.

It is much easier for you to see a foot fault, but very...
Forum: Volleyball Fri Aug 13, 2004, 12:29pm
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Brian Watson
Contrary to popular belief, you should be...

Contrary to popular belief, you should be positioned so that you can see the three team hits and have a view of the net. If you see a questionable handling call, you can discreetly signal your...
Forum: Volleyball Thu Jul 15, 2004, 01:34pm
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By Brian Watson
How sophisticated do you need it to be? A...

How sophisticated do you need it to be? A homegrown excel workbook could work. If you really want or need a COTS solution quickbooks or quicken home and business might work.
Forum: Volleyball Wed May 05, 2004, 08:06am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,849
Posted By Brian Watson
There is an outstanding article on ball handling...

There is an outstanding article on ball handling in the new NFHS Quarterly that just came in the mail. It relay's everything I tried to say, I hope in a manner more people understand. It is a must...
Forum: Volleyball Fri Apr 23, 2004, 01:24pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,849
Posted By Brian Watson
My answer was strictly limited to what you can or...

My answer was strictly limited to what you can or cannot do on a SERVE.

If it is any other play, and that ball is in the plane, swing away. You can make any legal hit or block from either side,...
Forum: Volleyball Mon Apr 19, 2004, 03:34pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,849
Posted By Brian Watson
It is critical to know the definition of an...

It is critical to know the definition of an attack, a block, and when a serve ends to calling this appropriately.

A serve ends only when it is obvious that it will not cross the net, or when it...
Forum: Volleyball Mon Apr 19, 2004, 03:11pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,922
Posted By Brian Watson
I think that what we are all forgetting is that...

I think that what we are all forgetting is that these are all judgement calls.

The judgement of a newbie, it going to be vastly different that a vet.

The judgement of someone who is a HS, USAV,...
Forum: Volleyball Wed Apr 16, 2003, 04:20pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,156
Posted By Brian Watson
Judgement call, can't dispute it. Her...

Judgement call, can't dispute it.

Her jusdgment was different than yours, tough luck. The only leg you would have is if she misinterpreted the rule by saying the ball had drop.
Forum: Volleyball Wed Apr 16, 2003, 04:16pm
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Brian Watson
The only recourse in this situation would be to...

The only recourse in this situation would be to stop the match and protest his interpretation of the rule.

Since he was signalling for serve before she was in the service zone, this was a...
Forum: Volleyball Mon Apr 14, 2003, 08:46pm
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By Brian Watson
Another thing to consider is, where was the ball...

Another thing to consider is, where was the ball and the play? If there was no chance that your whistle would have influenced the play, then your R1 was right not to change the outcome.
Forum: Volleyball Mon Feb 10, 2003, 12:22pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,858
Posted By Brian Watson
I think the better questions is, what mechanics...

I think the better questions is, what mechanics will be used? We did not experiment here, is it the NCAA or USA sequence and signals?
Forum: Volleyball Mon Feb 03, 2003, 12:29pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,858
Posted By Brian Watson
According to the website it is approved and to be...

According to the website it is approved and to be implemented by the state association, but no later than 04-05.

Basically, you may not see it this fall, but by the following season we will.
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 14, 2003, 09:37am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By Brian Watson
What noodles, if it is a legit loan to Mom, there...

What noodles, if it is a legit loan to Mom, there is nothing they can do. The fact she got the loan could be shaky, but the way laws are for banks now, you cannot just hand out money.
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 05, 2003, 01:03pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By Brian Watson
All kidding aside, there is no rule against a...

All kidding aside, there is no rule against a conflict of interest.

Is it ethical, no. Is it discouraged, yes.

But there is no one to complain to, it is just one of life's lessons.

I...
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 28, 2002, 10:40am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,126
Posted By Brian Watson
Be careful with your original statement Rook, in...

Be careful with your original statement Rook, in some states we do have to worry about quarters, games, etc. Don't ask me why, it is because the state says so.

As far as this sitch, the second...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 27, 2002, 10:46am
Replies: 68
Views: 5,823
Posted By Brian Watson
It all depends on what the official sees. If I...

It all depends on what the official sees. If I saw him clearly flop w/o contact, I am going to hit the D with the foul in this sitch. If I see contact, it could be a different call. It is one of...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 27, 2002, 08:46am
Replies: 68
Views: 5,823
Posted By Brian Watson
Who are these mysterious "big dogs" who dominate...

Who are these mysterious "big dogs" who dominate discussion? I see no venom or way of topic argument here.

Tim, I am still waiting to know why proof of a lawsuit is so important to you?
Forum: Basketball Thu Dec 26, 2002, 04:00pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,133
Posted By Brian Watson
It means they did not feel it was necessary to...

It means they did not feel it was necessary to provide a reason for its removal.

<i> Most </i> times when a rule is changed or dropped they provide some rational, like the lame excuse for the...
Forum: Basketball Thu Dec 26, 2002, 03:19pm
Replies: 68
Views: 5,823
Posted By Brian Watson
Re: Boy do I love the way you guys attack

Tim,

What is your point? Why are you hammering so hard on legal proof. We have a number of lawyers in out local association that frequently tell us that if we knowingly mis-apply or dis-allow a...
Forum: Basketball Sun Dec 22, 2002, 12:50pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By Brian Watson
I was wondering how the situation would have been...

I was wondering how the situation would have been handled if this occured during the previous coaching administration.
Forum: Volleyball Sun Dec 22, 2002, 12:42pm
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By Brian Watson
In NCAA rules it is not a violation unless you...

In NCAA rules it is not a violation unless you interfere with an opponent. So, they may have been blatant Fed violations, but it is OK for NCAA.
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 20, 2002, 03:22pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By Brian Watson
Re: Excellent preventative officiating

Maybe it is an OH thing, but we have to have the coaches verify the legality of uni's and such. So, with 2- 3 minutes left in warmups we wander over and introduce ourselves, ask the legal question,...
Forum: Basketball Thu Dec 19, 2002, 02:38pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
Posted By Brian Watson
Re: 5th player must wait

In both of those sitches, the T is issued after a player enters the floor. If they wait until a deadball, and enter legally, I still don't see a sub.
Forum: Basketball Thu Dec 19, 2002, 10:51am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
Posted By Brian Watson
Wouldn't huddling, be the same as this? You are...

Wouldn't huddling, be the same as this? You are preventing the game from continuing?

Bottom line, I don't even know why we would be dicussing a T in this situation.
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