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Forum: Softball Mon Jan 31, 2011, 01:15pm
Replies: 2
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Posted By BlitzkriegBob
These are provided by NFHS: Dartfish.tv -...

These are provided by NFHS:

Dartfish.tv - Channel NFHS Softball Officials Education Channel videos (http://www.dartfish.tv/WebPresenter/Presenter.aspx?CR=p2655c1342)

Hope that helps.
Forum: Softball Mon Jan 31, 2011, 01:03pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
It isn't so much that I don't want to umpire once...

It isn't so much that I don't want to umpire once I get down there, it's just that I anticipate not having the time to do it due to work obligations. At least for this year, I think it would be very...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 25, 2011, 02:36pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Moving

I am moving back to Houston in a couple of weeks, and I think this may signal the end of my umpiring career. I have enjoyed it very much (most of the time), and I know there will be times that I...
Forum: Volleyball Thu Jan 20, 2011, 02:06pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Welcome to the volleyball community! I'll offer...

Welcome to the volleyball community! I'll offer a few more suggestions to add to the excellent list started by PARef.

Don't listen to anyone who says that doing volleyball is easy. Like you, I...
Forum: Volleyball Fri Nov 05, 2010, 06:38am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
The playoffs here started three weeks ago. They...

The playoffs here started three weeks ago. They are concluding tomorrow, with the state championships being held in all four classifications. One of the odd things that I encountered upon moving to...
Forum: Volleyball Fri Nov 05, 2010, 06:28am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Would like to add a couple of points. First, Dan...

Would like to add a couple of points. First, Dan has fixed a bug with a new release that I experienced in my 9/23 post that apparently was not operator error after all, if you can believe that. ...
Forum: Volleyball Tue Oct 19, 2010, 12:24pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,655
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
I don't remember where I learned it, but I use...

I don't remember where I learned it, but I use the acronym SALT for my pregame with line judges:


Signals - I make sure they know the basic in/out signals, along with reminding them that a ball...
Forum: Volleyball Fri Oct 01, 2010, 02:04pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Forgot one previous first, when a team reached...

Forgot one previous first, when a team reached their limit on subs. Never had that happen before.

From last night, two more firsts. Home team didn't have a score book, and were hoping visiting...
Forum: Volleyball Fri Oct 01, 2010, 01:54pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
I've only had one other opportunity to use it,...

I've only had one other opportunity to use it, but did realize that any mistakes I encountered initially do seem to have been operator error. I really liked using it. Like Scott, I found that...
Forum: Volleyball Fri Oct 01, 2010, 01:44pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
I'm not sure how you would notice an MIA coach...

I'm not sure how you would notice an MIA coach during a live ball, but assuming you are using NFHS Rules:

Rule 6-1 defines a team member as "Team members consist of all school representatives...
Forum: Volleyball Thu Sep 23, 2010, 07:49am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
A year of firsts

This has been a really odd year so far for me. Among the firsts that I have encountered so far:


Varsity match, me as R1 with spectators at my back. I scan the court, signal for serve, and find...
Forum: Volleyball Thu Sep 23, 2010, 07:25am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Yeah, what Andy and Jan said! After I have the...

Yeah, what Andy and Jan said! After I have the setter and her opposite, I try to find another pair of opposites that I can remember easily, such as 28 and 8. Amazingly, there is usually another...
Forum: Volleyball Thu Sep 23, 2010, 07:17am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Too bad you won't get a chance to take a look at...

Too bad you won't get a chance to take a look at it Jan. You could splurge for an iTouch if the mood hits you. That's actually what I am using as I had one before we switched to AT&T recently. ...
Forum: Volleyball Thu Sep 23, 2010, 07:12am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
I did try using this yesterday during a MS match....

I did try using this yesterday during a MS match. For the most part I liked it very much. I had a couple of problems that I believe were mostly operator error so I won't list them now unless I run...
Forum: Volleyball Tue Sep 21, 2010, 01:30pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Has anybody tried using this?

I know I'm probably soliciting groans from Jan and Felix :p , but knowing I am too far away for them to kick me I thought I would share this. I worked a tournament with someone over the weekend who...
Forum: Volleyball Wed Sep 08, 2010, 06:52am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,838
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Welcome to the board William! When I am the...

Welcome to the board William!

When I am the R1 (Up Ref as you referenced), I typically tell my line judges that if a foot fault is obvious, I will be able to call it. I also tell them that if it...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 17, 2010, 02:20pm
Replies: 76
Views: 4,941
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Yeah, I forgot another one. A BU who calls a...

Yeah, I forgot another one. A BU who calls a ball rolling up the first base line a foul ball while I'm waiting to make my call until it actually is foul.
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 17, 2010, 02:17pm
Replies: 76
Views: 4,941
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Out of the four you listed, this would probably...

Out of the four you listed, this would probably be the one I'd pick, but I'd expand it to include anyone who spends too much time chatting it up with players, coaches, and spectators.

If I were...
Forum: Volleyball Thu Aug 12, 2010, 01:03pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,201
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Double hit or Illegal hit?

Okay, so I had a scrimmage last night, one school having its Varsity playing against the JV. Turned out that this was actually kind of a clinic for us officials also, as we had about six officials...
Forum: Volleyball Tue Aug 10, 2010, 08:25am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
I have a scrimmage tomorrow, but my first...

I have a scrimmage tomorrow, but my first official match isn't until August 26.
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 21, 2010, 06:16pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,427
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
1) As stated above, correct that an offer on a...

1) As stated above, correct that an offer on a check swing can not be appealed. The PU will not call it a swinging strike unless he is 100% sure that there was a swing, and if he's 100% sure, then...
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 04, 2010, 08:51am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,234
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
Michael, your list must be Virginia specific. ...

Michael, your list must be Virginia specific. Some items are similar to what we use here in Indiana, but some things, such as items 6, 7, and 8, are not anything I've ever seen before.
Forum: Softball Sat Jul 03, 2010, 09:07am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,234
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
#1 - You're not going to find it in the book,...

#1 - You're not going to find it in the book, unless the umpires suddenly decided that perhaps it was an altered bat, which is covered under Rule 3 as Michael cited.

#2 - It sounds like it was...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 30, 2010, 01:19pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,376
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
You may not have anything to worry about. I...

You may not have anything to worry about. I worked at UPS for a short time while I was in college. I was a driver's assistant. I had to study a manual on the proper procedures for delivering...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 23, 2010, 12:43pm
Replies: 81
Views: 6,931
Posted By BlitzkriegBob
You must be watching some NSA tournaments around...

You must be watching some NSA tournaments around here. I admit that I enjoy working them, but these are some of the exact same things that kinda tick me off while I'm working them. I do most of...
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