|My goal as Supervisor of Officials is to afford all officials, at every level, the opportunity to experience consistent, quality training and development in
basketball officiating techniques and strategies. - John A Eckstrom
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Each official should have a definite and clear conception of his/her over-all responsibility. If all possessed the same conception, then there would be the greatest uniformity in
administration. The essence of Oswald Tower's utterance, upon which the basic philosophy of the whole officiating structure should be built is, "It is the purpose of the rules to
penalize a player who by reason of an illegal act has placed his opponent at a disadvantage."
|What Makes Good Mechanics?:
Good mechanics are the difference between a well officiated basketball game by a team of officials and officials working as individuals and doing their thing, regardless of the
consequences. Whether you are officiating as a two-man crew or working as a three-man team the sum total result is the same. A team of officials provides for good teamwork,
total court coverage and communication between all officials. The opposite is true when officials work as individuals.
|Food For Thought:
There used to be a philosophy that
talking to coaches was dangerous
and that you shouldn't try it.
Coaches were supposed to talk to
their players, and refs were
supposed to talk to the table
people, and never the twain should
That "common knowledge" is no
longer common; that is, it is not
universally accepted. Most refs find
a certain amount of verbal
interaction with coaches is helpful.
It can still be treacherous, but,
properly handled, it can make the
difference between a good game
and a mess. This doesn't mean that
unlimited conversation with a
coach is the goal.
The key to good talking is to craft
neutral, informative phrases and to
use them at just the right time. If
you continue to hone, practice,
evaluate, weigh, observe, and
practice some more, you'll get to
the point where you can feel
comfortable that the things you say
are assertive, constructive, and
positive. If a coach does go postal,
you won’t need to worry that you
might have prevented the explosion
if you'd only handled things
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