Re: Honest Question

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Posted by coach on October 06, 2019 at 09:04:31:

In Reply to: Re: Referees posted by Long time ref coach on October 05, 2019 at 17:26:59:

: The topic of referees is always confrontational.

: With that being said here’s my take - first of all all referees are part time officials who chose to work for many reasons. And In CIF games, they are trained and only working 1 game at at time, separated by benches and bleacher and protected by administration and often police. They are also paid a “reasonable” fee.

: In AAU tournaments, we set up the scene for disaster - the fans who believe their child is playing for a scholarship are 5’ away yelling at a referee who may or not be certified, who is working his 5th or 6th game of the day and who is getting paid $25-30 per game.

Do any HS coaches out there take time to do a rules clinic for their parents so that they are aware of what they're screaming at? Like actually explain why screaming "3 Seconds!!!" while the players are fighting for a rebound makes no sense.. or explaining the closely guarded or traveling rules? If nothing else, it might keep your parents from looking like total buffoons and yelling about things they have 0 clue about.

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