Re: Please respect the game

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Posted by Coach on February 02, 2018 at 06:45:26:

In Reply to: Re: Please respect the game posted by Add Amat on February 01, 2018 at 22:58:57:

: : : : Coaches please respect the game. When your team is far superior its the game to play your reserves a lot and win because your starters can develop bad habits playing against inferior opponents. Please show a little respect by greeting the visiting team when they arrive and inform them where the bathrooms are, their team bench, snack stand, ice for possible injuries and actually act like you are hosting human beings.
: : : : To a very few refs who are collecting a check. Learn the rules. We had a referee tonight who told our home scorekeeper she wasn't the official book and took the word of the visiting team for our girl who had four fouls. Same referee said we had a player in the book who wasn't in uniform. Player actually had a shirt over her uniform. Yet the opposing team refused to provide first and last names for the book and referee said that was ok. Our player gets knocked down in full view of the ref and is ignored because there was a minute left and score was lopsided. If this happened in the classroom there would be major problems. Also, I don't get paid at my job until two weeks but yet a very few refs get mad if their check isn't ready and call hardly any calls against opponent because they apparently are mad they haven't been paid yet.
: : : : There are many great referees doing great work and who care. They don't actually role their eyes for timeout with a few seconds left when you are trying to run one play as a learnable moment. We value the work of referees except in a very few cases where it appears the game is not being called fair. We were getting hit, shoved and pushed, called a time out and our captains asked the referees to please respect the game and call it fair, One ref did a great job, the other one didn't follow NFHS rules because they didn't listen in ref class or don't care or both. Another life lesson to our players who have had too many.
: : : : For those who respect the game the right way thank you. For those who don't you are making a negative impact on our youth. So please show respect. Thank you.

: : : You should have stopped with your first paragraph. Respect the game part. Once you started complaining about refs you really lost credibility on your first part. You probably lost the game cause thatís the only time you complain. I actually stopped reading your post in the middle of it. Great post if you would have stopped while you were ahead. Peace.

: : The original post is great and valid . Too many coaches run up the score on league opponents,

: Good thing Amat coach didn't read this post. What a class act. Pressing St Monica up by 40 in 4th. No wonder she was canned last year at BM

People are able to voice their opinion and that's great. If the person had kept reading the original post they would have read...many great refs. We have great professional relationships with referees because we respect them and they respect us. However, when players complain about regularly being held, bumped, sworn at, scratched that is not sportsmanlike and things that wouldn't be tolerated in the classroom should not be tolerated in the gym. A comment like it's a life lesson, we have enough of those. We would rather focus our life lessons on positive volunteer projects that help people and do projects that get other people involved in helping people, that's a better life lesson we like to focus on. Part of the problem with things that are unfair by a very, very few referees who don't follow the rules are players lose interest in the game. Yes we lost that game by a lot because we were told the other team wasn't that talented, thought it would be a good competitive game win or lose, and they were way better than us. We have applauded referees many times for their great work when we have lost by a little or a lot. We value the great work done by referees. When someone doesn't follow the rules and refuses to talk to captains or coach in a calm manner during the timeout then obviously that is not fair to the players. There is a saying your children may not listen to you although they watch your actions. So everyone remember you are being watched by our future.

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