Updated: Nov 13, 2022
For us as officials, our game starts well before the first whistle ever blows. To get our best performance on the court, we have to spend time with the rest of our crew making sure we are focused as a team on the task ahead of us. That means putting aside whatever happened that day at work, at home, or anything else that may draw our attention.
We must spend time getting our minds set on the game of basketball. That includes reviewing fundamental concepts and coverage as well procedural issues so that we are efficient and acting together as one coherent team when that first whistle blows.
“Always be prepared so that nothing will surprise you during your game."
Review with your partners any unusual situations that may have come up recently in previous games.
Discuss how you will handle unruly coaches, fans, or players.
Review any past experience with these teams, players, environment, or anything that might come to light during your games.
Use the attached two documents to help guide you through this very important part of your game.