Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Back to Work

It's been a while since I officiated in a "real" basketball game.   I officiate in an adult basketball league I play in but the intensity level is pretty low.  Tonight I officiated a girls varsity alumni game for my former high school.   I got a chance to work with a relatively new official and I worked with her a little bit.

The intensity level of the game wasn't at playoff level but both the varsity team and the alumni team played hard.   While the alumni led most of the way, the varsity girls battled back and ultimately lost by 2 points.

Despite being a little tired the past few days due to some personal things, it was great to get on the court.  I admit to be a little tired of officiating in recent months.  It's a natural thing as I've officiated basketball since 1993 (high school since 2002).   However, I am trying to take a more fresh and confident perspective onto the court this year.  The reason for this is I think it's time to step up my officiating level and not be content to be an average official.

At the same time, I'm not pressuring myself to perform well on the court.  I feel that if I just have confidence in myself and stay focused, I know I can handle any situations that will occur.  I'll be back to work for a double header in a few days and will keep everyone update on my feelings throughout the upcoming high school basketball season.

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