Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Back On The Court / May Not Be Back For A While

I hadn't officiated many games since the end of May.  I worked a few youth tournaments but otherwise had disappeared off the officiating map.  A part of it was I had been busy and booked with some things.

The other thing was a little more personal.  I am dealing with some family things and something had to be sacrificed.  At the moment, I've chosen to sacrifice basketball officiating.  While I greatly enjoy being on the court, I just cannot commit to working any games.

However, thanks for a few of the basketball leagues I play in, I got a chance to officiate.  I worked two wednesday ago, last night and will work again this Friday night.  It was good to get on the court even if it was on a volunteer basis.

Of course, this leads to yet another issue I have to make a decision on.  Will I officiate during the upcoming high school basketball season?  I took a leave for the 2011-2012 season for a different reason but returned last season.  I personally hate to take another leave but circumstances may force me to make that choice.  I am not 100% what I am going to do at the moment but will decide in the next month or so.

There is an upside.  I won't be completely giving up officiating.   I stopped officiating youth basketball toward the end of May to deal with my family things.  However, things have settled where I can squeeze in a few games if I wanted to when the next youth season rolls around.  In fact, I may squeeze in some youth volleyball as well.

I am fortunate to have options and for that I am thankful.  I'll continue to blog on any interesting things that come up though.

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