Due to various personal things, I had not planned to officiate any high school basketball games this year. However, I was pressed into officiating a game this past Saturday. I had missed a mandatory meeting with my officials group back in October. I had a choice of paying the $25 fine OR working a scrimmage for free to pay off the fine.
Despite it was a holiday weekend, I chose to work off the fine. I took an 8:30 AM freshman scrimmage. The timing was tough but it actually went ok. I got to work early and leave early so I get back to doing the stuff I needed to take care of.
I could write a lot of things, but Saturday was probably one of the most interesting in a while. I had not BEEN on a basketball court in several months. Due to a hand injury, I had not played any basketball nor officiated any basketball as well. I figured I was a bit out of shape but I was able to get up and down reasonably well.
I was surprised my judgement was fairly sharp. Yes, it was a bunch of freshman and not varsity level guys but I felt good on the court.
Lastly, even though I don't plan to be working much this year, I did have fun on the court. I realize that I do enjoy my time on the court. I may not be officiating much high school but will remain involved through youth and other tournaments if time permits. Sacrificing high school basketball was a personal choice.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Getting Back Into The Saddle (at least for a day........)
Labels: basketball, officiating
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