It's never consistent but I can say that people see things from their angle in the gym than the way refs might see it. Refs want to do a good job to get future games. They are on spotlight especially in tourney play.
I think it should get even tighter when it comes to being in the spotlight. I officiate about 25 boys games and 14 girls games this past year. However, not once was I ever evaluated. I think we should be evaluated 2-3 times per year. Start Weeding out (Even if it's me) some of the guys that do not need to be officiating varsity basketball games. This would only make the games, myself, and the crew I work with better.REFEREE11 wrote:It's never consistent but I can say that people see things from their angle in the gym than the way refs might see it. Refs want to do a good job to get future games. They are on spotlight especially in tourney play.
How do you do this? Not sure? Maybe assignors go around to games and evaluate.
I am friends with a guy in the Central District and he said they are evaluated 3-5 times a year. If you don't show improvement you will not be officiating the following year. Nor will you get tournament games.
Go to the Convo, it's the same guys over and over again. Not that 95% of them are not deserving, but I am sure some are there on name alone.
Also, I saw past tournament games that the official doesn't even run to get into position nor care to even try. That is what many people see and that leaves a bad impression on the rest of the crews that work their tail off!!
I officiated in Kentucky and Ohio ( OVC ) for years, in Ky. we were evaluated four times a year, in Ohio I never was. I watch about 15 high school games a yr now and I hate to say the officials around here OVC are not very good. You talked about weeding them out you can't because they need officials the numbers are way down.
I agree with the one guy who said something about experience helps refs learn to "manage the game." My favorite refs are the ones who can manage the crowd too. The best ones walk onto the court looking for someone to throw out, just to set the tone. They then glare at the players and anyone who questions anything they do. Yes, and rabbit ears are a prerequisite for any chance to be called the best.