A Basketball Official's "Thinking List"

BASKETBALL OFFICIALS THINKING LIST


1. THINK ALL THE TIME


2. GET A GREAT LOOK AND SEQUENCE/CATALOG/REPEAT


3. BE IN GREAT CONDITION


4. RELAX YOUR SHOULDERS


5. KNOW THE RULES


6. SELL PLAYS EQUALLY AT EACH END ALL THE TIME


7. CHOOSE YOUR WORDS CAREFULLY; ELIMINATE EXCESS


8. DON'T DO PLAY BY PLAY


9. BE GLOBAL WITH YOUR VISION AND LOCAL WITH YOUR CALLS


10. NEVER BE SURPRISED BY A PLAY


11. KNOW WHAT TO SAY, WHEN TO SAY IT, AND TO WHOM IT CAN BE SAID


12. KEEP A GAME BY GAME JOURNAL


13. REMEMBER THAT EVERY GAME IS HUGE TO SOMEONE


14. PAY ATTENTION TO THE BUSINESS AT HAND


15. TEACH OFFICIATING


16. TAKE THE BEST QUALITIES OF OTHER OFFICIALS AND MAKE THEM YOUR QUALITIES


17. GET A CONSTANT PREGAME ROUTINE


18. LOOK/SEE/WAIT/BLOW


19. ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW


20. NEVER LOSE CONTROL


21. OBJECTIVELY EVALUATE YOUR WEAKNESSES


22. TAKE POST GAME CRITIQUES FROM A FELLOW OFFICIAL

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