BASKETBALL OFFICIALS THINKING LIST

From Greater Philadelphia Basketball Officials Assoc.  (gpboa)

  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 POSTGAME CRITIQUES FROM A FELLOW OFFICIAL