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Catch18

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  1. Catch18

    NCAA training

    Nice! I went in ‘17 also.
  2. Catch18

    NCAA training

    Thanks, JSam21. Been to the Mid-America once, Bruce Doane twice. This spring is just not aligning right for me, so I want to make sure business is taken care of before committing. Appreciate the feedback.
  3. Catch18

    NCAA training

    My situation: What would you recommend for someone to get started in 2024? I was observed at a pretty nice camp in the Great Lakes area and live in Ohio. I’ve got some commitments and family things to take care of this spring, so 2023 wasn’t feasible to get rolling. What would you recommend for training, study, etc. to get ready for 2024? Thanks!
  4. Find something like this, mine is just 1 container - no sections. Very inexpensive @ Walmart and the like. It holds all my indicators, brushes, pens, lineup card holders, extra shoe laces, etc. Nothing gets damaged in the bag.
  5. Dang, that’s F*#Ked up. Sorry to hear that, friend. Good luck to you. Any avenue to make some change, inject some civility through an org, League, tourn reps? Just curious is all.
  6. Same for some age groups w/ Fed. The sideshow that accompanies the cringe watching 9U muddle through U3K.
  7. Can’t violate the rules for being “set,” once you’re no longer “set.” Ugh, MSU rule book.
  8. Okay. Thanks. Now, let’s get back to answering the young man’s questions.
  9. That’s because most of the thread has been taking stances on 1 umpire v. 2 umpire. We get it, no one likes it. Move on. Hopefully we get back on track - I doubt this person cares or can do anything about it.
  10. Welcome to the forum. I can tell you sound like an intelligent young man, this is a good site to learn from. Dump the guy after the “you blew that call.” He wasn’t talking to his coach. That’s a loser excuse to hope an official takes the bait and lays off. You heard it, and he certainly wasn’t using the correct pronouns to “talk to his own coach/player.” Now, I’m not saying have a quick trigger. But you need to know the 3 Ps - profane, personal, persistent. He went personal. Everyone has their own style of ejection. Use the standard mechanic, be firm, be assertive, and no you don’t have to start the circus with too much on an EJ. But please, bring a little more officiating “umpf” than “you know you can’t still be here after you did that, Coach.” Come on. I think your explanations were good - keep them short, succinct, and don’t try to convince the coach. Tell him what you saw, what the rule is, and move on.
  11. That thing looks pretty cool. Got a nice price tag someone said on their FB page. Your local HS assoc. will not be getting one.[emoji1787][emoji1787]
  12. What step? He’s already standing in the runner’s lane.
  13. [emoji849][emoji849][emoji849] I guess I’ll not be verbalizing any calls anymore. (Seeing Eye, I know this wasn’t from you, and you were quoting a colleague.)
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