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    Rules study made easy  final draft Rules study made easy final draft Presentation Transcript

    • RULES STUDY MADE EASY
      • Digging into the rule & case
      • books DOES NOT have to
      • feel like a “death march”
      • Some officials feel like all it takes is reading the rule book, perhaps a second time, and the knowledge will simply sink into the brain
      • PRIORITIZE IT
      • The “BIG” ticket items ( violations, fouls, and enforcements) require MORE attention
      • We MUST start with Rule 4 - Definitions
      • The starting point for ANY study session should be the definitions
      • Imagine reading a mystery novel starting in the middle of the book
      • You would have no idea about any of the character traits & would be lost
      • CHUNK IT
      • Don’t tackle to much material at one time
      • Look at some rule books and as much as 80 or 90 % of the book is highlighted
      • You are better served to read the entire rule or passage in its entirety – then go back and highlight KEY words and phrases
      • After reading the entire passage first, I find myself underlining one-half as much material
      • It helps to stop while reviewing and verbalize what the rule is about – find someone to listen OR say it to yourself aloud
      • VISUALIZE IT
      • Visualize the play as you read it
      • “ See” yourself in the play on the court
      • Think about plays where the rule could be applied
      • UNDERSTAND IT
      • Understand why the rule exist to begin with
      • Most rules are designed to promote safety & prevent a player / team from gaining an advantage
      • TOGETHER IT
      • Don’t go it alone – find a study partner in the association
      • Create a study group
      • Access online referee forums (officialsforum.com)
      • Memory research has shown that study over short periods of time INCREASES retention of material
      • Most long term memory occurs at the beginning & ending of the study period
      • Leading up to the start of the season, spend an hour a day reviewing the book
      • When the season starts continue studying on a weekly basis for at least a couple of hours
      • Understand how you can use the rules as a weapon throughout your career
      • The fear of being in the sports section for misapplying a rule is unacceptable…. I never want to be shown in that light
      • You do a little bit everyday … it’s just like working out….. You are not going to look at every rule everyday
      • Scott Foster – 15 yr veteran
      • NBA official
    • The goal is to have regular, systematic & ongoing review of the rules throughout the year
      • Look at some rule books and as much as 80 or 90 % of the book is highlighted
      • You are better served to read the entire rule or passage in its entirety – then go back and highlight KEY words and phrases
      • Look at some rule books and as much as 80 or 90 % of the book is highlighted
      • You are better served to read the entire rule or passage in its entirety – then go back and highlight KEY words and phrases
      • Look at some rule books and as much as 80 or 90 % of the book is highlighted
      • You are better served to read the entire rule or passage in its entirety – then go back and highlight KEY words and phrases
      • Look at some rule books and as much as 80 or 90 % of the book is highlighted
      • You are better served to read the entire rule or passage in its entirety – then go back and highlight KEY words and phrases
      • Look at some rule books and as much as 80 or 90 % of the book is highlighted
      • You are better served to read the entire rule or passage in its entirety – then go back and highlight KEY words and phrases