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Rules study made easy final draft

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Rules study made easy final draft

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

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