Date:Wed, 5 Apr 2000 14:43:41 -0400
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From:Chris Mohr <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Q. About Dual System Mechanics
Here's a question for those of you who do a lot of dual
What is your way of dealing with a partner who apparently
has a different opinion of the way fouls should be called
than you do? (Perhaps partner #1 comparatively to partner
#2 tends to call things tighter & closer to-the-book, while
partner #2 tends to give greater premium to flow and on
"letting them play" according to the tenor he perceives in
the players at that particular match & level)? Assume you
are one or the other.
a) your partner differs in the way he is calling things
when the ball is at his end, but is deferring to your
judgment at your end.
b) your partner, the tighter-natured one, not only differs
in the way he is calling things at his end, but several
times has immediately called fouls from 40 yards away where
you, from a clear and much closer view, saw either fair
contact or else wanted to let advantage play out on marginal
fouls before calling anything.
What do you do? How do you adjust?
Head Coach, U-11G CASL Ravens (Challenge comp)
NCYSA 'D' License
USSF Grade 8 Referee