Conference play is now in session. Officiating crews must be prepared physically and mentally for the challenge. As a crew we must work every possession hard. This is not negotiable, it must be done. In order to have the focus we must have appropriate rest and nutrition. This is the building block for effective pre-game preparation- consistent decision making- and maximum effort.
Al Battista is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field of basketball rules at all levels. In addition to this, he is a well-known clinician and observer of officials. Currently, he is Maryland State and Board 12 Interpreter for scholastic basketball. He has served as an officials’ observer for the NBA and WNBA and is currently the NBA chief scout for officials in the Northeast USA.