1. Make sure your uniform fits and is clean.
2. Make sure your uniform pants are tailored.
3. Make sure your shoes are shined or clean.
4. If you are required to wear patches, they are sewn or compressed.
5. You are well groomed.
6. You are working to get open angles.
7. You have good sharp signals and your signals are not “robotic “ or sloppy.
8. You demonstrate Effort and Urgency.
9. You are willing to penalize and handle unsporting conduct.
10. You arrive on the floor on time before the game and to begin the 2nd half.
11. As the “R” you take your pre game duties seriously.
12. You review yourself on video and observe your run, waistline, posture and signals.
13. You know your primary and you officiate hard in it.
14. You “throw strikes” in your secondary.
15. You communicate with your partner(s) verbally and non-verbally.
16. You have good posture.
17. You exude confidence.
18. You demonstrate courage.
19. You have good clock awareness.
20. You can handle complex scenarios.
”Tips in the Trail”
1. Don’t overrun the ball.
2. Officiate where the Lead cannot.
3. Officiate with a “Big Picture Mentality.
4. When going from the L-T and there is no pressure, find the demeanor of the defense.
5. Have a proper visible “10” second count. (NF and NCAA when shot clock is off). In NCAA have shot clock awareness on your “10” second counts.
6. Be side line oriented and then “attack” to get open angles.
7. Protect the Lead’ s back side on drives to the basket on the Lead’s side and down the middle of the floor.
8. Officiate A-B contact on drives to the basket when the Lead is to “tight” and has no ruling on the play.
9. On rebounds, officiate the perimeter and help with the strong and weak sides.
10. No had to “hand off” with your eyes for court coverage with your partner(s).