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This definition of an illegal cradle is consistent with the illegal cradle rule in the past and also consistent with the illegal cradle rule for high school play.
A coach cannot coach their team if a game is called inconsistently. It is impossible, and more officials need to appreciate this fact.
Obedience holds players back to simply following direction without the ability and license to make decisions in dynamic situations. It is paralyzing and counterproductive.
If you are afraid of using your off hand during the game, because you are pretty sure you will drop the ball, then start practicing with your off hand.
The better you learn to manage your stress response the more likely you will make quality decisions in stressful situations on and off the field.
Invite local rec team players to be ball boys/girls at your game, play catch on the field with the players after the game, be honorary players for the day and march out on the field with them.
Imagine yourself on the field for your first scrimmage this spring. You will not be perfect, but you can be better than you were last season.
“I like to watch how it unfolds and let them figure out what’s natural for them,” Fedorjaka said. “If they have a little say, they take more pride in it.”
I do not make excuses for my failures, and I do try to learn from them. As do most officials. If you’re going to yell about something, yell about a missed safety violation.
Increase your core work into each day, most injuries can be avoided if your core is strong.
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