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What are people's general impressions after the first season of the three-official crew?
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stcroix1


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What are people's general impressions after the first season of the three-official crew?


I don't think its ready for "prime time".

Seemed to me, the officials were more concerned about rotation (which is completely different from a two man crew) than watching the game. Additionally, generally you are adding one guy to a crew that is used to one another. Seemed on many occasions the "odd guy" would be waiting for someone else to make the call or visa versa.
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pacman721
I was extremely frustrated with the 3 man crews this year. I think they miss more calls because they think the other guy has the view or, as St. Croix said, they are worried more about the rotation than the game. I really don't think they see the game as well but maybe it will be better when it becomes more widely used. Or maybe they will scrap the plan entirely- we can always hope.[:-]
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afan1
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I was extremely frustrated with the 3 man crews this year. I think they miss more calls because they think the other guy has the view or, as St. Croix said, they are worried more about the rotation than the game. I really don't think they see the game as well but maybe it will be better when it becomes more widely used. Or maybe they will scrap the plan entirely- we can always hope.[:-]


I spoke with a ref on Sat in RF who called Lakeland games for 30+ years about this very thing. Out of the chute he said he liked it but when I spoke of the rotation aspect he agreed. Alot of these guys have done this for years and the positioning comes natural. ( without thinking ). After a couple times of finding themselves way too close they watch for that the rest of the game. ( instead of the play sometimes ). In theory I like it, but until they have enough refs to do it everygame and thus become the new natural I think the 2 man crews do a better job. I agree with pacman about waiting for the other guy to call it,,,More missed calls or no calls in my opinion with 3 vs 2.



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Bandit_old
Schools do not have boat loads of money, that is just another added cost that isn't needed. Officals tend to get travel money as well, I have done my fair share of officiating and it can be some good side money. Between boys and girls you have 20 home games a year, that is almost another $1000-1500 paid for officials that will probably come out of the sports budget.
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afan1
Who decides then which games during the season feature the three officials ? I'd guess that maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of the reg season games I was at had three.

I knew that in the playoffs they were working on having three at all of the games but not sure if it was dictated by the WIAA as law or not as of yet.


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nwhoopz_old
I have mixed feelings on the 3 man crew arguments...I feel that they are beneficial because you have another set of eyes on the floor allowing each person a smaller zone to focus in on. My concerns are that too many high school officials are worried about the rotations in a three man crew which some of them are not used to. My other main concern is that the quality of officiating in the area has gone downhill. There are still some very good officials out there, don't get me wrong, but the last thing we need is to have 3 poor officials running a game instead of 2.
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bluechip
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Who decides then which games during the season feature the three officials ? I'd guess that maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of the reg season games I was at had three.

I knew that in the playoffs they were working on having three at all of the games but not sure if it was dictated by the WIAA as law or not as of yet.


I *think* that for regular season games, if the officials decided to use a three-person crew, that they had to split the usualy two-person money three ways. I am not postive on this, but it is what I was told. The reasoning is that during the regular season it was only optional for officials to work in threes, and not required.

I was under the impression that all playoff games were required to have three officials this year, but the Prescott-Regis game only had two, so maybe next year is when three are required.
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maxgolfpro24_old
To the bad rotation issues, i dont think that has much of an effect and also if the wiaa does switch then they will definatly get used to the rotations after a while. I personally didnt notice much of a difference in quality but i trust over all it would be better because 3 people see more than 2. thats my opnion.
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