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GREAT CALL - Over & Back


Michael Leavitt Blog Should the Coach be upset? That is the question.

Up by 14 points with 45.3 seconds to go in the game, you would think the Coach would be overjoyed with the looming win. Nope, he went a little extreme as he felt my partner made the over and back call erroneously using the wrong line. In an auxiliary gym setting the lines can get very confusing. Why? Because these gyms are used for all kinds of sports and the lines are going everywhere.

In our post-game meeting, my partner felt he had the call right. He certainly was right on top of the play. He had the best look. He made the call confidently. There was no confusion or hesitation on his part.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think... Should the Coach be upset?

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It still amazes me as I re-watch the video and observe the response of the Coach. The ball handler's little clear-out of his defender with his left arm is also an interesting technique.

When the play happened, I was the new Lead and even further away from the Coach. When the call was made I thought it was a good call, but then the storing of the memory becomes fuzzy. Could it have been the wrong line? I suppose. Could my partner have got it wrong? This is always possible. Is it possible that full front court presence was never completely established? Sure. There are so many different things that could be wrong on our officiating part, but it could also be that my partner nailed it and it was a straight-forward over and back call.


Make it a great game! Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah

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