Year Speeding By;
New Officials Scrimmage Schedule Posted But;
Mark Sent out Information on Uniform, Sleeves Violations;
There will be more Scrimmages, Keep Checking;
Local Clinic Visits Over;
Meeting Nov 2;
Out through Dec 5;
First Games in just over two weeks, you been
Year Speeding By – Wow, it seems like I just started
registrations last week; as I look around now, registrations are complete,
the local clinic visits are behind us, the State Meeting is gone, my local
Association meeting is a week away, the season starts in two weeks and this
week’s web page takes us into November.. I
BLINKED AND I MISSED IT. I should
have never announced my retirement, this is going by too fast to enjoy. Years ago, I use to think it would never
get here. Now it’s over before it begins.
Scrimmage Schedule Posted But – I
have changed my mind about letting you just randomly sign up. While some
would sign up immediately, others would not sign up til
the day of the Scrimmage. If I sign
you up, I will put officials from the same town together. If you signed up,
there would be one from Wilmington calling with one from Greenville and both
officials would have to make that long drive. If I sign you up, I can put
four Wilmington officials in a group and all four can ride together. I am going to assign you a time; but if you
can’t make that time, let me know and we will adjust. I had rather re-assign
you and have everyone together. See
the list below and send me an email. I
want Yes answers and No answers: Send an email either way and say, “Yes, I
Can make that time” or send me an email and say, “No, I am sorry, I can not make that time, can I come around _____”. Caution, you should treat this new
officials scrimmage just like a game assignment. Northside High
School is Very very hard to find. It will take you
time to find it so plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early. You can sit is the gym and watch the
officials before you work and you might pick up something from watching them. Be at least 30 minutes early and sign
in. If you are 10 minutes late, you
might not work at all; I can’t give you someone else’s slot who was on time because you were late. Please, Please, be
on time for your assignment. Full high school uniform including the NCHSAA
High School Jacket and long beltless black pants. OK see schedule below:
Scrimmage Schedule: Name
(Clinic Location) All Games at Northside
High School in Jacksonville
9:00am : David
Michael Albright (Goldsboro)
10:00am: Timothy Whitfield (Goldsboro) Raymond Smith (Goldsboro)
(Havelock) Stephen Clayton (Havelock)
Rodriquez (Havelock) Andrew Bulfer (Havelock)
1:00pm : Clifton
(Kinston) Jerome Midgett (Kinston)
2:00pm: Nathen Rennels
(Greenville) James Farrior
3:00pm: Dale Ramsey (Jacksonville) Charles Mowery (Jacksonville)
4:00pm: Tim Wieckowski (Jacksonville) David Macer (Jacksonville)
Left: Xavier White
(Wilmington) – Xavier, someone told me they could not make it; when they
respond, I will stick you in their slot.
You will be given a position in this scrimmage. We also had two more officials that have
not completed their registrations. If they
do get registered, they will be put in a place if someone cancels out.
Mark Dreibelbis sent out an email on Uniform, Sleeves Violations – In addition to saying what the violation
was for; you have several other details to include. He talked about which
team; the number of free throws and you have to
report how many of the free throws were made. Read that email carefully and
don’t get suspended over some detail you forgot to submit. This one’s on you, I can’t do this one for
you and if anyone gets suspended, it will be you. Read that email carefully.
Remember in the EOA, we are sending three reports to Mark on
uniform and sleeve violations; one from each crew member. That is our
security system to keep our fellow officials from getting suspended.
There will be More
Scrimmage Listed on the Scrimmages link to this web page – As of today, the schools have not even
started basketball practice. Some of
our basketball coaches are out on the football field helping with that
sport. They are not thinking primarily
about basketball right now. I only
have a few scrimmages posted on that link; however that will change as the
season approaches. One school will get
with another school at the last minute and decide to scrimmage. You must keep
checking that link for a scrimmage in your area. While scrimmages are
assigned to towns, an official can go to any scrimmage if there is a conflict
with the one near you. Just be sure
you sign the list of attendance at the scrimmage and that leader will turn in
your name to me for credit.
Local Clinic Visits
are Over – I completed my last stop on the local
clinic visits this past week in Greenville.
It sure was fun for me to go to each area and share some of the
information we talked about. Seems
like just yesterday that I was in Wallace for the first visit with the Duplin
County officials. Those visits went by much too fast.
Nov 2 - Our Association Meeting is only two weeks
away. It is Sunday, Nov 2 at 4:00pm. We will definitely be there a minimum of
two hours. We have a lot of things to do other than the normal stuff. It should be a memorable meeting for me as
it will be the last one where I am with the entire association at one place.
I may cry. I am looking forward to announcing my last Hall Of Fame Class as
well as some other surprises.
Assignments are Out
Through Dec 5 – Assignments are
out through Dec 5 which is the toughest date before Christmas. It seems the
schools knew football playoffs would interfere with their games so they
adjusted their schedule so that very few games were played until that Friday
night in December. Every official in the Association that is registered with
the State and has paid their registration fee to me has a game. The Veterans have three to four games. Looking at my sheet with the dots, the
average number of games for the officials with five years or more is around
three games. I am stopping there; there will not be any more assignments
until after I see the new officials on Nov 15. Then I will need to extend the
out to Christmas after that scrimmage. Because I book close to a month in
advance, you are encouraged to seek games with your local middle school
booking agent, on base booking agent and recreation booking agent. The more games you can work, the more
situations you are exposed to and the better you will be in all the levels
that you work.
First Playing Date for Public
Schools is just over two weeks away, have you been running - Our Public schools start play on Nov 17; that is just
over two weeks away. Have you been
running? Please don’t take the
attitude that I will work my way into shape with the first few games. The
coaches want to win those first games just as bad as those last ones. They want your best effort right from the
start. Do yourself a favor and run a
little before the season gets here.
Roger Rickman with
his Uniforms will be at Association Meeting, Nov 2- More than thirty years ago, I met Roger
Rickman on a basketball court and refereed many college games with him.
Since, he started a clothing store where he sells referee uniforms, shirts,
lanyards, pants, whistles, etc. The
only thing he can’t sell is the Referee jacket. Roger will be at our
Association Meeting again this year.
If you did not get all of your uniform items at the State Meeting, Roger can fix you
up at our meeting. Come early. Our meeting starts at 4:00pm but Roger will
set up his display probably around 3:15pm that Sunday.
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Office Hours for Officials – My office hours for officials are from 11:00am to 11:00pm
Up Coming Events / Dates::
Local Clinics & Scrimmages– See Chart Above in SCRIMMAGES link
EOA Association Meeting – Nov 2, 2014, Lenoir Community College,
Main Building Auditorium, 4:00pm
New Officials Scrimmage – Mandatory for all New Officials and New to
the area officials – Sat, Nov 15, Northside High
School in Jacksonville
Season Starts for Public Schools – Nov 17
ArbiterSports Site – For your convenience, here is
a link to the Arbiter Sports assigning site.
Once at the page,
there is a Log In box in the extreme top right hand
corner. I will leave this link here
during the season.
ARBITER Tid Bit – Click on any official’s name on the ARBITER
and a drop down screen will show his address.
Click on that address and MapQuest will provide a map to his house. Do
the same thing for a school for a map to that school or rec
My Email Address
- firstname.lastname@example.org (That is a # 1 behind the eoa,
not an “L”)
Home Phone – 252 522 2373
Cell Phone -
- 252 559 0493
Mailing Address : 3000 Graham Dr, Kinston,
N C 28504
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