February 9, 2021
Every coach has a game where the team cannot catch a break. It seems in those games that every call the referees make is going against the coach’s team. We just left one of those games. While it is easy to cast blame on the officiating, and I will be that simple in a moment, it’s just as easy to forget about the good things that happen.
Tonight, our very young team got a look at what it will be like to play without their senior leader. Due to foul trouble, on two phantom calls (I’ll be checking YouTube for confirmation), our girls had to grow up quickly. The change in the game was evident right away. Losing our steadying force, let things unravel quickly. We’ll grow from this loss.
As for the officiating… On one play, our girl shoved an opponent out of bounds. The official called traveling on the other team. A horrible call. At the end of the game the other coach walked by and and said, “I can tell you this now. That was my mom, dad, and uncle reffing tonight.” Even he knew it was bad.