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  • in reply to: 2016/2017 Basketball Exam, when will it be released? #1513
    jfletcher
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    Just received a email from Mr Alexander and was told they were working on it and hope to have it post in the next 24-48 hrs.

    in reply to: 2016/2017 Basketball Exam, when will it be released? #1512
    jfletcher
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    I do not know the answer but I will check with Mr. Alexander and find out.

    in reply to: Clips:No Fist Up 1 #1297
    jfletcher
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    I agree this is not a block. However that was not the purpose of the clip to critique the actual call even though I believe it is fair game for critique. I was primarily pointing out the mechanical error. So we have probably a incorrect call and improper mechanic but the official sold the crap out of the play. Obviously our goal is to get all the plays right but if we miss one we have to convince players/coaches that we did get it right. This clip is a good example of that.

    in reply to: Camp in October #1285
    jfletcher
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    I just talked to the LHSAA and they tell me there is not currently a approved camp in Lafayette. The Lafayaette association my have a camp but as of now it is not certified and will not count towards the LHSAA certification.

    If I get any more information I will post it.

    in reply to: 2016-2017 Basketball Rules Changes #1201
    jfletcher
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    What is the penalty for violating 9-1-3h?

    in reply to: Study Guide Test #1101
    jfletcher
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    I am not sure if the practice test will be done this year. The testing format is a little different. The test is coming form a different pool of question than the study guide. So as far as I know there will be no practice test. If someone else has any information speak up.

    in reply to: LHSAA's letter to LHSOA #835
    jfletcher
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    We had a proposal the last time we had the pay raise issue to increase $2 every other year. That got shot down quickly and was never discussed again. You have some points about a multi-year deal. However this years proposal is about changing the process and not just the fees. I think after this year we can talk about multiple year contract or some revolving door raise. We would have never gotten to this point if the principals would have had any foresight.

    They make a issue about getting their budget straight and I don’t believe that for one second. I am betting most don’t even have budgets. So the fee changes are about loss of control and not about the increase in cost.

    They knew when the vote failed to pass a raise in Jan 15 that their was going to be some push back from us. They did not have one principals stand up at the Jan meeting and say anything about the raise. So this new pay proposal should not have been surprising to their leadership. They should not have been blind sided.

    We have done everything they have asked for in the past. Camps, testing, ect and they have not budged. So our leadership and that include me think enough is enough. They had their chance to negotiate and shot it down. So at least for a year they are in a bind. And in my opinion it is their own doing.

    The AS are supposed to have been evaluating personnel for years. Some do and some don’t. The idea was to have independent observers and I think that is the best way to observe but unfortunately that is not free. What you are talking about above will not change anything in my opinion.

    I just don’t agree about the coaches. Their agenda and our agenda for the game are different. So when they argue with us it is more about swaying us in a direction than ignorance. Yes there is some ignorance but the preponderance of the bench jockeying is for them to gain an advantage. So I see only very minimal influence by having the coaches take the test. Like I said earlier I think that is just window dressing. Just my opinion.

    in reply to: LHSAA's letter to LHSOA #832
    jfletcher
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    Ideally camps should be every year but that is not realistic. 4 years is to long in my opinion. I could live with 3 but like the every other year process.

    I am not sure what the coaches taking the test would do. Most of the coaches complaints is about judgement so I think the coaches taking the test is just window dressing

    An evaluation process during the season or just the playoffs is a great idea. However it takes $$$. We can’t even get a $5 pay raise how are we going to get an observer program funded!!

    We have to walk before we can crawl with the contract length. The principals are worried about how they will be treated with the aspect to cost. I can assure you and them that they will be treated significantly better than they have treated us. There is a significant lack of trust so this at least initially has to be year to year.

    There will obviously be some people and associations that will work. You can bet those people will be the first ones in like to get there pay raise. We can not force them to work. That is their choice even if me and many other don’t agree with them. And yes it will probably cause some animosity.

    As far as taking a deal and HOPING the principals will pass something in January is not going to happen. We have been promised over and over and over again that the principals would address the issue and it always failed. Goes back to the trust situation. We can’t trust that they will pass anything much less something that is acceptable in January. I don’t think the issue can be put off any longer.

    in reply to: LHSOA's current position on uncoming clinics #821
    jfletcher
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    My opinion is you should attend any clinics that were scheduled. My opinion is if and when we get this thing resolved that on the officials side we have no obstacles to prevent us from working. We want to do what we are supposed to do as far as being prepared for the season. Doug this is not the LHSOA’s official stance just my opinion.

    in reply to: Paul Larosa, give us the contract offer. #820
    jfletcher
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    Volleyball is such a small number(277) compared to football(1,154). But to answer your question I don’t really know. I was told yesterday that there were only 45 registered. I assumed that was for football

    in reply to: Paul Larosa, give us the contract offer. #815
    jfletcher
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    The membership has been informed as soon as possible. It is not possible or ethical to put our information on speculation or rumors. Up until just a few days ago there was no stance by the LHSAA or Mr Bonine other than the pay raise rejection in January. The LHSOA executive committee and specifically Paul Larosa has work their butts off on this deal. It has been difficult, emotional and time consuming. So David the membership was informed as soon as possible.

    in reply to: Paul Larosal, now that they have said no….. #814
    jfletcher
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    Awe my friend you have to crawl before you can walk!! We knew that once me made a stand on the fee deal it would probably be a confrontation and it has. I think you have some very valid points even if I don’t agree with them all. We felt we had to get the $$$ straight before we could move on to other topics. Just my opinion

    in reply to: LHSAA's letter to LHSOA #813
    jfletcher
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    The problem is Mr. Bonine has no authority to make any promises. I have not doubt he is a man of his word. However the principals association has made multiple promises over the years and have delivered on none of them. We(Officials) have done everything and more that the principals have ask for. The principals have done virtually nothing that they have promised. So in my opinion unless Mr. Bonine calls a special session and there is a vote of the principals we have nothing.

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