To further Laurie’s spotlight of the Officials Clinic on May 6th, I thought I would provide some context. I began officiating last Fall as a way to contribute to the my kids’ activities and the sport, get off of those narrow bleachers, and to enjoy watching all of the events up close. I officiated at over 40 sessions last year, including the Junior Olympics in Bowling Green, and it was tiring (running up and down the side of the pool without falling in can be a trick), trying (sometimes coaches and parents can be, um, passionate), but also mentally challenging (in a good way), fashionable (who doesn’t like white over blue?) and very rewarding. I have found my new hobby and I encourage you to consider joining the Buckeye Officiating Team of Bill Hammond and me. You’re going to the meets anyway, right? If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call at 288-7003. The Officials Clinic is on May 6th from 1-4 PM at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Columbus 43235.
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