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The Crown Refs Podcast

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The CROWN REFS Podcast is the audio experience for basketball officials. It features Joey Crawford, Roger Ayers, Dee Kantner, Maia Chaka, Lisa Mattingly, Tyler Ford, Penny Davis, Reggie Greenwood, Mark Wunderlich, Diana Depaul, Scott Foster, Marc Davis, Al Battista, Crystal Hogan, Bo Boroski and man
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#138 Crossroads Officials Association | Indiana board Zoom call | with Mark Sexton

đ—–đ—żđ—Œđ˜€đ˜€đ—żđ—Œđ—źđ—±đ˜€ đ—ąđ—łđ—łđ—¶đ—°đ—¶đ—źđ—č𝘀 đ—”đ˜€đ˜€đ—Œđ—°đ—¶đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—» (COA) is the 2nd largest officials association in the great basketball state of Indiana. Currently, they have 174 licensed basketball officials and the leadership is committed to recruiting, training & retaining basketball officials. ⁣
Mark Sexton, an 8-year official, is in his first season as basketball chair of the association and grateful for the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his mentor Tracy Black.⁣
“𝗜 đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ—»đ—ž đ—¶đ˜â€™đ˜€ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—±đ˜‚đ˜đ˜† to give the game our absolute best. Our best is more than just showing up and running back and forth. Our best means we’re rule book strong, mentally prepared, physically ready and passionate about our craft. We focus our meetings around watching film, discussing rules and RELATIONSHIPS. We have incredible officials in Indiana... not just in Crossroads, but throughout the state.”⁣
We recently had the opportunity to speak at a zoom meeting with the (COA) and here are some topics we discussed:⁣
-Advice for when working with a new official. -Working as many possible games that you can the right way. ⁣
-Being unemotional about rule changes.⁣
-You’re only as good as your love for the game.⁣


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