Originally Posted by alenone
Ray, Well Ray, you almost close, but the offensive player is in a running stride coming up/down the field from the Back Can shooting across field. He is shooting from the Dorito Side to Command Center on the snake side. Some of the paint started on the bunker and moved on to the player, remember that there is still paint in the air as the ref calls the player out.
CONTROL CONTROL CONTROL
Scenario: Theres an 85 year old Grandma thats in front of Lenny
thats heading out for Church on Sunday, April 25th. You get stuck behind her as shes going 50 in a 55 MPH zone. The time is 8:50am, and you have already missed the Team Meeting for the YG tournement and you know PYROMAN will have your balls when you get there. You want to pass SOOOOOOO bad, but you see a Cop sitting on the side of the road 1/4 mile up.
So, do you pass Granny knowing that someone is watching you and may give you a ticket (Penalty), or do you just take a breath, relax, and do what everyone else does and use that SELF CONTROL that you were taught by your elders??
Thats the most simple way to put it.
If I see anyone "Intentionally" overshooting another player when it was very clear that the shooter had a clear shot to take them out with one or two balls, then a penalty will absolutly be thrown. If it actually looks like the shooter was out to "Intentionally" hurt another player, a penalty will be the least of their worries, and player ejection will most likely follow. This is always at the Head Referees descretion on the field, but I almost always meet with the other Ref's to ask their opinion on the situation.
Players need to understand control. They also need to learn their equipment before playing in a tournament with it. A REALLY good player shows great control when they get behind an oponant, quickly assesses the situation, and puts one or two on that players pack instead of a back, neck or head shot.
This is in general for everyone: Keep in mind that all kids are different. Just because your son has some playing experience, is a little tougher than other kids, and is thicker skinned doesnt give them the right to unload on someone elses kid that isnt as tough, thats just looking to play in a beginners tournament and is trying to have a good time.