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NSO clinic preparation
« on: September 14, 2011, 02:36:15 pm »
I've been asked by a fairly new league to run an NSO clinic.  This will include their NSOs as well as their skaters, potential refs, etc.  I definitely have TONS of ideas, but I've never actually been to an NSO clinic myself.  I'm planning to do the first part as a "classroom"-type situation, then scrimmage with very short periods, so people can switch around to different jobs and skaters can swap out and NSO (after removing their skates, clearly).

Any advice or materials anyone could offer would be awesome.  I'm finalizing my set of manuals specific to how my league operates, so I'll have those.  It's a couple months away, so I thought I'd start gathering ideas now. :)

Thanks in advance!
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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 02:39:50 pm »
Check the fantastic manuals by Gravity Kills here in the files section of the forum

And get a copy of the WFTDA Offcials Manual.
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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 06:54:48 pm »
I've already been through those NSO manuals...when I started as Head NSO for my league, they were basically all I had to work with.  I also have the Officiating Manual.  I guess I was mostly looking for advice from people who have been to or run this type of clinic before.  Thank you, though!
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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 07:22:20 pm »
Classroom then scrim is definitely the way to go. Implement what you learned. A solid Outline would be the best start, split into Class and Scrimmage. Split the classroom section into what subjects you plan to teach. Detail those subjects out. Once it's fleshed out, fit it into a timeline. Repeat for Scrimmage section. The calssroom I assume will be everybody, whereas the scrim will be divided into "stations" with possible instructor I assume, so you might split the Scrim section of the outline into station subsections, which will more than likely reflect your classroom outline.

I know the outline is probably obvious and possibly already worked on, but that's the biggest thing in my mind to nail down. Once you have that structure, presenting the info is easy enough depending on the strength of the instructor. A well versed person can teach openly using an outline, leaving room for the open back and forth questions, without sticking to a rigid speech. A strong outline to keep on task and on time, but freedom to work therein. A strong outline and someone(s) comfortable enough to be in front of everyone.

I recommend a big whiteboard to draw stuff out. Possibly even magnetic if you have one, and use little colored magnets to represent skaters/ NSO positions/ whatever. It's been handy. And of couse plenty of pens and paper.
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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2011, 04:18:40 pm »
Whenever I've run a beginner NSO clinic, I've just taken each position and run through them as thoroughly as I could.  Invariably, questions come up and we sort them out as we go.  I also go over topics like communicating with referees, recruiting and retaining NSOs, and how best to set up systems of acknowledgement (between penalty trackers/wranglers and IPRs, penalty box and IPRs, scorekeepers and jam refs, outside wb and OPRs, etc) depending on how much time I'm given.
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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2011, 04:19:50 pm »
(Also, thanks guys! :)  I'm in revisions on the manuals right now...hopefully they'll be up soon!)
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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 01:01:56 am »
One thing I found helpful when teaching the Jam Timer portion of an NSO clinic was to collect all of the rules related to that position from each of the various official documents together.

Ideally, this would have been prep work for developing a lesson plan, but I was extremely busy that week and it had to act as the lesson plan itself.

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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 07:42:00 pm »
In addition to what's been said already, I would suggest the following:

Break each role down into Bronze, Silver, and Gold Standards (e.g. bare minimum, expected, awesome), and group roles with complimentary skill sets (Penalty Tracking. Inside Whipeboards. Outside Wipeboards.)

Also, I would suggest bringing along an able assistant and a decent stereo, so that you can 'fake' a scrimmage in the classroom - complete with scripted penalties, penalty box shenanigans, the whole nine yards - in advance of an actual scrimmage (with mentors shadowing your newly trained NSOs).
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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2011, 02:18:24 pm »
In our latest round of Ref U in Detroit, we've found that having the group reassemble after scrimmage has been really helpful. Something relevant would happen and it would allow someone to ask their questions while the situation is still fresh in everyone's minds.
Even if there aren't really questions, it was also great for the "team" atmosphere of the group. They would inevitably be excited about something they just saw and good conversations would ensue.
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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2012, 03:46:01 am »
I just ran an NSO clinic. Can email the images I used as slides if anyone would like them.
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Re: NSO clinic preparation
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 04:17:23 pm »
I'm attending a WFTDA based Ref Officiating clinic in a few weeks over here in Australia being run in Brisbane. They are including a separate section for NSO's which I believe for Australia at least is a first so pretty keen on getting as much as I can out of it as we are looking at moving towards becoming a WFTDA apprentice league in the near future.

If there are any other NSO's or Head NSO's in Oz attending, would be keen on catching up.
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