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  • Sign up sheets for basketball courts

    An issue that continues to occur on the CRCE courts when there are an excess of teams wishing to play is that there are disagreements over who is next to play. These disagreements often get heated. As someone who has been on both sides of this situation, it is incredibly frustruating. Especially because a game on average takes about 20-40 minutes. What should happen is that there is a sign up sheet at each court (a clipboard on the wall with a pencil would work fine!!). If something was posted to a wall where a team captain can write his name down and the number of players he has, this problem would NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. 

    Please take this simple step. It is aggrivating to see how many fights could be avoided if the gym was to put up such a sheet,

    If you need additional evidence to recognize the extend of this problem, I would be happy to get a petition signed to show players' desire for such a sign up.

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eriha@illinois.edu Mar 1, 2013 11:28 am quote

All Campus Recreation basketball courts use the Challenge Court system as found here. This system has been in place since the 1960's and is the same system used at recreation centers across the country. It is the same system used all over the basketball playing world. It is the idea of "I got next."  The issue may be some of our users are not used to these rules. We will look at posting signage on the courts stating the Challenge Court rules.  A sign up sheet will not work. We used to have sign ups for cardio machines and the same issues that happened there would happen on the courts. People erasing names, people signing up and then leaving so then an argument will ensue that they left, etc. We have seen it all over years of running facilities. The Challenge Court system is the most fair and understandable way to run the courts.

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