Raymond McClure’s Newly Released “Performance Without Compromise” is a Comprehensive Guide to Officiating The Game of Basketball in the Right Way and By the Rules

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“Performance Without Compromise” from Christian Faith Publishing author Raymond McClure is an essential read for all Officials, regardless of the level of experience, that will widen their perspective of the necessity to trust the rules through knowing what they are and enforcing them on the court.

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“Performance Without Compromise”: a detailed handbook that rears one toward officiating The Game by providing guidance and examples of how rightful officiating should be. “Performance Without Compromise” is the creation of published author Raymond McClure, a crew chief and Rules Interpreter for the staff of over four hundred officials and eighty-plus teams of the American Basketball Association (ABA) in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He officiated Men’s DI Basketball for twenty years and has also had the opportunity to officiate the ABL, NWBL, and the WBCBL women’s pro leagues. He was also selected to officiate Scrimmage Games in the 1996 Olympic Games, but his passion for high school sports officiating continues after 32 years.

McClure shares, “Accuracy is not debatable. This book is a call for commitment by Officials to a proper performance while making consistent, accurate rulings.

“My motivation for this book comes from the fact that I have an absolute genuine concern for The Game, and I have for a long time. My concern comes from my belief that officiating basketball is not as difficult as so many among us make it out to be. Much of what I was taught during the first half of my career had no rules support, was vague, came with poor advice, and was even philosophical. Those clinicians and trainers who trained me were terrific individuals with a noble effort to teach me the ‘right way.’ However, there sure seemed to be many ‘right ways.’ Their training was also filled with too much about the ‘tricks of the trade’ and not enough about ‘the trade.’ I was never instructed to trust the rules.

“Over the last four decades, we have become conditioned to accept less and less in the name of style, philosophy, and appearance. We must get all Officials committed to enforcing the rules, and they can’t do that if they haven’t learned them.

“This book is long overdue because it is my attempt to let the basketball world hear the words of Peter Webb, my mentor and the most knowledgeable person on the planet on the topic of basketball officiating. We know you’ll enjoy and benefit from reading this officiating textbook.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Raymond McClure’s new book is a motivating manual created for Officials, inspiring them to honor The Game through promoting accuracy in rulings with the necessary knowledge and thorough understanding of The Game and its rules.

This book is more than a guide, as it is a strong effort to persuade the reader into becoming a basketball Rules Expert and removing all philosophical approaches to officiating, that are always filled with substitutes for rules enforcement. These substitutes create inaccurate rulings even when no whistle is heard.

View a synopsis of “Performance Without Compromise” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Performance Without Compromise” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Performance Without Compromise,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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