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Over the last decade, it has been drilled into my head and many other officials not to give advice to competitors on what we may have deducted for in their form. "Give your score and nothing more" is a phrase that you will commonly hear from officials when talking about whether to give critiques to competitors afterward. To be honest, I have had to develop a standard line of something like, "I thought you looked great today… That sure was a tough division you were in." The premise is that it should be the coaches or instructors' job to correct any problems or mistakes in the competitor's technique.
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