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  • wrong-way

    What should you do when the teams are going in the wrong direction?

  • NCAA Referees Gary Maxwell, and Zelton Steed take a break during a TV Timeout in Birmingham.  Photo courtesy of Garry Thompson.
    A key part of “getting the play right” is where the ball is spotted after the official makes their ruling on a violation,  a non-shooting foul or resumes play [Read more...]
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    In a TWO PERSON CREW during a quick transition, sometimes the ball will be deflected out of bounds by the defense on the LEAD’S SIDELINE (while transitioning). [Read more...]
  • IAABO guys
    As we all strive to become better at the craft of officiating, sometimes we forget very simple things that contribute to our success on the court. As former Supervisor of [Read more...]
  • firsthorn940w

    After the first warning horn it’s time for the crew to get back to work. Know your responsibilities in a two and three person crew.

60 Second Rule Challenge

  • DoubleWhistle

    The Umpire stopped the clock with a raised open hand and signals A-1 traveled, while the Referee stopped play with a closed fist before signaling B-1 for a pushing foul. How should this be handled?

  • bloodyplayer

    A coach removes their player from the game because of bleeding and requests a 30 second time out. At the end of this time out, the player is ready to play. Is the team required to use a 60 second timeout to keep a player in the game or can they choose to use one of their 30 second timeouts in this case? What’s your ruling?

  • StallTactic

    How should your crew handle a situation where both teams are not providing sufficient action throughout the game?

  • Icon-round-Question_mark

    Take this NFHS quiz as you race against the clock to answer 10 quick questions in 10 minutes.

  • scorebooks

    Three minutes before the high school game starts, the head coach of Team B adds one name to the squad list and is assessed a technical foul. Just before the officials are ready to administer the first technical foul, the scorer informs the referee that two Team B designated starters are not starting. Should you assess another technical foul … or just one? What’s your ruling?

  • throwin

    During an alternating possession throw-in, the thrower (A-1) breaks the plane of the boundary line with the ball. B-1 grasps the ball and neither player can get the ball from one another. What’s the ruling?

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