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  • bobdonato

    Learn some great tips for working the LEAD position in a two- or three-person crew… from staff writer, Al Battista.

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    Take 3 minutes to view these great scholastic video examples of foul calling situations to improve your on-court judgement.

  • EuroStep

    Watch this video of the Euro Step and you decide if this new technique is “within the prescribed limits” of movement or should be ruled a traveling violation.

  • DunkIssue

    Watch this video of a missed dunk … and make the ruling … does the goal COUNT or should the teams CONTINUE play?

  • flagrantfoulimage

    Intentional foul video goes viral. How would YOU handle these situations.

Focus on Mechanics

  • Ballonfingers

    Here are three amazingly simple things you can do (starting today) during a “dead-ball” to make you look better as an official.

  • 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...]
  • Photo courtesy of Garry Thompson.

    There are several “best practices” that can be adopted to minimize the “bounce” effect of jumping between two- and three-person crews.

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    This is a reprise of an article written by Al several years ago … that is definitely worth reading prior to each and every year. [Ref60 Editor]  As the new year is [Read more...]

60 Second Rule Challenge

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • benchpix

    Is it possible for the visiting team to change the location of their bench based on the argument it’s located too far away from the scorer’s table, as compared to the home team’s bench?

  • StallTactic

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

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