Basketball Officiating

Who’s Your Shooter

How to fix situations when the wrong shooter goes to the line.

December 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Anxiety Position

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

November 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Rough Play on Camera

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

November 26, 2013 // 11 Comments

Timeout for Blood?

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?

November 26, 2013 // 1 Comment

Administrative Technical?

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?

November 26, 2013 // 10 Comments

A-P Throw In?

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?

November 26, 2013 // 18 Comments

When a Foul is Not a Foul

What is our reluctance as officials to call intentional fouls? It has to do with three common rule interpretations.

March 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

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