Basketball Meeting August 19, 2013
The Upcoming 2013-2014 Season • How have you prepared for the upcoming season since your last game of the season? • Attend a camp • Attend a clinic/conference (OMD) • Watch a video of yourself • Read parts of the rule book • Physical conditioning • Mental conditioning • Spend “extra” time with family • Take care of business at work • Others? What area of your officiating would you like to improve for the upcoming season?
Flashback: 2012-2013 Rule Changes 2-11-12 • The official scorer is required to wear a black-and-white vertically striped garment. • Rationale: The players, coaches and officials need to be able to quickly and easily identify the official scorer. Requiring the scorer to wear a striped garment will assist in this regard. In addition, wearing a striped garment will make the scorer look more professional.
Flashback: 2012-2013 Rule Changes 4-19-7 • A team-control foul is a common foul committed by a team that has team control (including a member of the throw-in team from the start of the throw-in until player control is obtained inbounds). • Rationale: The committee adopted a team-control rule change for last season which introduced some complications for a number of other rules. These complications were handled through interpretations last year. The addition of this parenthetical statement allows all rules affected by the team-control definition change last season to revert to their previous verbiage and brings the rule in line with the interpretations that were released last year.
Flashback: 2012-2013 POE 1. Closely guarded situations 2. Contact above the shoulders 3. Intentional Fouls 4. Guidelines to enforce illegal contact
RULES CHANGES 1-19 New • The use of electronic devices is permitted during the game. • Rationale: The previous rule was difficult to monitor and enforce by the contest officials. This rule allows the coach to take advantage of electronic tools available for use in coaching and gathering statistics. While in use, the coach must be in compliance with the guidelines that specify that electronic devices may not be used to communicate with the players on the playing floor nor can the devise be used to dispute an official's call.
RULES CHANGES Play 1 A ball ricochets out of bounds between A1 and B1 near Team A’s bench. The calling referee does not get a good look and asks for help from the nearest referee. As two referees confer to decide which team to ward the ball, a Team A assistant coach asks to show the referees the play on his/her iPad.
RULES CHANGES Play 1 – Answer • The video device may be used to record the game from the bench but not to review a decision by the game referees.
RULES CHANGES 3-4-2a • A single visible manufacturer's logo/trademark/reference is permitted on the team jersey, not to exceed 2 1/4 square inches with no dimension more than 2 1/4 inches. The manufacturer's logo may be located no more than 5 inches below the shoulder seam on the front of the jersey, or 2 inches from the neckline on the back of the jersey; or in either side insert. • Rationale: This change would bring basketball in compliance with other NFHS sports that allow the use of a single manufacturer's logo on the jersey of the playing uniform.
Flashback: 2011-2012 Rule Changes Arm Compression Sleeves • 3-5-3 New • Must: • be white, black, beige, or a single solid school color • be the same color for each team member • have only a single manufacturer’s logo (that does not exceed 2¼ inches • still be worn for medical reasons • Rationale: • Provides clarification • Makes enforcement more consistent for officials
RULES CHANGES 3-5-3 • Arm and leg compression sleeves shall: • Rationale: The specifications for leg compression sleeves were added because of the frequent use of these sleeves for non-medical reasons. The specifications match those of arm compression sleeve. They must be white, [black?], beige, or a single solid school color. The sleeve must be the same color for each team member and have only a single manufacturer's logo that does not exceed 2 1/4 square inches. The sleeve must be worn for medical reasons only.
RULES CHANGES • Play 2 • Team A’s school colors are blue and orange. Leg-compression sleeves are worn (a) by three team members that are solid black and two members that are solid white, or (b) by five team members that are solid blue.
RULES CHANGES • Play 2 – Answer • Illegal (b) Legal (if worn for medical reasons)
RULES CHANGES Play 3 Team A’s school colors are blue and orange. A1 enters the game wearing • an arm-compression sleeve that is red, or • a white headband and blue leg-compression sleeve.
RULES CHANGES • Play 3 – Answer • Illegal (b) Legal – the legal headband color need not be the same as the legal leg-compression sleeve color(but must be the same for all team members)
RULES CHANGES 10-1-3 (Team Technical Foul) • A team shall not: • a. Use a megaphone or any electronic communication device at courtside, or electronic equipment for voice communication with players on the court. • b. Use electronic audio and /or video devices to review a decision of the contest officials. • PENALTY: Two free throws plus ball for division-line throw-in. Counts toward Team-foul count.
RULES CHANGES 10-4-5 Note • The head coach may enter the court in the situation where a fight may break out or has broken out to prevent the situation from escalating. • Rationale: While the head coach and his/her assistants have an obligation to ensure bench personnel comply with Rule 10-4-5, if a situation develops where a fight either has or may break out, the head coach by his/her presence can be instrumental in preventing the situation from escalating and assisting the game officials in controlling the situation. This change will remove the requirement of the head coach being beckoned onto the floor by the officials in this situation which will result in a more expedient resolution of the situation and restoration of order. The change will also allow the officials a greater opportunity to assess appropriate penalties by being able to observe the situation because of the increased assistance the head coach(es) will provide by their presence.
RULES CHANGES Play 4 It appears a fight may occur on the playing court when A6 and A7 leave their bench.
RULES CHANGES • Play 4 – Answer • Penalty on the players? • Both players leaving the bench are assessed flagrant fouls and disqualified. Penalty on the head coach? • The head coach is assessed a maximum of one indirect technical foul (regardless of the number of players leaving the bench). Free-throws? • Two free throws are awarded to Team B. Where is the ball put back into play? • The ball is awarded to Team B for a division line throw-in.
RULES CHANGES Play 5 It appears a fight may occur on the playing court whenA6 and B6 leave their respective benches.
RULES CHANGES • Play 5 – Answer • Penalty on the players? • Both players leaving the bench are assessed flagrant fouls and disqualified. Penalty on the head coaches? • The head coaches are assessed a maximum of one indirect technical foul. Free-throws? • No free throws are awarded. Where is the ball put back into play? • The ball put into play at the POI.
RULES CHANGES Play 6 It appears a fight may occur on the playing court when the head coaches from each team leave their respective benches.
RULES CHANGES • Play 6 – Answer Penalty on the head coaches? • Neither of the head coaches are penalized for leaving their bench. Free-throws? • No free throws are awarded. Where is the ball put back into play? • The ball is put into play at the POI.
RULES CHANGES Play 7 A1 and B1 begin fighting and play is stopped near Team A’s head coach. Two assistants from Team A leave their bench to break up the fight between A1 and B1. A6 leaves the bench area and enters the court to observe.
RULES CHANGES • Play 7 – Answer • Penalty on the players? • A1 and B1are each assessed flagrant fouls and disqualified. • A6 is assessed a flagrant foul and disqualified for leaving the bench. Penalty on the head & assistant coaches? • Team A head coach is assessed one indirect technical foul. (No penalty for Team B.) • Assistants coaches are disqualified. Free-throws? • Two free throws are awarded to Team B. Where is the ball put back into play? • The ball is awarded to Team B for a division line throw-in.
RULES CHANGES Signal Chart • Tip Signal • Rationale: This signal increases the official's ability to communicate with the players, coaches and fans on critical plays. Immediately communicating whether or not the defense tipped the ball allows the offensive team to immediately know whether or not they can recover the ball without penalty. Having no signal actually gives the defense an unfair advantage as they do not need to know which team caused the ball to enter the backcourt, they can recover the ball without penalty regardless.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS 1. Granting Time-out 2. Guidelines to Enforce Illegal Contact 3. Intentional Foul
POINTS OF EMPHASIS • Granting Time-out Coaches and officials are reminded of the proper procedures in requesting and granting time-out. • Coaches are encouraged to give both a visual signal and verbal request when a requesting time-out.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS Granting Time-out (cont’d) Coaches and officials are reminded of the proper procedures in requesting and granting time-out. • Officials need to know the status of the ball and whether it is in player control. • Having a full view of the player in control who is requesting the time-out is critical to determining if you may grant a time-out. • It’s vital to know the situation of the game, the proper sequence of calling a time-out, then using proper signals to notify the scorer.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS Guidelines to Enforce Illegal Contact • When contact occurs that affects the rhythm, speed, balance and quickness (RSBQ) of the player, illegal contact has occurred. • When illegal contact occurs, fouls must be called. • Officials must not refrain from calling these type of actions that create an advantage for the opponent. • Illegal contact must be called regardless of time and score.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS Guidelines to Enforce Illegal Contact (cont’d) Free-Throw Line Extended • Above FT line = more immediate • Below FT line = more process • (SDF = Start-Develop-Finish)
POINTS OF EMPHASIS • Intentional Foul An intentional foul is a personal or technical foul that may or may not be premeditated and is not based solely on the severity of the act. It is contact that: • Neutralizes an opponent’s obvious advantageous position. • Contact on an opponent who is clearly not in the play. • May be excessive contact. • Contact that is not necessarily premeditated or based solely on the severity of the act.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS Guidelines to Enforce Illegal Contact • This type of foul may be strategic to stop the clock or create a situation that may be tactically done for the team taking action. • This foul may be innocent in severity, but without any playing of the ball, it becomes an intentional act such as a player wrapping their arms around an opponent. • The act may be excessive in its intensity and force of the action. • These actions are all intentional fouls and are to be called as such.
2013-2015 Basketball Manual POE 1. Proper Mechanics 2. Dead Ball Officiating
POINTS OF EMPHASIS Officials’ Manual Proper Mechanics • The use of proper mechanics and signals are imperative to the success of the contest and the officiating team. • Proper mechanics and signals will assist in communication to your partners and will aid in the effectiveness of all officials’ calls. • Officials need to continue to study, emphasize and practice proper mechanics and signals with your partners and reviewing these items in a thorough pre-game conference.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS Officials’ Manual Proper Mechanics (cont’d) • This will assist the crew of officials in their game preparation and performing their duties as a cohesive unit. • Officials are reminded to use non-verbal cues to communicate with your partners and assist them in their efforts. • Use only proper NFHS approved mechanics and signals, enforce the rules of the level being played and call the game accordingly.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS Officials’ Manual Dead Ball Officiating • See the whole play. • See the actions of all players. • Don’t react too quickly that you do not see the second action or antics of a player that is inciting an opponent to react. • Be aware of the whole situation so to penalize the correct player.
EDITORIAL CHANGES • 1. Coaching box (1-13-2) • The rules committee made the revision for how the coaching box should be drawn to remove any confusion in the previous wording. • 2. Disabled participants (3-5-1 Note) • The rules committee clarified language in the rule regarding state associations to authorize exceptions to rules for participants with disabilities and/or special needs.
EDITORIAL CHANGES 1. Coaching box (1-13-2) • The coaching box area shall be bounded by a line drawn 14 feet from the endline toward midcourt and located on the same side of the court as the scorer’s and timer’s table. • A line drawn from the sideline toward the team bench becomes the end of the coaching box. • From that line, the coaching box extends another 14 feet toward midcourt, where a line should be drawn toward the bench, marking the end of the coaching box. • The coaching box is 14 feet long placed in the middle of the regulation 42-feet long half court. • Those lines shall be located off the court and be two inches wide.
EDITORIAL CHANGES 1. Coaching box (1-13-2) 3’ Coaches Box 6’ The top lane space is 14’ from the baseline (the BEGINNING of the coaches box) The top of the key is 25’ from the baseline; 3’ above the top of the key is the 28’-line (the END of the coaches box) [4+3+1+3+3 = 14’] 4’ [19+6+3 = 28’]
MEETING DATES • Monday, November 4, 2013 • Monday, December 2, 2013 • Monday, December 9, 2013 • Friday, December 13, 2013 • Spartan Hall of Fame Café • Monday, January 13, 2014 • Monday, January 27, 2014 • Monday, February 10, 2014