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1 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Meeting season

2 Classification In June 2012, the IHSA Board of Directors established the following classification range for boys and girls basketball: Class 1A0-283 Class 2A Class 3A Class 4A1442 and over In 4 class sports, 25% of the total number of entrants will be placed in each class In similar sports that take place in the same season, the cut-offs were made identical to ensure a schools boys and girls teams are in the same class

3 IHSA Girls Basketball Calendar 1A/2A Jan. 16Season Summary due Jan On-line Seeding Feb. 4-8Regionals Feb Sectionals Feb. 18Supersectionals Feb State Finals (Redbird Arena) 3A/4A Jan 23Season Summary due Jan 23-24On-line Seeding Feb Regionals Feb Sectionals Feb. 25Supersectionals March 1-2 State Finals (Redbird Arena)

4 IHSA Boys Basketball Calendar 1A/2A Jan. 30Season Summary due Jan On-line Seeding Feb Regionals Feb. 26- Sectionals March 1 March 5Supersectionals March 8-9State Finals (PCC) 3A/4A Feb. 6Season Summary due Feb. 6-7On-line Seeding Feb. 25-Regionals March 1 March 5-8Sectionals March 12Supersectionals March State Finals (PCC)

5 IHSA By-law and The individual player limitation by-law for both boys and girls basketball has been modified. There is no longer a restriction on the number of regular season quarters in which a player can play. The tournament restriction is still in place so schools must continue to monitor that requirement.

6 Regional/Sectional Finals- 3 Pt. Contest Beginning this year, the 3 point contests at the Regional and Sectional will be conducted in one session. At each level, the contestants will shoot on the Championship night. The competition will begin at 6:00 p.m.

7 IHSA Officials Uniforms 1. Standard black and white vertically striped knit shirt with short sleeves. Byron collared or V-neck shirts are recommended (no turtle necks); 2. Black trousers (no flares); 3. Entirely black shoes with black shoelaces, all black socks; 4. Belt-should be entirely black; 5. Jackets-should be entirely black; 6. Whistle should have a neck cord and should be such that it may be heard. A second whistle should be carried for emergency. 7. Required IHSA patches must be properly worn.

8 IHSA Officials Uniforms

9 Special Report Reminders We are reminding Administrators and Coaches that they should see all special reports from officials in their IHSA School Center within 24 hours of the contest. If a coach, player or fan is ejected from a contest then a special report must be submitted through the Officials Center. If the ejection is not recorded, please Beth Sauser at or Kurt Gibson at and include the date of the contest, the officials name and ID, and the names of the players/coaches involved. Officials may also use a Special Report to notify the IHSA and school administrators of a situation or issue (outside of an ejection) that occurred before, during, or after the game. These should be written up in the Other category on the form.

10 IHSA OFFICIALS PRE GAME SPEECH Interscholastic sports emphasize positive values. As officials, we are licensed by the IHSA to enforce the rules. We remind you that we expect good behavior from everyone involved in today's contest. Each Coach must certify and affirm that your players are legally equipped and uniformed according to NFHS rules at this time. Good luck today.

11 Fighting Preventive officiating in many cases may prevent escalation into a fighting situation. During a fight: – Closest official should attempt to intercede. – Do not touch any players. – If intervention is not successful, step back and observe.

12 Fighting Other official(s) should: – Observe the bench areas. – Make a mental note of players and bench personnel entering the court. After the fight: – Officials should meet to discuss penalties. – The Referee will meet with the head coaches to notify them of the penalties. – The Referee will then notify the table of the penalties. – The officials will then administer the penalties. – Following the game, the Referee must submit the Special Report to the IHSA.

13 iPads and Rule Technologies continue to emerge allowing new products to replace old ones. An iPad is one example. iPads can be used during a basketball contest to keep stats and for diagramming purposes. iPads can NOT be used to tape action and show it to players during games, at time outs, or during any intermissions. Schools using iPads should extend the courtesy to contest officials prior to a contest regarding their intent to use such a device.

14 Rule 3-4 Modification Like last year, portions of rule 3-4 are being modified in Waivers are no longer needed nor should they be accepted by officials. The next 3 slides explain and visually represent the modifications.

15 Rule 3-4 Modification The following portion of Rule 3-4 is modified for the season: Rule 3-4-1e: Side inserts, including trim/piping/accent color(s), shall not extend into either the front or back torso of the jersey to a point closer than 1 of any number

16 Rule 3-4 Modification The following portion of Rule 3-4 is modified for the season: Rule 3-4-4b: Lettering above or below a number on the front torso or a jersey may be arched, but the first and last letters must be on the same horizontal plan and neither shall extend beyond the mid-point of any number

17 Rule 3-4 Modification The following portion of Rule 3-4 is modified for the season: Rule 3-4-1e: Any point on any letter, decorative accent in an identifying name, or decorative accent not part of an identifying name shall not be closer than 1 to any point on any number.

18 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations NFHS Basketball Rules Change Major Editorial Changes Points of Emphasis

19 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations NFHS Basketball Rules Change

20 Official Scorer Rule (New) 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.

21 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Scorer Table New The official scorer is now required to wear a black-and-white vertically striped garment. PlayPic ®

22 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations NFHS Basketball Major Editorial Changes

23 Officials Jurisdiction (Rule 2-2-4) The state associations may intercede in the event of unusual incidents that occur before, during or after a contest. This note which was added to the rules book in was revised to clarify that state associations have authority to intervene not only after the conclusion of a contest, but before and during the contest as well.

24 Team Control (Rule ) 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). On a team-control foul, the rule now clearly states that team-control includes a member of the throw-in team from the start of the throw-in until player control is obtained inbounds.

25 A TEAM-CONTROL FOUL (4-19-7) 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.

26 A TEAM-CONTROL FOUL (4-19-7) 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.

27 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC EDITORIAL CHANGE Team Control The following language was added to Rule : …including a member of the throw-in team from the start of the throw-in until player control is obtained inbounds. PlayPic ®

28 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations NFHS Basketball Points of Emphasis

29 Closely Guarded Situations Well officiated closely-guarded situations provide for better balance between offense and defense. When the closely-guarded rules are not followed properly, there is a significant advantage for the offense.

30 Closely Guarded Situations The following rule basics should be emphasized: A closely-guarded situation occurs when a player in control of the ball in his or her teams frontcourt is guarded by an opponent who is within 6 feet of the player who is holding or dribbling the ball the defensive player must obtain a legal guarding position

31 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Closely Guarded Situations A closely guarded situation occurs when a player in control of the ball in his or her teams frontcourt is guarded by an opponent who is within six feet of the player who is holding or dribbling the ball PlayPic ®

32 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Closely Guarded Situations The closely guarded count should continue even if there is a defensive switch, provided the six-foot distance is maintained by one or more defenders. PlayPic ®

33 Contact Above the Shoulders With a continued emphasis on reducing concussions and decreasing excessive contact situations, the national rules committee determined that more guidance is needed for penalizing contact above the shoulders.

34 Contact Above the Shoulders A player shall not swing his/her arm(s) or elbow(s) even without contacting an opponent. (this continues to be a violation) Examples of illegal contact above the shoulders and resulting penalties: 1. Contact with a stationary elbow may be an incidental or a common foul. 2. An elbow in movement but not excessive should be an intentional foul. 3. A moving elbow that is excessive can be either an intentional foul or flagrant personal foul.

35 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Contact Above the Shoulders Contact with a stationary elbow may be incidental or a common foul. PlayPic ®

36 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Contact Above the Shoulders A) An elbow in movement but not excessive should be an intentional foul. B) A moving elbow that is excessive can be either an intentional foul or flagrant personal foul. PlayPic ® A B

37 Intentional Fouls The committee is concerned about the lack of enforcement for intentional fouls during any part of the game but especially at the end of a game. Anytime during the game, acts that neutralize an opponents obvious advantageous position and must be deemed intentional include: 1. Excessive contact on any player attempting a try. 2. Grabbing or shoving a player from behind when an easy basket may be scored. 3. Grabbing and holding a player from behind or away from the ball.

38 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Intentional Fouls Excessive contact on any player attempting a try should be an intentional foul. PlayPic ®

39 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Intentional Fouls The following should be considered an intentional foul: A) Grabbing or shoving a player from behind when an easy basket may be scored. B) Grabbing and holding a player from behind or away from the ball. PlayPic ® A B B

40 Guidelines to Enforce Illegal Contact Escalating fight situations can often be traced back to illegal contact not being properly enforced and penalized. Examples of illegal contact are: Hand checking: Any tactic using hands or arms that allows a player on offense or defense to control the movement of an opposing player. Post play: Any tactic using hands, arms or body to control the movement of an opposing player.

41 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Illegal Contact: Hand-checking The following should be considered hand-checking: A) Both hands on an opposing player. B) Jabbing a hand or forearm on an opponent. PlayPic ® A B

42 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Illegal Contact: Post Play The following should be considered a foul for illegal contact: A) Hooking by the offensive player. B) Pushing, holding or slapping an opponent. PlayPic ® A B B

43 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Illegal Contact: Post Play Dislodging an opponent by backing them down should be a common foul. PlayPic ®

44 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Illegal Contact: Rebounding The following are examples of illegal rebounding activity: A) Displacing, charging or pushing an opponent. B) Extending the arms or elbows to impede the movement of an opponent. PlayPic ® A B B A

45 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Illegal Contact: Rebounding Contact between players in free throw lane spaces prior to the ball contacting the ring should be a common foul. PlayPic ®

46 NFHS Officials Association Central Hub Contains Sport information Rules information Rules library Searchable rules book and case book Video content on officiating sport, competition situations and interpretations

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49 NFHS Interscholastic Officiating Course The NFHS Interscholastic Officiating Course Now available at This first-of-its-kind online officiating course from the NFHS is designed to introduce individuals to the world of interscholastic officiating – ideal for those considering becoming an official or anyone within their first few years in officiating. This course is designed to take 30 to 45 minutes to complete. This course is FREE for members of the NFHS Officials Association. Non-member individual officials may take the course for a fee of $20. A discounted bulk rate of $10 is also available to non-100% states and officiating groups when 50 or more licenses are purchased. Contact the NFHS Officials Department for more details.

50 NFHS OFFICIALS COURSE The Interscholastic Officiating course will cover: Introductory Skills Science behind good officiating Art of officiating Combining officiating skills into satisfying avocation

51 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations QUESTIONS?


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