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PIAA District 2 Basketball Officials Pre-Season Guide James P. Gross PIAA District 2 Basketball Rules Interpreter November 24, 2013.

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1 PIAA District 2 Basketball Officials Pre-Season Guide James P. Gross PIAA District 2 Basketball Rules Interpreter November 24, 2013

2 One Rule…One Interpretation CONSISTENCY is achieved when ALL Officials are on the same page. CONFUSION is achieved when ANY Official is not. Be a CONSISTENT Official, with an Expert Knowledge of the Rules, Flawless Mechanics and Approved Signals. Your stock will RISE. Veteran Officials OWE the Non-Veterans GOOD Advice and Guidance.

3 Professionalism You are compensated, and therefore a Professional Referee Act Like It – before, during and after the contest Look Like It – Shirt, Pants, Shoes Talk Like It – Get rid of the Slang, use your Officials Language Move Like It – Get to the proper spots on the floor, and dont lean Know the Pitfalls and Excuses that make the Criers Cry Learn from Everyone – what to do, and what not to do

4 Team and Player Control THREE Things that cause Team Control to END: A. An Attempt for Goal, including a Tap B. When the ball becomes DEAD C. If the Opponent gains control of the ball Player Control exists when a Player is holding or dribbling a LIVE ball NOTE: While the Ball remains LIVE, a Loose Ball always remains in Control of the Team whose Player last had Control – UNLESS it is a try or tap for a goal

5 ALL Contact is NOT a Foul, BUT… 1. INCIDENTAL Contact – Dont Call this a foul 2. ILLEGAL Contact – MUST be called a foul, night in and night out 3. JUDGMENTAL Contact – Earn the Check Excessive Contact should ALWAYS be Ruled as INTENTIONAL, and if the Contact is Savage in Nature, it should be called FLAGRANT. SENDING THE MESSAGE THAT YOU ARE IN CHARGE EQUALS RESPECT

6 The BALL is Either Live or Dead -- The CLOCK is Either Running or Stopped 1. Live Ball with the Clock Running A. 2. Live Ball with the Clock Stopped A. 3. Dead Ball with the Clock Running A. 4. Dead Ball with the Clock Stopped A.

7 Correctable Errors – KNOW THEM 1. Awarding an Unmerited Free Throw 2. Failure to Award a Merited Free Throw 3. Wrong Player attempting the Free Throw 4. Player attempting the Free Throw at the Wrong Basket 5. Erroneously Counting or Canceling a Score Correction must happen before the end of the first Dead Ball AFTER the Clock has started. Know the Rules of RE-Engagement PREVENT them from happening by being engaged in the game

8 Miscellaneous Discussion Points 1. Get to the gym on time – recommendation is 75 minutes prior 2. Have a THOROUGH Pre-Game Conference with ALL Involved 3. Talk about the New Rules and the Points of Emphasis 4. Communicate with Partners DURING the game 5. Dont put your Assignor in an uncomfortable position 6. Be prepared to make the TOUGH Call in the game 7. Work like youre fighting for post-season assignments 8. Dont ever think you know it all; attend all Chapter Meetings


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