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

2 NFHS Basketball Rules and Case Book as E-Books  Electronic Versions of the NFHS Basketball Rules and Case Book are now available for purchase as e-books.  Apple users can visit iTunes for available books.  Apple, Android and Kindle users can buy e- books from Amazon.com and view them through the Kindle app.  Price: $5.99 each  Visit for more information.

3 Interscholastic Officiating Introduction to skills and concepts used as an official Ideal for new officials or those in first few years of officiating minutes to complete Topics include: basics of becoming and staying an official, science of officiating, art of officiating, how to combine these skills for successful officiating Course is FREE to any NFHS Officials Association member Non-members course is $20 Contact NFHS Officials Department for details ( )

4 NFHS Officials Association Central Hub

5 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations NFHS Basketball Rules Changes

6 Arm sleeves, knee sleeves, lower leg sleeves and tights are permissible (3-5-3)  Anything worn on the arm and/or leg is a sleeve, except a knee brace, and shall meet the color restrictions.  The sleeves/tights shall be black, white, beige or the predominant color of the uniform and the same color sleeves/tights shall be worn by teammates.

7 Arm sleeves, knee sleeves, lower leg sleeves and tights are permissible (3-5-3)  All sleeves/tights shall be the same solid color.  Meet the logo requirements – not to exceed 2 ¼ square inches with no dimension more than 2 ¼ inches.  Note: In general, a brace is defined as anything that contains hinges and/or straps or an opening over the knee cap.

8 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Team Member’s Apparel Rule Arm, knee and lower-leg sleeves, and tights, are permissible without a medical reason as long as they meet the rules book specifications.

9 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Team Member’s Apparel Rule All players of the team must have the same color sleeves or tights, if worn. ILLEGALLEGAL

10 NCHSAA Pilot Program  NFHS granted North Carolina a 2-year provision to fully implement uniform/apparel guidelines.  There is no set NFHS penalty for non- compliance by rule for sleeves/head bands/wrist bands/tights.  State Championship – pink head bands with black uniform…Skylar Diggins head bands.

11 NFHS Pilot Program  Head coach is responsible for legality of equipment.  NEW RULE for North Carolina: Year one: Teams not in compliance: Administrative technical foul assessed to head coach 2 free-throws for opponent Ball at division line for opponent Team foul assessed to offending team

12 NFHS Pilot Program  NEW RULE for North Carolina Year two: Teams not in compliance: Direct technical foul assessed to head coach 2 free throws for opponent Ball at division line for opponent Team foul assessed to offending team Loss of coaches box for game One of two direct technical fouls allowed for head coach

13 Pilot Program – Officials’ Responsibility  Mark Dreibelbis at  Note offending team  Note uniform adornment violation(s)  Note the # of free throws attempted and # of free throws made  THIS IS IMPORTANT!  Failure of the crew to enforce or report will result in a 2-week suspension of the entire crew.  “To fix it, you have to face it! By being consistent we will fix this problem quickly.

14 Intentional Foul (4-19-3d)  An INTENTIONAL FOUL includes excessive contact with an opponent while the ball is live or until an airborne shooter returns to the floor.

15 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Intentional Foul Rule d Excessive contact committed by any player should be ruled as an intentional foul.

16 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Intentional Foul Rule d Excessive contact committed by any player should be ruled as an intentional foul.

17 Player Occupying a Marked Lane Space (9-1-3g)  A player occupying a marked lane space may not have either foot beyond the vertical plane of the outside edge of any lane boundary, or beyond the vertical plane of any edge of the space (2 inches by 36 inches) designated by a lane-space mark.

18 Player Occupying a Marked Lane Space (9-1-3g)  A player shall position one foot near the outer edge of the free-throw lane line.  The other foot may be positioned anywhere within the designated 36- inch lane space until the ball has been released.

19 Players in Lane Spaces (9-1-3g)  On a free throw, players in the lane spaces are allowed to enter the lane upon the release of the ball by the free thrower.  All other players behind the free throw line extended and the three point line, including the free thrower, are required to wait until the free throw touches the ring or backboard or the free throw has ended before entering the lane.

20 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Free Throw Provisions Rule 9-1-3g Free throw restrictions apply to players in the marked lane spaces until the ball is released by the free thrower; and for the free-thrower or players outside of marked lane spaces until the ball touches the ring or backboard or the free throw ends. LEGALILLEGALLEGAL

21 Contact (10-12) New  The following acts constitute a foul when committed against a ball handler/dribbler: Placing two hands (front/back of hand) on the player Placing an extended arm bar (forearm that is away from the body) on the dribbler Placing and keeping a hand on the dribbler Contacting the player more than once with the same hand or alternating hands.

22 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Contact Rule (New) A personal foul is must be ruled when illegal contact occurs on a player holding or dribbling the ball.

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

24 Announcer Responsibilities  The announcer shall be prohibited from making an announcement: while the clock is running and while the clock is stopped and the ball is live…such as during a free throw, a throw in, etc.  Doing so could potentially affect communication between coaches and players or be disconcerting.

25 Announcer Responsibilities  The announcer shall be prohibited from interrupting the game through the use of the microphone unless there is an emergency.  Announcements or comments shall be made during those times when there is a stoppage of the clock and the ball is not live, such as time outs, between quarters, pre-game, half time and post game.

26 Announcer Responsibilities  The announcer is allowed to announce basic information that does not potentially affect the play in general, the players, the coaches, or the officials. The announcer’s information is not official information and could be misinformation shared with all.  Appropriate training of announcers by school personnel and proper pre-game instructions by the referee are necessary.

27 May be Announced - Examples:  Player who scored  Player charged with foul  Player attempting free throw  Team granted a time out  Length of time out: 30 seconds or 60 seconds  Player entering game  Team Rosters

28 Shall not be Announced – Examples:  Number of points player scored  Number of fouls on player  Number of team fouls  Number of team time outs or number remaining  Time remaining in the quarter/game  Type of foul or violation  Emphatic 2 or 3 point goal

29 Announcer Responsibilities  The announcer’s role does not include “cheering the home team on” or otherwise inciting the crowd. Doing so is common at other levels of athletic events. But high school athletics is different because sports are educationally based.  In a very real sense, the public address announcer at a high school event is a “Champion of Character”.

30 Announcer Responsibilities  He/she can influence the atmosphere of the contest by what is said and how it is said.  The announcer who performs professionally promotes good sportsmanship by what he/she says and how he/she acts upon saying it.

31 Correctable Error: Officials may correct an error if a rule is inadvertently set aside and results in: Failure to award a merited free throw. Awarding an unmerited free throw. Permitting a wrong player to attempt a free throw. Attempting a free throw at the wrong basket. Erroneously counting or cancelling a score.

32 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Correctable Errors Five errors are recognized in the rules book. Officials are granted the power within a certain window of time to make these corrections.

33 Frontcourt and Backcourt Ball Status:  The status of the ball when considering whether it is in the frontcourt or backcourt is determined by the location of the object that the ball last touched inbounds as long as there is team control inbounds, be it a player, official or the playing court.

34 Frontcourt and Backcourt Status  The location of a player is determined by where the player is touching the floor or, in the case of the airborne player, where the player was last in contact with the floor.

35 Ball Status  When an airborne player gains possession of the ball during a throw in or a jump ball, the player is considered to have no status as related to frontcourt or backcourt if he/she (and only that player) returns to the floor possessing the ball.  The location where he/she lands will determine the location of the player and the ball.

36 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Frontcourt and Backcourt Status Until a player gains control of the ball during a throw-in or jump ball, there is no frontcourt or backcourt status. When possession is gained, location of the player determines frontcourt or backcourt status of the ball.

37 Frontcourt and Backcourt Ball Status:  The ball is considered to remain in the backcourt while a player is dribbling the ball until both feet of that player and the ball have been in contact with the frontcourt.

38 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Backcourt Rule Clarified example of a backcourt violation.

39 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Frontcourt and Backcourt Status In (1), the player with her pivot foot (right foot) in the backcourt can pivot the left foot into the frontcourt and then to the backcourt in (2) without committing a violation. In (3), the player uses her front foot or left foot as her pivot foot and pivots into the frontcourt. However, when she now touches the backcourt in (4), it is a violation.

40 Frontcourt and Backcourt Ball Status:  It is recommended to review case plays and 9-9-1, Situations A- E, in the Case Book.  These cases present situations that assist in explaining the status of the ball and player when considering backcourt violations.

41 Team Control Status During Throw in; Team Control Status Inbounds  Since a rule change, team control exists during a throw in when the thrower in has the ball at her/his disposal.  The change was made ONLY to eliminate the penalty of administering free throw(s) when a teammate of the thrower in commits a common foul during the throw in

42 Team Conrol Status Inbounds  The change made the penalty consistent with the penalty for other team control fouls.  The penalty now is the awarding of a throw in to the opposing team at the spot out-of-bounds nearest to where the foul occurred.

43 Team Control Status During Throw in; Team Control Status Inbounds NOTE:  Team control during a throw in is not intended to be equated to player control status inbounds which creates team control status inbounds.  During the throw in, 10-seconds, 3-seconds, frontcourt status, backcourt status, closely guarded, etc. are not factors as there has yet to be player control/team control status obtained inbounds.

44 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Team Control on Throw-In A team is in control of the ball when the ball is at the disposal of the player for the throw-in. The penalty for a common foul committed by the throw-in team is a team- control foul and does not warrant free-throw shots.

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

46 1 st Day of Practice (Non-FB Schools) October 14 1 st Day of Practice (FB Schools) October 29 1 st Contest Date (Non-FB Schools) October 29 1 st Contest Date (FB Schools) November 17 Conference Tournaments February 16 – 20 Seeding February 21 1 st, 2 nd, 3 rd Round Playoffs February 23, 25, 27 Basketball Information

47 March 3 – 7, 2015 Eastern Regional – Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville Western Regional – Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial & Annex Regional Tournament

48 March 14, A & 4A – Dean E. Smith Center, UNC-Chapel Hill 2A Women12:00 Noon 2A Men 2:30 PM 4A Women 5:00 PM 4A Men 7:30 PM 1A & 3A – Carmichael Arena, UNC-Chapel Hill 1A Women 12:00 Noon 1A Men 2:30 PM 3A Women 5:00 PM 3A Men 7:30 PM State Championships

49 MaxPreps  Official Statistics Provider Records and standings for post-season qualifications : MaxPreps Record = Official Record Incorrect record subject to DQ from playoffs All game results MUST be entered by Friday, February 20 th at 11:59 p.m. Triple check your record! Instructions can be found on the NCHSAA website

50  Dropped POD system for 1A seeding Seeding process for ALL classifications will now be as follows: 1.64 Qualifiers are determined as in year’s past 2.Divide 64 into 32 East/32 West by Longitude 3.Seed East/West Regional Teams #1 - #32 by: a.#1’s by 10-game winning percentage b.#2’s by 10-game winning percentage c.#3’s by 10-game winning percentage d.All other teams based on 10-game winning percentage Playoff Seeding

51  Mercy Rule Once the score reaches a 40 point differential, or more, at halftime or any point thereafter, the game will resort to a running clock, including administration of free throws or all other dead ball situations, except for timeouts called by coach  All-Star Contests Eliminated rule limited student-athletes to two all-star basketball contests during the school year Rule was based on NCAA rule which is no longer in force Board Approved Changes

52 Gfeller-Waller Concussion Rule  Must be followed—it’s the law! Yearly review and signatures required RTP updated; on the website EAP must be updated and shared with staff at your school Supposed to be reviewed by a licensed athletic trainer There is a list posted on the website—Health and Safety—of names of persons who can review your EAP

53  FALL August 1 st – September 1 st, 2014  SPRING February 16 th – March 15 th, 2015 Last 5 Student Days of Spring Semester  SUMMER June 29 th – July 5 th, 2015 NCCA Clinic Week Dead Periods

54  NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course Currently, all non-faculty and newly hired coaches must take the Fundamentals of Coaching Course; certificate of completion must be on file at the individual school Complete prior to first contest; subject to a $500 fine; continuing to coach without completion = another $500 All coaches must have satisfied the requirement to take this course by August 1, Coaches’ Education

55  Concussion Management Certification Effective August 1, 2014, the NFHS Concussion Course (free on-line course) or an equivalent course must be completed by all coaches Prior to the first date of practice for that sport; subsequently, the certificate of completion must be on file at the individual school; subject to $500 fine Coaches’ Education

56  “Education is a journey, not a destination” Coaches’ Education

57 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations THANK YOU and HAVE A GREAT SEASON!


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