The first step to prepping for a potential block-charge ruling is establishing legal guarding position for the defender. Think about it: If she has never established legal guarding position, it can never be a charge. To establish a legal guarding position, the defender must have two feet on the playing floor and torso facing the offensive player. There is no minimum or maximum distance or time needed to get into a legal guarding position when the opponent has the ball.The first step to prepping for a potential block-charge ruling is establishing legal guarding position for the defender. Think about it: If she has never established legal guarding position, it can never be a charge. To establish a legal guarding position, the defender must have two feet on the playing floor and torso facing the offensive player. There is no minimum or maximum distance or time needed to get into a legal guarding position when the opponent has the ball
The rules provide one situation where a player may lift his or her pivot foot and return it to the floor without penalty. A player who is moving may catch the ball with one foot on the floor, or land on one foot if airborne, and leap off that foot to land on both feet simultaneously. The player may not pivot thereafter, but may rise to shoot or pass. If the player has not yet dribbled, he or she must release the ball to the floor before either foot leaves the floor.
The key point is that both feet must land simultaneously. The feet do not have to be the same distance from the basket and there is no limitation on the distance covered in the leap. However, if a player leaps off one foot, lands on the other, and then the first foot returns to the floor, it is a traveling violation. The officials have just a split second to determine whether the foot action is legal, particularly if the player goes on to leap off the pivot foot for a try.
TO ALL BOARD 27 MEMBERS
As you may have seen in Sportorials, I have been selected for Life Membership in IAABO. I owe so much to so many people for this honor especially members of our Board 27 family.
Thanks to members, friends and fellow officials who I have had the pleasure of meeting and officiating with over the years.
Thanks especially to Mike Hammond and Jack Doyle for submitting my name for consideration and convincing State and International committees that I am worthy of this honor. I am going through the years and names keep popping up who have had an impact on my Officiating and Board 27 career.
Thanks to all who have helped me along the road especially Charlie Diehl, Art Graham, Fran Foley, Fran Cummings, John Mazzarini and Fran Connolly to name just a few. Without Officiating, I never would have met all of my WYW friends. Thanks for being there during good times and bad. Thanks lastly to my wife and daughter for giving me the opportunity to make all the memories I have with all of you
MARCH 24 AT ELKS IN WEST ROXBURY 10AM
WOBURN HIGH SCHOOL
DUNN-OLSEN GOLF TOURNAMENT FRIDAY, JUNE 21 AT PRESIDENT GOLF COURSE
3 pt. attempt, with a foul being ruled on the rebound. the field goal is successful, report the foul and if in the bonus shoot the FREE throws. If not in the bonus, Ball will be put in Bounds on the end line at a designated spot. POTENTIAL 6 POINT PLAY SO MAKE SURE IT IS A FOUL
AFTER A TIMEOUT, PLEASE PUT THE BALL BACK IN PLAY WHERE IT SHOULD BE AND NOTIFY COACHES OF THE SPOT WHEN CALLING THE TIMEOUT
I STRONGLY URGE ALL OFFICIALS TO ACT AS PROFESSIONALLY AND UNEMOTIONALLY AS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY WHEN COACHES, PLAYERS AND FANS ARE ACTING UNRULY AND OR VERY EMOTIONAL.
COACHES WARNING IS A TECHNIQUE AND DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ISSUED PRIOR TO A TECHNICAL FOUL. BUT IT USUALLY COOLS THINGS OFF
VISIBLE COUNTS ARE MANDATORY SIGNALS- PLEASE UTILIZE ON THROW INS, FREE THOWS, CLOSELY GUARDED, 10 SECOND BACKCOURT COUNT. THE COUNT WILL INFORM PLAYERS OF THE SITUATION.
ENTERING THE SEMI CIRCLE FROM A MARKED LANE SPACE- THE PLAYER MUST NOT BREAK THE PLANE OF THE FREE THROW LINE UNTIL THE BALL HAS CONTACTED THE RING. IT IS A VIOLATION IF A DEFENSIVE PLAYER BREAKS THE PLANE PRIOR TO CONTACT.
Game Management- Let them do their job. If there is an issue with fans, let the Administrator handle it. Shit Happens- when it happens handle it. Professionally, Unemotional, but get it done. At all levels
Coaching Box Enforcement- The Box is called a Coaching Box, it is not our Box. It was established by the NFHS to give Coaches a better opportunity to Coach their Teams, not Officiate and evaluate the Officials
Proper IAABO Signals- Point of Emphasis this year, read the section in the Rule Book. Stop the clock with either an open or closed fist prior to signalling foul or violation.
Lead going Ball Side - Again, a Point of Emphasis, to get a better Angle on the Play, so we will not guess whether a violation or foul occurred.
Traveling- How do we get it right, find the pivot foot. Know the Jump Stop Rule
Double Foul- We never shoot free throws when ruling a Double Foul, report the fouls and resume play at the POI . If we have Team Control, the team in control keeps possession. If no Team Control, we will use the Alternating Possession Arrow.
Foul Counts-Technical Fouls count toward a players 5 fouls for disqualification and towads the Team count towards the bonus.
Shooting at WRONG Basket- It is not a try for goal, so if A1 is fouled it is not a shooting foul and if fouled the play becomes dead on the whistle and the goal will not count. If Team A is in the bonus they will shoot the free thows at the right basket. If not in the bonus, Team will have a designated spot throwin at the spot of the foul.
Team Control Fouls- A ball that is in control of a Team is still in control of that team during an interrupted dribble or a loose ball, therefore we never shoot free throws on a Team Contol Foul
IAABO Terminology- Backboard, Division Line, End Line, Fumble, Goal, Grant Time Out, Held Ball, Obtain, Officiate Game, Request Time Out, Ring, Screen, 60 second Time Out, Travelling.
Incidental Contact vs Foul- Rule 4 Section 27
Art 1. Contact with an opponent which is permitted and which does not constitute a foul.
Art 2. Contact that results in equally favoable positions to perform normal defensive or offensive movements, should not be considered illegal.
Art. 3 Similarly, contact which does not hinder RBSQ should not be considered illegal.
Art. 4 Inadvertent Contact with a screener shall be ruled Incidental, provided neither player is not displaced.
Art. 5 If however, a player approaches an opponent from behind or from a position from which he/she has no reasonable chance to play the ball without making contact with the opponent, the responsibilty is on the player in the unfavoable position.
Jan 6- Great meeting today thanks to Pat Driscoll, Jim Grady, Bian Sullivan and Dave Engelson for presenting. Next Meeting is Feb 2 at Dedham Middle
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