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CB 6.7 Continuous Motion
This video was developed by IAABO to show the Casebook in a visual format and help officials learn the rules by seeing them applied. 
You, the viewer, can decide how to utilize the video to gain a better understanding of the rules(s) and concepts.

For individuals who want to understand the play situation, the clip contains a title page, casebook page, and a "Key Concepts" page that outlines each play situation and the pertinent rules that apply.  Each of these pages will stay on the screen for 3 seconds.  The viewer can "pause" the video on any of these pages to allow the necessary time to read the information.   

If the viewer wishes to go directly to the video clip, simply move your cursor to the 9-second mark of the clip and watch the play.  See if you can determine the correct ruling.  The clip will play a second time.  This time, the clip will provide a “Play Analysis” and outline the correct ruling and key concepts that apply. 
The clip will play a second time.  This time, the clip will provide a “Play Analysis” and outline the correct ruling and key concepts that apply.        

We hope you will enjoy this educational tool, and it enhances your understanding of the rules.
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Trail in Transition (Cof2, Cof3)
(IAABO Manual pgs. 36, 154)
In both a Crew of 2 and a Crew of 3, it is essential for officials to maintain an open view on ball handler – defender match-ups in slow to moderately paced transitions as the ball advances into the frontcourt. 

As the ball advances from backcourt to frontcourt on the other side of the basketline, the Trail should be 1-2 steps behind the ball to maintain an open look between the dribbler and primary defender.  Because the ball is across the basketline, the Trail should position-adjust onto the court.  In a Crew of 2, this position-adjustment is much closer to the basketline than what is being depicted in the Crew of 3 diagram.  The reason for this is the additional support from the Center official in a Crew of 3.  

In both a Crew of 2 and a Crew of 3, as the ball advances from backcourt to frontcourt on the Trail’s side of basketline, the Trail should be “sideline-oriented” and keep pace with the ball to maintain an open look between the dribbler and primary defender.

In many instances, getting this angle will require the Trail official to move swiftly to keep pace with the ball handler.  There will be times when it won’t be possible for the Trail to keep pace with a fast-paced transition.  In those instances, the Trail should hustle to the frontcourt and get to their initial starting position at the 28-foot mark as quickly as possible.  

Listing Team Members in the Scorebook
Twelve minutes before the scheduled start of each game, the Referee is required to go to the scorer’s and timer's table to complete several outlined pregame duties.  One of those duties is to confer with the scorer and check the official scorebook to verify the team roster, the listed team member numbers are legal, and five starters are properly designated.

If you’re like most officials, one of the things you do to verify the accuracy of the scorebook is to count the number of players listed for each team in the scorebook and then count how many players are on the court. 
On most occasions, this will be a routine task, as the number of team members on the court will match what is listed in the scorebook.  

But what if there are more team members listed in the scorebook than what is on the court during pregame warm-ups?  

The NFHS rules book defines a team member as a member of bench personnel who is in uniform and is eligible to become a player. (4-34-4)

Based on this definition, many officials believe that when more players are listed in the scorebook than are on the court during warmups, the scorer should erase any team member listed in the scorebook that is not on the court.  By doing so, this will ensure the number of players present and in uniform will match what is listed in the official scorebook.

While this rationale is certainly understandable, the four IAABO Co-coordinators agree this is not the spirit and intent of the rule.  

It is our opinion, the NFHS would not support assessing an administrative penalty for a team member who wanted to participate in a game who arrived late to the contest.  The NFHS supports inclusion and encourages students to participate in a variety of education-based activities. A student might be late to a basketball game because they are participating in another school activity e.g. a band concert, an SAT/ACT test, a Scholar’s Bowl competition, etc.

We recommend officials allow schools to have all their team members listed in the scorebook.  When the Referee checks the book, if there are equal or more team members listed in the scorebook than those who are present in the game, there should be no issue.  
The Co-coordinators have added this issue to the list of items we wish to verify with the NFHS.  In the meantime, if you encounter this situation, allow a team to have the extra names listed in the book.   

Mark Your Calendars

The IAABO Spring Meeting will be held April 6 – 10, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront located at 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland. 
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Rules Quizzes
(Answers are located at the bottom of the page)
NFHS Edition
1. A1 is shooting a free throw when Team B head coach is clapping and yelling instructions to the Team B players along the lane.  The free throw is unsuccessful.  The official rules distraction on the Team B head coach and awards A1 a substitute free throw.  True or False? 
2. Jumper A3 taps the ball and the ball touches the floor.  Before any other player touches the ball, A3 recovers the ball and dribbles.  The official rules this a jump ball violation.  True or False?
3. A1’s dribble ends when the dribbler allows the ball to come to rest in one or both hands.  True or False?
4. A team member is a member of bench personnel who is in uniform and is eligible to become a player.  True or False?
5. The use of electronic devices is permitted during the game.  True or False? 

Men's Collegiate Edition
1. A1 completes a dunk a slaps the back board. The center official rules a Class B technical foul on A1.
2. In question 1, how many free throws will Team B receive.
3. A1 is driving to the basket and leads with a knee into secondary defender B4 who is in the RA. The Lead Official rules a player control foul on A1.  T-F
4. The Trail Official should help on RA plays and offer help as needed. T-F
5. A1 drives to the basket and makes incidental contact with B1 who is grounded in the RA. This is automatically a RA blocking foul. T-F 

Women's Collegiate Edition
1. A1 is fouled on the perimeter by B1. This is Team B’s fifth foul. Team A is awarded the ball out of bounds at the “28” foot line. Thrower-In A3 throws the ball to A5 who travels. Is the error at this point correctable. Yes-No.
2. Awarding the ball to the wrong team on a throw-in is a correctable error. T-F
3. Climbing on a teammate to secure greater height is a player substitute  technical foul. T-F
4. A1 attempts a try for goal, as the ball is in flight, the Trail Official inadvertently blows their whistle. The try is unsuccessful. The game will continue with the AP Arrow. T-F
5. Goal-Tending on a free throw can only occur on its downward flight. T-F 

International Edition
1. Dribbler A1 and B1 commit personal fouls against each other at the same time. The game will continue with the AP Arrow. T-F
2. A1 attempts a try and the ball lodges between the ring and the backboard. Team A has the AP Arrow, the shot clock should reset to 24 seconds. T-F
3. The officiating crew may prevent technical fouls by giving warnings. T-F
4. With 1:56 left in the 4th quarter, thrower-in A1 has not yet released the ball on the throw-in when B3 holds A4. This should be adjudicated as a unsportsmanlike foul. T-F
5. B1 commits an unsportsmanlike foul against A1 in A1's act of shooting a 2 pt try.  The try is unsuccessful. Any player or substitute on Team A may attempt the “2” free throws. T-F

More than one-third of NBA referees are in
COVID-19 protocols, sources say

Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider 
As the omicron variant rips through NBA players and coaches, it has reached a season-high among game officials: 36% of the league's referees are in COVID-19 protocols, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

With 25 of the league's 70 active referees currently in quarantine, the league has been promoting G League referees to fill out the nightly roster of games, sources said.

There have been rare instances lately when only two referees -- instead of the standard three -- were available for games, but the NBA has continued to work to limit those occasions, sources said.

The G League has paused the season until Wednesday to allow for players and referees to be available to the NBA.

NBA referees are 100% vaccinated and are required to be fully boosted prior to Wednesday, sources said. Only a percentage of refs currently on road trips haven't been boosted, but must do by Wednesday.

Officials don't have the protections that teams do with charter flights and five-star hotels, but the NBA has been working with the National Basketball Referees Association on improvements related to travel -- including hotels -- that might serve to lessen exposure to the virus, sources said.

NBA Referee Dick Bavetta Shared His Account of the
Fabled Larry Bird-Julius Erving Brawl: "If You
Can't Stop Something Before it Starts, Step
Back and Take License Plate Numbers"
by Tim van Straten  on December 18, 2021
Amongst all NBA fights, the battle between Larry Bird and Julius Erving was far from the most violent. But it was right up there in terms of star power.

The 1984 brawl between Bird and Erving has been thoroughly covered throughout the years. But one perspective you may not have heard is from longtime referee Dick Bavetta, who had the distinction of throwing out two of the sport’s all-time great players. Click here to read more.

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Sportorials Writers Wanted
Dust off your writing skills; IAABO is looking for members to submit articles for publication in SPORTORIALS.  We are specifically looking for rules-based articles and human interest stories involving our members.  If you have the time, we have a dime for your efforts.  Actually, we have several dimes.  In other words, we don’t expect anyone to write for FREE.  Authors who have articles that are printed will be compensated.
Please send your submissions to deppley@iaabo.org

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A special shout-out to Lou Levine, Bd. 44 MA.  Lou has been instrumental in the success of the Officials vs. Cancer campaign.  This past year, during the pandemic, Lou raised $102,483.95 and has increased his total donations since he started his efforts to the campaign to over $818,000.00.  Lou is an amazing individual.

Calling All Good IAABO Citizens
So many of us impact our communities and our world for the better.  IAABO would like to highlight many of the good deeds our officials have done throughout the year. We want to emphasize our belief in being good corporate and community citizens in the areas where we live and work.  So, whether it be a random act of kindness or an organized volunteer effort, no good deed is too big or too small!  Trust us, we’ll be humble so that our officials can be proud.  Send your email to IAABO @ info@iaabo.org  and tell us about a good deed you did this year.
Some examples include:
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  • Bought lunch for a stranger
  • Organized a fundraiser
  • Volunteered at a homeless shelter
  • Donated blood
  • Shoveled a neighbor’s driveway
  • Helped a friend in need

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OH currently has sportsmanship banners available for purchase to be displayed at venues; they can be customized with the venue logo. 
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Answers to Quizzes
1. True-9-1-3c
2. False-6-3-8
3. True-4-15-4b
4. True-4-34-4
5. True-1-19
Men's Collegiate
1. True-10-4.1.f
2. 1 free throw. 10-4-Penalty
3. True-4-17-7.
4. True- CCA Manual- Page 33 and Page 99.
5. False-A.R. 264.
Women's Collegiate
1. Yes-2-12-2.
2. False-2-12.
3. True- 10-12-3-a-4.
4. True-6-4-1-g.
5. False- 9-15-4.
1. False - Article 35.1, 35.2 Interpretation 35-3.
2. False - Article 12.3, Interpretation-12-16, 12-17
3. True - Article-36.1.4. Interpretation 36-1, 36-2
4. True -Article 37.1.1.Interpretation 37-1, 37-2
5. False - Article 37.2.2
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