IAABO Play Book+
CB 3.3.6 Situation B - Injury Procedure
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This video was developed by IAABO to show common plays 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.  Can you 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.      

We hope you will enjoy this educational tool, and it enhances your understanding of the rules.
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Working the Arc (Co2)
(IAABO Manual pg. 38)
When ball is across basketline, in the Trail’s PCA, the Trail shall focus on the ball and players in his/her PCA (works the arc). The Lead’s PCA expands to include the area from the farther free throw lane line below the free throw line extended, to the 3-point arc. The Lead’s focus should be on players in his/her PCA and expanding his/her field of vision to improve coverage.

(Left) The Trail position-adjusts toward the division line to see the ball across the basketline above the free throw-line extended.  (Right)  At times, it may be necessary for the Trail to position-adjust into the backcourt to get an open view at a competetive match-up across the basketline. 

Rochester's Jeffrey Anderson Officiates NCAA
Championship Game: 3 Things to Know

West Henrietta's Jeffrey Anderson is set to officiate tonight's national championship game.

You can catch Rochester's beloved "High Knees Ref" during tonight's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball final between No. 1 Kansas (33-6) and No. 8 North Carolina (29-9) at 9:20 p.m. on TBS.

This marks Anderson's second time officiating an NCAA final, and his fifth Final Four appearance since officiating Division I games 21 years ago.

Here are three things to know about the former Section V ref: Click here to read more.

The guy who quit medical school to become an
NBA referee (IAABO Board 12 Member)

Suyash Mehta was on the fast track to a successful career as a doctor.
Then, he took an extreme pivot
One day in 2013, Suyash Mehta was approached by a mysterious man.
Mehta, then a 22-year-old pre-med student, had just finished refereeing a high school basketball game in Maryland. It was just a part-time gig to help pay for school — a step on the path to becoming a doctor.

But he was about to hear 3 words that would change his life. 

“He came up to me and said, ‘You’ve been identified,’” recalls Mehta. “It was like something out of The Matrix.” Click here to read more.

Press Box: Time for fans to Stop Heckling Officials

By Greg Jackson
Another high school basketball season has come and gone.

Before the start of some of the games I attended this season, the public address announcer would read a statement regarding sportsmanship, obviously encouraging it. It’s the same one that has been around for years, from the Missouri State High School Activities Association, reading “this game is competitive, but it is also an educational experience.” Click here to read more.

Youth basketball referee suffers ‘serious injuries’
in beating by players, parents.
Police investigating
By Wajih AlBaroudi 
A youth basketball game in Georgia turned violent on Sunday when players attacked a referee at a church athletic facility. Police are investigating the incident, which left the referee with "serious" injuries, according to WSBTV.  
The fight took place at Stronghold Christian Church in Lithonia, Ga. Witnesses told WSB-TV the teams were gathered for an Amateur Athletic Union game, but an AAU representative said the organization didn't sanction the contest. 
The violence started once a buzzer sounded and the teams began clearing the court. What seemed to be three players from one team and another two adults then approached the referee and chased him around the court before repeatedly punching and kicking him. Click here to read more.
6 NBA Officials Proving Refereeing is
not a Gendered Job
NBA officials Simone Jelks (left) and Ashley Moyer-Gleich working a game together in Chicago.
Steve Aschburner and Michaela Gilmer, NBA
In the beginning, back in 1997, there were two: Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner.
Then, five years later, there was one: Palmer. When she retired in 2016 after her 18-season career, it was back to one: Lauren Holtkamp.

But now, in 2021-22, the NBA has six female referees on its full-time officiating staff, the most ever. With four more working on a part-time basis and two fill-ins from the NBA G League, the league has a dozen women on call to make calls on any given night.
Not that anyone is counting or, at least, needs to be.

“It’s really satisfying to say, ‘We don’t have to go and search for women referees,’” said Monty McCutchen, the NBA’s senior vice president, head of referee development and training. “All we have to do is find the best referees — and open our eyes to half of the population.” Click here to read more.  

Rules Quizzes
(Answers are located at the bottom of the page)
High School
1. Where is the ball taken out of bounds on a team control foul?
2. Where is the ball taken out of bounds on a player control foul?
3. Where is the ball taken out of bounds on a held ball?
4. Where is the ball taken out of bounds on a hand checking foul?
5. Where is the ball taken out of bounds on an offensive basket interference?
Men's Collegiate Edition
1. When there are both a 3 foot arc and a 4 foot arc on the playing court, the arcs shall contrast in color. T-F
2. A secondary defender is a teammate who has helped a primary defender after that player has been beaten by an opponent because he failed to establish or maintain a guarding position. T-F
3. A defensive player is beaten when the offensive player’s head and shoulders get past the defender. T-F
4. A2 makes a drive to the basket, B3 a secondary defender, establishes initial guarding position within the RA. Contact occurs, the Lead Official rules a player control foul and the Center Official rules a blocking foul. This should be adjudicated as a double foul and Team A should receive the ball at the Point of Interruption. T-F
5. The following negates a secondary defender being in the RA:
A. Offensive player leading with a unnatural knee, foot, or wards off with  his arm and makes contact.
B. When an offensive player stops continuous movement toward the basket and makes contact with the secondary defender
C. Both A &B.
Women's Collegiate Edition
1. The home team’s game administration shall designate each team’s bench.T-F
2. The Head Coach points at the video board to express disagreement with an official’s ruling. This shall be an indirect technical foul to the Head Coach. T-F
3. Obvious Fouls take precedence over everything. T-F
4. Team A has a designated spot throw-in on the end line. The administering official notifies the thrower-in they can run the end line. The thrower-in runs the end line and the center official rules a throw-in violation. The officiating crew readministers the throw-in because the administering official gives wrong information. T-F.
5. Illegal contact that is obvious in nature must be called regardless of the:
A. Score.
B. Time Remaining.
C. Score.
D. All of the Above.
E. None of the Above.
International Edition
1. Teams may use numbers 0 and OO and from 1-99. T-F
2. The first team named on the schedule shall be the home team and shall wear light colored shirts preferably white. T-F
3. Any equipment that is designed to increase a player’s height or reach or in any other way that gives an unfair advantage is not permitted. T-F
4. Hair accessories and jewelry are not permitted while participating. T-F
5. Ankle braces are permitted while participating. T-F
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IAABO and RefQuest have teamed up to provide another great resource to the members of both organizations. IAABO's core mission is "to educate, train, develop, and provide continuous instruction for basketball officials." RefQuest provides new and exciting technology to help reach that goal. 

If you would like to participate, please send an email message to
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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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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:
  • Rescued a puppy
  • 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

IAABO University
"An online basketball officiating certification class"

If your board is participating and has prospective officials that would like to enroll in the course, please have them contact the IAABO Office @ info@iaabo.org
Apply to be a High School Official!
Make a difference in your community and become a high school official. #BecomeAnOfficial. Click here to read more.

The NFHS is currently offering free officiating courses on their website @ NFHSLearn.com. 

Officially Human; Behind the Stripes LLC (OH) was founded by Brenda Hilton as a grassroots effort to "humanize" sport officials in all sports at all levels. Brenda has spent close to 20 years working with sport officials and coordinators at the DI level and grown to appreciate them for all they do for our youth and young adults. OH is currently working with 12 high school associations (with more on the horizon) across the country to survey officials at that level, gathering information to take back constituents and participating states in hopes of building a nationwide campaign. To date, 16,000+ officials have shared thoughts and ideas on how to address the issue. 
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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IAABO Patches

Recently, the IAABO Office has received numerous inquiries about IAABO patches and their availability for purchase.  IAABO Patches are no longer available for purchase.  This was discontinued several years ago.  Please visit Smitty Officials’ Apparel – Smitty is the exclusive vendor for IAABO Logoed products.  Click here to view a listing of preferred retailers.
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Answers to Quizzes
High School
1. Designated out-of-bounds spot nearest the foul.  (7-5-4a)
2. Designated out-of-bounds spot nearest the foul.  (7-5-4a)
3. Designated out-of-bounds spot throw-in nearest to where the ball
became dead. (7-5-3)
4. Designated out-of-bounds spot nearest the foul.  (7-5-4a)
5. Designated out-of-bounds spot nearest the violation. (7-5-2a and b)
Men's Collegiate
1. True-1-8.
2. True-4-36.1
3. True-4-36.1
4. False-A.R. 104.
5. C- CCA Manual- 16-A-Exception-1.
Women's Collegiate
1. True-1-21.1
2. False-10-4-Penalty.
3. True- CCA Manual-2.2.B
4. True-Case Book- A.R. 25
5. D- CCA Manual-2.2.B
1. True-Article-4.3.2
2. True-Article-4.3.3.
3. True-Article-4.4.1.
4. True-Article-4.4.2.
5. True-Article-4.4.2.
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