IAABO Play Book+
6.3.8 Jumper Recovers Tap
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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.
To see more plays like this, log onto the “Members Area” on the IAABO website at https://www.iaabo.org  and you will have access to the entire Video Playbook database. 

Wrap Back (Co2)
(IAABO Manual pg. 39)
This is a floor mechanic used by the Trail who has “worked the arc” toward the basketline and then needs to position-adjust back toward the initial starting position at the sideline. This “wrap back” should occur when the ball leaves the Trail’s Primary Coverage Area (PCA) as depicted in the diagram.

The “wrap back” mechanic should also be used after a try for goal from the perimeter when attempted across the basketline.  In these situations, the Trail should “stay with the shooter” until the shooter returns to the floor.  Once this occurs, the Trail should then position-adjust toward the sideline.  The purpose for this floor mechanic is to improve PCA and rebounding coverage.

Mark Your Calendars
IAABO Fall Seminar 2022 - Portland, ME
September 14-18, 2022
Life Member Jim Dorsey Passes
Jim Dorsey, a dear friend and mentor to many people, has been suffering with dementia over the last two years, finally passed away on April 14, 2022.
Jim Dorsey served 41 years as a teacher, coach and administrator at Sheridan High School (1961-2002). But, while changing lives as an educator, Dorsey also established himself as one of the finest officials in Colorado officiating  in baseball, basketball and football. He was a three-sport coach (football, basketball, baseball) for 25 years which helped bolster his insight into officiating. He was a high school and collegiate baseball umpire from 1961 until 1981. He refereed basketball at the prep and college levels from 1970 through 1999. In all, the venerable officiating guru was involved in athletics for more than 50 years.
The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and Colorado Board 4 benefited greatly from his work in officiating and the assignment of sports officials since 1974 until his retirement in 2020.  His valuable insight into the professional development of basketball officials is underscored by his commitment to the profession. He was reappointed as the Secretary of the Colorado IAABO Board #4 every year since 1998 until his retirement in 2020. That position required exceptional organizational, personal and officiating skills. He was a charter member of the CHSAA basketball official’s playoff assigning committee and is a noted clinician. Jim received the CHSAA's Distinguished Service Award in 2004, has been a Special Olympics volunteer and officiated for Special Olympics since 1976. In the spring of 2011, Dorsey became one of just four Coloradans granted Life Membership in the IAABO. Jim was inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame in 2012.
Jim’s legacy will live on through Colorado Board 4’s annual Jim Dorsey’s “Class Act” award presented to an official who ‘s characteristics and contributions reflect those of Mr. Jim Dorsey.

Thomas E. Robinson, Associate Commissioner,
Colorado High School Activities Association
(CHSAA) Passes
Colorado High School Activities Association associate commissioner Tom Robinson passed away Monday morning following a short battle with multiple diagnoses.
“Beyond the impact Tom has made in this Association, our state and nationally over the course of his 30-plus year career as a coach, teacher, administrator, white hat referee, Hall of Famer, Big 12 replay expert, husband, father and grandfather, we are all better people for having had Tom in our lives,” CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green said.
Hired by former commissioner Bob Ottewill, Robinson was the first African-American administrator in the history of CHSAA. 
For 20 years at CHSAA, Robinson oversaw officials – the first administrator in CHSAA history to assign a female official to a boys basketball Final Four – and the sportsmanship program, as well as boys and girls golf. He was an institution and a role model at the Association, and was widely respected throughout the entire membership for his exceptional passion and integrity.  Click here to read more.

Frankly Speaking: Who would want to be
an Umpire or Referee right now?
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Roughing Up the Refs: Abusive Behavior is Driving Youth
Sports Officials Away From the Game
By Jon Solomon
Brian Barlow publicly shames people who physically and verbally abuse youth sports officials. Witness someone going crazy at your child’s game? Send it to Barlow, an Oklahoma soccer referee who offers $100 for videos he posts on Offside, his Facebook page that has 63,000 followers.
Barlow has received more than 6,000 videos, a small percentage of which he uses to embarrass people into changing their behavior. The video stream is continuous, he says, because of a New York Times article that spotlighted his unusual shock strategy to support officials four years ago.
In fact, Offside is currently developing a franchise model with the goal of having individuals running similar Facebook pages in all 50 states. If local pages call out bad behavior, Barlow reasons, maybe that will create more pressure to demand accountability from clubs and leagues. And maybe, just maybe, more accountability could make people want to ref again. Click here to read more.
Video shows Parents, Kids Attacking Referee
during Basketball Game at Church Facility
By Audrey Washington
LITHONIA, Ga. — Police are investigating after a basketball referee was attacked by a group of young basketball players over the weekend inside a church athletic facility.
Video of the incident that has since gone viral shows children and adults punching and kicking the ref. Click here to read more.
 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Announces 13 members for the Class of 2022
New Orleans, La. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced the 13 honorees in the Class of 2022 to be celebrated September 9-10 during this year’s Enshrinement festivities in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Class Announcement was made in New Orleans, Louisiana, the site of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Final Four and was televised live on ESPN2.
Hugh Evans (Referee) – Evans served as an NBA Official for 28 consecutive years (1973-2001), tallying over 1,900 regular season games, 170 playoff games, 35 NBA Finals games and four NBA All-Star Games. Following his on-court officiating career, Evans worked as the NBA Assistant Supervisor of Officials (2001-03). He is a recipient of the Each One Teach One Community Service Award and is enshrined in the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame as well as the North Carolina A&T Hall of Fame. Click here to read more.

 Gaetz Entering Officiating hall of Fame
CUMBERLAND — Cumberland’s George Geatz, a veteran area basketball official with more than 41 years of experience, will be inducted into the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) Hall of Fame in Ocean City on Saturday.
Geatz, a member of the Potomac Valley Basketball Officials for close to 41 years, will be inducted into the IAABO Life Membership Class of 2021.

He was notified that he would be inducted on April 19, 2021. He will be one of six to be inducted during the Saturday’s luncheon at the Holiday Inn on 66th Street. The other five inductees are Jack Barclay, Board 8 out of Connecticut; Sal Capitummino, Adirondack (New York) Board 36; Donnie Eppley, Board 70 out of Pennsylvania; Vince Iandoli, New Jersey Board 34; and Ray McClure, Georgia Board 200. Click here to read more.

Rules Quizzes
(Answers are located at the bottom of the page)
High School
1. During a free throw and after the ball is in flight, the Center official should remain one step behind the free throw line extended and halfway between the sideline and nearer lane line to assume rebounding responsibilities. Is the official correct?
2. As A2 and B2 go after a loose ball, B2 lands on A2 in an attempt to get the ball. A2 then elbows B2 in the chest. The Trail official blows their whistle. B2 then shoves A2. A2 and B2 receive a double personal foul and B2 is called for an intentional foul. Is the official correct?
3. The Team A head coach tells the Center official, who is positioned by the Team A bench, that the other two officials “have it in for me.” The Center official issues a bench warning on the head coach even though they were the only one to hear the comment. Is the official correct?
4. A1 misses a fast break layup. As ball bounces off the ring and is outside the cylinder, A2 leaps, loosely grasps the ring with their left hand then releases it and taps the ball into the basket with their right hand. The official rules basket interference and disallows the goal. Is the official correct?
5. The score is tied at 39-39 with 12 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. A2 lobs a pass into their front court to A4, who is adjacent their bench near the end line. As the pass is fumbled by A4, Team A head coach raises their right hand and is verbally requesting a time-out toward the Lead, who can not hear the coach due to crowd noise. As the ball is tapped out of bounds by B4, the Trail sees the Team A coach toss their white board along their bench.  The Trail ignores the coaches action. Is the official correct?
6. With 6:46 remaining in the second quarter, A7, who entered the game at the beginning of the quarter, is inbounding the ball along the sideline adjacent to the Team B bench. The Team B coach tells the Trail that A7 has an earring. The Trail calls an administrative technical on Team A. Is the official correct?
7. Team A requests and is granted a 30-second time out. Team A players stand while the Team B players sit on their bench. The U2 issues a bench warning to Team B. Is the official correct?
8. B3 fouls airborne shooter A3. B1, B2 and B3 huddle in the free throw lane delaying the administration of the free throws.  The Lead official directs the players to line up and then adminsiters the free throws.  Is the official correct?
Men's Collegiate Edition
1.  A team control foul is a common foul. T-F
2. A flagrant 1 personal foul can be a common foul. T-F
3. A1 pushes B1 and B2 pushes A2 at the same time. This is an example of a double personal foul. T-F
4. The scorers’ and timers’ table shall be located court side and at midcourt. T-F
5. Warm-ups are considered to be part of the uniform. T-F
Women's Collegiate Edition
1. 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.
2. The dribble begins by pushing, throwing or batting the ball to the floor before the pivot foot is lifted. T-F
3. Goaltending can occur on a : A. Try
B. Tap
C. Pass
D. Free Throw
E. All of the Above.
F. A,B,D.
4. Until the officials’ jurisdiction ends an official may rule a: 
A. Technical Foul
B. Intentional Foul.
C. Disqualifying Foul.
D. All of the Above.
5. Until the officials’ jurisdiction ends an official may correct a correctable error or correct a bookkeeping mistake by the official scorer. T-F 
International Edition
1. B1 scores on a lay-up. Thrower-in A3 while out-of-bounds passes the ball to A2 who is also out-of-bounds. The Trail Official rules a throw-in violation. T-F
2. Thrower-in A1's bounce pass touches the end line and then is caught on the floor by A3. The Trail Official rules a throw-in violation. T-F
3. Thrower-in A1's throw-in pass is caught by A3 in team A's front court. A3 then steps into the back court. The Trail Official rules a back court violation. T-F
4. A1 tries for goal and B1 blocks the ball out-of-bounds, without the ball touching the ring. The shot clock is at 18 seconds.  Should the shot clock should reset to “14”. Yes-No
5. A1 tries for goal and B1 blocks the ball and the ball hits the ring. If Team A gains control of the rebound.  The shot clock should reset to “24”. T-F
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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.
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. 
Steve Zazuri, owner of Blow Your Whistles located in Monroe, Connecticut, has been selected to be the Preferred Smitty/IAABO Dealer for all New England IAABO Boards.  Steve is currently an active IAABO Board No. 9, Fairfield, CT member.  Both Smitty and IAABO are very excited for Steve to service the New England IAABO membership.  Steve will continue to provide his same outstanding service to the IAABO Boards in New York.  He can be reached at (203) 261-3128 or szazuri@blowyourwhistles.com.
Visit – www.blowyourwhistles.com to order your Smitty/IAABO products
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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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.
Incrediware - A Natural
Wearable Anti-Inflammatory
Incrediware’s mission is to design innovative products that help patients recover more effectively and faster while assisting medical professionals to deliver a new standard of care through further development and application of unique materials.  IAABO officials are being offered the same discount as all NBA and NCAA officials.  The promo code is:  NCAAREF (30% discount). www.incrediwear.com
IAABO Watch and Gift Set
IAABO watch and gift sets are now available at a special price of $99.95.  To order your watch and gift set, please contact Donnie Eppley@ 717.713.8129 or email:  eppleyd@comcast.net
Special Deals for IAABO Basketball Officials
Briggs and Riley Luggage
Briggs and Riley Luggage - Officials will receive a 60% discount on any product.  Officials must use the form which can be obtained by clicking here - There is a lifetime guarantee on the luggage. 
ISlides – Customize your own IAABO ISlides.  Click here to get started.

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Answers to Quizzes
High School
1. No: (page 235 6j) The Center should step toward the end line to assume rebounding responsibilities.
2. No: (4-19-1) Personal foul on B2; (4-19-3) Intentional foul on A2; (4-19-5) Technical foul on B2; fouls and free throws are assessed in order ending with Team B inbounding at the division line.
3. Yes: (4-48, 10-5-1,2,4) Bench warning if first warning otherwise a technical foul should be assessed.
4. No: (10-4-4a) Player technical foul for placing hand on ring to gain an advantage
5. No: (4-48, 10-5-1,2,4) Bench warning if first warning else technical foul
6. No: (Case Book 2.4.5 Sit. B) A7 is removed from the game until the earring is removed.
7. No: (5-11-3, 4-47) Team B players should be requested to stand on the court
8. No: (4-47-2, 10-2-1d) Warning for delay unless it is the second warning on Team B then Team Technical
Men's Collegiate
1. True- 4-15.2.a.2.
2. False-4-15.2.a.
3. False-4-15.2.d
4. True-1-21.3.
5. False-1-22.2
Women's Collegiate
1. D- CCA Manual-2.2.B.
2. True-4-12.2, 9-5.5.b
3. F- 9-15.3 and 4.
4. D- A.R. 26.
5. True- A.R. 26
1. False - Article 17.2.10 Interpretation 17-10, 17-36
2. True - Article 17.3.1,  Interpretation 17-32
3. True - Article-30.1.2  Interptretation 30-7
4. No - Article 50.2   Interpretation 29/50-12 
5. False - Article 50.4  Interpretation 29/50-35, 29/50-37
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