IAABO Play Book+
Unapproved Signals Cause Confusion
This video was developed by IAABO to show the Case Book in an audio-visual format to help officials learn the rules by seeing them applied in a real game situation.
The viewer can pause or “rewind” the video on any page to allow the necessary time to understand information that is discussed.  
We hope that you will enjoy this educational tool and that it enhances your understanding of the rules.
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Free Throw Coverage (Co2)
(IAABO Manual pg. 64)
When administering a free throw, the Lead should be positioned off the court in a position where they can observe all players in lane spaces on the farther lane line, as well as the player in the first space on the nearer lane line. The Trail should be positioned halfway between the sideline and nearer lane line extended, where they will observe the free thrower, the players in the top two lane spaces on the farther lane line and the flight of ball.
After the ball is released on the try, both officials are responsible for ruling on rebounding action. The Trail must close down and read the situation. This will improve rebound coverage before the Trail begins transition. Even though both officials are responsible for observing spaces on the opposite lane line before the release of the try, once the ball is released, each official should return to normal rebounding responsibilities on their respective side of basket line.
2023 IAABO Spring Meeting
April 26-30, 2023
The meeting is scheduled to be held at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.  The room rate is $165.00 per night. The deadline to book your room is Wednesday, April 5, 2023.  The meeting is expected to sell-out so don’t delay, book your room today.
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RefQuest is an online platform for high school. It was developed for basketball officials, by basketball officials. The creation of RefQuest provides a resource for referees to collaborate. This technology has been advanced by the RefQuest visionaries and utilizes world-class programmers who have made the platform user-friendly and intuitive.
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. 
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