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4.19.3 Contact above the Shoulders
This video was developed by IAABO to show the case book 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, case book page, and a "Key Concepts" page that outlines each play situation and the pertinent rules that apply.

Each page will stay on the screen for three seconds.  You can "pause" the video on any page to allow the necessary time to read the information.   

If you wish to go directly to the video clip, simply move the cursor to the nine-second mark of the clip and watch the play.  Can you determine the correct ruling?
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Throw-in Nearest Spot
(2023-2024 IAABO Rules Guide - 9:2, pg. 65)
When a team is awarded a designated-spot throw-in from their backcourt, the throw-in is from the spot nearest to where the violation, foul or other stoppage occurred (Figure 9 1). When a team is awarded a designated-spot throw-in as a result of the ball going out of bounds in either the frontcourt or backcourt, the throw-in is from the spot nearest to where the ball went out of bounds (Figure 9 1). When a team is awarded a designated-spot throw-in from their frontcourt as a result of a violation, foul or other stoppage, the throw-in is from the nearest of the four designated frontcourt throw-in spots. These designated frontcourt throw-in spots are located at the 28’ mark on either sideline (labeled as 1 and 4 in Figure 9 2), and 3’ outside each lane line (labeled as numbers 2 and 3 in Figure 9 2). 
When an out-of-bounds violation is ruled, the throw-in will always be from the spot nearest to where the ball went out of bounds, even if a time-out is granted.  The time-out does not move the ball to one of the four designated frontcourt throw-in spots.  If a team commits a throw-in violation in the backcourt, the opponents are awarded the ball for the ensuing throw-in from the nearest of the four designated frontcourt throw-in spots to where the violation occurred. In this case, the throw-in spot may be different from the original throw-in spot.
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