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4-5 Simulataneous Foul and Violation
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Getting "Under" Shooters
(IAABO Manual pgs. 30, 96)
Far too often officials find themselves behind the shooter in a straight-lined position. If an official is seeing the number on the back of the jersey of the ball handler, a position-adjustment needs to be made.

Officials should attempt to “get under shooters” as much as possible, to obtain an “open look” between the offensive and defensive players. This may require the official to step toward the end line.

This concept applies to both the Trail in a Crew of 2 (Diagram on left) and both the Center and Trail in a Crew of 3 (Diagram on right).

It should be noted that there are times when position-adjusting “over” of the ball handler / defender match-up may be the most efficient way to get an open look. We encourage officials to make the position-adjustment that will create the open look as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
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