We look forward to seeing everyone at the annual IAABO Fall Seminar to be held at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, MA on Cape Cod from September 19-23, 2018.  The hotel is SOLD OUT.  Alternate hotels are listed below:
Holiday Inn - .2 mile – (508) 775-1153
Fairfield Inn - .7 mile – (508) 771-6100
Courtyard by Marriott – 1 mile – (508) 775-6600
To learn more about the Fall Seminar, click here
Click here to view the IAABO Play of the Week No. 2 for the summer of 2018. At the end of the video, you will need to click on the link shown below to access the survey question. In addition, all IAABO Plays of the Week are archived at www.iaabo.org.
Click here to answer a survey to ensure that you have an accurate ruling. Once you submit your answer, you will receive a response with IAABO’s point of view on this play.
The intent of this video is to clarify a prior interpretation from the NFHS with regard to a play situation that the NFHS had previously interpreted to be a backcourt violation.  The NFHS has NOT adopted any part of the NCAA Men's backcourt rules that govern a ball deflected by a defensive player.  Very little will change from the perspective of NFHS governed players, coaches, or officials, as this situation happens so infrequently that many officials will most likely never see this situation in their officiating careers - so infrequent that we couldn't find a single game situation play to illustrate the scenario and "staged" a play to illustrate the scenario.    
The clarification … If Team A has team control in its frontcourt and the ball is batted, tapped, tipped, or deflected INTO THE AIR by a Team B player and BEFORE THE BALL HITS THE FLOOR, touches, is touched by, caught, or otherwise controlled by a Team A player WHO IS STANDING IN TEAM A's BACKCOURT OR OTHERWISE HAS BACKCOURT STATUS, Team A has NOT committed a backcourt violation.  There is no rule change with regard to backcourt violations! 
In a prior year's NFHS interpretation (2017 - 2018 Basketball Rules Interpretations, Oct. 6, 2017), this was to be ruled a backcourt violation by Team A.  The new interpretation clarifies that this is not a backcourt violation.
Click here to view the play.
Pre-order your one of a kind “Fall Seminar Coin”, shown below which will be a collector’s item for years to come.  This will be the first in a series of coins from each Fall Seminar and Spring Meeting.  The coins are only $15.00 plus $3.95 shipping and handling.  Once the edition is sold-out, we will not be reordering the coins.  
Click here to view the FIBA Rules Changes for the upcoming 2018/2019 basketball season.
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
Thanks to everyone who participated in the annual Officials vs. Cancer campaign that was held during the past week.  Donations are still being accepted.  To make a donation, please send your check or money order to your board Point of Contact or mail it directly to:  Officials vs. Cancer, P.O. Box 355, Carlisle, PA  17013. 
To make a donation online, click on the following URL:  www.main.acsevents.org/officialsvscancer
Officials vs. Cancer apparel items are available at:


Game Tracker Journal
You have likely heard the saying, “a goal without a plan is just a wish,” and this age-old adage rings so true for all people pursuing all types of endeavors.
And for basketball officials embarking on the 2017-2018 season absent a basic strategy on how to achieve a stated desire -- a better schedule; advancement to the next level -- you are in a rudderless boat on an open sea hoping the winds of fate blow you to your destination.
Seeking officiating success described in this manner seems laughable, but yet many officials take this approach with their beloved avocation.  
But Ref, don’t panic now...Help is on the way in the form of the new, and first of its kind, GameTracker Journal.  
This latest publication from long time IAABO members Billy Martin, Tim Malloy and Al Battista, the creators of Ref60.com, is an innovative tool that provides a template for every basketball official, at every level, to create your own realistic roadmap helping to guide you to your desired destination - one game at a time.
For more information on this GameTracker Journal tool visit www.Ref60.com/gametracker.
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 guaranteed on the luggage. 


Asics - IAABO Officials (U.S. ONLY) will receive a 40% discount on all Asics products - EXCLUDING CLEARANCE. Log into www.asics.com and place an order. (It is recommended that you create an account if you plan to order more than once.  Upon checkout, they should enter the following promotion code- DayofgamE
ISlides – Customize your own IAABO ISlides.  Click here to get started.


The Morph” is a collapsible foam roller that can be packed in your roller bag and taken on the road with you.  No more will you have to ask the training room for a foam roller.
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Collapses instantly
Light weight (1.5 lbs)
Strong (up to 350 lbs)
Targeted – releases knots and flushes toxins
True usability – standard size – easy to use
Sustainably made – eco-friendly materials
Use the code BRZNBB15 at check out and get 15% off.
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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