IAABO Play of the Week
Click here to view the IAABO Play of the Week Number 13 for the 2019/2020 season. 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
Click here to register for the upcoming spring meeting in Ocean City, Maryland.
Do You have an Idea for a Rule Change
that You believe would Improve HS Basketball
If you have a rule change proposal that you would like the NFHS Rules Committee to address, please click here and follow the directions on the Rule Change Proposal form, complete and submit the form.

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2020 - 2021 basketball season is March 1, 2020. 

All proposals submitted will first go to your state office for review and if your state office approves your proposal, they will forward it to the NFHS.   

If you would like to submit a proposal, please begin the process now and submit your proposal early enough to allow time for your state office athletics representative to review and forward to the NFHS before the March 1st deadline.

To avoid complications, a few days after you submit your proposal you may want to verify receipt by your state office.   

The dates of the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee Meeting are April 14th - 16th, 2020.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the Coordinators of Interpreters. 

T.J. Halliday - tj.halliday@mainegeneral.org  
Dan Shepardson - dshepardson@cvsdvt.org  
David Smith - ddsmith1985@outlook.com
Layne Drexel - laynedrexel@aol.com
IAABO Good Citizen
Rob Neill, Board 21, Maine
While running errands on a cold Saturday evening. I spotted a homeless person and his dog at an intersection. I went to a pizza shop and ordered pizza for my wife and I, to go, and an extra pizza for the homeless man. While the pizza was cooking, I went to a nearby grocery store and picked up a box of dog biscuits. After picking up the pizzas, I stopped to give the man and his dog the food. I gave him a hug and asked that he be well. He told me, "wow, it's been a long time since I had a hug".....
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.
Coach, Referee pulled apart after
punches thrown at youth basketball
tournament in Lee's Summit
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- It's a weekend dust-up that has youth basketball fans talking.
A fundraising basketball tournament for fifth and sixth grade boys turned into a fight on Saturday. Witnesses told FOX4 it climaxed when a referee punched a coach.
A man in the stands at Saturday's game said it was a wild sight, and there were dozens of kids who saw it all.
The Lee's Summit School District confirmed that tournament, which was held at Lee's Summit West High School, was meant to be a fundraiser for youth sports. 
. Click here to read more.
We must hold ourselves to a higher standard
  • Bondy Shay Gibson, Ed.D. Superintendent, Jefferson County Schools
Dear Eastern Panhandle Families,
On the 19th of May in 2015, I was blessed to be chosen as the superintendent of Jefferson County Schools. In that moment, I placed my hand upon a Bible and swore an oath to “… faithfully discharge the duties of superintendent of Jefferson County Schools to the best of my skill and judgment, so help me God.” The incident at the Shepherdstown Middle School boys basketball game against Musselman Middle School on Feb. 6, 2020, has shaken my belief that I am upholding that oath.  Click here to read more.
RefQuest Launch - Success
RefQuest continues to be successful.  Thousands of officials view the plays that are posted and more than 1,000 officials have provided comments on the video plays that have been posted on RefQuest. The nature and intended use of RefQuest Plus is to provide a private forum for  participation, collaboration and interaction. In addition, RefQuest Plus will serve as a platform for IAABO to post content in various forms throughout the year.  Content will be delivered to you as Training Video's, You Make the Call Play's and Single Clips.     

Accessing RefQuest
All officials should have received an email from RefQuest Plus. 
If you're new to RefQuest Plus, you will need to do the following when you receive the email:
- Click "Reset Password" on the link in the email
- Enter your email address (the same email address your RQ email was sent to)
- You will enter your new password
Once you reset your password, go to: plus.refquest.com
(It should automatically take you here)
Mobile Friendly
RefQuest Plus is extremely mobile friendly!  Feel free to access on your handheld device.  Of course, you can still use your tablet, PC or MAC.  

1: Website: Users must use the RefQuest Plus site, which is plus.refquest.com.  This site is different from existing public site, which is refquest.com

2: Web Platform: Internet Explorer doesn't work well (barely at all) with our site.  99% of people don't use Internet Explorer, but for the 1% that do, they will have problems.  
3: Firewalls: Officials that try to access RefQuest Plus at work can run into firewalls.  Firewalls are a way that businesses, usually schools, government agencies, etc, control the websites their employees can access.  If you can't access plus.refquest.com at work, you have a couple options.  1) Contact your IT representative at work and let them know you'd like to access plus.refquest.com.  2) Use your phone to access the site at work.  Be aware, you work WiFi may also have a firewall built-in.

4: Spam Folder: From time to time, your invitation to join RefQuest Plus email ends up in your SPAM folder.  

If you have any issues, please send an email to info@refquest.com and a member of the RefQuest team will contact you shortly. 
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. 

Calling All IAABO Good 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
Click here to purchase Ref Life gear and enjoy Free Shipping - Must use code RefLife when checking out.

To make a donation, please contact your local board chairperson or send your donation to Officials vs. Cancer, P.O. Box 355, Carlisle, PA  17013. Click here to make an online donation.

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.

IAABO University Goes Live
"An online basketball officiating certification class"

The course is LIVE.  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
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 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 guaranteed on the luggage. 
ISlides – Customize your own IAABO ISlides.  Click here to get started.


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