Welcome to IAABO Play Book+
This video was developed by IAABO to show the Casebook in a visual format and help officials learn the rules by seeing them applied.
You, the viewer, can decide how best to enjoy the video. 
For individuals who want to understand the play situation, the clip contains a title page, casebook page, and a "Key Concepts" page that outlines the play situation and the pertinent rules that apply to the play depicted. Each of these pages will stay on the screen for 3 seconds.  The viewer should "pause" the video on any of the pages to have the necessary time to read the information.
If you want to get right to the video clip, move your cursor to the 9-second mark, watch the play, and see if you can determine the correct ruling. The clip will play a second time.  This time, the clip will provide a “Play Analysis” by outlining the correct ruling and key concepts that affect the correct ruling.
To see more plays like this, log onto the “Members Area” on the IAABO website at https://www.iaabo.org  and you will have access to the entire Video Playbook database.    

Working the Trail
(Ball below free throw line)

(IAABO Manual pgs. 37, 155)
Far too often in today's game, the Trail official is positioned far too deep (toward the division line) to be effective.  In an attempt to encourage Trail officials to be in a better position, IAABO has added this graphic to both the Crew of 2 and Crew of 3 manuals this year.
The Trail should be "sideline-oriented" and avoid the area between the top of the coaching box extended and the division line – unless it is necessary to get an open look between a match-up within their PCA.
In both a Crew of 2 and a Crew of 3, when the ball advances below the free-throw line extended, the Trail should be at or moving toward their initial starting position at the sideline, 28 feet from the endline. 
This should not imply that we have eliminated the concept of "working the arc" in a Crew of 2.  When the ball is across the basket line, in the Trail's PCA, the Trail shall position-adjust and focus on the ball and players in his/her PCA.    When the ball leaves the Trail's PCA, the Trail then needs to position-adjust back toward the initial starting position at the sideline.
In both a Crew of 2 and a Crew of 3, the purpose of adding this graphic is to improve coverage on drives to the basket, perimeter shot attempts, and rebounding coverage.
Officials should not use the excuse, "I don't want to get beat," as the new Lead in transition as a reason to be positioned near the division line.  In our game today, the Trail "is getting beat" on numerous frontcourt possessions by having bad angles on match-ups in their PCA.
The Trail being positioned too deep near the division line is far more prevalent and problematic than getting beat in transition.  Keep in mind; there is an effective manual-based floor mechanic for the new Lead to "get beat" in transition on manual pages 33,153 in the IAABO manual.  

Rules Quizzes
(Answers are located at the bottom of the page)
NFHS Edition
1. When the tossing official is ready to administer a jump ball, and until the ball is tossed, non-jumpers may move away from the center restraining circle.  True or False?
2. When the tossing official is ready to administer a jump ball, and until the ball is tossed, non-jumpers may move around the circle.  True or False?
3. When the tossing official is ready to administer a jump ball, and until the ball is tossed, non-jumpers may move onto the circle.  True or False?
4. If play is started by a jump ball, the game clock shall start when the tossed ball is legally touched.  True or False?
5. During a jump ball, jumper A1 touches the ball simultaneously with both hands and then touches the ball with the right hand.  The official rules this is a violation of A1.  True or False?
Men's Collegiate Edition
(There are two answers to each question)
1.  What are the two ways a player is in control?
2.  What two events cannot occur during an interrupted dribble?
3.  What are two words that describe a Flagrant 1 foul?
4.  What are the two ways a goal is made?
5.  There are no substitutions during the dead-ball period when the clock is stopped for a successful field goal when what two events occur?  
Women's Collegiate Edition
1. A1 attempts a try that lodges in the basket ring. Team A has the AP Arrow. The Shot Clock was at 23 seconds. Team A shall be awarded possession for a throw-in and the Shot Clock will be at 20 seconds. T-F
2.The visitors have choice of baskets prior to the start of the game. T-F
3.The act of shooting starts when a player gathers the ball. T-F.
4. A1 is fouled prior to Team A being in the bonus, but A1 is awarded free throws. If a technical occurs during the first free throw, the technical foul is canceled. T-F.
5. A6 reports to the table to substitute into the game. A6 is wearing illegal number “6”. A6 cannot play wearing illegal number 6. T-F
6.  A1 is shooting the first of two free throws. The try strikes the ring and bounces and rolls around the ring until it ultimately comes to rest on the top of the flange. A1 should receive a substitute free throw. T-F
                                                                         ERATTA Notice
Question from last week's Women's Edition
2. A head coach is ejected if they commit:
A. Disqualifying Foul.
B. Committing 3 Indirect Technical Fouls.
C. Committing 2 Direct Technical Fouls.
D. All of the Above.
2. D-10-12-4-Penalty-Ejection, 10-14.

International Edition

1. A back court violation will be taken out of bounds at the center line. T-F
2. A1 and A2 are both standing with both feet in their front court close to the center line. A1 throws a bounce pass to A2 which touches the back court and A2 touches the ball in the front court. The trail official rules a back court violation. T-F
3. Contact into an opponent's torso caused by the momentum of a player who has released a try for goal is charging. T-F
4. The game and any overtime(s) shall be started with a jump ball in the center circle. T-F
5. A shot for a field goal or a free throw ends when the ball touches the ring. T-F

After Cancer Battle, Woman becomes one of
Camden County's Top HS Basketball Officials
CAMDEN, N.J. - A Camden County woman has become one of the area's top high school basketball referees after battling ovarian cancer and drawing inspiration from her father to stay connected to the game. 

Ashley Steinberg's career on the court was cut short during her junior year of high school following an ACL injury. She tried coaching, but ultimately she wanted to follow in her father's footsteps as a referee.   Click here to read more.

Manny Sokol, NBA Referee, passes at 92
By Tom Carrozza tcarrozza@liherald.com
Manny Sokol , of Oceanside, a NBA referee who was known for his showmanship on the court during the 1960s and ’70s, died Aug. 14 from congestive heart failure. He was 92.
Sokol was born on March 16, 1929, in Brooklyn to an immigrant family from Poland. Sokol shared a small apartment with his five siblings then: Irving, Sheldon, Ida, Willy, and Jack, the last of whom is still going at 94. Click here to read more.

NBA requires Individuals around Players,
to be fully Vaccinated
The NBA sent a memo out to all teams on Friday stating individuals around players and referees need to be fully vaccinated before games begin.
The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, says those who will be at the bench areas, traveling with a team, with access to locker rooms and people at the scoring table must be fully vaccinated.

The memo provided a list of people who need to be vaccinated that included coaches, medical and performance staff, equipment staff, media relations, social media producers and others.   Click here to read more.

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, intuitive and provide unmatched value. 
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. 

If you would like to participate, please send an email message to deppley@iaabo.org and include your name, email address and board number. 

Sportorials Writers Wanted
Dust off your writing skills; IAABO is looking for members to submit articles for publication in SPORTORIALS.  We are specifically looking for rules-based articles and human interest stories involving our members.  If you have the time, we have a dime for your efforts.  Actually, we have several dimes.  In other words, we don’t expect anyone to write for FREE.  Authors who have articles that are printed will be compensated.
Please send your submissions to deppley@iaabo.org

The Officials’ vs. Cancer campaign is flexible this year due to the COVID-19.  Boards are encouraged to select a week and have it approved by your state association.  Pink whistles and lanyards are available.  Anyone who makes an online donation in the amount of $25.00 or more will receive a pink whistle and pink whistle pouch. To make a donation, click here.

Calling All Good IAABO 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

IAABO University
"An online basketball officiating certification class"

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
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.

The NFHS is currently offering free officiating courses on their website @ NFHSLearn.com. 

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. 
If you have any issues, please send an email to info@refquest.com and a member of the RefQuest team will contact you shortly.  
Steve Zazuri, owner of Blow Your Whistles located in Monroe, Connecticut, has been selected to be the Preferred Smitty/IAABO Dealer for all New England IAABO Boards.  Steve is currently an active IAABO Board No. 9, Fairfield, CT member.  Both Smitty and IAABO are very excited for Steve to service the New England IAABO membership.  Steve will continue to provide his same outstanding service the IAABO Boards in New York.  He can be reached at (203) 261-3128 or szazuri@blowyourwhistles.com.
Visit – www.blowyourwhistles.com to order your Smitty/IAABO products
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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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.
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 Set
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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Answers to Quizzes
1. True - 6-3-2
2. False - 6-3-2
3. False - 6-3-2
4. True - 5-9-2
5. False - CB 6.3.7
Men's Collegiate
1.  a. holding a live ball
    b.  dribbling a live ball while inbounds
    pg. 43
2.  a. player control foul
    b. granting of timeout request
    pg. 45
3.  a.  excessive
    b. unnecessary
    pg. 46
4.  a.  live ball, not a throw-in, enters basket from above
    b.  free throw enters basket from above
    pg. 56
5.  a.  correct a timing mistake
    b.  inadvertent whistle
    pg. 39
Women's Collegiate
1. True- A.R. 54 (3) &  56,  2-11-6.d.4
2. False- 1-21-4.
3. False- 5-1-11.
4. False-  2-12-4.
5. False- 10-12-2-c-Penalty.
6. False- 8-1-4-b.
1. False - Article 30.3
2. True -  Article 30.1.2   Interpretation  30-7 and 30-8.
3. True - Article 33.8
4. False - Article 9.1 and 9.2.
5. True -  Article-31.1.1
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