Welcome to IAABO Play Book+
Player Control Foul on an Airborne Shooter
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 each play situation and the pertinent rules that apply.  Each of these pages will stay on the screen for 3 seconds.  The viewer can "pause" the video on any of these pages to allow the necessary time to read the information.   

If the viewer wishes to go directly to the video clip, simply move your cursor to the 9-second mark of the clip and watch the play.  See if you can determine the correct ruling.  The clip will play a second time.  This time, the clip will provide a “Play Analysis” and outline the correct ruling and key concepts that apply.    

We hope you will enjoy this educational tool, and it enhances your understanding of the rules.
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.    

Pass/Crash Coverage (Crew of 2)
(IAABO Manual pg. 48)
The direction of the pass dictates coverage on pass/crash plays in the free throw lane area. 

On the left side of the diagram, the pass is directed toward the Trail official.  In this case, the Trail would be responsible for staying with the pass and observing the perimeter activity.  On the other hand, the Lead is responsible for ruling on the potential contact in the free throw lane area.

On the right side of the diagram, the pass is in the direction of the Lead official; therefore, the Lead is responsible for the pass and related activity.  In this case, the Trail official will be responsible for ruling on the potential contact in the lane area.

Rules Quizzes
(Answers are located at the bottom of the page)
NFHS Edition
1. After a successful free throw by A1, the officials realized that A2 and A3 were occupying the first marked lane spaces. The officials ignore the violation. True or False?
2. A1 is attempting a free throw while A2 and A3 are occupying the first marked lane spaces. The Lead Official rules a free-throw violation on Team A.  True or False?
3. The net shall be a white cord mesh net, 15 to 18 inches in length.  True or False?
4. If the ball passes over a rectangular backboard, the ball is out of bounds.  True or False?
5. When the alternating possession procedure has not been established and another jump ball is required, the jump ball shall be between: 
A. The Captains
B. Any Two Players
C. Players involved in the previous action
D. Players designated by the Referee
Men's Collegiate Edition
1. Hustle and being quick when reporting  a foul are qualities of successful officials, but there are times when working too fast can be a detriment. T-F
2. When calling a foul when reporting,  go around the players, but not through them. T-F
3. With 6 minutes remaining in the second half, Team A’s Head Coach requests a timeout after a goal has been scored and before the ball is at the disposal of the team entitled to the throw-in. The officiating crew should grant the timeout. T-F
4. Team A is awarded the ball for a throw-in under the alternating possession procedure. A1’s throw-in is intentionally kicked by A2. The trail official awards the ball to Team B and has the scorer turn the AP Arrow toward Team B’s basket. T-F
5. To purposely fake a free throw is an immediate violation on the free throwing team. T-F 

Women's Collegiate Edition
1. The width of the black rubber rib (channels and or/seams) shall not exceed 1/4 inch. T-F
2. The game clock may only display the time remaining in a quarter or overtime. T-F
3. The timer shall use a digital stopwatch to time the length of the following: 
A. Charged Timeout
B. The time to replace a disqualified player.
C. The time to replace an injured player
D. Blood Situation
E. To Remedy a lost, irritated, or displaced contact lens.
F. All of the Above.
4. The referee shall designate the official game clock. However, where there is a game clock display located on the shot clock, it shall be the official game clock. T-F
5. The Referee shall designate the official scorebook and scorer. T-F 
International Edition
1. An illegal screen is when the screener does not give sufficient distance in setting a screen outside the field of vision of a stationary opponent when contact occurred. T-F
2. A player who is legally screened is responsible for any contact with the player who has set the screen. T-F
3. Contact caused by the arm(s) or hand(s) of a player that in anyway restricts the freedom of movement of an opponent, should be deemed a foul. T-F
4. A1 is dribbling on the perimeter, B1 touches and continues to “jab” at A1. The trail official rules a foul on B1. T-F
5. A1 is driving to the basket and “hooks” B1 to get past and advance to the basket. The coveing official rules an offensive foul. T-F

On-Demand Streaming Program
for High School Officials

IAABO officials can now watch game footage of basketball games at participating schools partnered with NFHS.  For $50.00, receive an all-access pass to watch basketball game footage for the 2021-22 season through the NFHS network (typically $70.00 per year).

To subscribe visit:  https://RefReview.cheddarup.com (once you subscribe, you will be emailed your access code for an annual NFHS Network subscription)

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.  
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IAABO Patches

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IAABO Watch and Gift Set
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Answers to Quizzes
1. True-Case Book-9.1.2
2. False- Case Book-9.1.2
3. True- 1-10-1
4. True- 7-1-2.b
5. C-6-4-3-Note
Men's Collegiate
1. True-CCA Manual- 2.1
2. True- CCA Manual-2.1
3. True-5-14.c
4. False- 6-3.7
5. True- 9-1.1.b
Women's Collegiate
1. True- Rule-1-16.5.
2. True- A.R. 3.
3. F- A.R. 3.
4. A.R. 4, 1-18.2, 2-5.2
5. True- 2-5.3
1. True- Article-33.7
2. True- Article-33.7
3. True- Article-33.11
4. True-Article-33.11
5. True- Article-33.11
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