Welcome to IAABO Play Book+
CB 10.7.12 Handcheck
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.
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Getting "Under" Shooters (Co2, Co3)
(IAABO Manual pgs. 43 and 157)
In a Crew of 2, (Figure 1) the Trail official 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 as demonstrated.
In a Crew of 3, (Figure 2) both the Trail and Center should attempt to “get under shooters” as much as possible, when a try for goal occurs in their Primary Coverage Area (PCA).  
There are times when the Trail (Crew of 2) and Center and Trail (Crew of 3) will be best served to get “on top” of a shooter/defender match-up to get an open look between the two players.   This generally occurs when the try occurs below the free throw line extended and the official may need to adjust onto the court by a step or two to get the “open angle.”
However, when the try is attempted above the free throw line extended, this often gives officials an opportunity to make this position-adjustment and have a great view when defenders “close-out” and move quickly toward a jump shooter.  Far too often officials view the play from behind the jump shooter in a “straight-lined” position.   Utilize this technique to ensure proper coverage on perimeter shot attempts.   

NCAA Men's Shot Clock Reset Clarification
Team A has the ball in their back court for a throw in. The Game Clock is at 29 seconds. The Shot Clock is off. Thrower-In A3 throws the ball to A4 in the front court. B3 fouls A4. The game clock reads 26 seconds. Team A is not in the bonus. Team A will receive the ball at one of the four spots and the Shot Clock will be turned back on. T-F.
The correct answer is False.
Unfortunately, we have two rules that are contradicting in this play:
1. Rule 2-11.2 states that the shot-clock operator “shall use the shot clock for the entire game, including extra periods, except where there is less time remaining on the game clock than on the shot clock, in which case the shot clock shall be turned off.”
2. Rule 2-11.6.c.1 states that the shot clock operator shall, “Reset' the shot clock “to 20 seconds or the time remaining (whichever is greater)when the following occurs:
1. A personal or technical foul is assessed to the defensive team and the ball is to be inbounded in the front court;”
The application of Rule 2-11.2 is correct. Turn the shot clock off. Otherwise, Team A would never get their full 30 seconds that they are entitled to by rule. See Rule 2-11.8 for  exceptions to this rule that are listed in Rule 2-11.6.d.

Mark Your Calendars

The IAABO Spring Meeting will be held April 6 – 10, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront located at 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland. 
We look forward to seeing you there.  More information coming soon.

Rules Quizzes
(Answers are located at the bottom of the page)
NFHS Edition

1. Before the contest both coaches verify that their teams are legally equipped. In the third quarter A1 is discovered wearing a ring. Is there any penalty against A1 or the Head Coach. Yes-No
2. Players occupying marked free throw lane lines may not enter the free throw semicircle until the ball touches the ring or until the free throw ends. T-F
3. Team B requests a time out as the team’s position for the jump ball to start the game. The Referee denies the time out. T-F
4. A1’s throw-in goes directly out of bounds without being touched. The Lead Official awards the ball to Team B where the ball went out of bounds. T-F
5. A1 is dribbling on the perimeter. B1 has continuous hands on A1. The trail official rules a hand checking foul on B1. T-F 

Men's Collegiate Edition

1. The final decision to permit a player to wear equipment lies with the: 
A. Referee
B. Team Physician
C. Team Trainer.
2. A1 attempts a “3” point shot. While the ball is in flight, B4 pushes A3 to the floor, the try is successful. Team A is in the double bonus. A3 will go to the line for “2” shots. T-F
3. Thrower-in A3 throws a long pass to A2. A2 is going for the ball and pushes B2. Team B is in the single bonus. B2 will go to the line for a one and one. T-F
4. A4 is driving to the basket from his corner in the front court. A4 “runs over” B4 who is in a legal guarding position outside of the RA. The Lead Official rules a player control foul. T-F
5. Blocking is illegal personal contact that impedes the progress of an opponent. T-F 

Women's Collegiate Edition

1. The Primary Official should have the only whistle when a foul/violation occurs in their primary. T-F
2. On drives down the free throw lane and below the free throw line, the lead official has primary responsibility for block/charge plays. T-F
3. In question # 2, the Center Official has secondary responsibility for block/charge plays. T-F
4. A1 is dribbling the ball and B1 deflects the ball. A1 “runs over” B1 who is in a legal guarding position. The Trail Official rules an offensive foul. T-F
5. Team Control ends on an interrupted dribble. T-F 

International Edition

1. To start a dribble , the pivot foot may not be lifted before the ball is released from the hand(s). T-F
2. To pass or shoot for a field goal, the player may jump off a pivot foot, but neither foot may be returned to the floor before the ball is released from the hand(s). T-F
3. A player who catches the ball while they are progressing, or upon completion of a dribble, may take two steps in coming to a stop, passing or shooting the ball. T-F
4. A1 obtains a rebound and falls to the floor. The Lead official rules a traveling violation. T-F
5. A1 gains control of the ball on the floor, A1 gets up from the floor with the ball. The Lead Official rules this legal and play continues. T-F

Member for a Day
Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Auction
Our 2nd annual Member For A Day Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Auction is now LIVE online!  In this auction, some of the most prominent former and current DI basketball coaches, broadcast personalities, and pro sports legends such as Roy Williams, Ken Griffey Jr., Jason Kidd, and Clark Kellogg are donating their time for the opportunity to play a round with them at some great courses. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. 

(Auction closes on Sunday, November 28th at 9pm est)  

MIAA Mandates Masks for Winter Indoor Athletes,
Coaches, Officials, Staff and Spectators
Executive director Bob Baldwin said that the guidelines for indoor sports will remain the same as the fall, and are consistent with those set by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Click here for more information.  

Which Refs do College Basketball Coaches Most,
Like to See in a Big game?
"I Love Me some Teddy"
The Athletic - Brian Hamilton and Dana O'Neil 
At the behest of St. John’s coach Lou Carnesecca, Big East supervisor of officials Art Hyland once arrived at the league’s annual coaches’ meetings with a picture book. Inside were headshots of each of the Big East’s officials, created to help the notoriously bad with names Carnesecca properly assign his grievances. “I didn’t know what they looked like,’’ Carnesecca says. “But I knew I didn’t like them.’’

That was nearly 40 years ago and suffice it to say, not much has changed. Which is why The Athletic decided to survey coaches about the opinions usually shared behind closed doors. The NCAA frowns upon (and fines) such honest discourse in public, so the coaches were offered the veil of anonymity in exchange for the answers to two very simple questions.  Click here to read the remainder of the article

IAABO Good Citzen
Ron Earnshaw, Bd. 103, London, Ontario, Canada
For over 20 years, Ron Earnshaw, Bd. 103, London, Ontario, Canada, has volunteered at our Salvation Army Kettles.  Normally, Ron volunteers for about 25 shifts per season and this year will be no different.  He takes great pleasure in speaking with everyone that contributed to such a worthy cause.  His goal is to continue volunteering for as long as he is able.  Congratulations, Ron.  

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

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.
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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
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Briggs and Riley Luggage
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Answers to Quizzes
1. No- Case Book-2.4.5 Situation A.
2.  True-Rule-9-1-3-h.
3. True- Case Book-5.11.5
4. False- 9-2-2.
5. True- 10-7-12.d
Men's Collegiate
1. A-1-26.1 
2. True- Rule-10- Penalty-d.
3. False- 4-15.2a.2, A.R. 83.
4. True- 4-17.4.a-d.
5. True-4-5.
Women's Collegiate
1. True- CCA Manual- 1.1.3
2. True-CCA Manual-1.1.3.A.1.b
3. True-CCA Manual-1.1.3.A.1.b
4. True-10-10.1.a.2, 4-8.3
5. False-4-8.2.d
1. True - Article-25.2.1.
2. True - Article-25.2.1.
3. True -Article-25.2.1
4. False - Article-25.2.2, Interpretation 25-1, 25-2
5. False - Article-25.2.2, Interpretation 25-1, 25-4
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