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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 to utilize the video to gain a better understanding of the rules(s) and concepts.

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. 
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. 

Working the Lead (Cof2)
(IAABO Manual pg. 35)
The Lead should close down toward lane (B position) when ball moves toward basketline. 

When the ball and either low post play and/or screening activity develops in the Trail’s PCA, the Lead should consider moving across lane-extended area (C position) to assist with coverage.  

(Left) the Lead moves across lane-extended area to get an open angle on low post matchup. (Right) the Lead moves across lane-extended area to assist the Trail with screening activity.

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. 
Click here to reserve your room now. 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. A1, who is dribbling the ball, has the ball batted away by B1. As A1 and B1 are going for the ball, the official incorrectly thinks they hear a time-out request from Team A’s Head Coach and sounds the whistle.  The official rules this an inadvertent whistle and utilizes the AP Arrow.  True or False?
2. Team control ends when a field goal try is in flight. True or False?
3. Team control ends when a tap is in flight. True or False?
4. A team is in control during a throw-in. True or False?
5. A team is in control during interrupted dribble. True or False? 

Men's Collegiate Edition
1. A dead ball contact Technical Foul has to be: 
a. Unnecessary.
b. Unacceptable.
c. Excessive.
d. All of the Above
2. A dead contact Technical Foul is a Class A Technical Foul. T-F
3. Team B has been warned for flopping. A1 is driving to the basket and B3 flops on the play. A1 continues and scores on the play. The Lead Official waits until the play is over and rules a Class B Technical Foul on B3. T-F
4. If a player participates after changing his uniform number without reporting the change to the official scorer and game official it should be ruled a flagrant 2 technical foul. T-F
5. Participating after being disqualified is a non-contact flagrant 2 technical foul. T-F 

Women's Collegiate Edition
1. Near the expiration of time in the 2nd period, A1 releases the ball on a try for goal. The officiating crew do not hear the horn and there is no replay. They confer with the table officials who disagree that the ball was released on time. The evidence for counting or not counting the goal is equal. The Referee rules the goal shall count. T-F
2. Goaltending on a free throw can occur on its upward or downward flight. T-F
3. Goaltending on a free throw is a player substitute technical foul. T-F
4. An excessive time out is an indirect technical foul charged to the Head Coach. T-F
5. A4 has a plastic cast covered with slow rebounding foam on her forearm to start the game. The Referee allows A4 to play. T-F

International Edition
1. The offensive player with the ball must be allowed enough space for a normal basketball play within their cylinder. The normal basketball play includes starting a dribble, pivoting, shooting and passing. T-F
2. A1’s try is in flight, B3 and A3 commit a double personal foul. The try is successful. Team B is entitled to run the end line. T-F
3. B3 taunts A3 and is charged with a technical foul. Team A will receive “2” free throws and the ball at the centerline extended opposite the table. T-F
4. A technical foul on a player is a player foul and team foul. T-F
5. A technical foul on a Head Coach is not charged as a team foul. T-F

Crawford among newly eligible for Hall of Fame

Joey Crawford, NBA official and former member of IAABO Board No. 65, Philadelphia, is among a new group of players, coaches, and referees eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2022 class, the organization announced Tuesday.  
The full list of nominated individuals will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in early April 2022, while the enshrinement ceremony will take place September 9-10, 2022.  

Police: Parent Assaults Referee at
Middle School Basketball Game
Andrew Scheinthal
A bad call by a parent has landed them behind bars.

A video that has made its way around social media shows a parent taking matters into their own hands at an eighth grade basketball game at Kenmore Middle School.
Kenmore police say after a skirmish between players, a parent rushed the court and assaulted one of the referees at Thursday night’s game.

His injuries were severe enough that he was transported to a nearby  Click here to read more.

IAABO Good Citizen
Jimmy Taylor, IAABO Board #204 MD
IAABO Board No. 204 MD President Timmy Taylor and his son, Fenway, 8 years old, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.

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 scheduled for January 24-30, 2022.  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. 
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.
Click here to purchase Ref Life gear and enjoy Free Shipping - Must use code RefLife when checking out.

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. False-4-12-3-a-c, 4-12-4
2. True-4-12-3-a.
3. True- 4-12-3-a.
4. True-4-12-2-d.
5. True-4-12-2-c.
Men's Collegiate
1. d-4-15.3.e.
2. True- 10-3.1.e
3. True-4-10.1.c.4., 10-4.1.p.
4. False-10-4.1.n.
5. True- 10-3.1.h.
Women's Collegiate
1. True-2-10.15.c. Case Book-A.R. 37
2. True- 9-15.3.4.
3. True-10-12.3.f.
4. False-10-12.1.g.Penalty.
5. True- 1.26.2 and 4.
1. True - Art.33.1
2. True - Art. 35.2.Penalty   Int. 35-1, 35-5
3. False -Art. 36.3 Penalty   Int. 36-42, 36-43.
4. True - Art. 36.3.1 Penalty  Art. 41.1.1.
5. True - Art. 36.3.1 Penalty.
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