Basketball
 
Trainers
  Dave Eubank - daveref99@yahoo.com  
  Tim Rizor - tim.rizor@comcast.net  
     
  Basketball Officials Meeting
Sunday, January 21
Full Blast in Battle Creek
3:00

We will be discussing...
Defining S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Going over plays from past month
Talking about proper mechanics, bring a whistle
Open floor questions

 
   
   

You Need A Time Out. Go To Your Designated Spot!

As a child I was never given a “Time Out” for disciplinary purposes. My dad had different tactics. Today’s children often are required to take a “Time Out” to have time to reconsider their unacceptable actions. Usually they are sent to a special couch, chair or to their room. As officials we as well have a special place we need to go to for a “Time Out”. Where is it?


There are different spots depending on whether we are working a two man crew or a three man crew. In 3-man mechanics, one official will administer the ball at the end of the Time Out, whether it is an in-bounds or a free throw. That official should take control of the ball and remain near the spot where play is to resume. The other two officials are to stand at the
top of the key
, one in each half court for a 30 second time out, or one at each of the low blocks, opposite the table for a
60 second
time out. 2-man mechanics are different. If a 30 second time out - one official goes to designated resumption of play spot and other official straddles division line, halfway between center circle and sideline closest to table. Both officials face the table. If 60 Second time out - one official goes to designated resumption of play spot and other official straddles division line, halfway between sideline farthest from the table and the center circle. Both officials face the table. ? Administering official - place ball on either their hip, belt or back to indicate direction of ball. When the warning horn sounds, both officials initially move towards each team huddle and verbally say "first horn" and put index finger in air; then move to resumption of play court positions. After the final horn, the administering official will blow whistle before resuming play or use resumption of play procedure if teams are not ready to play.


 
Are you interested in knowing who assigns basketball officials in your area?
Check out the list on the MHSAA website.
 
 
 
 

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