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2017 OHSAA Basketball Officials Clinic

The Ohio High School Athletic Association will be sponsoring a basketball officials training clinic again this summer. The clinic is designed for class #3, class #2, and class #1 basketball officials who are interested in improving their basketball officiating skills. Basketball officials from all the districts of Ohio need to be officiating in similar styles, looking for the same things, and using the same mechanics.

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End of Game Video

While watching this play at the end of the game, consider what you mechanics and judgment you’d use in the same situation.

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Observer’s Presentation

Wayne Roller created the following presentation to help observers. Please take a look at the guidelines so that we are all on the same page.

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2015 Tournament – Bulletin # 1

The regular season is almost complete and the first OHSAA Tournament games start Thursday, February 18. Attached is the first bulletin you will receive emphasizing items that the crew should be covering in the pre game. The first is officiating in the lead position.

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Mechanics on excessive contact

We need to keep all of players in sight, especially opponents. This is a great play for pregame discussion, who is going to see this flagrant contact?

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Last second shot mechanics

Some officials believe (and cover in their pre-game meetings) – “any official (in any position) can ‘wave off a last second shot’ (meaning ‘not good’), but only the ‘opposite the table official’ can count it.

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Alternate coaches

Suppose a head coach designates her assistant to be the head coach during parts of a game. But only one is coaching at a time. What is the proper ruling? Is this allowed?

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