Each year the OHSAA along with the Ohio Association of Basketball Officials (OABO) conducts a basketball officiating clinic for officials who are interested in improving and progressing. The clinic is a one day clinic which includes on court work and instruction as well as classroom and video sessions.
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.
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.
We had an inadvertent whistle by one of the officials in a tied game and the team had their best player at the table to go in. We did not allow for the sub since it was our mistake and having the player in could affect the outcome of the game and he wouldn’t have been in the game. What is the proper way to handle this situation?
The Officials’ Manual states that for a 2 person crew officials should switch on ALL non shooting fouls. I have interpreted this ALL to include fouls in the back court or player control or team control fouls in the front court going the other way, since the manual does not list exceptions.
Happy New Year! As we gear up for the most competitive part of the season, here are a few items that have been brought up recently and reminders regarding them, Please review with your partners in your upcoming pregames: 1. Contact with swinging elbow in the head/neck area. There has been no change in the […]
The following fuling on the legality of a particular headband was issued by Denny Morris. The pictured headband is illegal. This is based on the manufacturer stating the band is 2.5 inches in width. By rule a headband can only be 2 inches in width
While shooting a foul shot, and the ball already being administered to the shooter, the table has blown the horn before the shot, disrupting the game, and the rhythm of the shooter. How should this situation be handled?
Some officials are making issues with the Points of Emphasis rules for announcers on page 68 of the rule book. This is not something that we need to address as officials. This was sent by the OHSAA as a reminder to the schools, but it was left out on purpose during our State meeting. We […]