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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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Observers Report

This report is for OHSAA observers during the 2014-15 District, Regional and State Tournaments.

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2015 OHSAA Basketball Officials Clinic

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.

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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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Not allowing substitute in

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?

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