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Officiating in the News

There are two recent articles in the Mansfield News Journal featuring officiating. The first addresses the difficulty in finding new officials, and the impact this is having on some districts. Click here to read the article The second features John Gurney and his son, Jonathan, officiating together during an All-Star game. Click here to read […]

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Observers Report

This report is for OHSAA observers during the 2013-14 District, Regional and State Tournaments.

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Punch

This video shows a punch during rebounding action in a recent game. Who is going to catch this punch? Good play for crew discussion.

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Leg compression sleeves vs. tights

Tights that extend below the pants/skirt are illegal per 3-5-7 and players shall not be permitted to participate if they are not in compliance. Conventional leg compression sleeves are to be worn only for medical reasons and must comply with 3-5-3. Traditional knee pads are permissible Tights that have been cut off with the leg […]

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Observers’ Letter

Jerry Snodgrass, OHSAA Assistant Commissioner, has released a letter for all OHSAA Basketball Tournament Observers. Click here to open the letter.

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2013-14 Quiz 4

This is Quiz 4 of the 2013-14 baseketball season. Click here to view a PDF of the quiz along with the answers. 1. A1 commits his/her 5th personal foul. The reporting official notifies the coach of Team A that he needs to send in a substitute for A1. While waiting for a sub, B2 shoots […]

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Concussion Headware

The following bulletin, issued by Jerry Snodgrass, OHSAA Assistant Commissioner-Basketball Sport Administrator, was sent to all OHSAA basketball officials on January 24, 2014.

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2014 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. There will be a clinic on Friday, […]

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Improperly called intentional foul

This play occurred in the closing seconds of a very close game. Obviously the defender is desperately attempting to steal the ball. An “intentional foul” was called. There does not appear to be any elements of an “intentional foul” present in this play.

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