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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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Lead mechanics after calling foul in back court

Remember that we are not using the NFHS mechanics regarding the lead that calls a foul in the back court then going to the front court after reporting it. This was discussed during this year’s State Interpretation Meeting, and officials are expected to use the OHSAA mechanic (lead stays in the back court after calling […]

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Central District Mechanics Presentation

Jim Berry, supervisor of the Central District tournament, has put together an excellent presentation on OHSAA basketball mechanics. While there may be a few administrative items mentioned that are specific to the Central District, the overall presentation is well worth reviewing. Click here to download the presentation. Updated November 11, 2013

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Three-Person Mechanics Guidelines

Basic Responsibilities of the Lead Stay in your primary Be square to baseline and facing your primary Find a reason to rotate (we want more rotations; not fewer) L does not rotate enough If ball rotates over and post players rotate over and L does not rotate, there is too much for C to watch […]

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Off-Ball Officiating

Good officiating revolves around two simple principles and is true for either the offensive player or the defensive player. Did the contact created displace the opponent OR did the contact created hinder the freedom of movement of the opponent. If either one of these are true and a player has created obvious contact which in […]

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Signals

Use the proper signals and mechanics in the Mechanics manual: Most importantly ­ STOP THE CLOCK! You are not only communicating with the players, coaches, and fans, you are communicating with your fellow officials. Don’t create your own signals; officiate as the rule books are written. As an example; late in the fourth quarter of […]

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