Switches in two person mechanics

By Dennis Morris

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.

Please review the prescribed mechanic on page 38, E-1. While there is only one sentence printed on this topic, again to maintain consistency in our mechanics, we will go with this. In essence, there will be long switches in these situations with two person crews.