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Old Fri Mar 01, 2019, 07:47pm
bucky bucky is offline
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Originally Posted by BillyMac View Post
Doesn't any interference with the ball after a goal (tapping it a very short distance away, knocking it a slightly longer distance away, tossing it a longer distance away, throwing it a very long distance, kicking it to the moon, etc.) "interfere with the thrower’s efforts to make a throw-in"?
Of course not.

Originally Posted by BillyMac View Post
In the past, some Forum members have described some of these situations as egregious, but I don't see this term (or a similar term) described (or even used) anywhere in the NFHS rulebook, or casebook?
You will see neither that term nor hundreds of other adjectives used to describe an action that involves judgement/discretion. You have your own idea of what "tapping a player lightly with a finger" and "throwing multiple punches" means. You also are aware of the thousands of degrees of contact between the two. Each form of contact garners your attention and you apply your own judgement/discretion on how to handle each. Interfering with the ball is the same situation. A player gently touching the ball after it passes through the net is different than a player taking the ball and running out of the building with it. Use your judgement to adjudicate just like any other play.

I can think of all kinds of cases where players interfere with the ball and in some, there would be no-call, in some there would be a T, and in some there would be an ejection.
If some rules are never enforced, then why do they exist?

Last edited by bucky; Fri Mar 01, 2019 at 08:06pm.
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