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Old Thu Feb 23, 2023, 12:22pm
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Originally Posted by BillyMac View Post
2023-24 NFHS Basketball Rules Questionnaire

Part I – Are these changes made last year satisfactory?

1. Allowing hair-control devices and adornments provided they are securely fastened close to the head and do not increase risk to the athlete, teammates and opponents.
I just want to get away from having to decide what is OK. I do understand this one, but just wish there were decisions made by people higher than us.

Part II – Observations – Have you seen in your area?

1. Players wearing tights with different leg lengths.

2. Excessive delays by one player due to eyeglasses falling to the floor and requiring the referee to stop play.

3. An increase in unsporting or confrontational behavior by fans toward officials.

4. An increase in unsporting or confrontational behavior by coaches toward officials.

5. An increase in unsporting or confrontational behavior by players toward officials.

6. A positive transition to the 35-second shot clock.
It is getting worse from the standpoint is that we have people that feel that their behavior is OK or just to do many things. Not just with us, but with each other. We have participants that think they can say anything in the justification of "emotion" or "getting on the refs" and that is really the problem.

Also did not really do but one tournament with the 35 second shot clock, but not really worried about the implementation either.
Part III – About rules for 2023-24 – Would you favor?

1. Awarding two free throws after the fifth team foul and resetting the team foul count at the end of each quarter.
I still do not feel this does anything for the game. Wow, we shoot a couple of less FTs. Whooppieeee!!!!!

2. Awarding a bonus free throw for the fifth, sixth and seventh team foul each quarter if the first free throw is successful and two free throws beginning with the eighth team foul of each quarter. Resetting the team foul count at the end of each quarter.
Again do not get this logic. Make FTs and it solves a lot of issues.

3. Eliminating the penalty for dunking during pre-game and halftime warm-ups.
Not for HS. Done already at the college level. HS kids are often doing things they cannot do. And what happens if the basket is broke? We do not have maintenance to easily replace and in many cases have to go to a completely different gym. Now with the shot clock stuff, is it possible you are going into a gym with no shot clock connected?

4. Assessing a penalty to coaches for illegal player equipment.
I like it in principle, but we would do the same thing we do for other things. Ignore and not penalize. This is a higher up issue IMO.

5. Eliminating the jump ball that begins the game and each extra period and begin play with a coin flip to determine team possession.
We do it once a game. No big deal.

6. Eliminating the jump ball that begins each extra period and determining possession to start play with the alternating-possession arrow.
If you are lucky you only do this a few times a year. Again, no big deal.

7. Increasing from five to six fouls (personal or technical) before disqualification.
If you lengthen the time in the game. But not with 32 minutes.

8. Adding an exception to allow a replaced player to re-enter the game at the next opportunity to substitute when the opposing team has committed a foul or a violation before the game clock has properly started.
No issues with this. It is the Men's rule basically.

9. Establishing goaltending when the ball contacts the backboard and any part of the ball is above the rim during a field-goal attempt when the ball is touched by a player as long as it has a possibility of entering the basket.
I think this is a very hard call at the college level. I would rather keep this the same.

10. Allowing all shirts worn by teammates under the away jersey to be black or a single solid color similar to the torso of the jersey while still requiring all teammates to match.
I would be OK with this. We often have to tell teams to change this anyway and often they are the same.

11. Limiting the head coach to only request a time-out during a dead-ball situation.
Been an advocate for this for some time now. Coaches think we are paying attention to them, when we are not.

12. Removing coaching box privileges from the head coach only when the head coach receives a direct technical foul and allowing the head coach the use of the coaching box after an indirect technical foul.
Get rid of the seat belt rule all together if you ask me. If they do not know how to behave, then get rid of them. But this adds to something we have to manage over something they can learn to behave. Coaches often know why they get Ts, I do not need them to sit down to get that message.

13. Establishing four designated throw-in spots (one along each sideline at the 28-foot mark and one 3 feet outside of each lane line along the end line) when there is team control in the offense’s frontcourt and the defense commits a violation or a single personal foul in the offense’s frontcourt.
I think that would take away some confusion. I like this at the college level.

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