Thread: No man's Land
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Old Thu Jun 14, 2001, 01:25pm
WI REF WI REF is offline
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I had this situation happen this past season doing some varsity ball. My feeling is that if the Offense takes the ball into 'no mans land' then he is in trouble. He had better keep going or make a pass. I agree that I'm not going to give him the foul for trying to get back into a place where he can shoot. If the defense remains 'straight up' then it's a PC, no questions asked. If the defense causes the contact by leaning or jumping towards the offense, then he goes to the line for shots. It's like our state association says that a defensive player can't cause a PC while that far under the basket. Most players ans some coaches don't understand that rule. Surprising enough when this happened to me, neither player or coach had much to say. Sometimes it's in the way that you make (sell) the call that helps too.
It's NOTHING until YOU call it!!
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