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Old Mon Feb 09, 2004, 02:58am
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Boys 7th Grade Tourney this weekend.
2-whistle.
I am lead.

A1 attempts a FT by slamming the ball on the floor about 1/3 the way to the basket. The ball hit the rim before I "processed" what I had just observed and whistled it dead. The trail never whistled it dead.

A1's Coach wanted to know why I whistled it dead. He claimed it had been allowed in previous games. I calmly explained it was a violation because it failed to make contact with the rim BEFORE it hit the floor, just like an "airball" on a FT attempt. He accepted the explanation, but appeared like he STILL did not understand why it was a violation.

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Old Mon Feb 09, 2004, 04:13am
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Yes, hitting the floor ends the try (4-40-4) and therefore the try failed to enter the basket or touch the ring before the free throw ended, so it is a violation. (9-1-3) Way to pick up your partner even thought you were lead. Give him first crack and then you have to get it right.

[Edited by Nevadaref on Feb 9th, 2004 at 03:16 AM]
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Old Mon Feb 09, 2004, 09:00am
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I'm a coach and I can't see for the life of me why in the hell would a coach allow a kid to do this??
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Old Mon Feb 09, 2004, 10:24am
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They could try this from the bench on my team

One of the nice things about knowing the rules is you can tell a kid that "It's not just that I won't allow it, it's against the rules." And I just love the loook they get when you tell them this.
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