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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 11:12am
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3-point attempt

A fellow official asked this of me stating another observer
told him on a 3-point attempt he was using the incorrect
three fingers. NFS.

I looked in a CCA women's manual and it shows:
index,middle,ring
For the men's CCA manual it shows:
little,ring, middle

Anyone know the NFS finges?
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 11:14am
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Is this a real question? Are there people out there concerned about which three fingers should be used to mark a 3-point attempt?

That said, I know many officials who simply hold their entire hand up to mark the three. I'm a pinky, ring, middle guy, myself. Report fouls the same way.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 11:21am
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I'm a pinky, ring, middle guy, myself.
Never really thought about what the "manual" or "diagram" showed.

FWIW - I use the same three fingers to signify three seconds violation and you can run the line out of bounds after a made shot......if applicable.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 11:38am
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I don't believe the HS manual goes that deep into it.


Are there people out there concerned about which three fingers should be used to mark a 3-point attempt?

At a local camp I attended last summer I was specifically told pinky, ring & middle fingers was our associations approved mechanic. Guess what I've been doing ever since




That said, I know many officials who simply hold their entire hand up to mark the three.


NBA mechanics?
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 11:56am
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A fellow official asked this of me stating another observer told him on a 3-point attempt he was using the incorrect three fingers. NFHS.

I looked in a CCA women's manual and it shows:
index,middle,ring
For the men's CCA manual it shows:
little,ring, middle

Anyone know the NFHS fingers?
I have been taught that the Fed mechanic is in fact the index, middle, and ring fingers.
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Originally Posted by observer
A fellow official asked this of me stating another observer
told him on a 3-point attempt he was using the incorrect
three fingers. NFS.

I looked in a CCA women's manual and it shows:
index,middle,ring
For the men's CCA manual it shows:
little,ring, middle

Anyone know the NFS finges?
When I was first reffing, my littlest was learning sign language because they thought he'd never be able to speak, although he wasn't hearing impaired (long story!!). My older kids used the usual index-middle-ring when they wanted to indicate three of something, I was using pinky-ring-middle as my reffing peers did, and Mason was doing the ASL middle-index-thumb. As he grew, he developed a sense of humor and would choose which one he was going to use each day. He thought it was funny to confuse people, especially ASL people.

PS He speaks okay now, although it took years of speech therapy to develop that. Sometimes, I wish he'd just shut up!
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 12:22pm
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PS He speaks okay now, although it took years of speech therapy to develop that. Sometimes, I wish he'd just shut up!
hmmm... must run in the family...

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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 12:43pm
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When I was first reffing, my littlest was learning sign language because they thought he'd never be able to speak, although he wasn't hearing impaired (long story!!). My older kids used the usual index-middle-ring when they wanted to indicate three of something, I was using pinky-ring-middle as my reffing peers did, and Mason was doing the ASL middle-index-thumb. As he grew, he developed a sense of humor and would choose which one he was going to use each day. He thought it was funny to confuse people, especially ASL people.

PS He speaks okay now, although it took years of speech therapy to develop that. Sometimes, I wish he'd just shut up!
We spend the first couple of years teaching them to walk and talk, and the next 18 telling them to sit down and shut up.

I've had people who know ASL tell me the pinkie-ring-middle is a "bad sign." Didn't hear a peep from the folks at the deaf school when I did their games. That's the only reason I can imagine why anybody would care which we use.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 12:44pm
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hmmm... must run in the family...

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I've had people who know ASL tell me the pinkie-ring-middle is a "bad sign." Didn't hear a peep from the folks at the deaf school when I did their games. That's the only reason I can imagine why anybody would care which we use.
Funny!!!
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The "Official NFHS Basketball Signals" picture in the back of the NFHS Officials Manual shows index, middle, ring. I use pinky, ring, middle.
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Old Wed Feb 13, 2008, 07:42pm
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The "Official NFHS Basketball Signals" picture in the back of the NFHS Officials Manual shows index, middle, ring. I use pinky, ring, middle.
As do I...not sure why, maybe it's the stubborn pinky that doesn't like to bend very well!
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