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Forum: Basketball Wed Oct 25, 2017, 01:22pm
Replies: 25
Views: 975
Posted By BayStateRef
The NFHS has reaffirmed the 2012-13 POE on...

The NFHS has reaffirmed the 2012-13 POE on contact with an elbow above the shoulder. According to the IAABO newsletter Sportorials, this occurred in September during an in-person interpretations...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jul 07, 2016, 01:32pm
Replies: 87
Views: 3,758
Posted By BayStateRef
Not at all. What you contend is a "completely...

Not at all. What you contend is a "completely different play" is to me compelling guidance from the NFHS.

Both events are rare (although I have enforced the ignore the bench technical until the...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jul 07, 2016, 12:21pm
Replies: 87
Views: 3,758
Posted By BayStateRef
There is one crucial fact missing to make a...

There is one crucial fact missing to make a correct ruling. At what point did the official "call a technical foul?"

While most of the replies have said that the fouls must be penalized in the...
Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:12am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By BayStateRef
A couple of thoughts: Often there is...

A couple of thoughts:


Often there is another book (or 2) in use. It might be a parent in the stands or an assistant coach. If so, find it and see what it says. Your have the authority (Rule...
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 05, 2016, 04:37pm
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By BayStateRef
This site ...

This site (http://phillyref.com/basketball/basketballrefereecamps.html)has been the best source for information on high school and college camps. It has not been updated for 2016, but you can get a...
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 05, 2016, 04:05pm
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By BayStateRef
I'll ask out loud. What is the hardware?...

I'll ask out loud.

What is the hardware? What is the software?
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 05, 2016, 11:55am
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By BayStateRef
You need to read all of 4-42-5 to understand when...

You need to read all of 4-42-5 to understand when the throw in ends. Just looking at one tiny piece doesn't tell you enough.

This section offers three specific ways the throw-in can end.
a. when...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 10, 2016, 08:51pm
Replies: 69
Views: 2,737
Posted By BayStateRef
You fill out paperwork and game suspensions are...

You fill out paperwork and game suspensions are required for violating MIAA rules that forbid fighting, taunting, etc. This applies to players and coaches.

The standards are essentially the same...
Forum: Basketball Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:06pm
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By BayStateRef
I started a youth officiating program for my...

I started a youth officiating program for my community's Rec. department several years ago, using high school kids as offiicals. The idea was good; the implementation was fair. Some of the "kids"...
Forum: Basketball Thu May 28, 2015, 09:16pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,575
Posted By BayStateRef
No way would I push back. Accept his word that he...

No way would I push back. Accept his word that he will take care of you. But I also would be looking for other assignors who may be more organized and who may have had the class to recognize their...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:09pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,581
Posted By BayStateRef
Same thing applies (mostly) in Massachusetts....

Same thing applies (mostly) in Massachusetts. Two-person crews for most high school games all season.

But, for the post-season tournament, all games are three person. College officials are the...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 13, 2015, 01:48pm
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By BayStateRef
Sorry, but this is not correct. It is end of...

Sorry, but this is not correct. It is end of regulation and Fed rules do allow replay.

This is a H.S. Division 3 state semifinal game (winner of the next game is state champion). D1 has the...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 13, 2015, 04:10pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,175
Posted By BayStateRef
The question was indeed asked. And the answer is...

The question was indeed asked. And the answer is what many here have said in some way: if there are bodies on the floor caused by contact, then there has to be a foul. The head clinician made it as...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 13, 2015, 02:43pm
Replies: 71
Views: 2,175
Posted By BayStateRef
Unfortunately, the guiding principal here is not...

Unfortunately, the guiding principal here is not the rule book, but what you call that idiotic philosophy. Those assignors decide who works for them and if you don't adhere to their view, you won't...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 09, 2015, 01:33pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By BayStateRef
Actually, there is. It is direct technical foul...

Actually, there is. It is direct technical foul to the head coach. Rule 10-5-4.
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 05, 2015, 07:12pm
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By BayStateRef
Honigs has tall sizes for its IAABO jackets. They...

Honigs has tall sizes for its IAABO jackets. They are not listed in the catalog or on the website, but if you call, you can order one. A large tall may be what you need.
Forum: Basketball Mon Dec 08, 2014, 06:15pm
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By BayStateRef
Ball is put in play at point of...

Ball is put in play at point of interruption...closest spot to where ball was last touched by a player or where it touched the court when the whistle sounded. It does not go back to the original...
Forum: Basketball Sat Nov 29, 2014, 08:57pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,078
Posted By BayStateRef
Interesting to watch the crew have to use...

Interesting to watch the crew have to use 2-person mechanics. They are rotating a lot from the lead...with the trail remaining ball-side. A lot of movement from the trail and not nearly as deep into...
Forum: Basketball Mon Sep 15, 2014, 11:00am
Replies: 64
Views: 4,658
Posted By BayStateRef
Ugh. Just wish they left this alone. School...

Ugh. Just wish they left this alone.

School colors are white and green. Girls want to wear green headbands at home, with their white uniforms and green trim. Last year's ruling: legal (any single...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 17, 2014, 05:18pm
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By BayStateRef
Great rules knowledge

Kevin Henderson, the second base umpire, knew the rule and immediately made the proper call.

5.09-- The ball becomes dead and runners advance one base, or return to their bases without liability...
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 03, 2014, 07:00pm
Replies: 75
Views: 3,635
Posted By BayStateRef
I don't make that judgment. I well know the law...

I don't make that judgment. I well know the law and know what my Schedule C shows. My comments were meant to be factual about the reality of any cash profession...including officiating.

There is a...
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 03, 2014, 03:37pm
Replies: 75
Views: 3,635
Posted By BayStateRef
I have heard this too...and I think it is going...

I have heard this too...and I think it is going to change the landscape for a lot of sports officials. I have heard from volunteers who run local leagues for basketball, baseball, softball and...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 19, 2014, 05:03pm
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By BayStateRef
Actually, that is totally incorrect. Three...

Actually, that is totally incorrect. Three recruits and their parents attended a barbecue at Pearl's house after a football game. They had driven to Knoxville on their own for an "unofficial visit"...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 12, 2014, 04:49pm
Replies: 121
Views: 6,059
Posted By BayStateRef
If I'm guilty, I want you on the jury...since I...

If I'm guilty, I want you on the jury...since I know you will ignore all fact and reason, because nothing will change your opinion. If I am the victim, I pray that you never get near the case.

You...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 09, 2014, 08:47am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,009
Posted By BayStateRef
Yes. I presume it's a typo in your response, but...

Yes. I presume it's a typo in your response, but the NFHS sent a ruling that the officials' jurisdiction for the game ends when the referee approves the score. Technical fouls for fighting, taunting,...
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