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Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 02, 2020, 12:10pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,348
Posted By RefBob
Wow, thanks all. Very helpful and educational.

Wow, thanks all. Very helpful and educational.
Forum: Basketball Wed Feb 26, 2020, 03:48pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,348
Posted By RefBob
This is where Iím confused. A1, while in the act...

This is where Iím confused. A1, while in the act of dribbling, loses control of the ball totally on their own and the ball bounces away, it then hits A2 or B2 in the back of the leg, A1 then picks...
Forum: Basketball Wed Feb 26, 2020, 02:53pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,348
Posted By RefBob
Illegal Dribble Scenarios

I had an illegal dribble call recently and want to confirm my understanding of some scenarios:

1. While in the act of dribbling, A1 loses control of the dribble, the ball then bounces off A2 or...
Forum: Basketball Tue Oct 22, 2019, 03:12pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By RefBob
Because of the above, our Association has clearly...

Because of the above, our Association has clearly told us not to officiate these informal scrimmages as they are not official games under the auspices of the state school activities association. ...
Forum: Basketball Tue Oct 22, 2019, 10:53am
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By RefBob
Thanks - missed that.

Thanks - missed that.
Forum: Basketball Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:44pm
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By RefBob
Headbands

NFHS Casebook 3.5.4, Sit. B (c) states that it is illegal to wear rubber or elastic bands around the head that match the predominant color of the jersey. Apparently, because they do not comply with...
Forum: Softball Thu May 23, 2019, 03:26pm
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By RefBob
Thanks. This confirms my original understanding...

Thanks. This confirms my original understanding that actual physical contact by the batter or an actual throw by the catcher is not always required.
Forum: Softball Mon May 20, 2019, 02:58pm
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By RefBob
Batter Interference

I was recently told by some more senior officials that in order to have batter interference under NFHS Rule 7-4-4 with the catcher making a play on a runner you had to have either physical contact by...
Forum: Basketball Thu Nov 29, 2018, 03:48pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,894
Posted By RefBob
In Part II you indicate that the free throw...

In Part II you indicate that the free throw shooter and players behind the 3 point arc must wait until the ball contacts the rim or the backboard before entering the lane or penetrating the arc. ...
Forum: Basketball Mon Nov 19, 2018, 07:32pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,708
Posted By RefBob
Great discussion. As a relative new guy, Iíve...

Great discussion. As a relative new guy, Iíve always thought the same as BillyMac about the palming violation - you canít have it without it also being a travel or illegal dribble violation. Good...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 29, 2018, 03:43pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,169
Posted By RefBob
The official obviously did not handle it well. ...

The official obviously did not handle it well. But she is a 17 year old minor with little or no training. (Could be my daughter.) He is an adult male police captain a head taller than her. He...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 08, 2017, 12:51pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,269
Posted By RefBob
I could see if one player is pounding on a...

I could see if one player is pounding on a relatively defenseless player and no one is intervening, I would definitely make an effort to restrain the aggressor. But I don't ever see jumping into the...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 03, 2017, 07:13pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,269
Posted By RefBob
This has been my rookie year, so I have certainly...

This has been my rookie year, so I have certainly appreciated the veteran advice. My question is should the one official have intervened to try to break up the fight? Especially to the point of...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 23, 2017, 01:20pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By RefBob
Again, this was pretty much my play exactly. At...

Again, this was pretty much my play exactly. At the time, it really seemed to be a stretch to call a held ball on a relatively slight glancing hit of the ball by the defender. To call a held ball...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 21, 2017, 10:58pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By RefBob
This is exactly what happened. In my opinion,...

This is exactly what happened. In my opinion, the contact by B1 on the ball kind of took A1 out of their shooting rhythm. The contact kind of made A1 panic (this was a girl's middle school game)...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:30pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By RefBob
Held Ball or Travel?

Girl's middle school game. A1 goes up for a jump shot. While both A1's feet are in the air B1 swipes at the ball and connects with a glancing hit on the ball. The ball is not dislodged from A1's...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:10pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By RefBob
Thanks. This explains why every time I thought...

Thanks. This explains why every time I thought it was one I thought of reasons why it was the other.
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 11, 2017, 12:54pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By RefBob
Illegal Dribble or Travel

A1 is dribbling up the court, drives to the basket for a layup, takes his permitted step, while airborne decides not to shoot (or pass) and lets the ball fall to the floor directly in front of him. ...
Forum: Basketball Mon Dec 12, 2016, 01:37pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,934
Posted By RefBob
Agree 100%, and this is just what I was looking...

Agree 100%, and this is just what I was looking for. Wanted some measure of what is "a lot of fouls in a game." Very, very different from too many fouls called in a game.
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 10, 2016, 06:21pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,934
Posted By RefBob
Appreciate the comments. I was mostly interested...

Appreciate the comments. I was mostly interested in gauging the general consensus on what the experienced guys would consider a high or low number. Per Cameron's post, if an official said I had a...
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:24pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,934
Posted By RefBob
Average Numeber of Called Fouls

I would like some idea from those of you that have been officiating for awhile of the average number of personal fouls you have seen called in games (middle - high school, with eight minute stop...
Forum: Basketball Fri Oct 28, 2016, 01:37pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,909
Posted By RefBob
There is a time and place for everything. In my...

There is a time and place for everything. In my opinion, using your very visible presence in stripes on the court to make your own (adult) personal political statement before a kids sporting event...
Forum: Basketball Wed Oct 26, 2016, 12:39pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By RefBob
Thanks all. Appreciate all the input. As a...

Thanks all. Appreciate all the input. As a number of you noted and recommended, I agree that in a game situation the best approach for a new guy like me would be to save the in-depth analysis for a...
Forum: Basketball Sun Oct 23, 2016, 04:11pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By RefBob
Thanks for the clarification. It is, like you...

Thanks for the clarification. It is, like you noted, all about the context!
Forum: Basketball Sun Oct 23, 2016, 03:34pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By RefBob
As to your question 3, under NFHS Rule 8-3, "If...

As to your question 3, under NFHS Rule 8-3, "If the ball is to become dead when the last free throw for a specific penalty is not successful, players shall not occupy any spaces along the free throw...
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