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Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:07pm
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By BillyMac
Stay After School For Extra Help ...

My local IAABO board is going to start to use something called RefSec, an online system that will allow us to make online payments of dues, fees, deposits, and fines.

It will also allow us to...
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 14, 2019, 09:43am
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By BillyMac
George Brett "Pine Tar Game" ...

First off, basketball ain't baseball.

Sometimes you can go back and "do over" a baseball game, maybe most famously the George Brett "Pine Tar Game" in which Brett, who had apparently hit a ninth...
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 14, 2019, 09:18am
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By BillyMac
Lack Of Attention To Details ...

I've been taking the IAABO Refresher Exam (open book) for almost forty years, and I've never got 100% correct. Some problems are due to clerical or typographical errors in the creation of the test...
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 07, 2019, 12:41pm
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
I Got It ...

Novel. Book. Nice.
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 07, 2019, 12:41pm
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
What's In The Bag ???

Thanks for sharing.

Reminded me of a story my Dad used to tell us. When we were kids we had a neighbor, Julie, who drove a red Cadillac convertible, but he never seemed to ever go to a job. When...
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 07, 2019, 11:58am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Things That Make You Go Hmmm ...

Makes one ponder how basketball games were officiated before the invention of written language.
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 07, 2019, 11:55am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Mark Padgett ...

It's already covered, Mark Padgett's First Rule of Officiating.
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 07, 2019, 11:44am
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By BillyMac
Connecticut ...

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The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Association
Unified Sports School Based Basketball Rules

Roster: Maximum of 12 per team. The team may...
Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 07, 2019, 11:31am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Published ???

Point to floor for two point field goal try when shooter has a foot touching three point line.

We do this (above) in Connecticut (and I'm aware that it's also done in many other areas across the...
Forum: Basketball Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:54am
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By BillyMac
100% Correct ...

Agree. How can anyone argue with that?
Forum: Basketball Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:53am
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By BillyMac
Inflexible ???

Hey. On a good day I can almost touch my toes.
Forum: Basketball Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:55am
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By BillyMac
Can't Teach An Old Dog ...

I've been using a long noose lanyard for forty years. One year I tried one of those short Smitty lanyards that attach to the little "hoops" on one's jersey. After many years of slightly tugging...
Forum: Basketball Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:45am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Appreciate It ...

Thanks for checking (to simply satisfy my curiosity). 100% IAABO Connecticut officials haven't had access to a NFHS Mechanics Manual for many many years.
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:50pm
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Vive La Différence ...

I was speaking in the general sense, only using this issue as an easy do, or don't do, example.

Did the NFHS ever require an official sound a whistle before a free throw after a timeout?
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 04:10pm
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Little Corners Of Connecticut ...

For those that are curious, here in Connecticut, eighteenth century blues laws in our originally Puritan colony banned the game of basketball in the four counties that are not on the four corners of...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 03:03pm
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Four Corners ...

Pick a corner, any corner.

https://geology.com/county-map/connecticut-county-map.gif

We call the northeast corner the "Quiet Corner" although the northwest corner is pretty quiet as well,...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:39pm
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Kipling Said It Best ...

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Bingo. Hit the nail right on the head.

We do not do things the same, we're very different.

When in...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 12:03pm
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By BillyMac
Tomorrow's Word: Abjure

justacoach recently got a new "Word of the Day" calendar.

Could be the same one Freddy uses.
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 11:59am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Face Of The Organization ...

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Easy for you to say.

You're Mike.

In addition to being a highly respected and successful official...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 11:31am
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By BillyMac
Connecticut ...

Previous to last year this issue never even came up here in Connecticut. It was news to us when the annual interpretations came out last year (although I had heard some rumblings on the Forum).
...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:22am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
The Old Refrain ...

As with many things discussed here on the Forum, when in Rome ...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:16am
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By BillyMac
Let's Go To The Videotape ...

In another change, assistant coaches now will be able to go onto the court with the head coach in an effort to restore order when a fight breaks out among players. “It can be difficult for officials...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:12am
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By BillyMac
Let's Go To The Videotape ...

A note was added to Rule 3-5-5 to permit folding or rolling the shorts at the natural waistband seam. The new language does state that the shorts have to be in compliance with Rule 3-4-5, which...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:08am
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By BillyMac
From My Pregame ...

On court at 15:00. Scorebook at 12:00. Coaches and captains meeting at 5:00: Uniforms and equipment are legal, and will be worn properly. Participants will exhibit good sportsmanship. Optional:...
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 27, 2019, 09:39am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,409
Posted By BillyMac
Very Clear ...

IAABO is very clear regarding whistles at the end of a period, and before a free throw after a timeout.

Whether we do it or not is another story for another time in another place.

2018-2019...
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