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Forum: Basketball Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:01am
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Freddy
Happened Last Season

Great discussion on this exact play from last season from this exact play, with video, is here:
https://forum.officiating.com/basketball/104900-dislodging-ball-throwers-hands-but.html
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 11, 2020, 12:39pm
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Freddy
Nice catch. I corrected my post. Got my P's and...

Nice catch. I corrected my post. Got my P's and T's confused. Thanx, Ray! :)

Hand behind head for PC fouls, not TC's.
Forum: Basketball Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:38am
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Freddy
Our state's new mechanics manual tried to...

Our state's new mechanics manual tried to synthesize the process whereby the punch is the directional signal for both TC and PC fouls. The "hand behind the head" signal thus precedes the...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jul 07, 2020, 11:56am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,955
Posted By Freddy
Of greater concern, at least for many on the...

Of greater concern, at least for many on the training level, should be how to teach officials the discipline of a patient whistle with these things, if they really are going to be used. Waiting for...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jul 05, 2020, 02:12pm
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Freddy
VLC for making clips from .mp4 video files. Free...

VLC for making clips from .mp4 video files. Free and easy to use.

Movie Maker for editing, adding repeated scenes, slow motion, etc. Free as a bundled program with the Microsoft system, I think....
Forum: Basketball Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:10pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By Freddy
I know of no school districts anywhere in our...

I know of no school districts anywhere in our state who either have or who'd admit to have the funding for this. In fact, I predict school boards in our state will compel AD's to revert to 2-person...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jun 24, 2020, 08:48pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By Freddy
With all this talk about the distinctions between...

With all this talk about the distinctions between floor officials and table officials, we really could use the input of our former forum expert CHS Eagle. I'm sending out the Bat Signal for him as...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jun 09, 2020, 03:19am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,295
Posted By Freddy
Two different assigning programs (Arbiter,...

Two different assigning programs (Arbiter, Eventlink) that aren't compatible with each other used by two different states. Really stinks. Too much time necessary to coordinate the blocks in the two...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jun 02, 2020, 03:17am
Replies: 66
Views: 2,195
Posted By Freddy
Those involved with training have dedicated a...

Those involved with training have dedicated a good amount of effort teaching officials techniques to avoid hasty, impulsive whistles. Without having one of those electronic, push-button whistle...
Forum: Basketball Tue May 26, 2020, 12:53pm
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By Freddy
Since those camps and scrimmages referenced by...

Since those camps and scrimmages referenced by Stat-Man, the state of Michigan adopted a revised set of approved mechanics. The section regarding "At the Site of the Foul" is posted below, not to...
Forum: Basketball Sun May 24, 2020, 03:17am
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By Freddy
Part 2

Palming/Carrying

Across the country, more and more players are being allowed to illegally dribble the basketball. Likely, a combination of increased viewing of other players doing this act and...
Forum: Basketball Sun May 24, 2020, 03:16am
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By Freddy
Part 1

Basketball Points of Emphasis - 2020-21
By NFHS on May 21, 2020

These Points of Emphasis are not in priority order and are considered of equal importance to coaches and officials.

BLOCK/CHARGE...
Forum: Basketball Sun May 24, 2020, 03:15am
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By Freddy
NFHS 2020,21 POE's

https://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/basketball-points-of-emphasis-2020-21/

Block/Charge
Use of Proper Signals and the Reporting Area
Palming/Carrying
Clarification of Intentional and...
Forum: Basketball Tue May 12, 2020, 03:38pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By Freddy
Announced Rules Changes

Basketball Rules Changes - 2020-21
By NFHS on May 12, 2020
(https://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/basketball-rules-changes-2020-21/)

2-12-5: The intent of the rule change is to avoid...
Forum: Basketball Tue May 12, 2020, 05:52am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By Freddy
And this announcement typically covers the...

And this announcement typically covers the announced rules changes. Sometimes there are unannounced changes in both the rules book and casebook that are more significant than the announced changes. ...
Forum: Basketball Tue Apr 21, 2020, 10:15am
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Freddy
I'm wondering if, due to the fear of "players to...

I'm wondering if, due to the fear of "players to ball to hand to whistle to mouth" contamination issues, something new and different is on the horizon. Will the perception of us becoming negatively...
Forum: Basketball Thu Apr 09, 2020, 02:55pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By Freddy
Yes, beginning this past season. Back to what it...

Yes, beginning this past season. Back to what it was in 2006 or so.
Forum: Basketball Wed Apr 08, 2020, 07:29pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By Freddy
Is This What It's All About?

I had trouble identifying the relevance of this discussion, maybe because I don't do NCAA. But I remember one call that happened late this past season that I made a clip of. This is a very good...
Forum: Basketball Fri Apr 03, 2020, 02:54pm
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Freddy
Michigan Cancels Winter and Spring Seasons

Dear MHSAA Family:

Below you will find the media release announcing the MHSAA’s decision to cancel all 2019-20 winter and spring tournaments and sport seasons. This was based on protecting the...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:56pm
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Freddy
Trainers may appreciate these as resources to...

Trainers may appreciate these as resources to keep their officials engaged during the off season. Others might like the opportunity for whatever discussion results from some of the things said or...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 31, 2020, 03:06am
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Freddy
NFHS Courses for Free

The NFHS instructional online basketball officiating courses have been made available for free until July 1. Maybe something to communicate to crews or training groups or assigning pools or to do...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 20, 2020, 05:37pm
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Freddy
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6WUpezTboe0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 14, 2020, 04:03am
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Freddy
Would it be considered too overly optimistic for...

Would it be considered too overly optimistic for me to continue to maintain my in-season conditioning regiment in hopes of having my recently cancelled post-season assignments reassigned at a later...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:59pm
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Freddy
Michigan Tourneys "Suspended Immediately and Indefinitely" Today

Michigan basketball tournaments "suspended immediately and indefinitely" this morning, just prior to girls' second-round (regional) finals tonight and boys' first-round (district) finals tomorrow. ...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 07, 2020, 09:16am
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Freddy
2-12-7, "If a red/LED light is used, the light is...

2-12-7, "If a red/LED light is used, the light is the official expiration of playing time."
So, is it our responsibility to confirm what some perceive to be an equipment malfunction? Or do we "call...
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