Basketball
Basketball

Weekly Annoucements

February
1

CALL THE FOUL - REPORT IT CORRECTLY
After watching multiple games during the last two weeks of tournaments I noticed the huge tendency to "walk & talk" when reporting a foul to the table. The remedy is quite simple.

If your FEET are moving - your LIPS should be still.
When your FEET stop - your LIPS can start talking.

This simple but effective technique will make you look so much better when reporting fouls, time-outs, etc. to the table. Plus, it's the approved mechanic that many folks seem to forget.
The same thing goes for your foul calling sequence at the spot of the foul.
Come to a COMPLETE STOP - after your whistle and "fist-up" signal to stop the clock. Drop the whistle.
Feet are still (at the spot of foul) and now you can verbalize the color and number with your preliminary signal.
Lips stop - and now you can move to your next spot, which is the reporting zone for table communication.
Same thing over again. Feet are still and you can start talking to the scorer from the reporting area.
One last thing to consider. If the actual "scorer" is not giving you eye-to-eye contact while reporting the foul - just STOP and wait for him/her to look up. Many good score keepers will pre-record the foul to stay ahead of you but it’s important to minimize errors and gain that eye contact directly with the "person on the pencil" before speaking.

VERTICALITY-LEGAL GUARDING POSITION
One area every official must concentrate on during a contest is determining when a player has legal guarding position, have they maintained that position and are they staying in their vertical plane. There are times we penalize defenders in a legal guarding position when the drive comes into the lane area. Defenders are allowed to elevate vertically in their own legal space/cylinder. If the ball handler initiates the contact, we should not penalize the defense. Officials must identify the secondary defender early enough to determine if they have a legal guarding position. Make sure you are in position to see through the play, see the play from start to finish, determine legal guarding position and who initiates the contact. The offensive player must be under control, don't bail out a player out of control. Remember who initiated the majority of the contact. Then blow the whistle. [ Continue ]

 

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