IAABO Nassau County Board 41
Notes from the Interpreter
GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING AND OFFICIATING
THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE EXCERPTS FROM PAST NFHS POINTS OF EMPHASIS.
THEY SHOULD BE FOLLOWED AND ENFORCED DURING SCRIMMAGES SO PLAYERS AND COACHES KNOW THAT OFFICIALS ARE DOING THEIR JOB CORRECTLY.
WHEN WE DO NOT ENFORCE THE RULES AS THEY SHOULD BE WE ARE CHEATING ONE TEAM-THE TEAM THAT IS BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.
1) Tactics using the hands, arms or body that permit any player (offense or defense) to “control”, hold, impede, push, divert, slow or prevent) the movement of an opposing player is a foul.
2) When an offensive player uses the hands or body to push off for position or spacing to get open or receive a pass, or move the ball via pass or dribble, it is a foul.
3) “Hooking” by an offensive player is a distinct advantage. This tactic is not worthy of a warning and should be ruled a foul without hesitation.
4) Any illegal use of the hands, arms, or body(offense or defense) that slows, prevents, impedes the progress or displaces an opposing player due to contact, is a foul and MUST be called.
5) Regardless of where it takes place on the court, when a player continuously places a hand on the ball handler/dribbler, IT IS A FOUL.
6) When a player jabs a hand(s) or forearm on an opponent to control his or her movement or gain an advantage, IT IS A FOUL.
REBBOUNDING. A player has a right to any spot on the court he or she may get to legally. To obtain or maintain a legal rebounding position a player may NOT:
1) Displace, charge or push an opponent.
2) Extend shoulders, hips or knees, or extend the arms or elbows fully or partially in a position other than vertical, so that the opponent’s freedom of movement is hindered when contact occurs.
3) Bend his or her body in an abnormal position to hold or displace an opponent.
4) Violate the principle of VERTICALITY.
5) Better his or her position by other than legal means.
The coaching boxes shall be outlined OUTSIDE the side of the court on which the scorer’s and timer’s table and team benches are located. The area shall be bounded by a line drawn 14 feet from the end line towards the mid court (division line). At this point a line drawn from the sideline toward the team bench becomes the end of the coaching box going towards the end line. From this line go another 14 feet toward the mid-court (division line), then a line drawn towards the bench becomes the end of the coaching box closest to the mid-court (division line). The coaching box is 14 feet long placed in the middle of the regulation 42 feet long half court. These lines shall be located off the court and be 2 inches wide. These directions should be followed on the opposite side of the scorer’s table as well.
Remember we must enforce these points of emphasis during the scrimmage season- we do not want a fellow official to hear the following when doing a regular season game from the coaches:
“What is this a new interpretation?”
“This is our fourth game, and you are the first official who is calling that!”
Jim and I want to wish you the best for the coming season and REMEMBER we are here to help you and answer your questions.
Just do it the IAABO Way and we will all be on the same page.