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Fellow IAABO Board #194 Members,

As the regular season winds down and we prepare for post-season assignments please review the following reminders and best practices.

Rule 9 Section 9 Art. 3 Backcourt: During a jump ball, throw-in or while on defense, a player may legally jump from his/her frontcourt, secure control of the ball with both feet off the floor and return to the floor with one or both feet in the backcourt. The player may make a normal landing and it makes no difference whether the first foot to touch the floor is in the frontcourt or backcourt.

Rule 3 Section 5 Equipment and Apparel: We still need work on this to reach 100% compliance. Remember it is a RULE just as important as any other rule. Refer to the link on our Board’s website for a complete guide to Rule 3-5.

Rule 1 Section 13 Art. 2 Coaching Box: A line, perpendicular to the 28-foot line placed at Each end.

Rule 6 Section 3 Art. 7, Jump-Ball Administration: Neither jumper must:

a. Touch the tossed ball before it reaches its highest point.

b. Leave the center circle until the ball has been touched.

c. Catch the ball before the jump ends.

d. Touch the ball more than twice. 

Art. 8: The jump ball and the restrictions in Rule 6-3-7 end when the touched ball contacts a non-jumper, an official, the floor, a basket or backboard.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Court Coverage Time-Outs/Between Quarters: Please see Pages 41, 92 and 93 in the manual for proper positioning during dead ball situations.

Some Best Practices to consider as we strive to “finish strong”: Rest and proper nutrition are vital at this point in a long season; take care of your body. Be certain to update Arbiter daily. Confirm site and time of your game with the school and all partners. During the post season we often work with unfamiliar partners, make it a point to develop a strong comfort zone with them. A complete pre-game is paramount. Above all, HAVE FUN.

As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any Rule or Mechanics question. Be well and enjoy the remainder of your season.

George Fixter - Interpreter/ President-Elect                                                                                                                


To clarify information given by me regarding throw-ins at the general membership meeting on 11/26, please review the following.

The player may bounce the ball on the out-of-bounds area prior to making a throw-in. This is legal. See casebook play 9.2.2d. 


George Fixter - Interpreter, Board #194 IAABO


Fellow IAABO Bd#194 members,

As we wrap up the Holiday Tournament Season and head into conference play I ask for your attention to the following items I have observed during the first few weeks of the season.

  • Rule 1-13-2 requires a line, perpendicular to the 28 foot line and placed at each end, with a minimum length of 2 feet, shall be extended toward the team bench so that the coaching box boundary is evident. Honestly, compliance seems to be pretty good, but we need to have every gym on board. Think of the officials coming to that gym after you and let’s work together on this.
  • Rule 3-5-4b states a headband must be a circular design without extensions.
  • Rules 10-5-1a,b,d,e,f,2,4 and 10-6-1 allow for an official warning to the head coach to be recorded in the scorebook. I encourage all of you to discuss this in your pre-game. When used properly the Warning is a valuable tool to have in your “toolbox”. When behavior of the head coach or bench does not quite warrant a technical foul, issuing a warning can really help to “set the tone” moving forward. Also, important to remember, no warning is required prior to issuing a technical foul.
  • For further clarification, regarding the mechanic of Trail covering the far side line in a crew of 2 game, review pg. 46 in the manual. Note the pressure, trapping situation illustrated. When the game situation requires the Trail to come across the basket-line (imaginary line from ring to ring) to better officiate this play the Trail will then assume line responsibility, above free throw line extended, should the need arise. If play does not dictate Trail moving over then all line responsibilities remain as they were prior to adoption of this mechanic. Example: Trail has not come over. Ball goes out of bounds above free throw line extended, lead rules and moves up the side line to administer throw in (new trail). Trail moves down to the end line (new lead). This is the intent of this mechanic. 

As always do not hesitate to contact me with any rules or mechanics questions you may have.


George Fixter - Interpreter, Board #194 IAABO 



Dear Fellow Board #194 Members,

I would like to thank all those who attended one of the refresher test sessions held recently. There were at least 6 sessions held with a total attendance of 151 members. Additional thanks to the site moderators for a job well done. These sessions have proven to be a valuable tool in preparing for the season. Let’s see if we can get to 200 attendees next year!

Be certain to review the Crew of 2 and Crew of 3 manuals prior to your scrimmages/games for any updates or changes. “ One Rule, One Interpretation”.

As always do not hesitate to email me with any rules questions that you may have.


George Fixter - Interpreter

Shore District Board #194 IAABO

Interpreter's Email Address: sundaypapr@aol.com

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