Items to be considered for officials to discuss and review prior game time:
-Court Arrival Procedures; clock; scorebook; coaching boxes; “x” on floor; captains-coaches pre-game conference (times for all)
-Jump Ball; who is watching what?
-Stay with fouls (not leave too quickly); watch for aftermath activity; say out loud numbers (foul/shooter) and/or where the ball is to be placed for throw-in
-Help with shooters if non-calling official
-If non-calling official, know if ball goes in; if under official making call help if needed (tell, don’t signal – calling official makes the decision & signal)
-Foul near shot, but it was a pass (vs. shot); calling official needs to be aware it was a pass
-Make eye contact before putting ball in play; off officials count players; keep hand up if not ready to go
-If we need to talk about anything; let’s do so – especially if something unusual occurs; very clear communication if “T”
-Keep shirts tucked in; each dead ball; last resort is tell kids that you’ll send out of the game if they’re repeat offenders
-Primary/secondary responsibility on drives; related - simultaneous whistles; make eye contact; someone take charge; ‘COME IN HARD & VERBAL”
-If we need to correct a call be 100% sure!
-3 point coverage; if away from the table signals, then official in front of bench do so too to insure seeing. (Point to line if toe on the line)
-Goal Tending; Basket Interference
-Time-Outs; ask coach if 30 second or full; if no answer – full. Get teams on warning; communicate during timeout where throw-in will be (move along baseline apply)
-Warning issued (where applies); communicate with partners
-Technical fouls; Intentional fouls; procedures
-Coaches/coaching boxes; how manage
-Full court press coverage
-Last second shots
-Free throw violation coverage
-Front court coverage; particularly watch – C watch weak side off ball, illegal screens, rough play/elbows, 3 seconds
-Throw-in coverage; particularly watch same as above
-Closely guarded coverage visible count
-Contact vs. foul philosophy; related, protect the shooter
-New rules; points of emphasis
-Let the players try to establish a level of physicality/contact early; do not call a “light” contact foul early
-Reporting mechanic; 5th foul manage – issues/potential problems?
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