IAABO Board #134 – Game Reporting Policy...

Jan 2, 2014 by

IAABO Board #134 – “REVISED” Game Reporting Policy (Effective January 1, 2014) The assigned Game Referee (“the R”) MUST fill out a game report for each Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball game. Game reports can be found on www.arbitersports.com under your assigned game. Game Reports SHOULD INCLUDE but are not limited to comments about the following:    Condition of the Court    “30” Second Clock Working/Not Working    Performance and Competency of the Clock Operators & Score Keepers    Possession Arrow Present/ Not Present    Condition of the Dressing Room Facilities    Any serious player injuries    Etc. Game Reports SHOULD NOT INCLUDE:     Any incident details IF an incident occurred (the official involved in the incident must file an INCIDENT REPORT). IT IS MANDATORY THAT THE GAME REFEREE (the “R”) COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A GAME...

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How To Write An INCIDENT Report (repost of a previously published article)...

Jan 1, 2014 by

Below are excerpts from an article by Dave Sabaini, which appeared in Referee Magazine. They provide excellent guidelines for completing an ejection report. In short the very best advice provided in this article is “Just state the facts, don’t editorialize.” This should be helpful for all officials.  Just The Facts  The Dos and Don’ts of Writing Reports It was a tough game. The conference championship was on the line and the home team’s coach took issue with a call that was quick, tough and went against the home team. In the ensuing “discussion” the coach used a descriptor of the official that brought the official’s lineage into question, and the official had no choice but to eject the coach. Of course the game went downhill from there. Sitting at home in the quiet a...

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Most Misunderstood Basketball Rules...

Jan 19, 2011 by

The following information is presented as a general overview and reminder to basketball officials. We hope you will find this information pertinent and valuable. We have presented the information in a manner that helps streamline the rule book language so it is understood by all. We welcome your comments or additions. Officiating Philosophy The primary job of the basketball official is to permit the basketball game to progress within the rule with as little interference as possible. IAABO teaches the basic officiating philosophy as promoted originally by Oswald Tower in the 1940s; “It is the purpose of the rules to penalize a player who, by reason of an illegal act, has placed the opponent at a disadvantage.” If there is no apparent disadvantage to an opponent, then in reality, no rule violation has occurred....

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