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Recent Videos

Overtime Puzzler. NOW WHAT?? Episode 12

Being informed that overtime shouldn’t have been played is not what a basketball referee wants to hear in the middle of overtime! But, mistakes are made in the game of basketball AT ALL LEVELS! Fortunately the rules provide guidance for how we resolve the issue and proceed correctly. Today we look at 3 plays to better understand the rules.

At the End of the Game WE GOTTA GET IT RIGHT! Episode 11

The end of the game is when we need to be our best. Teams have no opportunity to overcame any erroneous rulings at the end of the game. Today we look at 2 play scenarios that help us have a stronger understanding of NFHS basketball rules so we can get plays right when it matters most!

So You Think You Know Basketball! — Technical Fouls Final Exam

So you think you know basketball. The show where contestants get to display their knowledge of National Federation of High School Basketball Rules.

Bench Technical Fouls – National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

A coach technical foul mean loss of privilege to stand and coach. Did we do things correctly? If a basketball referee needs to assess a Technical Foul to the Coach, we want to be correct by rule. In this final installment of our a multi-part series on Technical Fouls in National Federation of High School Basketball Rules, we cover Bench Technical Fouls.

Player Technical Fouls – National Federation of High School Basketball Rules

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Player Technical Foul in NFHS Basketball Rules. Knowing the correct category of technical foul is critical to get plays right and not make mistakes.  In this primer we answer all the questions!

Team Technical Foul & Substitute Technical Fouls in NFHS Basketball Rules

The Substitute Technical Foul & Team Technical Foul in NFHS Basketball Rules. Ruling correct type of technical foul is critical to get the call right.
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