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Recent Videos

Lightning Round – Basketball Rules – Episode 14

today we’re going to get started with our lightning round show. quick questions quick answers not a deep dive into the rules just an emphasis on the things that we need to know

Team Control in High School Basketball – Episode 13

It is absolutely critical that we understand team control in the game of basketball. When does team control start and when does team control end? How does team control start? And how does team control end? This is a critical, fundamental, basic understanding that we have to have as basketball officials.

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.
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