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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.

Administrative Technical Foul – NFHS Basketball Rules

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Administrative Technical Foul in National Federation of High School Basketball Rules. Knowing the correct category of technical foul is critical to get plays right and not make mistakes. Administrative T’s have their own quirks which can lead referees astray.

Color Restrictions on Player Apparel Equipment

Basketball officials are asked to be the fashion police. Players want to have a sense of style on the court. We have to reign them in when their style goes outside the lines of what the rules permit. In today’s episode we discuss color restrictions (basketball) for player equipment and apparel plus what does not have any color restrictions.
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