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5 Play Fridays – S1 E4 – Hey Ref! What are you even looking at?

5 Play Fridays – S1 E4 – Hey Ref! What are you even looking at?

5 Play Fridays – S1 E4 – Hey Ref! What are you even looking at?

Today we’re going to look at plays going from Trail to Lead. Primary coverage. Primary defenders. secondary defenders. How we are going to officiate this game in two-person mechanics of course these principles also apply to three person mechanics

Our emphasis today is understanding which players we are officiating, what our primary responsibilities are and staying connected to plays as Trail. Not giving up on them.

Today as we do basketball referee play review, we’re going to focus on 

 

Play 1 – Foul. Shooting Foul or not? – Basketball referee learning points

Lead official is responsible for the secondary defender. he’s officiating this play for a possible block charge, for absence of verdict verticality, or for elbow contact here. the Trail official is responsible for the primary defender on the play. the primary defender is red 1 and needs to stay with the play and get this push by red 1 on our airborne shooter. we’re dividing the responsibilities of a who’s officiating what. Lead is responsible for secondary defender on a drive to the lane the Trail needs to stay connected on the primary defender and also ready to make any calls on obvious fouls in their secondary.

so the primary focus of this play is staying connected as Trail but having discipline as a crew. recognizing who is officiating what.

 

Play 2 –  – Basketball referee learning points

play down the lane secondary defender belongs to the Lead. Lead has first crack in their primary coverage area. Trail official has this player primary defender. we could from the Trail I have a reach-in by this player here but this block charge play belongs to the Lead.

Play 3 – Lead’s call. Is shoulder turn by defender a factor? – Basketball referee learning points

screening action player in the Trail’s primary

Pass and crash play offensive foul by Lead. The defender establishes legal guarding position prior to the player going airborne. notice the shoulder turn. is that a factor on this play? not by rule. oftentimes a cue that our brain receives and our brain says “oh wait a minute he did something. he’s therefore illegal.” A defender is allowed to turn to avoid contact. offensive foul.

 

Play 4 – At Trail have discipline with your whistle and mechanics – Basketball referee learning points

this is a crew discipline play. super easy charge call. this play completely belongs to the Lead. On a fast-break all defenders our secondary Lead has first crack.

in case of a double whistle we want our mechanics to be clean fist up confirm then signal especially as the outside official we don’t want to give a preliminary signal when the play is not in your primary.

 

Play 5 – Stay Connected as Trail – Basketball referee learning points

connected as Trail. primary defender is beaten. we need to stay with this play. this defender belongs to the Lead the secondary defender but the Trail needs to stay connected and have the backside defender. that’s illegal contact. that’s a foul. that’s a shooting foul.

Overtime!

Here is a fun play to end on. Who doesn’t like the 3/4 court shot? Big court as well.

Even in a fun play like this there’s something for us to focus on. the gym’s excited. everybody’s excited. is the team that just got scored upon excited?

At the end of a period and during timeouts we need to observe the players crossing. This has to be a habit. We can’t be focused on our mechanics and scoring goals and things like that. We must observe the players! In this instance the player throws the ball to the Lead. If it was at all inconvenient, just let the ball go. Watching the players is more important. The players back here are all good. The main concern for me on this play is number 30. His demeanor is not happy. He’s going right into the black team as they are coming off the bench. It’s not impossible to imagine a scenario where somebody gets shoved here or a word is said or something else. We just have to know what’s happening on the play we have to know right close in observe.

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Full Transcript:

Hello again.
As basketball officials we love to look at plays.
That’s what we’re gonna do today:
let’s look at some plays. stick around!
hello again it’s Greg with abetterofficial.com
where we craft video to help basketball officials get better and take control of their officiating career.
Welcome to another edition of 5 play Fridays where we look at plays and see what we can take from them so that we can get better as basketball officials.
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now let’s look at basketball referee learning points! today we’re going to look at plays going from trail to
lead. primary coverage. primary defenders. secondary defenders. how we’re going to
officiate this game in two-person mechanics of course these principles
also apply to three person mechanics our emphasis today is understanding which
players we are officiating what our primary responsibilities are and staying
connected to plays as trail not giving up on them
on this play the lead is official is responsible for the secondary defender
basketball referee learning points
he’s officiating this play for a possible block charge for absence of
verdict verticality for elbow contact here the trail official is responsible
for the primary defender on the play the primary defender is red one and
needs to stay with the play and get this push by red one on our airborne shooter
we’re dividing the responsibilities of a who’s officiating what lead is
responsible for secondary defender on a drive to the lane the trail needs to
stay connected on the primary defender and also ready to make any calls on
obvious fouls in their secondary

basketball referee learning points

so the primary focus of this play is staying connected as trail but having
discipline as a crew recognizing who is officiating what play down the lane
secondary defender belongs to the lead lead has first crack in their primary
coverage area trail official has this player primary defender we could from
the trail I have a reach-in by this player here but this block charge play
belongs to the lead
alright screening action player in the trails primary Pass and crash play
offensive foul by lead
player establishes legal guarding position prior to the player going
airborne we noticed the shoulder turn is that a factor on this play
not by rule oftentimes a cue that our brain receives and our brain says oh
wait a minute he did something he’s there for you illegal players allowed to
turn to avoid contact offensive foul
you
right this is a crew discipline play super easy charge call but this play
completely belongs to the lead. On a fast-break all defenders are secondary defenders.
lead has first crack in case of a double whistle we want our mechanics to be
clean fist up confirm then signal especially as the outside official we
don’t want to give a preliminary signal when the play is not enough primary
you
connected as trail primary defender is beaten
we need to stay with this play so this defender belongs to the lead the
secondary defender but the trail needs to stay connected and have the backside
defender
that’s illegal contact
that’s a foul that’s a shooting foul
a fun play to end on who doesn’t like the 3/4 court shot big court as well but
even in a fun play like this there’s something for us to focus on
the gyms excited everybody’s excited is the team that just got scored upon
excited end of a period and during timeouts we need to observe the players
crossing it has to be a habit we can’t be focused on our mechanics and you know
scoring goals and things like that we have to observe players okay in this
instance the player throws the ball to the lead if it was at all inconvenient
just let the ball go watching the players is more important the players
back here are all good main concern for me on this play is number 30 his
demeanor is not happy right and he’s going right into the black team coming
off the bench. it’s not impossible to imagine a scenario where somebody gets
shoved here or a word is said or something we just have to know what’s
happening on the play we have to know right close in observe.
hey everybody

basketball referee learning points

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