Administrative Technical Foul – NFHS Basketball Rules

Administrative Technical Foul in National Federation of High School 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.

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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. In this primer we answer all the questions!

This is the first episode in a multi-part series on Technical Fouls in National Federation of High School Basketball Rules.

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hey ref i’m looking at it right here you
made a mistake!!
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adam c writes greg how about a video
about the differences
and limitations for Technical Fouls and
penalties for each
ie player team bench
coach and Administrative also
which count towards team foul count
adam thank you very much perfect subject
for us to cover
on basketball rules expert so today
we’ll begin
a multi-part series on Technical Foul
differences
and administration now in general
let’s talk about all Technical Fouls
the penalty is the same
two free throws for the offended team
and the ball
at the division line opposite the table
for
each Technical Foul whether it’s an
Administrative Technical Foul a
substitute Technical Foul
a team Technical Foul a player technical
foul
or a bench Technical Foul in each
situation the penalty in high school
is always two free throws
and the ball at the division line
opposite the table
for the offended team all right we’re
starting with rule
10 fouls and their penalties
a quick overview for Administrative
technical files there are four
articles two of them are very common
two of them are not so common
and really aren’t really a thing so
article three use a megaphone or any
electronic communication device or
electronic equipment for voice
communication with players on the court
or use or use electronic audio
and or video devices to review a
decision
of the contest officials
fail to occupy a team member’s bench to
which it was assigned
in my experience over a decade of
officiating i’ve never had either of
those two scenarios
so they’re super unlikely
i guess in theory uh teams are allowed
to use electronic devices
an ipad right they can tr uh track
statistics etc i guess
in theory if on their electronic device
they had a replay of the block charge
play you just made
and are looking at it and say hey ref
i’m looking at it right here
you made a mistake that in theory
that is a Administrative Technical Foul
very strange that they put it in the
Administrative area but
that’s where it is fail to occupy a team
member’s bench to which it was assigned
where do they sit you know it’s it’s
difficult to understand that
but those two exist much more common
much more common and will happen in your
game and you need to be an expert in
these areas
are article 1 and article 2.
failure to supply the score with a
roster
and starters prior to the 10-minute mark
and then article 2 change a designated
starter
unless necessitated as in 3-2-2
a b add a name to the team member list
we forgot somebody on the roster we have
to add it to the list
c require the scorer to change a team
members
or players number in the scorebook
d require a player to change to the
number
in the scorebook or e have identical
numbers
on team members and or players
so all of those things can happen in the
game
and we’ll start with section one the
Administrative Technical Foul
section one a team must not article one
fail to supply the scorer with the name
and number of each team member who may
participate
and designate the five starting players
at least 10 minutes before the scheduled
starting time
so clearly lays out the responsibility
each team
must provide a list
of team members who may participate
their roster
and designate their five starters
let’s be clear in no way shape or form
is a team required to have the book
ready that is not a thing teams are
required to submit their roster
they may submit their roster with
designated starters marked
they may do that through a printed sheet
that they give to the official score or
that it may simply be
their book like a visiting team shows up
their scorer prepares their book gets it
ready to go
they don’t have the other players
rosters usually the team the two books
exchange books and copy
here’s my information here’s your
information etc
so we may supply it by a sheet
and say here’s the information or we may
supply it by saying here’s our portion
of the book that’s been prepared
it lists our roster and it lists our
designated starters
that is sufficient whether the book is
prepared or not
is not a thing teams must submit a
roster
if they do not if a team has not
submitted their roster
properly prior to 10 minutes then
there is an Administrative technical
foul so
there’s two portions submit the
team members also designate the starters
those two are a package deal if you
violate either
we submitted our roster we failed to
designate the starters
or we designated the starters but we
failed to submit the roster hard to do
that
it is a single Administrative technical
foul
if an Administrative Technical Foul was
issued in this instance
the game would start with a Technical Foul
free throws and a division line throw in
for the offended team
okay let’s look at article a change a
designated starter
unless necessitated as in 3-2-2
a perfect let’s look at 3-2
and see what it says 3-2-2
a changing a designated starter
unless necessitated
by injury illness
illegal equipment or apparel etc
or to attempt a Technical Foul free
throw
great let’s discuss this so
when may a team replace a designated
starter
we have our designated starters in the
book players are warming up
player goes up for a layup lands funny
twists an ankle
they are out they have been injured
prior to the game and they will not be a
starting player
that player may be replaced by rule
that is not a violation there is no
Administrative Technical Foul
a player grows ill during warm-ups or
they
prior to what they just they can’t go
they’re throwing up
etc right they can’t go they’re replaced
for illness so illness and injury
always always allows for replacement
illegal equipment or apparel
etc let’s say a starter is warming up
and we notice that this player has
an earring and information is provided
that the player cannot participate
wearing jewelry
absolutely cannot participate the player
says to the coach coach i just got this
done i can’t remove it
says then you can’t play it’s like fine
i can’t play right they have illegal
equipment
they need to be replaced
in this situation no Administrative
Technical Foul
illegal apparel shooting shirts come off
players come onto the court for a jump
ball
the officials notice that one of the
players
is illegally equipped they have an
illegal undershirt
it is a compression long sleeve
undershirt female player
it maybe it’s a it’s a leotard or
whatever
but the player cannot quickly remove it
and fix it
coach says can i substitute for the
player until she gets right
they bring a substitute into the game
legal
no Administrative tactic let’s talk
about the final cause here
Technical Foul free throws
pregame dunk by team a so we go to
team b coach hey we’re going to start
the game with Technical Foul free throws
for your team
he’s got five starters listed technical
fouls
he wants billy billy’s at the end of the
bench
it’s the last game of the season and
billy doesn’t get a lot of playing time
he wants billy to shoot the technical
foul free throws
can billy shoot the technical for all
three throws who could shoot technical
foul free throws
any player or eligible substitute
the eligible substitute shoots the
Technical Foul free throws
legal by rule all right let’s continue
to look at article two
so we know that we can change we may not
change a designated starter
unless injury illness
illegal equipment illegal apparel
or for Technical Foul free throws
b add a name to the team member list
very common scenario game has started
we’re playing basketball
substitutes are coming in come on in
players we get a horn from the table hey
ref white 33 not in the book
white 33 is not in the book
we need to add white 33 to the scorebook
that will result in an Administrative
Technical Foul
c require the score to change a team
member or player’s number in the score
book
white 33 come on into the game
hey ref white 33 is not in the book
coach he’s in the book go to the book
oh he’s listed as 31. he changed his
number a couple of games ago
is that okay no we need to make a change
to the scorebook
that will result in an Administrative
Technical Foul
same scenario require a player to change
to the number in the scorebook
white 33 shows up we beckon him into the
game
33 is not in the scorebook he’s got his
actual number in the scorebook is 31. he
says
coach i got 30 my 31 jersey in my bag
can i switch if that happens
Administrative technical file we have an
Administrative tactic file in this
scenario
in any event e have identical numbers to
team members and or players
that can happen more likely at lower
level games jv
freshman middle school etc where
uniforms
are not always
consistent and the best quality right it
can happen
we have two no the game is going on
visiting coach says
hey there’s two number twelves they have
two number 12s
right we notice when it is recognized it
is penaltized that would be an
Administrative Technical Foul
right those are all the possible
Administrative Technical Fouls
what’s unique about Administrative
Technical Fouls is all of those clauses
that’s all one package
we only enforce a maximum of one penalty
for all of those violations combined
so our game starts white 33 is beckoned
into the game the table says hey
ref white 33 not in the book we have to
add him to the book
we assess Administrative Technical Foul
to the team
we enforce we we do the penalty the game
continues on
later in the game white 22
comes in hey ref y22 is not in the book
okay we’ve already enforced the penalty
once
we will not enforce another penalty even
though this
we have to add the player to the book we
will not enforce the penalty
later in the game visiting coach hey
they have two number 12s
right again we will not enforce a
maximum of
one enforcement of the penalty for
all of the clauses of article two
in Administrative Technical Fouls but
understand that is unique into itself so
before the game the team does not submit
their roster
before the 10-minute mark we assess
an Administrative Technical Foul the game
starts with an Administrative
Technical Foul the game proceeds and now
substitutes come in hey white 33
not in the book since it’s a violation
of article two it is not related to article one so we’ve assessed a Technical Foul related to late submission of
the team roster and designated starters that is its own penalty
now we’re on to article 2 white 33 comes
into the game not in the book have to be added we’re going to add them to the book but
we are going to assess a second Administrative Technical Foul to
the team this is a different Administrative
Technical Foul and should later in the game white 22
comes in hey ref not in the book we’ve already assessed a Technical Foul for the article two of Technical Fouls we would not assess
another one.
That gets us started into our exploration of Technical Fouls. This is a great start Thanks again to adam c for submitting the question.
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