NFHS Case Play 3.3.6 Situation C

A1 is injured and bench personnel are beckoned onto the court. Once A1 has been removed from the court, the official notifies Team A’s head coach that a replacement is required. The coach acknowledges the notification and the official then instructs the timer to begin the 15-second replacement interval because a substitute is not made available immediately. Team A’s head coach then requests a time-out to keep A1 in the game.

The time-out request must be made when the official informs the coach that a replacement is required. Once the 15-second interval has begun and A1’s replacement is pending, a time-out shall not be granted. Once A1 is replaced by a substitute, Team A may request and be granted a time-out, if desired.

NFHS Rules Reference:

(2-12-5 NOTE, 3-3-6 NOTE 2, 5-8-3b)

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