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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.

Referee: DOMINATE Throw-ins in Your Game

This episode is the second in a 2-part series on the Throw-in. Throw-in is one of the three restarts in the game of basketball. As with all of the restarts, understanding when they start and when they end is paramount.

Basketball Rules Expert – Episode 3

This episode is the first in a short series on the Throw-in. Throw-in is one of the three restarts in the game of basketball. As with all of the restarts, understanding when they start and when they end is paramount. Understanding the rules and restrictions during the restart is also critical. When an official understand both, they are well on their way to becoming a Basketball Rules Expert!

Basketball Rules Expert – Episode 2

Welcome back to another edition of the Basketball Rules Expert Show. the show where we discuss National Federation of High School (NFHS) Basketball Rules with the sole intent of bringing the rules off of the written page, breathing life into them and making them something that you can own and bring with you onto the basketball court.

Learn the Rules of Basketball – Basketball Rules Expert – Ep 1

There are 3 restarts in the game of basketball: there is a jump ball, a throw-in, and free-throws. Those are our 3 ways to make the ball live. The fundamental question on this play is when can a player request a timeout and have those conditions been met. So, when can a player or a head coach request the timeout? Let’s take a look at rule 5-8 to find the answer.
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