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Block/Charges, Positioning, and Mechanics Analysis | 5 Play Friday

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In today’s “Five Play Friday” episode, we dive deep into a series of plays that highlight both the brilliance and areas of improvement for our officiating crew.

1. **Block Charge on a Dribbler:**
We kick off with a block charge involving a dribbler. Did the defender flop or was it a genuine charge? While the call was accurate, our crew seemed a bit tentative, underlining the importance of confidence in officiating.
2. **Block Charge on a Secondary Defender:**
Next up, another block charge scenario. This time, the secondary defender in the lane is under scrutiny. The calls were on point, but the crew’s hesitance in mechanics is evident.
3. **Transition Foul by the Center Official:**
We analyze a transition foul called by the center official. Beyond the call’s accuracy, we delve into the officials’ habits during this pivotal play.
4. **Trail Official’s Positioning:**
A scenario where our Trail official appears out of position, but the Center official steps up, showcasing excellent judgment and athleticism.
5. **Center Official Out of Position:**
Our concluding play highlights the significance of positioning. An obvious foul is missed due to the center official’s positioning, emphasizing the need for spatial awareness on the court.

In summary, this episode underscores the nuances of basketball officiating, highlighting the fine balance between making accurate calls and maintaining optimal positioning. Join us at “A Better Official” for more insights and training. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more content.

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Analyzing our own game video is the number one way to improve as basketball officials. Following closely behind is analyzing plays from others’ games. What can we learn from the officials on these plays? Let’s review positioning, working of the system, call accuracy, rules knowledge and game management. It all comes together on the court. Let’s look at Plays!

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00:30 Play 1 – Block/Charge Play on Dribbler by Trail
01:48 Play 2 – Block/Charge Play Secondary Defender by Lead
00: 00 Play 3 – Transition Block/Charge Call by Center
00: 00 Play 4 – Transition Block/Charge Call by Center
00: 00 Play 5 – Unofficiated Play – Arm to the Throat
00: 00 Play 1 Review – Block/Charge Play on Dribbler by Trail
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As always, keep working hard and let’s get better together.

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Note: This video is archival in nature. Rules, interpretations, mechanics, philosophies and other information may or may not be correct for the current year.
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