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Charge or Block? Deciphering the Game's Trickiest Calls!

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In this week’s episode of Five Play Friday, prepare to engage with a series of challenging and exciting plays, each testing your knowledge and understanding of basketball officiating. We start with a perplexing block/charge play, inviting you to make the call and share your perspective. This is followed by a critical analysis of a shot clock reset – was this decision correct?

Midway through, we delve into a dead ball situation, encouraging you to observe and discuss the subtleties of the game. This is complemented by an examination of an off-ball illegal screen in a two-person game, a scenario that offers invaluable learning opportunities.

The episode also includes a detailed breakdown of another block/charge play, highlighting key aspects for lead officials. In addition to these insightful segments, there’s a special segment where we review one of the earlier plays for a comprehensive understanding.

To enrich your learning experience, we invite you to submit your own plays for future episodes. Plus, don’t miss our bonus play analysis of a last-second shot – a real test of your officiating acumen.

Special thanks to our show supporters – Antonio & Mark Dominguez, Jason Mays, Stann Whipple, Joe Del Collo, and Butch Hensel, whose contributions greatly enhance our community.

Join us in this educational journey, and don’t hesitate to share your views in the comments. Remember to like, share, and subscribe for more insightful content on the art of basketball refereeing. Let’s dive into the world of basketball officiating together!

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00:00 Show Starts
00:43 1️⃣ Play 1 – Block/Charge Play at the basket by Lead YOU MAKE THE CALL!

01:44 2️⃣ Play 2 – Shot Clock resets. Was this correct?

04:53 ▶️ ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ // Special thanks to our Show Supporters:
☕️ Antonio & Mark Dominguez ☕️ Jason Mays ☕️ Stann Whipple ☕️ Joe Del Collo ☕️ Butch Hensel

05:26 3️⃣ Play 3 – Dead Ball Situation. Did we see what happened?

10:51 3️⃣ Play 4 – Off-ball Illegal Screen in 2-person.

13:30 5️⃣ Play 5 – Block/Charge Play for Lead Official – Lots to look at.

19:47 ▶️ Play 1 – Review – Block/Charge Play at the basket by Lead

23:45 ▶️ Submit YOUR Play to 5 Play Friday!

24:10 ▶️ Bonus Play – Last Second Shot goes in? Does it count?

26:40 ▶️ ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ // Special thanks to our Show Supporters:
☕️ Antonio & Mark Dominguez ☕️ Jason Mays ☕️ Stann Whipple ☕️ Joe Del Collo ☕️ Butch Hensel

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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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