PREGAME DISCUSSION FOR REFEREES
*All your solutions must be understandable by all!
*All positions of conversation must be selected for concrete game!
PROCEDURAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE GAME
1. Duties referee before the game (table, scoresheet, game ball, equipment, court, signals).
2. Change the Rules. Interpretations.
3. Video equipment (arrangements, responsible person, the quality of video).
4. Jump ball. Arrow of alternative possession. Game clock.
5. Level of the teams (motivation, players, position).
6. Hall, fans, table officials, signals, basketball court, equipment.
7. End of the game. Sign scoresheet. Leave the basketball court.
8. After game discussions. Comments. Analysis.
CRITERIA
(be open for the contact with participants in the game)
1. Criteria of violations and fouls (1 and 2 halves of the game; the double games).
2. First roughness (game by hand checking, holding, pushing).
3. Game without the ball — basic of the work of referees.
4. Travelling, palming, double dribble (criteria).
5. Technical, unsportsmanlike, disqualified fouls (procedure). Criteria TF; UF (constancy).
6. If you have doubts: YES or NOT in the game, then with the situations: 3; 5; 8 seconds or travel — THERE ARE NO violations; if you have doubts — player in the process of shoot, interference or goal tending, count or not — to make decision — YES.
MECHANICS
1. Gestures – official language of game (to use official gesticulation).
2. Area of responsibility (back and front court for TRAIL, CENTER, LEAD).
3. Rotations (systems, visual cooperation during foul, who indicate rotation and when).
4. Interference and goal tending.
5. Double and triple whistles.
6. Substitutions (procedure).Control of substitutions and time out (quantity of players).
7. Cooperation with the commissioner and the table officials (gestures, verbal and visual signals).
8. Time – out (during the game and last).
9. Three points attempt shoot (responsibility, CONTROL and ASSIST).
10. After foul during the shoot — the control of the flight of ball. Mostly responsible center and trail referees.
11. Free throws: early output from 3 seconds area and from 3 points area — leading and central; three points line — central and trail referee; five seconds to the shoot, control of the feet (contact with the line) – central referee.
12. Bench of followers of the team (players, personnel, coach, assistant, doctor and others accompanying persons).
13. Principle of verticality.
14. Post play (rebound situations).
15. Last five minutes of the game or overtimes.
16. Last shoot (responsibility: responsible referees, aid to partner). The technology of decision-making — partners inform referee about their solutions.
17. Difficult, questionable out of bounds violations (HELP). Visual contact.
18. During the throw – in of ball from out of bounds — control game time and “Shot Clock” (trail referee).
19. Control of the signals: “Shot Clock”, time, horn, “the framework”.
20. Control of “Shot Clock” in the frontcourt (reset for 14 seconds).
21. Count to the eighth second to control the ball in the backcourt (time — the end of counting).
22. Must know after pauses or time out, who and from where throws-in the ball or number of the shooting player.
23. Time out request and substitution (latest possibility).
24. During time outs: purpose — the positive dynamics of officiating. To know in what place and how the game will be continued; gesture and time control; last shoot and the end of the game, “Shot Clock”.
GAME CONTROL OFF THE BALL
1. Game without the ball — basic job of referees. Off the ball coverage.
2. Press defense (responsibility of TRAIL and CENTER).
3. Hand checking.
4. Screens, holding without ball.
5. Flopping (figure drop, imitation) (official procedure).
6. Game of center players (rebounds, pushes, screens). Active CENTRAL referee!
GAME CONTROL ON THE BALL
1. Out of bounds situations and throwing situations (eyes contact, cooperation: referee with the ball – referee, referee with the ball – table officials/ commissioner, counting of 5 seconds, control of any contact of the rebounders).
2. Back court violations.
TEMPORARY PROCEDURES
1. Violations: 3, 5, 8, “Shot Clock”.

Dmitriev Fedor

Referee FIBA

e-mail: fedordmitriev@yandex.ru

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