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2022-23 Manual Exam

Created on By Chris Barstow

2022-23 IAABO #20 Manual Exam

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On drives to the basket, the Lead has primary coverage on block/charge plays in the lane area.

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The non-administering official should display the “stop the clock” signal on all substations until they are complete.

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During pregame warm up, the Umpire Observes the visiting team and the Referee observes the home team.

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At the end of a quarter/period, officials should sound the whistle when ruling a try was not released prior to the horn sounding to end the period.

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During multiple free throws, the Lead may stand on the court beside the player in the first lane space.

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If there are no players in the midcourt area, the Trail should remain sideline oriented, positioned at or below the 28-foot mark.

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When the 15-second warning horn sounds prior to start of the third quarter, the Umpire should check with the official scorer for readiness, which includes confirming the starting players for each team to begin the second half.

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The ruling official may “bump” timeout information to the official nearest the scorer's table to report the timeout.

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The ruling official should not verbalize the type of foul at the site of the foul.

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When communicating with a head coach during a live ball with the clock running, an official should remove the whistle from their mouth to talk so the coach clearly understands what the official is saying.

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When there is one minute remaining in a quarter/period, the Trail official will indicate such by raising an index finger in the air.

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When a held ball occurs, the ruling official should sound the whistle and immediately signal a held ball.

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The Trail should “get under” shooters only when certain there is no chance of being beaten in transition to the other end of floor.

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At the end of the first half, the officials should hustle off the floor and meet in the locker room.

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After each whistle, only the referee is responsible for ensuring the clock has stopped.

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Both officials are responsible for confirming that the marked free-throw lane spaces are properly occupied.

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During front court throw-ins, officials must hand the ball to the thrower.

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The jump ball procedure requires the tossing official to sound the whistle while outside the circle and then step into the circle to toss the ball.

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If an official observes illegal uniforms or apparel, the officials should address this directly with the players on the court.

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When an offensive player drives to the basket, the Lead has primary coverage for plays in the lane when they involve a secondary defender.

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The Lead shall not move to ball side when a player drives to the basket.

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During an injury delay, one official should always stay next to the injured player even after bench personnel have arrived.

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Pass direction dictates officials’ coverage on pass/crash plays in the free throw lane area.

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If the ball is advancing in transition well ahead of the Trail, the Trail should hustle into the frontcourt to be in proper position to officiate their primary coverage area (PCA).

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The Lead official’s initial starting position should be along the end line, according to ball/player location.

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