Pre game Conference with Coaches

How to Handle Pre Game for SABO Games

Public and Private School Games

15:00 on the clock

  1. While both teams are warming up, referees should move to their positions at the free throw line extended across from the table (they should not stand on the table side and talk with coaches, players, or fans – if a referee sees someone they know, acknowledge them and go on)
  2. Check the players to be sure that they are properly uniformed and that no one is wearing jewelry.
  3. Check to make sure the chairs used for benches begin at the 28 foot mark and go away from the table. If they are using the bleachers for a bench, make sure that no one (including the coach) is sitting above the 28 foot mark. (put tape on the floor if needed)

10:00 on the clock

Referee should go over to table to check the book for lineups and starters.  Pregame Scorer and Clock Operator. (It’s important to remind the Timer about the horn at 15 seconds before the ball is to be put in play during timeouts and between quarters).

3:00 on the clock

Get the coaches and captains at midcourt in front of the table. (Some referees like to get the Coaches and talk with them separately – I prefer the players to hear the Coach’s answers)

Get the coaches on your side of the Captains so they can hear you ask the following 3 questions in a very businesslike manner. (The following is mandatory. R does the talking – U remains silent throughout))

  1. Are your players properly uniformed?
  2. Will they remain that way throughout the game?
  3. Will your players show proper sportsmanship on and off the court?

Then remind them of 3 things by saying, (These are optional)

  1. Let me know if you want a timeout to be a 30,
  2. Stay in the Coaches’ Box to coach and
  3. Bring your players out on the 1st horn, we’re playing on the 2nd.
  4. Any Questions? If they have none step into the players and say

To the Players

  1. Who is the speaking captain? Show me your jersey.
  2. We expect you to control your team and Coach on and off the floor. Can you do that?
  3. White talks to white and red talks to red. That’s your warning for the game.
  4. Any questions?
  5. Good Luck and have a good game.

 

After the Coach and Captain conference, referees should come to the table to wait for the introductions of players and for the games to start.

 

Recreation League Games

Before each and every game begins, referees should

  1. Check the players to be sure that they are properly uniformed and that no one is wearing jewelry.
  2. Check to make sure the chairs used for benches begin at the 28 foot mark and go away from the table. If they are using the bleachers for a bench, make sure that no one (including the coach) is sitting above the 28 foot mark.

 

Get the head coaches to meet at the division line in front of the table. Ask if their league has any special rules. If so go over them to make sure both coaches and referees understand them. Remind the coaches of where the coach’s box is located.

How to Handle Pre Game for SABO Games

Public and Private School Games

15:00 on the clock

  1. While both teams are warming up, referees should move to their positions at the free throw line extended across from the table (they should not stand on the table side and talk with coaches, players, or fans – if a referee sees someone they know, acknowledge them and go on)
  2. Check the players to be sure that they are properly uniformed and that no one is wearing jewelry.
  3. Check to make sure the chairs used for benches begin at the 28 foot mark and go away from the table. If they are using the bleachers for a bench, make sure that no one (including the coach) is sitting above the 28 foot mark. (put tape on the floor if needed)

10:00 on the clock

Referee should go over to table to check the book for lineups and starters.  Pregame Scorer and Clock Operator. (It’s important to remind the Timer about the horn at 15 seconds before the ball is to be put in play during timeouts and between quarters).

3:00 on the clock

Get the coaches and captains at midcourt in front of the table. (Some referees like to get the Coaches and talk with them separately – I prefer the players to hear the Coach’s answers)

Get the coaches on your side of the Captains so they can hear you ask the following 3 questions in a very businesslike manner. (The following is mandatory. R does the talking – U remains silent throughout))

  1. Are your players properly uniformed?
  2. Will they remain that way throughout the game?
  3. Will your players show proper sportsmanship on and off the court?

Then remind them of 3 things by saying, (These are optional)

  1. Let me know if you want a timeout to be a 30,
  2. Stay in the Coaches’ Box to coach and
  3. Bring your players out on the 1st horn, we’re playing on the 2nd
  4. Any Questions? If they have none step into the players and say

To the Players

  1. Who is the speaking captain? Show me your jersey.
  2. We expect you to control your team and Coach on and off the floor. Can you do that?
  3. White talks to white and red talks to red. That’s your warning for the game.
  4. Any questions?
  5. Good Luck and have a good game.

 

After the Coach and Captain conference, referees should come to the table to wait for the introductions of players and for the games to start.

 

Recreation League Games

Before each and every game begins, referees should

  1. Check the players to be sure that they are properly uniformed and that no one is wearing jewelry.
  2. Check to make sure the chairs used for benches begin at the 28 foot mark and go away from the table. If they are using the bleachers for a bench, make sure that no one (including the coach) is sitting above the 28 foot mark.

 

Get the head coaches to meet at the division line in front of the table. Ask if their league has any special rules. If so go over them to make sure both coaches and referees understand them. Remind the coaches of where the coach’s box is located.

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