2018 -2019 Rule Changes and Points of Emphasis

Rule 9-9-1 states that “a player shall not be the first to touch the ball after it has been in team control in the frontcourt, if he/she or a teammate last touched or was touched by the ball in the frontcourt before it went to the backcourt.”

An exception was approved to note that any player who was located in the backcourt may recover a ball that is deflected from the frontcourt by the defense.

 

Basketball Points of Emphasis – 2018-19

(Downloaded from National Federation of High School (formatted for viewing by SABO, LLC 2018)

 SPORTS MEDICINE

  1. CONCUSSION RECOGNITION AND RISK MINIMIZATION
  2. GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SKIN INFECTIONS AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
  3. ANKLE SPRAINS

 RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROPER UNIFORM AND APPAREL

It is the officials’ role to monitor the players and the uniform. This role begins in pre-game warmups, even when all of the uniform and accessories may not be visible. Vigilance, visual monitoring, and communication with both coaches and players during this time may prevent unfortunate situations and their subsequent penalties. Violations cannot be ignored. When preventative monitoring can prevent a player from entering the game with non-compliance items, those steps should be taken. If that isn’t possible, then proper penalties must be levied, whether it be against the player or the coach (dependent upon the rule).

 RULES REVIEW AND AREAS OF EMPHASIS

  1. ESTABLISHING PIVOT FOOT AND TRAVELING
  2. LEGAL GUARDING POSITION, BLOCK/CHARGE, SCREENING, VERTICALITY
  3. LOOSE BALL RECOVERY

 OFFICIATING PROFESSIONALISM AND USE OF PROPER TERMINOLOGY

  • Backboard (NOT Glass)
  • Division Line (NOT Center, Mid-Court, or Time Line)
  • End Line (NOT Baseline)
  • Fumble (NOT a Muff)
  • Goal (NOT Basket)
  • Grant Time-Out (NOT Call Time-Out)
  • Held Ball (NOT Jump Ball)
  • Obtain (NOT establish)
  • Officiate Game (NOT Call, Control, Manage, Ref, Work; Officials Officiate the Game)
  • Request Time-Out (NOT Call Time-Out)
  • Ring (NOT Rim)
  • Screen (NOT Pick)
  • 60-Second Time-Out (NOT Full Time-Out)
  • Traveling (NOT Walk)