Be On Alert  6 Things To Do  Before Every Play
#1 Make Eye Contact With  Your Partner(s) <ul><li>Just because your ready to go doesn’t mean your partner(s) is ready </li...
#2 Consider the Game Situation <ul><li>Understanding the strategies a team might employ can help you get into position ahe...
# 3 Check for obstacles / dangers  in the court area <ul><li>Visually scan the floor – especially after a timeout and betw...
<ul><li>Make sure all blood is removed from the floor if the “blood rule” is used during the game. </li></ul><ul><li>At th...
#4 Count The Players <ul><li>After a substitution, make sure each team has 5 players on the court prior to putting the bal...
#5 Know the Status Of The Clock <ul><li>Know when the game clock is suppose to start and when it is supposed to stop  </li...
# 6 Observe Injured Players <ul><li>If a player is slightly injured but continues to participate, keep an eye on the sever...
<ul><li>How do we handle a play when the ball continues to the opposite end of the court and a player goes to the ground w...
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  1. 1. Be On Alert 6 Things To Do Before Every Play
  2. 2. #1 Make Eye Contact With Your Partner(s) <ul><li>Just because your ready to go doesn’t mean your partner(s) is ready </li></ul><ul><li>They might be at the table, talking with a coach, OR just “daydreaming” </li></ul><ul><li>Starting the play to quickly could result in having to restart the play – thus hurt the crew credibility </li></ul>
  3. 3. #2 Consider the Game Situation <ul><li>Understanding the strategies a team might employ can help you get into position ahead of time ( pressing defense, foul to stop the clock, trap at the division line ) </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing the score, possession arrow, foul count are all beneficial </li></ul><ul><li>Having this knowledge helps to make it les likely that you will be surprised by a play / situation </li></ul>
  4. 4. # 3 Check for obstacles / dangers in the court area <ul><li>Visually scan the floor – especially after a timeout and between quarters </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an eye out on the location of cheerleaders, dance team, and the mascot </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the cheerleading pom-poms are up against the wall and are in their hands </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Make sure all blood is removed from the floor if the “blood rule” is used during the game. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of games, spectators will sometimes get closer to the playing court – have game management assist in getting them back in the bleachers </li></ul>
  6. 6. #4 Count The Players <ul><li>After a substitution, make sure each team has 5 players on the court prior to putting the ball into play </li></ul><ul><li>If we start with more 10, following a substitution, it is most often the fault of an official “ running a stop sign ” from our partner </li></ul><ul><li>------------------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>There are rules for teams that intentionally have more than 5 players on the court – as a result a technical foul should be administered </li></ul>
  7. 7. #5 Know the Status Of The Clock <ul><li>Know when the game clock is suppose to start and when it is supposed to stop </li></ul><ul><li>Especially critical in the last minute of quarters and in close games </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-varsity games this is VERY important because you often have inexperienced clock operators in your games </li></ul>
  8. 8. # 6 Observe Injured Players <ul><li>If a player is slightly injured but continues to participate, keep an eye on the severity of the injury and if they go to the floor </li></ul><ul><li>Know the substitution & timeout rule that applies if a coach or trainer comes on the floor to check on a player </li></ul><ul><li>New NFHS rule re: signs of concussion – know the procedure ( a signed document from physician is NOT required) </li></ul><ul><li>More details next week re: Concussions </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>How do we handle a play when the ball continues to the opposite end of the court and a player goes to the ground with no loss of consciousness, blood or obvious broken bone ? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Be On Alert !!

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