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Off Ball Officiating


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Off Ball Officiating

  1. 1. “ Off Ball” Officiating
  2. 2. REMEMBER : Officials don’t let Officials ball watch!!
  3. 3. Off Ball - Importance <ul><li>The game CAN NOT be officiated properly without it! </li></ul><ul><li>10 Players….2 or 3 Officials </li></ul><ul><li>1 official will always be officiating on ball - that leaves up to 9 players for the other official(s). </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents Rough Play </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of movement. </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Off Ball” <ul><li>You can be “on ball” AND “off ball” at the same time! </li></ul><ul><li>You need strong “off ball” officiating from all 3 officials not just the Center! </li></ul><ul><li>Must communicate well so that everyone knows what happened. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Say “OFFENSE” or “ILLEGAL” and point the opposite direction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You must be strong with your signals! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let partners know immediately what you have and how play will resume. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No strength/confidence in signals means coaches, players, or partners will have no confidence in the call. </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Off Ball” <ul><li>Evaluator: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expected to get “On Ball” calls. Everyone in the gym sees these fouls. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difference b/w a good official and a mediocre official is “Off Ball” officiating. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-Evaluation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How often do get surprised by something in your primary? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When watching yourself on video, force yourself to NOT watch the ball and see what you missed. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Signs (What to look for) <ul><li>Man-to-Man Defense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Illegal Screens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rough Post Play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holding Cutters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zone Defense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bumping Cutters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jumping in front of moving players (w/o the ball) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandwiching a post player </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Signs (What to look for) <ul><li>1. Small Player vs Big Player </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small pushing/holding in the post </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Big player guarding a Small Player </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big holding small on the on the perimeter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Happens with Pick & Rolls </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of “Off Ball” Calls <ul><li>Illegal Screens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rough Post Play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bumping the Cutter </li></ul>
  9. 9. Types of “Off Ball” Calls (Continued) <ul><li>Baiting/Retaliation/Cheap Shots </li></ul><ul><li>During Throw-Ins – Holding or Offense Pushing Off </li></ul><ul><li>Rebounding </li></ul>
  10. 10. Types of “Off Ball” Calls (Continued) <ul><li>Players in Back Court during fastbreak w/ ball in frontcourt </li></ul><ul><li>Pass and Crash </li></ul><ul><li>Shooter’s landing </li></ul><ul><li>Other: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bench Decorum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scoreboard/Clock Awareness </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Status of the Ball <ul><li>Must know the status of the ball when making an off ball call! </li></ul><ul><li>Why: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow or disallow a made goal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Throw-In Spot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Player or Team Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live Ball or Dead Ball </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Status of the Ball <ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical foul right before a wide open layup. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Illegal Screen when ball is in the air on a shot. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Granting a timeout when there is no player control. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calling a foul off ball during a throw-in but before the official hands the ball to the thrower. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Off Ball - Review <ul><li>Look for signs </li></ul><ul><li>Good “Off Ball” coverage will reduce rough play and problems in your games. </li></ul><ul><li>Know the status of the ball </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Signals & Good Communication </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Strong off-ball officiating indicates that an official is “tuned” into the game. </li></ul>