The next pre-season meeting of the Athletic Officials Association basketball division will be held on Zoom on Thursday, November 12.  Check-in runs from 6:35 to 6:55 p.m. and the presentations start promptly at 7:00 p.m.   

Thursday, November 12
700 – Welcome
705 – Presentation 1: Pre-Game With Partners, Paul Schoessling
725 – Presentation 2: Focus on the Rules – Rule 5:  Scoring & Timing Regulations
745 – Presentation 3: Professionalism During a Pandemic, Bob Horvath
810 – Meet The Assigner: Bob Horvath, Suburban Prairie & Southwest Suburban Conferences
820 – Plays of the Week
825 – Announcements
830 – New Officials Workshop 101

Mini-Session Synopsis

Mini-Session # 1: “Pre-Game With Partners”
There’s no better way to get everybody in your officiating crew on the same page than to have an effective pre-game meeting.  Paul Schoessling will provide concepts and essentials of being prepared and effective, so that your crew can be the best team on the court.

Mini Session # 2: “Focus on the Rules – Rule 5 – “Scoring and Timing Regulations”
The basics of Scoring and Timing Regulations are presented.  Topics covered include Scoring Fundamentals, Time-Out Basics, Time-Out Administration and End of Quarter situations.

Mini-Session # 3: “Professionalism During a Pandemic”
2020 has created a whole new ballgame with officials and professionalism.  Bob Horvath will discuss what will be the new normal for this season and how the official-assignor-game administrator relationship will now change with new situations in the ongoing pandemic. 

Casebook Play of the Week # 1:  While the ball is in flight on a try for goal by A1: (a) B1 touches the ball and then time expires; or (b) time expires and then B1 touches the ball. The ball continues in flight and enters Team A’s basket.  What is the status of these plays? 

Casebook Play of the Week # 2:  Following a violation in the first extra period, the timer informs the referee that by mistake the period started with: (a) more; or (b) less than four minutes on the clock.  How are these situations rectified?