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Slides from the MPSSAA Rules Interpretation Clinic
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2023-2024 NFHS Rule Changes

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Shot Clok

2023-2024 SHOT CLOCK PROCEDURES

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2023-2024 NFHS POINTS OF EMPHASIS

IAABO Instructional Cards

You are encouraged to share these cards with your officials and the schools that you service during the season...

Basketball Ring

Instructions to Scorers

IAABO Instructional Card

Please review and share with game day personnel!

Wooden Basketball Court Floor

Instructions to Timers

IAABO Instructional Card

Information on Timeouts, Warning Signals, Substitutes, and Absolutes...

Interpreter's Corner: Feature

Anne Arundel Country JV Rules

There is a 20-point rule for AACPS JV games only. If the game involves a team visiting from another county, we do not employ this rule.  This is the AACPS rule – not a state rule.  Here is the communication that went to coaches in the county:

Junior Varsity

  • ​Teams arrive ready to play

  • ​8 minute quarters

  • 4 minute halftime (teams remain on bench)

The running clock will occur for a 20 point differential in the 4th quarter.  The clock will stop for the following reasons in a Junior Varsity contest:

  • ​An official or team time-out

  • Foul Shot

  • Injury

 

The clock will not stop if the score moves under a 20 point differential.

Baltimore County Middle School Rules

 All teams shall follow the National Federation rules for basketball including playing time of four 6-minute quarters with a stopped clock.

  • Every reasonable effort shall be made to provide all players with equitable playing time.

  • When a score differential of 20 points or more is attained, the team that is ahead MAY NOT PRESS (half or full court).

  • No more than 15 players per team may dress, play, or travel for each game.

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UNIFORM RULE

There has been an increased awareness on the application of NFHS rules as it pertains to the games we officiate.  Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County schools should be following the rules as laid out in the NFHS rules book.

The uniform rule is one that particularly needs to be followed, especially since it is one that we can control before the start of the game.

Please adhere to the memo distributed by our interpreter and follow the rule!

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Three Person Mechanics

It is very important that each of us use the NFHS signals and mechanics for all games.  Emphasis will be on game management, calling by the rules as they are written, concentrating on your primary coverage area, and the "long switch".

For the "long switch", only difference is that the old lead (table side and opposite table side) when going in the opposite direction on throw-ins.  You also want to look at the old center (table side and opposite table side) when going in the opposite direction on throw-ins.

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