Sports >> Basketball >> Basketball Rules There are a lot of different signals that basketball referees, also called officials, use in the game. It can get confusing. This is a list of the different basketball referee hand signals and what they mean. The specific rules below are described in more detail on other pages (see links at bottom of page).
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These officiating basketball hand signals are used to communicate between the referee and the time keeper in order to notify starting and stopping of the clock. Stop Clock – To stop the clock at any point in the game, the referee will raise one hand straight over head with his palms facing out and finger tips pointed.
3‑5‑4e (NEW): Head coverings worn for religious reasons shall not be made of abrasive or hard materials; and must fit securely so that it is highly unlikely to come off during play. NOTE: The State Association shall be notified, after the contest, if there is a concern about a head covering worn for religious reasons.
For 30 second timeouts, a referee will tap both shoulders with their fingertips without crossing arms. This will create a similar appearance to flexing both arms. For 60-second timeouts, referees bring both arms in, then extend them outward to full wingspan, with palms facing forwards.
Penalty Tap Ball Not Released 41 Penalty Tap-No Contact with the Foot or Player Touched on the Foot-Touch Not Felt 42 Penalty Tap-Not Performed on Mark 42 Penalty Tap-Attacker Offside 42 Touchdown 43 Penalty Touchdown 43 Claimed Touch 43 Off-Field Referee in Agreement with Touchdown 44 Dismissal for Period of Time 44
The referee extends both arms straight out, moving one up and the other down, and alternating a few times. Lesser violations include the three-second lane violation -- extend your middle, ring and pinky fingers while curling your thumb and index finger, hold your arm straight and sweep the arm out and back -- and the five-second inbound violation -- hold your arm out straight with an open hand signaling five.
MHSAA Basketball Officials Manual – Crews of 2 and 3 3 Section 1: General Basketball Officiating I) MHSAA Basketball Rules Fundamentals While the ball remains live, a loose ball always remains in control of the team whose player last had control, unless it is a try or tap for goal.
2021-23 Basketball Officials Manual Update 2-14 (NEW) SHOT CLOCK By state association adoption, effective with the 2022-2023 season, member state associations may establish a shot clock in which the team in control shall attempt a try for field goal within 35 seconds after gaining team control.
the head coach. Verbally reported to the other officials on the court. Mandatory before giving a technical. Verbally reported to the opponent's head coach. 12 Move away from the circle. Move around the circle. Move onto the circle. All of the above. 13 Touched. Legally touched. Strikes the floor. All of the above. 14 Dribble Timing Contact None ...