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Last Update: 2/14/24 @ 8:09 PM

FALL SEMINAR

Each year, IAABO holds a fall seminar. The location of the seminar changes from year to year. This year, we are lucky enough to be hosting the fall seminar in NYS! From September 11-15, 2024 the fall seminar will be in Albany. This is a great opportunity for all board members to attend and hear what the latest is in the world of officiating. Mike Pavlot attends this meeting every year as ouor Interpreter. Mike encourages any member to attend this conference, even if it is for only one day.

https://iaabo.org/Fall_Seminar.html

MODIFIED RULES

With the Modified season upon us, please take a moment to review the 2024 Modified basketball rules.

NFHS RULES CHANGES 2023-24

There are several rule changes/additions to the 2023-24 basketball season. Please take a moment and look them over.

https://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/basketball-rules-changes-2023-24/

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NYS Rule Changes 2023-24

2023-24 MEETING SCHEDULE

DATE
TIME
TYPE
MANDATORY?
11/6/23
7:00 PM
Business Meeting
No
11/13/23
6:00 PM
Interpret/Test
Yes
12/10/23
1:00 PM
Business Meeting
No
1/15/24
7:00 PM
Nom. of Officers
Yes
2/4/24
1:00 PM
Elections/Dues
Yes

THIS CAN BE DANGEROUS STUFF...

Being a sports official, at any level, in any sport, comes with an element risk. Unfortunately, players, parents, coaches, and fans in general are getting more and more hostile towards sports officials. We see this on a regular basis. Because of this behavior, politicians have taken notice and are trying to do what they can to help support all officials. Sen. Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady County, has sponsored a bill that "under the measure, those charges could be brought if the target of the aggression are sports officials involved in all levels of athletics, both amateur and professional."

This spring, an IAABO Bd. 36 official was assaulted by a player during an AAU game. It is difficult enough to recruit, train, and keep new officials, but these incidents only make it more difficult.

We all need to remain vigilante while working as officials in any sport, as you never know what danger may be lurking.

THREE MAN MECHANICS REFRESHER

With the playoffs and Sectionals fast approaching, three man mechanics will be in full effect. Doing two man for most of the season lends to getting rusty with three man. This article is a nice refresher with some good tips on what we should be looking for.

ASK FOR HELP

We talk about this subject on a regular basis. You have a game, and you and your partner are getting plenty of help from the crowd. And it never fails that there seems to be one fan that stands out among the rest. We have been instructed repeatedly - DO NOT INTERACT DIRECTLY WITH FANS! Seek the help from game management in these situations. THIS ARTICLE is a perfect example of what is possible when we engage fans personally.

"THE MOST THANKLESS JOB IN SPORTS"

Pretty good article from a coaches perspective. Click Here.

 

PROPER END-OF-GAME MANAGEMENT

The end of a close game can be exciting, as well as confusing. This article is why it is so important to be on top of your game for a full 32 minutes.

SPORTORIALS ONLINE

Do you want to read the latest edition of IAABO Sportorials, but don't have your copy in hand? Now you can read it online!

LETS GO TO THE TAPE

IAABO is presenting a "video of the week" on their website (www.iaabo.org). Click the link below to check it out.

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MESSAGE BOARD

I have created a forum, accessible only to us, where we can have dialogue throughout the season. Talk about plays, talk about rules, or talk about politics. It doesn't matter what you talk about. There is a link on the left side of this page to the Ref Room. You must register with a username and password. I have to validate each and every member who registers on the site, therefore I am able to keep non-board members off the forum. I think this can be another valuable and useful tool. Please take advantage it. It's simple to use.