Class Information

This course is designed to help aspiring and current officials meet approval requirements to officiate women’s/girls’ basketball games in the New York Metro area, which require the use of NCAA rules and mechanics. Participants are encouraged to attend in person rules and mechanics sessions, complete written homework, and engage in viewing game videos, assessments, and online discussions. Additionally, participants are expected to register for Google Classroom, read all books (NCAA Women’s Basketball rulebook and casebook and MAGBO Mechanics Manual) and all handouts from in person sessions or documents posted on Google Classroom. The course instructors and staff will be proactive in providing support and encouragement in understanding NCAA Women’s basketball rules.

Upon completion of the course, all participants will be given a two-part assessment covering rules knowledge and mechanics application. Those officials who demonstrate proficiency will become MAGBO approved officials. MAGBO approved officials will have the opportunity to meet high school assignors in the New York Metro area fostering an opportunity for further officiating experience.Floor work and assessment dates will be provided.

Anticipated Outcomes:

• To learn the NCAA Women’s basketball rules and mechanics in a practical manner.

• To demonstrate skills and problem solving techniques while officiating.

• To obtain a collection of various print and online material which will assist in the participant’s continuing education as a basketball official.

• To establish and sustain a regular practice of reviewing officiating techniques, current issues and trends in officiating, and study of officiating subject matter through use of the participant’s membership with NASO Through MAGBO.

• To apply mindfulness strategies while working with student athletes and coaches.

Course Outline:

Session 1:

• Focus Point: Participants will learn Rule 4 (Definitions) and watch accompanying video clips.

• Handouts include: 2017-2018 Women’s NCAA Rule Changes. Rule 1 (15q) and Rule 4 (25q) homework questions

• Homework: Answer Rule 1 and Rule 4 homework questions. List all rule references.

• Take home reading:

o Read NCAA Rulebook Rule 1 (Court and Equipment) and Rule 4 (Definitions).

o Read NCAA Casebook Rule 1 (Court and Equipment) and Rule 4 (Definitions).

Session 2:

• Focus Point: Participants will review Rule 1 (Court and Equipment) and learn Rule 2 (Officials and Their Duties) and watch accompanying video clips

• Q & A.

• Handouts include: Rule 2 homework questions (16q), REFEREE Magazine September 2017 (pp. 34-40).

• Homework: Answer Rule 2 homework questions. List all rule references.

• Take home reading:

o Read NCAA Rulebook Rule 3 (Players and Substitutes) and Rule 5 (Scoring and Timing Regulations).

o Read NCAA Casebook Rule 3 (Players and Substitutes) and Rule 5 (Scoring and Timing Regulations).

Session 3:

• Focus Point: Participants will learn Rule 3 (Players and Substitutes), Rule 5 (Scoring and Timing) and watch accompanying video clips.

• Q & A.

• Handouts include: Rule 3 homework questions (10q). Rule 5 questions (22q).

• Homework: Answer Rule 3 and Rule 5 homework questions. List all rule references.

• Take home reading:

o Read NCAA Rulebook Rule 10 (Fouls and Penalties).

o Read NCAA Casebook Rule 10 (Fouls and Penalties).

Session 4:

• Focus Point: Participants will learn Rule 10 (Fouls and Penalties) and watch accompanying video clips.

• Q & A.

• Handouts include: Rule 10 questions (24q).

• Homework: Answer Rule 10 homework questions. List all rule references.

• Take home reading:

o Read NCAA Rulebook Rule 6 (Live Ball and Dead Ball) and Rule 7 (Out of Bounds and the Throw-in).

o Read NCAA Casebook Rule 6 (Live Ball and Dead Ball) and Rule 7 (Out of Bounds and the Throw-in).

Session 5:

• Focus Point: Participants will learn Rule 6 (Live Ball and Dead Ball), Rule 7 (Out of Bounds and the Throw-in), and watch the accompanying video clips.

• Q & A.

• Handouts include: Rule 6 homework questions (22q) and Rule 7 homework questions (23q).

• Homework: Answer Rule 6 and Rule 7 homework questions. List all rule references.

• Take home reading:

o Read NCAA Rulebook Rule 8 (Free Throw) and Rule 9 (Violations and Penalties).

o Read NCAA Casebook Rule 8 (Free Throw) and Rule 9 (Violations and Penalties).

Session 6:

• Focus Point: Participants will finish Rule 8 (Free Throw) and begin Rule 9 (Violations and Penalties).

• Q & A.

• Handouts include: Rule 9 homework questions (29q).

• Homework: Answer Rule 9 homework questions. List all rule references.

• Take home reading:

o Read NCAA Rulebook Rule 9 (Violations and Penalties).

o Read NCAA Casebook Rule 9 (Violations and Penalties).

Session 7:

• Focus Point: Participants will finish Rule 9 (Violations and Penalties) and review the Points of Emphasis-Enforce the Rules as Written, Post Play/Three Seconds, Freedom of Movement/Players Moving Without the Ball/Screening, Contact on and by the Ball Handler/Dribbler, Legal Guarding/Restricted Area/Lower Defensive Box, Verticality, Rebounding, Bench Decorum/Sportsmanship (P. 7-10 RB).

• Q & A.

• Handouts include: Exam test bank.

• Homework: Answer exam test bank. List all rule references.

• Take home reading: Read Appendixes I-XIII (P. 104-132) and TBD

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