Be the Referee: Behavior Warning
Be the Referee: Behavior Warning
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018

In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains a new basketball rule expected to make a positive impact on inappropriate sideline behavior. 

Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.

Below is this week's segment – Behavior Warning - Listen

A new rule in basketball this year allows for an official to warn a coach or team for misconduct. This is an administrative procedure, which is reported to the scorer’s table, but has no immediate penalty.

Stopping play and letting the coach or bench know that a formal warning has been issued sends a clear message to everyone in the gym, and it should also impact behavior in a positive way without having to award a technical foul.

If the official, however, deems the misconduct to be major, a technical foul can be issued. A warning is not required before calling any technical foul.

Past editions
January 11: Ice Hockey Safe & Sound - Listen
January 4: Why No Shot Clock - Listen
December 21: Coaches Responsible for Equipment - Listen
December 14: Mentoring New Officials - Listen
December 7: Dive on the Floor - Listen
November 30: Wrestling Weight Monitoring - Listen
November 23: Ejections - Listen
November 16: Toughest Call - Listen
November 9: Hurdling - Listen
November 2: The Survey Says - Listen
October 26: Helmet Comes Off -
October 19: Goal Line Rules - Listen
October 12: No 1st-Year Fee - Listen
October 5: Athletic Empty Nesters - Listen
September 28: Misunderstood Football Rules: Kicking - Listen
September 21: Preparation for Officials - Listen
September 14: Always Stay Registered - Listen
September 7: Other Football Rules Changes - Listen
August 31: Pop-Up Onside Kicks - Listen
August 24: Blindside Blocks - Listen


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