Basketball 'Weekly Blast' for Jan. 9


Please ensure to circulate the information in these “Weekly Blasts” throughout the season in an effort to regularly address the issues observed during GHSA games.

SHOT CLOCK – Any additional questions concerning the Shot Clock please contact Andy Cowart, GHSA Basketball Rules Liaison (

SPORTSMANSHIP – The fact that we continue to make this a “Point of Emphasis” is due to the fact that unsporting behavior is out of control. Coaches must understand, if you are not able to control the behavior of your players, and yourself in many cases, you leave no other option than for the officials to control it. NOTE: Warnings are not required if the act is deemed severe enough to assess an unsporting technical foul.

SCOREBOOK – (a) The “referee” is required to write the game officials’ names in the scorebook prior to the start of the game.  (b) Rule 3.2.2c deals with errors submitted in the “official” scorebook. After the “referee” has checked the scorebook at the 10-minute mark prior to the start of the game, to change a player’s number is a violation and an administrative technical foul shall be assessed to the guilty team.

UNIFORM JERSEYS – Rule 3-4-1 c. clearly states the torso of the jersey for the “home” team shall be white and a contrasting color for the visiting team. Any deviation of this shall result in an administrative technical foul to the guilty team, without prior approval from the GHSA Office. NOTE: January is “cancer awareness month” in the GHSA. If a team wishes to wear pink jerseys at a home game, they need to make sure their opponent(s) and game officials are notified prior to the game(s).

REGION TOURNAMENTS – The school(s) hosting their respective region tournaments are required to contact the local officiating association that contracts their regular season games.

MAXPREPS – Remember schools are required to submit game schedules and game results on MaxPreps.  Rosters and statistics are requested.

MEDIA TIMEOUTS – We will continue the weekly “Media Timeouts” throughout the season on the GHSA website.

Happy New Year to all and Good Fortune!

Share this