Basketball
Basketball

Weekly Annoucements

February
08

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE SEASON
February is the time of the basketball season when officials really need to concentrate on "blowing the whistle." Don't let games get out of control early, call fouls, get in position and see the play. The game must be officiated by the rules as written and the players and the coaches must adjust. This time of the year there is a lot on the line with every game, kids are playing hard and sometimes out of control. One area in particular to concentrate on is rebounding - watch for undercutting fouls, and the pushing to get position. See the whole play not just the end result. Get shooters to the floor. Do not let body bumping and hand checking disrupt movement.
Post play must be addressed early in the game and must be called the entire game. Do not let offensive players dislodge a legal defender to gain and initial position. If the offensive player is legally posted up do not allow the defender to shove or displace a legal post player. Officiate screening action, do not let the screener move on the screen, the screener must be stationary.
Coaches must not teach players to use illegal tactics and if players use illegal tactics they should expect to have a foul called.

WIN OR LOSE, SPORTSMANSHIP HELPS YOU GET THROUGH
In the last few years, taunting, trash-talking, gloating and cheap shots have become all too common in sports. You've probably seen athletes who take their own successes too seriously, too. They celebrate a goal with a prolonged victory dance or constantly brag about their abilities. This is the exact opposite of what sportsmanship is all about. This kind of behavior might make you feel tough or intimidating to an opponent, but keep in mind it can also cause you to lose the match. Plenty of games have been lost to penalties gathered from "unsportsmanlike conduct."
When you do lose - and it will happen - don't take it out on your opponent, blame the officials, or blame your team. Take it in stride. When you lose, lose with class. Being proud of how you performed, or at least being aware of things you need to improve for next time, is key.
When it comes to losing, good sportsmanship means congratulating the winners promptly and willingly. Also, it means accepting the game's outcome without complaint and without excuses, even if you sometimes might feel the referees made a few questionable calls. When you win, the trick is to be a gracious and generous winner. Good sportsmanship means acknowledging victories without humiliating opponents, being quietly proud of success, and letting victories speak for themselves.
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