TWO CREW Mechanics 2019-20


 Calling fouls​​ ​​ we want correct call coming from correct official. Officials must look after primary when they have OA (Open Angle). When making a call in partner’s PCA (Primary Coverage Area), official must​​ use secondary CADENCE whistle. That is – “c’mon Partner” or “1000-1“ before ​​ you make the call. This allows primary official the opportunity to have first whistle on the play. In this way, often the secondary cadence whistle will not be necessary.

Tell the​​ story at spot of the foul​​ - FIBA is emphasizing using the voice at the spot of the foul by announcing the colour, number & penalty. If the penalty is out of bounds officials do not point to a spot but rather in the direction the ball is going.​​ At the site​​ of foul you only signal -charge/offensive foul, UF, TF, DQF, 2 shots or point to floor.​​ 

Reporting foul to table-​​ Use a brisk walk from spot of foul to report area Remember if your feet are moving, your lips are not and visa versa. Walk straight line to report area, clear the 3 point line; if players are in the way, walk another straight line to a good spot, and report with feet still.​​ When you report a foul; always make sure it is the same every time: COLOUR, NUMBER, INFRACTION and CONSEQUENCE: example: “BLUE, 6, PUSH, 2 SHOTS”. You want a good voice and the same cadence with your voice every time. When you report with your hands, “break the window” - snap the numbers and infractions and consequence signals in front of you. ​​​​ Hustle when you have to go long.

Shooting Plays-on every catch-and-shoot play, determine the pivot foot or see the feet of the offensive player (most missed travels are on catch and drive); then move eyes to defenders hips, hands and shoulders. Players are so long now - your eyes​​ have to go to the hands to see point of contact. Once the shooter begins the shooting motion, scan the offense from the floor to the top of their shot, and back down (with head movement from the official). See them land safely, and then go to the rebounding action

FIBA​​ techniques​​ -​​ maintain proper distance, remain stationary, referee the defense, stay with the play until the end. Positioning-​​ open angles and make adjustments.

Trail Position–​​ 6 feet behind ball handler, looking for OA, but also being able to look up court- same pace as dribbler also observing benches and clocks.​​ The Trail official initial position is the 28 foot mark. ​​ The Trail official should always be prepared to step down on plays at the basket and always be prepared to work the arc when the ball goes away.​​ 

Lead position-​​ In transition, the Lead​​ must get to the endline early and be prepared to officiate​​ the defense.

Fiba mechanics-​​ apply the following mechanics consistently

  • Use the three time-out spots-place the ball at the correct spot.​​ A horn​​ and whistle is required​​ at 50 seconds, with the new rule we now also have an attention whistle from the​​ active official just prior to administering the throw in.

  • Whistle is needed before every quarter.

  • Know the faking foul signal.​​ 

  • Use the proper hit signal.

  • U​​​​se the bounce ball mechanic appropriately.​​ 

  • The 8 second count is optional by rule.​​ 

  • Apply team officiating​​ if it helps the game. Avoid phantom calls.

  • ​​​​Use the crossover step –trail.

  • Know the delayed of game signal in the last 2 mins.

  • ​​​The fifth foul is not a time-out period.

  • ​​​​Apply the delay of game warnings.

  • Use a good voice at​​ all times

  • ​​Offensive endline throw-ins need a whistle and the trail must also raise​​ their​​ hand.​​