Absolutes…Call Them!

  • ​​ Two hands on the dribbler​​ is a foul.

  • Forearm​​ on the offensive player​​ above​​ the free throw lane​​ with the ball is a foul.

  • Two points of contact​​ by the defensive player​​ in the post​​ that​​ disrupt​​ the movement of the offensive player will be called a foul.

  • Contact that causes the cutter to reroute​​ will be called a foul.

  • All​​ illegal contact to the head​​ will be called immediately.

  • Excessive contact​​ (wind up, impact and follow through) are unsportsmanlike fouls.

  • All non-​​ basketball plays-tripping​​ will be called immediately.​​ 

  • Illegal contact on screen activity​​ will be called​​ a foul.

  • Technical fouls​​ will be called​​ for profanity​​ and baiting opponents

  • Jumping on top of a player during a tie up​​ is a foul.

  • Boxing out while facing​​ your​​ opponent​​ and using your hands outside your cylinder to gain an advantage is a foul.

  • Illegal footwork in the post, on the perimeter​​ (jump shots and drives), and on the dribbler​​ will be expected to be consistently called.


Be aware of the offensive player jumping into the defense​​ who is in legal guarding​​ positioning.​​ Do not​​ penalize​​ the​​ defense for doing nothing wrong.

 ​​ ​​​​ Flopping​​ will be called. Give a​​ team warning followed by technical.