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Basketball Rules Changes - 2015-16

By NFHS on May 20, 2015 Basketball Share

10-6-12: The following acts constitute a foul when committed against a ball handler/dribbler.  A player becomes a ball handler when he/she receives the ball.  This would include a player in a post position.


  1. Placing two hands on the player.
  2. Placing an extended arm bar on the player.
  3. Placing and keeping a hand on the player.
  4. Contacting the player more than once with the same hand or alternating hands.


Officials Signal Chart and Officials Manual: Establish a signal to be used after a basket is made and there is a stoppage in play.  The signal is used by the officials to indicate the team inbounding the ball may run the baseline. 

The signal will be executed by extending the arm laterally, bending the elbow at a 90-degree angle, moving the hand and forearm from the elbow in a waving motion horizontally along the end line.  A new picture will need to be added to the signal chart.

2015-16 Major Editorial Changes

3-4-2c: By state association adoption one commemorative/memorial patch may be worn on the jersey. The patch shall not exceed 4 square inches, shall not be a number and must be located above the neckline or in the side insert.

3-5-3c: All sleeves/tights shall be the same solid color and must be the same color as any headband or wristband worn.

3-5-4a: Headbands and wristbands shall be black, white, beige or the predominant color of the jersey and the same color for each item and all participants. They must be the same color as any sleeve/tights worn. See 3-6 for logo requirements.


  1. Post Play
  2. Rebounding
  3. Free Throw Shooter
  4. NFHS Signals and Mechanics

To All Officials.

Its apparant, that we are becoming more and more lacks in calling the types of fouls (POINTS OF EMPHASIS)
that we did in December.

I have seen a number of games in the past week, and spoke with a number of Coaches and the most common comment is " We spent a lot of time teaching our kids to play defense with their legs and not their arms, in December the armbar fouls were called and they are not now" They are right and we need to continue to call those fouls throughout the remainder of the season. They expect you to call them. Call them early in the game. As an Editor of a prominent magazine preaches " Call the foul, the players will adjust"


Special Olympics

Volunteers for the Special Olympics 2015

Frank Beebe Receiving award

Frank Beebe receiving IAABO Life Membership in Rochester N.Y. on April 25, 2015.

From left to right..Michael Hammond, Frank Beebe, Jack Doyle and Rich Antonelli.

Board 27 At the Garden

Board 27 Officials at the Garden
Wayne Pandolph, Dave Powell and Dave Engelson
Congratulations and Good Job


Rochester Conference

Brother's Bob and Joe Sterling at this years IAABO Conference in Rochester.

Rochester Conference

Mike Hammond with Jack Doyle and there wives at the IAABO Conference Rochester.

Rochester Conference

Executive Board Member's Bill Joyce and Rich Collins