BCBOA Meeting Minutes

Meeting #2

October 29, 2018

Opening: Scott Edmonds – Welcome, 

Treasurer’s Report: Mike Napier – $2,966.07

Guest Speaker: John Witt (scorekeeper at Talawanda) also a Minister– Started in1989 after working at Kmart as a custodian.  Became friends with Holmes Head Coach, so as an EMT travelled with team, started keeping stats. Made a position for keeping the athletic fields, the best job at Talawanda, and took a liking more to basketball. John is a Captain with Oxford Fire Department, Minister and Groundskeeper. He has 4 philosophies in his life. Philosophy 1, a ministry of Presence and just to be there.  Cotter pin philosophy, an unknown thing, unless it is missing.  Does the little things, just wants to do his job.  Steel philosophy, a steel rod.  Used to put a sharpen edge on a knife, sharpens another steel, just a “man can sharpen another man”, do what you can do to better another life.  Life is Good Philosophy, as an older person needing to influence the lives of other young people.  Has been involved in a few funerals and weddings of former Talawanda students because of his influence in others lives.  Challenge to everyone. Be a class act, remain a class act whether you are a cotter pin, nut or the wheel. Poem, The World IS Mine

Rules Interpretation: Rick Henry – The Kahoot app. 

The state rules meeting online- preseason guide pg. 8(illegal equipment) the penalty for illegal equipment IS NOT a Technical Foul!!!

Rule Changes- Backcourt deflection is legal, when hit by a defensive player in the frontcourt and caught by someone in the backcourt, Play On.

A player is not able to take a charge or set a screen with a foot out of bounds or on an endline

Players are NOW permitted to role the waistbands of shorts as long as the manufacturers logo is not showing

POE- Travelling, Legal Guarding Position, Block/Charge (have a call), Loose Ball Play(get in there and get the players off each other, be assertive), Proper Terminology, Professionalism(don’t engage at their level, warn, or Technical Foul)

Email, Backcourt throw in spot, intentional foul on a made basketball

Closing- Scott Edmonds, Board positions nominations, and state meeting deadline is the 24th of November.

Split the Pot- 769755  Barry Jamison $10

BCBOA Meeting Minutes

Meeting #1

October 22, 2018

Opening: Scott Edmonds – Thank you for coming. This is a voting year President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Next Week, speaker, the table guy from Talawanda. Following week is Ray Vaughn an assignor to speak with us.

Treasurers Report: Mike Napier (via Randy) $2805

Scrimmages: See Tim Lewis, Scott Edmonds, Randy Johnson after meeting if interested. The better off you’re going to be if you’re out on the court getting your time in.  

Nominations: Please check with the person you are nominating to make sure that it is alright with them and then email Scott Edmonds, Randy Johnson or Steve Wiggins

Rules Interpretation: Randy Johnson

Observes for the GMC. The biggest thing pet peeve. Noticing the observer and then really starting to hustle.  We can miss calls, but if we are hustling then we will be more consistent. Looks if we are putting the ball in at the right spot, and are we hustling to get the ball back in play. Work our game the RIGHT WAY!  Ask the seasoned official if they will help you out in switching and doing everything as to the book as you can do it so that you can learn and get better.  Randy gives out his phone number and is willing to take calls discussing a call you may have. Call that night while its fresh in your mind.  It doesn’t have to be Randy it can be a veteran official.   Be patient with the coaches, sometimes they are working with players as well, and we are to be the calm ones.  If you get beat, cut in behind the play (in the middle of the floor if needs be) to get the best angle on the play.  It’s especially tough as a new official to gain balance with when to hold the whistle, but hustle and see the play.  Verify the game the day of with the school.  When the game gets moved, we are generally the last ones to be notified.  If a veteran official is giving you advice, DO NOT argue with the veteran, most every veteran wants to help you! Do you want to do it right and not take it personal. The coaches and fans will work you, and grind on you, don’t take anything personal even if they make it personal, then you have the tools in which to take care of that.

New Rule changes from last year.  2 hand reporting – right hand first followed by second/  A coach will have 15 seconds to replace a player. 

Technical fouls. Admin tech, more than 5 on court or book issues.  Team foul, coach does not lose his opportunity to stand. See page 75 of the Rule Book.

Protecting the free thrower, on the release of the ball. The defender blocking out is not to make contact with the free thrower, not allowed to cross the lane line until the ball has hit the cylinder.

Make sure that you keep your Arbiter up to date with the assignors.

Dave Campbell Davezcampbell77@yahoo.com  assigns for the GMC Jv and down, and numerous other leagues.  Please contact him if you are interested in working at any level.

Split the pot: 769742  Robert Hubbard $27

Dismissal: Scott Edmonds