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NYSGBOA Rules changes

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NYS Modifications

2020-2021 Exam Questions

Rule explanation

Rule Clarification:

New Rule: (Rule 3, Article 6, Section 2b)

During multiple free throw situations, a substitute may enter the game only before the first attempt in the sequence unless otherwise authorized by the rules or after the final attempt has been successfully converted.


Real talk: A substitute can come in before the first free throw,  and after the last free throw on a made basket. NOT IN BETWEEN FREE THROWS.


Situation: The official calls a foul on A1. A1 now has committed her 4th  personal foul. The coach wants to sub the player out, but there is no girl at the table. Can the coach sub that player out?


Answer: Yes. Until the ball is at the disposal of the free throw shooter for the first of two or three attempts, the sub may enter.  This is no different than when a foul is ruled before the bonus and you would bring a sub in before the ball is placed at the disposal for a throw-in.


Any other questions, please email me. Thanks for your questions and understanding.

Turnbacks, Technicals and Ejections

After hour and weekend turn backs: 

Call in the order below, leave a message and call next person.

If someone picks up, get the name of the person you called and record the date and time.


1.     Pete Blieberg

Home: 631-277-2811

Cell: 516-313-0444

2.     Tom Combs

Home: 631-689-6317

Cell: 631-433-3666

3.     Carl Nelson

Home: 631-475-4866

Cell: 631-252-3294

4.     Cathy Honeyman




Technical Foul on a Coach: Call Pete Blieberg and then Carl Nelson

Ejection for any coach or player:  Call Pete Blieberg and then Carl Nelson

Technical Foul on a Player: Call Carl and send an email to: 



2017/18 NYS Modifications

NCAA Interpretation updates

NCAA Rulebook updates


Once again, we are going to offer the deal with NASO to save you some money for those who like Referee Magazine and the NASO benefits. The cost is $79. It is not mandatory, but those who choose to join must pay by the Oct. 25 meeting. Secretary-treasurer Jeff Fried will be collecting checks or cash tonight and at the Oct. 25 meeting.

Dues are $120

The deadline for dues was March 1. If you failed to pay your dues on time, please reach out to Jeff Fried, 13 Spruce Court, Selden, NY  11784 for the total amount due to include the late fine. 

Injury claims contact info

Contact American Specialty Insurance

Donna Rudicel

1-800-566-7941 x 306

NYSGBO Accident Form

Guidelines for the Option to Advance the Ball


Sportsmanship Card
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association requires officials to enforce all sportsmanship rules for athletes and coaches. We will not tolerate negative statements or actions between opposing players, especially trash-talking, taunting or baiting of opponents. If such comments are heard or actions seen, a penalty will be assessed immediately. We have been instructed not to issue warnings. Let today's contest reflect mutual respect.

3-person areas of responsibility

3-person areas of responsibility are shaded to show Lead, Trail and Center primary areas.

3-person mechanics quick guide

Stacey's quick guide to 3-person mechanics. A must read for all 3-person playoff officials.

JH Rules/Section XI

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If you plan to work JH contests, please print a copy of the rules as provided by Section XI. They are listed under Handouts.