The start of a high school basketball game must be done right. If you get that wrong, then everything can go downhill quickly. Unfortunately, many bad habits and incorrect tip-off violation calls are made because new officials just follow and learn from their senior partners and end up doing what they have seen done time and time again. Getting back to the high school rulebook helps us refocus on the allowed movements by the nonjumpers at the start of the game.
COMMONLY HEARD PHRASES - Listen carefully to the officials at the next game you attend. Too often we hear... "Don't move" or "Hold your spots" just before the Referee tosses up the ball.