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  • 8/27/2018

    Welcome to the 2018-19 women’s basketball season!  I am confident that we all are excited, poised and ready to get back on the court for this upcoming season. Women’s basketball is in a great space and all involved will continue to work tirelessly to support and enhance the image of this outstanding game. 

    We will continue to use ArbiterSports and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Officiating Central Hub to communicate important basketball information.  Please visit the Center Court Central Hub frequently to stay current on the latest Women’s Basketball officiating news and information.

    On the central hub, you will be able to read the latest rules interpretations from the Secretary-Rules Editor and bulletins from the National Coordinator, complete your requirements to be considered for a postseason assignment, take periodic rules quizzes, and review videos clips on correct application of the rules and mechanics of officiating.

    To register, click the REGISTRATION Tab at the top of the page.

    The 2018-19 NCAA Women's Basketball Officiating Exam will be available on the TESTING Tab from October 1 until October 29 at 5PM Eastern Time.  When available, the 2018-19 Women’s Basketball Officiating Video can be accessed on the VIDEO Tab.  Searchable rules and case books are available by clicking on the RULES BOOK Tab.  A digital version of the Mechanics Manual will be available by clicking the CCA APP Tab.

    This year’s Welcome Packet includes the 2017-18 and 2018-19 NCAA Women's Basketball Rules Book, 2018-19 NCAA Women's Basketball Case Book, and 2018-19 Women's CCA Mechanics Manual.  

    For Regional Clinic Registration, please click HERE.  When you register for the clinic, be sure to use the same email address that you used for your NCAA Women's Basketball central hub registration to ensure you receive credit (a green checkmark) in your Eligibility Center.

    Again this year, the ArbiterMobile app is available at no cost to NCAA registered officials. To download the app, please complete this season's officials' registration, and then download it from Google Play or iTunes.  Click here to read ArbiterMobile FAQs.

    Thank you for being a critical part of the Women’s Basketball Improvement Program.  If you have ideas or suggestions for improvement, please email me at courtref@comcast.net.

    I am looking forward to seeing you at the Regional Clinics and throughout the upcoming season.   Together, let’s make it the best ever!

    June L. Courteau
    NCAA National Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials

  • 7/27/2018

    NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Officials:
     
    Registration for the 2018 Regional Clinics is now open.
     
    (Please remember the email you use to sign up for the Regional Clinics). Use the same one to register on the NCAA Women's Basketball central hub when registration opens on August 27.  If you use a different email address, you will not receive credit in your Eligibility Center.
     
    The dates, location and deadline for the NCAA room rates are listed below. Remember to be eligible to work the 2019 DI NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, you must attend one Regional Officiating Clinic.

    Please register for the upcoming Regional Clinics by clicking HERE.
     

    City

    Location

    Clinic Dates

    Lodging Reservation Deadline

    Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia Airport Marriott

    Sunday, September 16

    August 30, 2018

    Phoenix, AZ

    Marriott Phoenix Airport

    Sunday, September 23

    August 29, 2018

    Indianapolis, IN

    Fairfield Inn/ NCAA Office

    Sunday, October 7

    September 13, 2018

    Atlanta, GA

    Atlanta Airport Marriott

    Saturday, October 13

    October 7, 2018

  • 12/18/2017

    Two seasons and four weeks after significant rules changes were put in place to bring back a free-flowing, offensively oriented, fundamentally sound brand of play, NCAA women’s basketball stakeholders are still praising the improvements while statistical data continues to confirm that the needle is pointing in the right direction.  Click to read the full article.

  • 12/6/2017

    Message to Division 1,2,3 Administrators, Coaches, Coordinators and Officials:

    An interpretation was posted on ArbiterSports December 4, 2017, which addressed timeouts and the option to advance the ball.

    A timeout is not granted when the head coach or a player on the playing court asks for it; rather, it is granted when the official blows the whistle. Projected timeouts are not permitted. The head coach may certainly tell an official they want a timeout if the opponent’s last free throw or a field goal is successful, or when the coach’s player gets the rebound or controls the ball after there is a change of possession in the team’s backcourt. However, the head coach must still ask for the timeout when the ball is dead after the free throw or field goal, or when the coach’s player is holding the ball for the throw-in or the player is in control of the ball on the court after the rebound/change of possession.

    Situations have occurred where an official blows their whistle for a timeout when one may not be granted. The throw-in is in the air when they blow the whistle, or a player on the court has released the ball on a pass or dribble. When the ball is not dead, in the thrower-in’s hands or is loose on the playing court when the official blows their whistle for a timeout, this is an inadvertent whistle. The following list should be helpful to you:

    When a coach or a player requests a timeout and the ball is:

    1. Already released on a throw-in after a score and the throw-in has not ended (the ball has not been legally touched by a player on the playing court inbounds or out of bounds): this is an inadvertent whistle. The official will ask the coach if they still want the timeout and they MAY advance the ball.

    2. Already released on a throw-in after a score and the throw-in has ended and the ball is loose: this is an inadvertent whistle. The official will ask the coach if they still want the timeout and they may NOT advance the ball.

    3. Already loose after an opponent batted the ball from the rebounder/player’s hands: this is an inadvertent whistle. The official will ask the coach if they still want the timeout and they MAY advance the ball.

    4. Already loose after a player on the court fumbled the ball:  this is an inadvertent whistle. The official will ask the coach if they still want the timeout and they MAY advance the ball.

    5. Already released by the player in control to start a dribble: This is a legal timeout request, but the option to advance the ball is NOT available.

    6. Already released by the player in control of the ball on a pass: this is an inadvertent whistle. The official will ask the coach if they still want the timeout and they may NOT advance the ball.

    Now, the officials may judge that the ball was still in the thrower-in’s hands, or in the hands of the player on the court when the whistle sounded. This is a judgment of the officials and it is not reviewable using an available courtside monitor.
     

    FROM:  

    Jon M. Levinson, Secretary-Rules Editor
    NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee

     
    June L. Courteau, National Coordinator
    NCAA Women’s Basketball Officiating 
                                                         
     
     
     
     
 
 
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