Changes to FT-Procedures and Foul Admin


Beginning next year (2023-2024 High School Basketball Season), high school basketball teams will shoot two free throws for common fouls when in the "bonus".  This change to Rule 4-8-1 eliminates the one-and-one scenario and sets new foul limits each quarter for awarding the bonus free throw.

The rule changes were approved by the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee at its annual meeting April 24-26 in Indianapolis.  The recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

You can download the full documentation here at from the following link:

Don't forget this for this upcoming 2023-2024 High School Basketball season.




The Health Imperative for Basketball Referees



Basketball referees hold a pivotal role in ensuring game integrity. However, the fast-paced nature of the sport demands not just mental sharpness but optimal physical health. Staying fit enables referees to track play movements, make real-time decisions, and position themselves strategically. A referee's physical condition directly impacts their effectiveness on the court. Proper nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate rest aren't luxuries; they're necessities. By prioritizing health, referees not only enhance their performance but also prolong their careers, ensuring the game's continuity and fairness for all involved. For the love of the game, a referee's health is paramount.

Ignite Your Officiating Passion: Embrace Summer Referee Camps


Gear up for the upcoming high school basketball season with summer referee camps. These camps are more than training; they're a transformative experience. Delve deep into rule nuances, learn from seasoned referees, and face game-like scenarios. Beyond skills, build camaraderie and lasting connections. Rekindle your passion for officiating, fortify decision-making, and fuel your dedication. Elevate your game, step onto the court with confidence, and let summer camps be your catalyst for an exceptional season.

Find Joy in the Game



We become referees not just to enforce rules but because we have a genuine love for the game of basketball. The camaraderie with fellow officials, the thrill of a closely-contested match, and the satisfaction of ensuring a fair game should always be cherished.

Learn from Mistakes


Every referee, no matter how experienced, will make mistakes. Instead of dwelling on them, learn from them. Review game footage, consult with other referees, and always strive to improve.

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