Technical Fouls: The Most Misunderstood Rule In Basketball?

Technical fouls are a necessary, but perhaps the most misunderstood part of the game of basketball.  While most often called to penalize unsporting behavior, they cover much, much more, and are an important part of an official's arsenal in effectively managing the game, coaches and players.

Flagrant Fouls in Basketball: Difficult Call To Make

A video recently posted on YouTube (see below) featured footage of a high school basketball team committing six fouls in which the videographer accuses the officials of miscalling the fouls.  Like many, he considered any hard foul resulting in the player falling to the court a flagrant foul.  Problem is that such contact is not automatically a flagrant foul; it could be an intentional foul, or it could be just a hard, but ordinary, personal foul. 

A YouTube video accuses high school basketball officials of failing to call flagrant fouls, but begs more questions than it answers, says one official.

NFHS Launches First Rules Application for Mobile Devices

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), which has written and published playing rules for high school sports throughout its 91-year history, has released its first rules application for mobile devices for high school basketball. 

Small-Sided Basketball: Best Way to Play and Learn for Elementary School Players

With basketball season beginning around the country, now is the perfect time to consider whether small-sided or 3 on 3 basketball is a better way for elementary school players to play and learn the game.

New Rules for High School Basketball Promoting Good Sportsmanship Approved for 2010-2011

Among the high school basketball rule changes recently approved for the 2010-11 season by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)  are those promoting good sportsmanship.

2008-09 High School Basketball Rules Changes Announced

In an effort to reduce rough play in free-throw situations in high school basketball, the two marked lane spaces closest to the end line will be vacant effective with the 2008-09 season.
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