Shot Clock

ShotClock 2011-2012

PROCEDURES
-Shot clock shall be used entire game . . . including any overtime periods
-Shot clock duration for 30/35 seconds per State association

START SHOT CLOCK
-Throw-In: When an in-bounds player legally touches or is touched by the ball (Exception: Kicking or Fisting the ball)
-Jump Ball: When a player gains CONTROL of ball
-Missed Try: When a player gains CONTROL of ball
-Missed Free Throw: When a player gains CONTROL of ball
-Loose Ball: When a player gains CONTROL of ball

OFFICIALS’ SIGNALS
RESET: A whirling motion of a pointed index finger above head
VIOLATION: Official taps top of head with open palm

WHEN TO RESET
-Floor violations (except kicking or fisting the ball)
-Intentionally kicked or fisted ball, with 14 seconds or less on the shot clock, reset to 15 seconds
-Ball hits ring on a try or tap (shot clock stops) reset when team control acquired
-Opponent secures CONTROL of the ball
-Personal foul
-Technical Foul
-Try/tap fails to hit ring and is recovered by opponent
-Held ball (if DEFENSIVE team has A/P arrow)

WHEN NOT TO RESET
-Defensive team touches ball, but does NOT gain CONTROL
-Defensive team causes ball to go out of bounds
-Defensive team causes a HELD BALL, but OFFENSIVE team has A/P arrow
-Intentionally kicking or fisting the ball with 15 seconds or more on the shot clock
-Blocked tries/taps recovered by the OFFENSIVE team
-Try/tap fails to hit ring and is recovered by OFFENSIVE team
-Held ball during a throw-in and OFFENSIVE team has A/P arrow
-Time-out is granted
-Game is stopped due to injury or loss of glasses/contact lens
-Game is stopped due to blood rule
-Any shot at WRONG basket

ABSOLUTES
-Participate with pre-game meeting with Referee
-Be attentive, accurate and maintain focus during entire game, avoid distractions
-Maintain eye contact with the official responsible for putting ball in play
-Maintain an appearance of impartiality throughout the game; you are a game official

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