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Review/Replay Policy for High School Basketball

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There needs to be a Replay/Review Rule set in place for high school basketball-post season.  Unfortunately, many competitive teams lose out on earned championships and titles due to an incorrect and/or biased blow of a whistle and there is no recourse for coaches to take on their players behalf.  Other times, a call is made in error due to the pace of the game.  The Replay/Review rule exists on the Collegiate and NBA level and it is time to incorporate this at the high school level.  By signing this petition, we are taking the 1st step in ensuring that high school officials have the additional support they need and that high school athletics are being operated under the integrity that our athletes and coaches deserve. 

Here is what I am proposing to CIF:

1. Replay/Review Rule established for High School basketball post season to include all CIF Section and State play-off and Championship games.  In order for an official to change or reverse a call made on the floor, 2/3 of the officials must first find that the monitor review reveals by indisputable evidence that the call on the floor was incorrect.

2. The following Outcomes should be determined by all 3 Officials:

A. Last Second Foul- Referees use replay to review all called fouls that occur between 1 and 0 secs time remaining on the clock (0:01-0:00) in the 4th quarter and/or overtime. Referees are required to conduct the review if score has a margin within 3pts or less.

B. 2-Point/3-Point Field Goal (made shot or foul)- Referees may use replay to review all situations in which they are not reasonably certain whether a successful field goal was scored correctly as a two-point or three-point field goal.

C. Made Basket – End of Period- Referees review all made shots that clear the net with no time remaining on the clock (0:00). This is an automatic trigger and referees are required to conduct the review regardless of score.

D. Out-of-Bounds- Referees may review any out-of-bounds play that occurs in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter and last two minutes of overtime when they are not reasonably certain as to which player caused the ball to go out-of-bounds.


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