Referees Guidelines - One on One Situations


1.   See the whole play from the beginning.

2.   Determine if the defender has established a legal guarding position (feet, first, facing).

3.   Allow the defender to adjust laterally or backwards.

4.   Establish who initiates the contact.

5.   Establish where is the point of contact. If down the torso, the defender has usually got to the position first.

6.   Don't penalise the defence unjustly. Just because there is some contact, do not fall into the trap of calling a foul on the defence. Many times the best call is a no call.

7.   Do not penalise the defence if they keep their arms tight against the body and do not go outside their own cylinder.

8.   Most one on one moves occur

        a) When a player becomes isolated with their team mates clearing out to give them the opportunity to "go to work"on their defender.

        b) In a wing to baseline drive to the basket.  

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The GSABA Referee Department will be doing the Summer Season 2018-19 Grand Final Roster. Mike Richardson is the Referee Development Co-ordinator, and Tim Round is the Referee Manager. There will be a Referee Sub Committee, which will be headed by Mike Richardson and includes Tim Round (Referee Manager) and Brett Stringer (Referee). A Player Coach is still to be appointed.

* The Minor Round Summer Season 2018 -2019 Umpires Roster will be completed by Dennis Earl.  The GSABA Carnival Umpires Roster will be completed by the GSABA Referee Department.


Any person interested in joining the GSABA Umpiring Panel please contact GSABA Business Administrator - Dennis Earl- We welcome all referees but always looking for umpires who can umpire Senior Grades.