OFSAA – FIBA
© F. Cecchetto 2016
An Interval of Play ….
• when the officials arrive on the floor
prior to the start of the game, but is
not greater than 20 minutes
• when the horn sounds to end the
• when the ball leaves the hands of the
official for the opening jump ball
• at the beginning of each period when
the ball is placed at the disposal of
the player taking the throw-in
NOTE: All fouls called during an
INTERVAL OF PLAY are TECHNICAL
FOULS which also count as 1 of the 5
player fouls and as 1 of the team fouls
that results in a team foul penalty
situation. After 4 team fouls, two free
throws will be awarded for every foul
committed by your opponent in that
quarter. “1 and a Bonus” no longer
exists (n.b., there are never any free
throws awarded for a player control or a
team control foul).
NOTE: Without exception, every game
begins with a jump ball. There are no
additional jump balls in a game. That
includes all extra periods, if required.
• recommended 20 minutes
• NO DUNKING IN WARM-UP – penalty
for dunking is a player technical (as
the foul has taken place during an
Interval of Play)
2. GAME LENGTH
• 4, 8 minute periods
• 4 minutes for each extra period
• 1 minute interval between periods 1 and
2, and 1 minute interval between
periods 3 and 4
• 1 minute interval between any extra
• 10 minute half-time (or less if both
3. THE RESTRICTED
• use the high school (NFHS) restricted
• if a gym does not have a high school
restricted area, then use the most
recent FIBA restricted area
4. 3 POINT SHOT
• use the high school (NFHS) 3 point arc
• if the NFHS arc is not available - use the
old FIBA 3 point arc (6.25m), or if
only the new FIBA arc is on the court
use it (6.75m)
H.S. 35 Second Shot
Shot Clock Violation Reset Shot
The 35 Second Shot
The 35 Second Shot Clock begins
• A player gains control of a live ball on
the playing court,
• On a throw-in, the ball touches or is
legally touched by any player on the
playing court and the team of that
player taking the throw-in remains in
control of the ball.
Note: A team must attempt a shot for a
field goal within 35 seconds.
To constitute a shot for a field goal
within 35 seconds:
• The ball must leave the player's
hand(s) before the shot clock signal
• After the ball has left the player's
hand(s), the ball must touch the ring or
enter the basket.
When a shot for a field goal is
attempted near the end of the
35-second period and the shot
clock signal sounds while the ball
is in the air:
• If the ball enters the basket, no
• If the ball touches the ring but does not
enter the basket, no violation. The
signal shall be disregarded and the
game shall continue.
• If the ball misses the ring, a violation
has occurred; however, if the
opponents (team on defence) have
gained immediate and clear control
of the ball, the signal shall be
disregarded and the game shall
Shot Clock Operator:
Resets the clock to 35
1. When the ball touches the ring of the
opponents’ basket (unless the ball
lodges between the ring and the
2. When the ball enters the basket.
3. When a team is awarded a throw-in
as the result of a foul or violation.
4. When the team on defence gains
control of the ball during play, e.g.,
- intercepts a pass
- steals a dribble
5 When a team is awarded free throws.
6 On instructions from an official.
1. When the ball goes out of bounds
and the team that had control will be
awarded the ball for the throw-in.
2. On a held ball, when the team that
had control will be awarded the ball
for a throw-in as a result of the
3. On a double foul, when the ball is
awarded to the team that was
previously in control.
Starting the 35
1. On the opening jump ball: When a
team gains control of the ball
2. On a throw-in: When the ball touches
or is touched by any player on the
3. On a rebound: When a player on the
floor gains control.
Turn the shot clock
1. When there are less than 35 seconds
remaining in any quarter.
Shot Clock Advice:
1. If in doubt, don’t reset.
2. Don’t reset after a whistle until
officials have finished any
communication on floor and/or to
3. Get in the habit of taking a mental
note of the time showing on the shot
clock (and game clock) if/as possible
before you reset it (in case a
correction is needed).
4. Pay attention to whether in your
judgment, a shot was released before
the signal sounds or not (there may
be a case where the officials may
consult with you, such as loud gym
or inaudible signal).
• The modifications to FIBA rules,
concerning the shot clock, create
exceptions or adjustments to the
FIBA casebook and the CABO
casebook with regards to shot clock
rulings (Articles 29/50). In all cases
all references to 24 seconds, and 14
second resets, do not apply to FIBA
high school games using the OFSAA
modifications. All shot clock periods
are 35 seconds and all resets are to
35 seconds as well.
• So in the FIBA Interpretations,
statements 29/50-12; 29/50-27; and
29/50-33 to 29/50-42 inclusive, do not
There are some interpretations in
the Canadian FIBA addition of the
handbook, that will need some
They are as
Statements and examples from 29/50-46
to 29/50-50: All resets are 35 seconds
and if less than 35 seconds remains in
the period then the shot clock is turned
With 58 seconds remaining on the game
clock in the 4th period A1 is fouled in his
back court by B1. Team A has 19
seconds remaining on the shot clock.
This is Team B’s 3rd foul in the period.
Team A is granted a time-out.
The game shall be resumed with a Team
A throw-in at the point of interruption
with 35 seconds on the shot clock.
With 30 seconds remaining on the
game clock in the 4th period A1
dribbles in his front court. B1 taps
the ball to Team A’s backcourt
where A2 now controls the ball. B2
fouls A2 with 8 seconds remaining
on the shot clock. This is Team B’s
3rd foul in the period. Team A is
granted a time-out.
The game shall be resumed with a
Team A throw-in at the point of the
foul, or the point of interruption
with the shot clock turned off.
The Interpretation would be the same as
29/50-51 above and the shot clock is set
to 35 seconds.
Team A scores a basket with 0:28 left in
the 4th period. Coach B requests a
time-out. When play resumes, should
the shot clock be reset to 14 seconds?
NO. The shot clock shall be turned off
as there are less than 35 seconds
remaining on the game clock. The
throw-in shall be made from Team B’s
endline, with the opportunity to run the
29-16; 29-17; 29-18; 29-19; 29-22 will
not apply to FIBA high school games
using the OFSAA modifications.
29-20 and 29-21 … the resets will be to
35 seconds in all cases.
NO SHOT CLOCK
CLOSELY GUARDED SITUATIONS:
• The FIBA Rule (Article 27.1, 27.2)
A closely guarded count is applied when
a player is holding the ball, and a
defensive player is playing active
defense within 1 metre, anywhere on the
court. When there is no shot clock, if in
the judgment of the officials a team is
withholding the ball from play or
purposely delaying, a continuous
closely guarded count will be applied to
the offensive player who is being
actively guarded within 1 metre while
both holding and/or dribbling the ball.
A player receives the ball and is being
closely guarded for 3 seconds, than
begins to dribble and the defender
keeps actively guarding within one
metre for another 2 seconds.
RULING = VIOLATION
(NOTE: This may be applied at any
point in the game if the officials think
any team is stalling on purpose.)
• Substitutions will be handled as per
• Please note: A time-out taken between
free-throws (as allowed in OFSAA
(H.S.) FIBA rules) does not create an
opportunity for substitution. This is
• Substitutions are