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Aaron Straub Earns 900th Career Win

By PABCA on Feb 25, 2021 2:12:56 PM

On January 16th, Aaron Straub became just the 5th coach in Pennsylvania history to notch 900 career wins. Straubs Elk County Catholic basketball team defeated Otto-Eldred 53-45 for the historic victory. Coach Straub has spent 39 years at the helm of Elk Country Catholic BoysBasketball program. He also spent two years as the GirlsBasketball Coach from 1980-81, winning 27 games in two years. Aaron Straub is currently the District IX Chairman and has spent three years as a member of the PIAA Board of Directors. Congratulations Coach Straub on this historic win!

*Photo credit: Paul Burdick of D9andD10Sports.com

Topics: Head Coach High School PABCA milestone
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Accepting 2021 Award Nominations

By Shane J Allen on Feb 4, 2021 7:24:56 PM

We're excited to continue our second year of partnership with PGC Basketball to provide Pennsylvania Basketball Coaches and Players with two very special awards and opportunities to advance their training!

Topics: High School
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What I've learned from 31 years of meeting with parents

By PABCA on Jan 6, 2021 10:23:41 AM

We started having mandatory parents/players meetings in the 1990’s after I heard Marquette Coach Al McGuire speak at a clinic. He asked how many of us had problems with parents, and almost everyone raised their hand. He asked how many of us had a meeting with the parents before the season explaining YOUR expectations for THEIR behavior. No one raised their hand. Coach McGuire said, "I do not feel sorry for any of you." We have had a meeting every year since that clinic.

Topics: High School Coaching Resources
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PIAA: Return to Competition

By PABCA on Nov 18, 2020 4:59:38 PM

Return to Competition: General Considerations for Basketball via the PIAA


from the piaa:

The NFHS has determined that basketball is a moderate risk sport (sports that involve close, sustained contact, but with protective equipment in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants OR intermittent close contact OR group sports OR sports that use equipment that can’t be cleaned between participants). 

BASKETBALL RULE CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Pregame Protocol (2019-2021 NFHS Officials Manual, page 16, 1.8)
    • Limit attendees to the referee, head coach, and one captain from each team with each coach standing on the center circle on each side of the division line.
    • All individuals maintain a social distance of 6 feet or greater at the center circle.
    • Suspend handshakes prior to and following the Pregame Conference.
  • Team Benches (1-13-1)
    • Social distancing should be practiced when possible. Below are some suggestions.
      • Limit the number of bench personnel to observe social distancing of 6 feet or

        greater.

      • Place team benches opposite the spectator seating.

      • Additional chairs or rows may be added to allow bench personnel to observe social distancing of 6 feet or greater.

      •  Create separation between the team bench and spectator seating behind the bench.
      • Limit contact between players when substituting.
        • Substitutes shall report to the scorer’s table but in the event there is more than one substitution, they may sit at the end of the scores table closest to their bench to maintain social distancing.
      • Coaches and Athletes should adhere to the current Pennsylvania Secretary of the Department of Health Order of July 1, 2020.
  • OfficialsTable(2-1-3)
    • The host should sanitize the table before the game and at half time.  Place officials table sufficiently away from the sideline to allow for additional space for substitutes.
    • Limit seats at the table to essential personnel which includes home team scorer and timer with a recommend distance of 6 feet or greater between individuals. Other personnel (visiting scorer, statisticians, media, etc.) may not be deemed essential personnel and consider an alternate location for them.
    • Table Personnel should adhere to the current Pennsylvania Secretary of the Department of Health Order of July 1, 2020.
  • Pre-Post Game Ceremony
    • Suspend the pregame introduction handshakes.
      • This includes shaking opposing head coach and officials prior to the game. 
    • Suspend post game protocol of shaking hands.

Basketball Rules Interpretations:

  • EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
      • Ball shall be sanitized as recommended by the ball manufacturer and not used for warm-ups.

      • The host school should ensure that the ball is sanitized during time-outs and between quarters.  Basketball

      • Sanitizer should be provided by the host team at the table.

      • Cloth face coverings are permissible for players.

      • Coaching staff and other bench personnel shall follow the current Pennsylvania Secretary of the Department of Health Order of July 1, 2020.

  • Officials Uniform and Equipment
    • Long-sleeved shirts are permissible.
    • Electronic whistles are permissible (supplies are limited).
    • Choose a whistle whose tone will carry inside.
    • Cloth face coverings are permissible.
    • Officials should have face coverings readily available in the event they will be conversing with players/coaches/game personnel within six feet.
    • Gloves are permissible.
  • Other Considerations
    • Throw-in
      • Official may stand 6 feet or greater away from player making the throw-in and bounce the ball to that player on a front court throw-in.
    • Free Throw Administration
      • The lead official shall stand on the end line and bounce the ball to the free thrower.
    • Jump Ball
      • Official can designate another official to toss the ball in the center restraining circle for all jump-ball situations. (Rule 2-5-1)
    • Scorebook
      • Officials do not need to sign the score book but will need to have verbal verification on roster and starter submissions prior to the 10 minute mark.

Limit seats at the table to essential personnel which includes home team scorer and timer with a recommend distance of 6 feet or greater between individuals. Other personnel (visiting scorer, statisticians, media, etc.) may not be deemed the current Pennsylvania Secretary of the Department of Health Order of July 1, 2020.

PIAA PDF

 

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The impact of covid-19

By Shane J Allen on Aug 20, 2020 10:38:12 AM

     It is the best of times and it is the worst of times. The good news is we get to spend extra time with out loved ones and enjoy the little things in life without the chaotic rush that we call live. However, we are at home with no to little sports to watch on tv and an unsure look as what’s to come. Will there be Fall sports and if there depending on those decisions will there be Winter sports? If so, will they start one time? What does the training and pre-season look like? If no season, what does that mean for the student-athletes?

Topics: PIAA PABCA
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PABCA NewsLetter Vol. 9

By PABCA on Jul 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Dribble & Shoot

PA Basketball Coaches Association Newsletter

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Inside This Issue:

  • $2,000,000 of General Liability Insurance coverage for their Camps and Clinics
  • Benefits of Membership
  • George Floyd
  • PABCA PSB Fall Showcases
  • PA Coaches Spotlight - Carolyn Kieger
  • PIAA Steering Committee Minutes
  • USA Coaches License
  • Accept or Correct
  • PCBA VIRTUAL Fall Coaches Clinic
  • PGC Basketball
Topics: Dribble & Shoot
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PABCA NewsLetter Vol. 8

By PABCA on Feb 5, 2020 11:42:00 AM

Dribble & Shoot

PA Basketball Coaches Association Newsletter

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Inside This Issue:

  • Kobe Bryant Tribute
  • Coaches vs Cancer
  • PABCA Fall Showcases
  • PABCA Directors
  • College spotlight
  • NHSBCA & USA Basketball
  • Social Media
  • Member Application
Topics: Dribble & Shoot