CHICAGO – August 10th, 2015. Office of the Director of Officiating.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Below are the results of the preferential election for the 2015/2016 NCDA Rulebook. The Rulebook will be published soon, prior to the Opening Match of the 2016 Season. Extra special thanks to the 17 Member Teams that submitted ballots.
1. How is our roster size and active players on the court?
C. Roster size is 10-20. Active players are up 10-15. 10 balls. [Current]
2. Should there be a limit on the number of seasons a player can participate?
D. No, as long as they are an active student enrolled in classes pursuing a degree they should be allowed to play. [Current]
3. Should we change the scoring mechanic?
C. No, it should be kept as it is now. [Current]
4. Should we change the Early Halftime rule?
C. No, keep the Early Halftime at 4 minutes. [Current]
5. Substitutions can only be made during a timeout. Should Team A be allowed to substitute during Team B’s timeout?
A. Yes, a substitution should be allowed when a timeout is called by either your team, the opponent’s, or the officials.
6. Should we limit the number of substitutions to occur per timeout?
E. No, a team should be allowed to substitute all 5 bench members if they choose. [Current]
7. Once a player is substituted off the court, they cannot be substituted back on the court during that same point.
A. Agreed, a player should not be allowed back on the court if substituted off during that same point.
8. Should there be a constant 10 second shotclock?
B. No, the clock should be 15 seconds until there are 5 or less active players on the court to which point it is lowered to 10. [Current]
9. What should be the parameters of the Legitimate Attempt Zone for resetting the shotclock?
A. Keep it as is, the LAZ is a 3-D bubble around a player that is within a step and a lunge of the player’s current position. [Current]
10. Should a direct catch reset the shotclock when a team has five or fewer players and has a shotclock of 10?
11. Should multiple shotclock violations in the same point result in a penalty?
B. No, balls over is a sufficient penalty. [Current]
12. What should happen to the teams’ shotclocks during an Officials’ Timeout?
A. Both teams are reset to zero.
13. Should Trapping be redefined?
B. No. [Current]
14. What should be considered a block?
A. If a ball comes in contact with another ball or any part of the environment prior to touching an active player, the ball is ruled dead. [Current]
See a more extensive report after the jump.