7/31/2017
High School Basketball Rules Changes - 2017-18
 
1-13-2: The coaching box shall be outlined outside the side of the court on which the scorer's and timer's table and team benches are located. The area shall be bounded by a line drawn 28 feet from the end line towards the Division line. At this point a line drawn from the sideline toward the team bench becomes the end of the coaching box going towards the end line.

Copy and paste the following URL to see the court diagram: https://www.nfhs.org/media/727273/2009-basketball-court-diagram.pdf
 
Note: State Associations may alter the length and placement of the 28 foot (maximum) coaching box.
 
Effective Immediately. Tape may be used to extend the 14-foot line to 28 feet.
 
Rationale: The restriction of the coaching box penalizes the level of communication between coach and player. Allowing a coach freedom to move within the new box between the 28’ mark and the end line provides a coach more access to coach his/her players.
 

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