To educate, train, and mentor young officials (high school age minimum) as NBBA officials.
In hopes of teaching these young persons about basketball officiating, we are trying to grow our sport with a new generation of sports officials. We also recognize that by encouraging these younger officials to learn the craft, they too will become better observers of the game as well as becoming better basketball players.
Any high school aged person, with reasonable knowledge of the sport, playing experience of the sport, and passion to learn the sport of basketball. Usual age for our Junior Referee Program is grade 11 & 12 boys and girls. Junior Referees must be at least two years older than the participants they are refereeing.
A current member of NBBA as a player or coach.
Current playing experience as a basketball player.
Proper clothing as follows:
Referee shirt (provided by the NBBA)
Proper court shoes
Clothing should be clean and neat in appearance.
Whistle and lanyard provided by the NBBA.
Assignment of Referees
The Club Referee reserves all rights to assign those who are capable, willing, and able to officiate.
Officials are assigned to the level of their ability.
Official holds their rights to either accept or decline any/all assignments.
Assigned Officials may not change their schedule without first notifying Club Referee coordinator.
A Senior Official, as designated by the assigner, can make schedule changes as he or she sees fit.
Treat all with respect.
Listen to your partner for advice or seek their advice.
Introduce yourself to all coaches/officials before the start of each game.
Arrive 15-30 min prior to the start of your game (if you arrive after the start of the game, you will forfeit that game fee, no forfeiture of fee if you were not informed of changes in the schedule).
If you know you will be late, it is your responsibility to contact your partner and or assigner to let them know.
Report any misconduct to the Club Referee within 24 hrs of occurrence by either email or phone call.
First introduced in the 2014-15 season, the scorekeeping program is designed to educate, train, and mentor NBBA players and friends from grades 9-12 as NBBA table officials in order to receive their community service hours. The program provides table officials for NBBA leagues and WEBL divisions that are hosted by the NBBA. Paid scorekeeping shifts are offered for year-end tournaments. Emily Smith is the current program coordinator.