|If you have less than one full season of high school officiating experience then you will be considered an "applicant." All first year officials are known as applicants.|
Our applicant program is a blend of classroom and game-based learning that lasts approximately ten weeks and is intended to get you ready to referee junior varsity high school basketball.
Here are the steps you must complete if you are interested in officiating.
- Send our interpreter an email with all of your contact information to confirm your attendance in the class.
- Bring two things to the class the first time they meet:
- A completed membership application form
- A check in the amount of $115 made out to CBOA
Without these registrations, you will not be allowed to officiate any of the training games. Please take care of this on the first night.
We look forward to meeting you and to getting you started on what is a fun, challenging and engaging avocation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect to get from this course?
The course is intended to prepare you to referee high school basketball, whether you have previous experience or not.
How old do you have to be to referee?
You must be at least 16 years of age to referee recreation league basketball.
You must be at least 18 years of age to referee high school basketball.
How will the course be structured?
During our classroom meeting, we will discuss and learn about the fundamentals of officiating: rules, floor coverage, positioning, game administration, and game management. The hands-on part of your learning will be your participation as a referee-in-training in 'live' games. These games are a mandatory component of your training. You will be partnered with an experienced official, who will run up and down the floor with you, give you guidance, help you correct your mistakes, and generally get you off to a good start. We want you to succeed!