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Want to become a basketball official? Want to officiate at high school, youth leagues or AAU tournaments?

  • Board 54 IAABO sponsors an annual training session for new officials at Rockland High School in October. Classes meet twice weekly for five weeks and cover rules knowledge, mechanics, game management and court situations. Participants must pass a written exam and floor test to become a certified IAABO official.

The 2016 training clinic begins Monday September 26, 2016. Prospective candidates 18 years of age or older are welcome to enroll. This course will be conducted by veteran sports official, Mr. Ed Barber.

Location:        Rockland High School - Location: AUDITORIUM
Time:              7 - 9 p.m.
Course fee:     $175 (Payable to Board 54, IAABO)

2016 Basketball Rules Clinic Schedule and Topics



Monday 9/26/2016

Registration & Orientation

Wednesday 9/28/16

Rule 4

Monday 10/3/16

Rule 4 

Wednesday 10/5/16

Rule 5

TUESDAY 10/11/16

Rule 6 

Wednesday 10/12/16

Rule 7 

Monday 10/17/16

Rule 8 

Wednesday 10/19/16

Rule 9 

Monday 10/24/16

Rule 10

Wednesday 10/26/16

Rules 1 &2

Monday 10/31/16

Rule 3

Wednesday 11/2/16


MONDAY  11/7/16

IAABO Written Exam 

Wednesday 11/9/16 

Mechanics  (only for candidates passing the test)



Tentative Floor Test

Successful completion of this course, which includes both a written examination and a floor test will provisionally certify candidates as credentialed basketball referees with the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO).