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TRAINING

FALL TRAINING PROGRAM
In the Fall of each year, the WBOA provides a seven-week Continuing Education preseason training series for ALL member officials, whether new or experienced. Officials are broken into classroom settings relative to their experience level. ALL WBOA members must attend four (4) of our seven (7) scheduled meetings to remain in good standing.


SPRING TRAINING PROGRAM
If you are NEW to officiating, or have only 1-2 years of experience, additional Spring training offerings are available.

SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES FOR NEW OFFICIALS
Attending classes, and/or working with an experienced official, are wonderful avenues to get you started with officiating. However, continued education, your personal effort, and investing time to get better will determine the success you have within this avocation. Many resources exist for improving your officiating skills, and below are a few resources that can assist your efforts to become a better basketball official. You may not get access to video of your own youth games that you work, but one of the best ways to improve your skills and become a better official is to watch video replay of games, game clips, and game situations.

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  • TRAINING VIDEOS & ARTICLES
    Learn to Referee Basketball: Intro to Two-Person Mechanics – 15 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjqDq9qEZ8c Do you use proper NFHS signals? Let's examine how to signal properly – 10 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wED7Dela-_k 2 person Mechanics – Positioning, Mechanics, Rotations, Reporting – 35 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm9yn4Vsdis How to Analyze your game video - two-person Mechanics – 45 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn9zW7n9l4A REFEREE Free Training Guides https://www.referee.com/free-guides/
  • ARBITER SPORTS
    The WBOA uses ArbiterSports (www.arbitersports.com) for scheduling of all varsity level games. Once you are an approved WBOA member, please contact Tom Bray for access to the Arbiter site.
  • WBOA SCHEDULING FACEBOOK GROUP
    Once you are an approved WBOA member, please join our WBOA Scheduling Facebook group. Here you can find some available games, or work to find a substitute if you are unable to work WBOA games that you have been assigned to work. WBOA Scheduling Facebook Group
  • NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS (NFHS)
    The WIAA and WBOA follow all NFHS rules and guidelines. Basketball Articles, Rule Changes, Publications, Basketball Resources, etc. can be found at: https://www.nfhs.org/activities-sports/basketball/
  • CALIFORNIA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION (CBOA)
    3000 members strong, including WBOA membership, the CBOA provides our membership with quality instructional materials, a video library, testing, and documentation to become successful officials at whatever level they aspire to officiate. A login for full access is provided with your confirmed WBOA membership. More information can be found at: https://www.cboa.net/newTopLevel.cgi .
  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS OFFICIALS (NASO)
    As a member-driven community; NASO exists to unite, celebrate, develop and protect all officials so that they can reach their goals and take pride in their contributions to the benefits that sports provide society. Learn more at www.NASO.org .
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