Become a Referee

Why become a Referee?

There are lots of reasons why people get involved in refereeing. Some of the common reasons are:

  • Friendships: Officiating creates and sustains friendships that last a lifetime
  • Keep Fit: Officiating will keep you fit both physically and mentally
  • Opportunities for all: Officiating is open to everyone; you just need to be ready to have fun
  • Income: Officiating allows you to get to do something you love and get paid for it.
  • Life Skills: Officiating requires a unique skill set, communication skills, time management, dedication and teamwork. These same skills can equally be called upon on the job, in school or at home.
  • Stay Connected: Some Officials were capable players in their day. Others rode the bench but still love the game. Officials stay engaged and a part of the game they once played. The connection lasts well beyond their playing careers.

Get ready to challenge yourself and start one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll ever have!

The first step for most juniors in becoming a referee is by attending the “Community (Level O) Referee Course”, this course will provide you with the basics and will set you up to be able to officiate junior games of basketball.  On-court you can expect to receive on-court training during domestic competitions and receive one-on-one coaching support.

Lastly, make sure you keep checking out the calendar section of our site for upcoming clinics and courses.

Upcoming Referee Courses

Becoming a basketball referee is the easiest call you’ll ever make!

Please complete the online form below and one of our staff will be in contact with you to match you with the right course.

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