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Basketball Officials Needed - Central Maine

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:31 pm
by reno999
Central Maine Board #20 is offering basketball a 5-week rules course for people interested in becoming a certified basketball official in 4 locations throughout Central Maine.
The Augusta class meets 5:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on September 25 and will be held at Maine School Management Association at 49 Community Drive.
The Waterville class meets at 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 26 at Thomas College in the Ayotte Auditorium Building Room AU-104.
The Farmington class meets at 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 26 at UMF Education Center Room 107.
The Newcastle class meets 6:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on September 25 and will be held at Lincoln Academy Room 106.
The cost is $65. For more information contact TJ Halliday @ 522-2029 or e-mail at tj.halliday@mainegeneral.org

Re: Basketball Officials Needed - Central Maine

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:39 am
by Tom Nolette
Please explain how it works for those interested ?

- pay course fee $65
- classes 2 times per week for 5 weeks ...

Then what ?
What is transition time from classroom to court ? Steps involved .. ie test ..

What level new refs can work at ? jr high, varsity etc

Whats the time frame from beginning of ref education to get to HS level ?

Other cost ?

Pay ?

Re: Basketball Officials Needed - Central Maine

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:26 pm
by reno999
Tom,

Great Questions. Sorry it took so long to respond.

The course runs for 5 weeks, 2 nights per week.

There are two aspects to becoming a certified basketball official. The written exam and the floor exam. This course prepares you for the written exam.

After a person passes the floor exam, we then start the training to help the individual become proficient to pass the floor exam. This contains learning about proper positioning, coverage areas, signals and other techniques.

Officials start out working lower level games, middle school and sub-varsity to get experience. Once passing the floor test, the become a full member.

Once an individual becomes a member their ability on the court will dictate how soon they can get to the varsity level.

If you have any other questions please let me know.

TJ Halliday
Interpreter
IAABO #20