Because basketball referee training and certification is done on a state by state basis, you must go to the website which handles high school sports in your own state to find information about how to become a basketball referee. What you do next will depend on your state. Some states provide all of the training and testing online.
In most cases, the referee working a youth basketball game is trained by National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) rules, which are the rules used at the high school level. One reason for this is that youth basketball does not have its own program to certify referees. Instead it uses the pool of local high school referees.
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To become an NJB referee we require you to be at least 16 years of age, complete the registration process on Arbiter and purchase your own NJB uniform from our store. If you are 18 years old or older you must pass a background check. You must also be familiar with the Safe Sport Act. Hope you decide to join us! NJB Referee Alumni include:
This work challenges you athletically, but also requires decisive thinking. The minimum age to start as a Youth sports referee is at least 16 years old. 1. The best way to become a youth referee is through approved boards which educate officials. You must be certified and every youth sports referee needs to attend and pass a referee’s course.
When I first started as a basketball referee at the YMCA, I was making about $10 per game. I’d referee an average of 4 games each weekend day, which let me earn an extra $80 each weekend during the season. As a high school referee, I could make about $100 a night, assuming that I worked the junior varsity game before the varsity game.
Referee Training Schedule. It’s that time of year again! The McLean Youth Basketball Season is about to begin and with it comes our annual officials training sessions. Each of these sessions are held in the Large Gym (Gym 2) at Longfellow Middle School. This year there will continue to be three sessions:
Maryland Youth Sports Officials can provide you with baseball and softball umpires and basketball referees for youth sports. We also offer proven, effective training classes for your in-house officiating programs. We have a team of dedicated, professionally trained officials ready to meet the needs of your organization.
NAYS Officials Training & Membership Program, formerly the National Youth Sports Officials Association or NYSOA, helps both veteran and beginning officials have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities so that they can use their positions of authority to make a positive difference. The training and membership fee is $20.