Training class set for basketball refs
HUNTINGTON -- A training class for prospective high school basketball officials is offered by the River Cities Basketball Officials Association.
The class is approved by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission. Class begins Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m., Chesapeake High School and meets on Mondays and Wednesdays for about seven weeks. Each class lasts three hours for a total of 39 hours of instruction.
Upon completing the class, students will take the National Federation rules and mechanics tests to become a registered basketball official in Ohio and/or West Virginia.
Applicants must be 18 years old and no longer enrolled in high school. Both states have provisions for high school students who can register, but are limited to the types of games they can officiate.
West Virginia certification requires proof of a physical examination.
Classroom instruction will cover fundamentals of officiating, rules, floor coverage, positioning, game administration and game management. Legal and ethical components relevant to officiating are covered.
Applicants will participate in officiating scrimmage games.
Cost of the class is $85 plus state registration fees or an additional $65 for Ohio and $42 for West Virginia. Ohio registration fees must be paid by going to the OHSAA.org website and using a credit card. Click on the "Officiating" link and then "Becoming an Official."
All other fees can be paid during the first two class sessions.
The contacts are Lou Peake at 304-529-0860, 304-633-8499 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Kevin Anderson at 304-429-1565.