2020 REGISTRATION FOR TABO NEW OFFICIALS CAMP -
DUE TO COVID-19 TABO MAY NOT HOLD A CLINIC THIS
DUE TO COVID 19 TABO MAY NOT HOLD A CLINIC THIS YEAR
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU PROCEED
Are you available 3 days a week [ Monday thru Friday] to officiate games that begin at 3 pm.You need to be in the gym at 2:45pm If not please do not register as you will not be selected
I just wanted to take the time and thank you for taking the time to register for the Toronto Association of Basketball Officials Education Sessions. At this point the date has not been set for the any session, but if it does you will be notified. Just a reminder that the sessions that are run are strictly educational sessions to educate players coaches and anyone interested in better understanding the rules and mechanics of being a basketball official. By taking part in the educational sessions it does not guarantee you the ability to become a basketball official in Toronto.
Cost for the camp is $200.00. Must be paid at registration.
One other important factor is that if you are selected to become an official in Toronto you would have to be available three days a week [Monday thru Friday] to officiate games that begin at 3pm. This would mean that you would have to arrive at the gym for 2:45pm. All officials are required to be at the gym ready to officiate 15 minutes before the start time of the game.
I just want to make everything clear for you so that you understand how the process works. If you are not available for the 3pm starts you are still welcome to attend the education sessions but you will not be eligible to be considered to be a member of TABO
How do I become involved with the Toronto Board of Approved Basketball Officials? Minimum Requirements:
Candidates for membership must be a minimum age of 18 years
Must be in good physical condition and have a suitable personality to deal with any emotional situations that may occur while officiating a basketball game.
Commitment to attend all training sessions
Prepared to invest in proper referee equipment
Provide own transportation
Commitment to accept/carry out assignments as determined by the Assignor.
Experience in officiating in general and/or participation in the game of basketball as a player, coach or official is preferred.
Registration and Development:
We may not host an officials training clinic this year. This will depend on the status of Covid-19
Participation in the clinic does not guarantee you will be accepted to be a TABO member.
Each year 60 to 70 candidates participate in the clinic. Out of the 60 candidates we usually add 10 new officials to TABO.
Prospective members will undergo compulsory training that will require some weekends and several evenings.
A comprehensive schedule combining rules study sessions and practical ‘on the floor’ mechanics training starts in early September
A written test must be taken
Only prospective officials who pass the training program will be considered for TABO membership.
New members will also be evaluated during TABO sponsored tournaments and periodically during regular games.
Failure to progress in learning (or maintaining) the basic officiating skills or in dealing with elements of the game (physical or emotional) could lead to release from TABO
Thank you again for taking the time to register for our education sessions.