REFEREE COURSES

The ASSOCIATION Referee Courses consist of Community, Development, Intermediate and Advanced. From this point Basketball NSW provides accreditation for State level grades. 

Click here to view Referee Pathway Guide. 

STEP 1

COMMUNITY COURSE

This is an entry level accreditation for most referees. Teaches the basics of refereeing the game – fouls, violations, administration, and mechanics (where to run on the court). After completing this level, referees are accompanied on the court by an accredited official to help them get used to the practical side of the game.

The Community Referee Course covers the basic fundamentals of refereeing, and is suited for school teachers, parents or beginners to basketball. Attendees must be turning 13 in the year of the course.

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STEP 2

DEVELOPMENT COURSE

The Development course provides more instruction on refereeing the game. The course is broad and touches upon all the major elements involved in refereeing at association levels of competition. 

The Development Referee Course is for Community Qualified referees only.

To be eligible for upgrade you must register for and complete the Online Course, attend an on-court workshop and be assessed & accredited by a Referee Coach.

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STEP 3

INTERMEDIATE COURSE

After gaining experience as a Development referee, this course introduces referees to the skills needed to officiate high-age junior competitions, senior competitions and junior representative (such as Under 14).

The Intermediate Referee Course is for Development Qualified referees only.

To be eligible for upgrade you must register for and complete the Online Course, attend an on-court workshop and be assessed & accredited by a Referee Coach.

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STEP 4

ADVANCED COURSE

The Advanced Grade course builds on the knowledge acquired in the Development and Intermediate levels, and prepares referees for officiating Under 16 & Under 18 representative basketball and higher level senior local competitions. Junior referees should be aged at least 15 before attending this course and should be competent at all junior age groups prior to attending.

The Advanced Referee Course is for Intermediate Qualified referees and by invitation onlyAdvanced referee courses are held when required and are by invitation for eligible officials identified as possessing the required aptitude for the Association Advanced accreditation.

To be eligible for upgrade you must be invited to complete the Online Course, attend an on-court workshop and be assessed & accredited by a Referee Coach.

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For further information please contact the office on 9894-8944 or officials@hillshornets.com.au