See the following resource categories for referee reference information for both on court and off court situations. This includes the current FIBA Rules and Mechanics, as well as articles from senior international officials regarding all facets of the game of basketball.
Officials can now learn online!
The Australian Sports Commission has developed an online course for beginner officials. The Introductory Officiating General Principles Course has been developed to assist new officials improve their basic officiating skills.
A major benefit of the online course is that officials can complete it in their own time and from the comfort of their home. Thanks to a subsidy from the Australian Sports Commission, the online course is initially available free of charge to Australian officials (officials must have an Australian postal address).
About the course
The course contains three modules of training — Self-management, Managing the Competition Environment, and People Management. The modules cover a range of general officiating topics, including ethical responsibilities of officials, preparation for officiating, safety, communication, dealing with conflict, and people management.
The course takes approximately four hours to complete, and there is assessment included at the end of each module. Officials have six months to complete the course after they register.
Becoming an accredited official
The Introductory Officiating General Principles Course can provide the first step towards accreditation. Referees who desire to obtain their Level 1 Accreditation must have completed this online course.
How to access the course
The Introductory Officiating General Principles course is available from the Australian Sports Commission’s online learning portal - https://learning.ausport.gov.au
FIBA Right and Wrong
Please click on the following links for FIBA Right and Wrong Articles.
Australian Sports Commission Articles
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Professional Development for a referee
Checklist recruitment and retention
Communicating participants and coaches
How can clubs recruit coaches and officials
Mentor training sample program
Mentoring case studies
Officiating advanced curriculum
Officials online flyer
Officiating for the first time
Officiating advanced presenters guide
Officiating advanced worksheets
Presenter training flyer low res
Preventing abuse of officials
Protecting and supporting coaches and officials
Recognising coaches and officials
Retention of coaches and officials
Teacher Resources – Online learning
Why coaches and officials leave
Working with other officials
Dealing with abuse
Developing mentoring system
Please click on the following links for FIBA Articles.
A Woman on the Refereeing World
Comments on the Unsportsmanlike Foul
Do you speak English
FIBA v USA Rule Comparison
Mental Skills for Referees, Mentors and Instructors
Philosophy and Education of Referees
Psychology of Officiating
Referee Mountain Climbing
Score table Pamphlet
See the Whole Play
So they've asked you to be a Referee
The Importance of Mentorship
The Importance of Psychological Strength in Officiating
Tracking two and three officials with a computer
Basketball Australia Videos
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