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OVBABO Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who do I contact with a question on rule interpretation(s)?

  2. Where can I find an official for a game at my school/for my organization/otherwise?

  3. Who is in charge of this website?

  4. How do I become involved with the Ottawa Valley Board of Approved Basketball Officials?

  5. When and where are the next OVBABO meetings?


Who do I contact with a question on rule interpretation(s)?

Frances is our resident interpreter.  Frances can be reached via e-mail at ennsf@hotmail.com.  Word has it, Frances can interpret in fourteen different languages! 
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Where can I find an official for a game at my school/for my organization/otherwise?

Eric is our Assigning specialist!  He can help you with questions on availability and costs, and can assign referees with appropriate experience to your basketball event. You may reach Eric at assignor@ovbabo.ca, or by telephone at 819-568-8087 .  Referee inquiries only please!

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Who is in charge of the OVBABO website?

Your webmaster for https://www.ovbabo.ca is LBBO member, Mark Stevens .  Mark can be reached at gmastevens1975@gmail.com, or by phone, at 519-461-0002.  We welcome any feedback.

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How do I become involved with the Ottawa Valley Board of Approved Basketball Officials?

Great, so you would like to become part of our organization!  We certainly welcome newcomers, regardless of age, experience, gender, or hair colour!  Getting involved with the OVBABO is a relaxed process, free of undue pressure.  We'll assess your skills, answer questions, and point you in the right direction.  Before you know it, you'll be officiating with Paddy , our president!  To hear more about the OVBABO's structure, and for information on getting involved, please contact the Communications and Liaison Officer. at secretary@ovbabo.ca.  We will be glad to hear from you!

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Candidates for membership must be a minimum age of 16 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:

  • Candidates must register at the Fall Meeting held the first Tuesday in September.  For more details contact the Communications and Liaison Officer..
  • New members are accepted on a probationary basis. 
  • New 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
    • Throughout October and November there are selected subject study nights
    • A written test(s) must be taken in late November.
  • New members will also be evaluated during OVBABO 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 OVBABO.

 

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When and where are the next OVBABO meetings?

The next meeting of the OVBABO will be on Unknown Date at Unknown Time sharp at Unknown Location. 

The details of this meeting are: Unknown Details

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