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REFEREE INFORMATION

Tri City Youth Basketball is seeking enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about basketball to join our team as referees. If you have a good understanding of the game, strong communication skills, and a desire to contribute to the growth of youth basketball, this is an excellent opportunity to get involved and make a positive impact on the sport. Join us in promoting fair play, sportsmanship, and the joy of basketball by becoming a valued member of our refereeing team.

BENEFITS OF REFEREEING

GET PAID TO STAY IN SHAPE

Refereeing provides an opportunity to stay physically active while earning money. Officiating a game involves constant movement, which will contribute to your overall fitness. Instead of paying for a gym membership or sports activities, refereeing allows you to combine your love for the game with a physically demanding role.​

 

MEET NEW FRIENDS

As a referee, you'll interact with players, coaches, and fellow officials, which can lead to new friendships and connections within the sports community. You'll have the chance to engage with individuals who share your passion for the game and build relationships that can extend beyond the court.

 

BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE 

Refereeing offers a unique perspective on the game. You'll have a front-row seat to all the action, allowing you to witness the game's intricacies up close. This close proximity enables you to understand the game on a deeper level and appreciate the skills and strategies employed by the players.

 

BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL

As a referee, you have an opportunity to be a positive influence and role model for players, particularly younger athletes. Your fair and impartial officiating can demonstrate the importance of sportsmanship, respect, and adherence to rules. By setting a good example, you can inspire and motivate players to uphold these values both on and off the field.

REFEREE REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Minimum age requirement: Individuals should be high school age to officiate for the TCYBA.

  • Availability: Referees should be available most Friday evenings between October and early March for Fall/Winter League and April-June for Spring League.

  • Commitment: Referees need to be committed for the entire season and should not apply if they cannot work for the full duration.

  • Game assignments: Referees will typically work two or three games on a Friday night, but not every week. New officials can expect to work at least every second week, depending on the number of returning referees.

  • Scheduling limitations: Personal requests such as specific times or locations cannot be guaranteed due to the complexity of scheduling.

  • Professionalism: Officiating games is a job, and referees are expected to take their responsibilities seriously. Punctuality and professionalism are vital.

  • Compensation: Referees start at a pay rate of $17.50 per game. After working for a complete season, referees can expect to undergo an evaluation. Successful evaluation results in an increase in the pay rate.

 

Our hiring period for the fall / winter season has now closed.

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