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Become a ROC

Do you want to become a Referee, Table Official, or Coach (ROC) for FREE? Yes!
That’s what I thought! Well, this time around we are offering a Basketball England Level 2 referee and table officials course in February 2023. Come out and join LBA and Black Prince Trust for a free collaboration to become a Level 2 certified ROC!

Nike and Jordan Brand are funding promotion for this event and going to help put this whole event on for the community. Black Prince Trust and LBA will be putting on courses all through the year for different courses to help you become a ROC.

Getting this Level 2 certification can help you get onto the court and make money quickly and easily, that pays £20 an hour on average via AllOfficials!

How to SIGN UP

  1. Complete the expression of interest form (button below)
  2. If successful you will be contacted to be given an exclusive link to sign up.
  3. Applications will be reviewed, and only successful applicants will be contacted.

Priority Criteria

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have experience of playing basketball at local / regional / national or international level or any basketball knowledge
  • SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
  • Retired
  • LGBTQ+
  • Females
  • Minority groups
  • Lambeth residents
  • Members of Black Prince Trust
  • NEET’s (Not in Education, Employment, or Training)
  • Volunteer at LBA or Black Prince Trust – Get in touch with us today!

If you don’t meet the criteria above don’t worry you can get there through our different course levels that you can join to earn your basketball specific certificates. Here is a breakdown of courses you can get involved with:

Basketball Coach

Level 1 is for beginners to gain knowledge about the fundamentals of basketball and get a handle on the court.

Level 2 is intermediate and will allow you to coach at national league level, giving you more detailed insight to the sport.

Basketball Referee & Table Official
During the season there are over 200 games a week for Referees and Table Officials to get jobs during the season once you are certified at Level 2. There is a huge demand for basketball officials, however there is a shortage.
Mandatory Volunteering

As one of the steps is you must volunteer to officially get certified. This will be done with LBA and Black Prince Trust for a minimum of three sessions, each two hours, for a total of 10 hours.

Courses Schedule
Fill out this form to express your interest for the next round of courses.

Candidate Eligibility

Candidates should meet the following criteria:
  • be at least 14 years of age for Level 1 courses
  • be at least 16 years of age for Level 2 courses

How to get paid

Finally, we recommend you to create a profile on the AllOfficials website. Once we approve your profile, you gain access to an officials job board and can apply to all relevant jobs opportunities posted there.

Written by Tricia Kok