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REFEREE COURSES

Level 1 Referee

 

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Level 2 Referee

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WHISTLES & WISDOM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Calling all passionate basketball referees! Eager to share your expertise, hone your leadership skills, and advance your own officiating career? Join the groundbreaking Pro Referee Mentorship Program, an initiative by London Basketball Association (LBA), who have a focus of developing referees in 2024. With some awsome organisation involved, like the British Basketball Federation (BBF), London Lions, London Sport, and Jordan Brand to name a few

This program offers you the opportunity to mentor the next generation of officials, get paid for your expertise, and gain unique opportunities!

Become part of a vibrant officiating community in London and shape the future of the game. Apply today and help us bridge the gap between aspiring referees and seasoned professionals!

HOw it works

  1. Be a Mentor: Share your expertise and guide aspiring referees, starting with 18 weeks of scrimmages across London, helping them hone their skills and gain confidence.
  2. Identify Talent: Spot potential future stars and play a crucial role in their journey towards becoming qualified referees, supported by the LBA’s training program.
  3. Network with the Best: Interact with top officials from FIBA, EuroLeague, BBL, and TeamUSA* through exclusive events and meet-and-greets, expanding your network and gaining valuable insights.

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  1. Meeting and networking with international officiating professionals
  2. Attending exclusive conferences and workshops
  3. Participating in meet-and-greet events with players and coaches
  4. Potentially advancing your own officiating career through program recommendations

Click here to Apply online and get notified about opportunities. 

LBA hold scrimmages that are 5V5 or 3X3 across London. As a pro-ref, you will be working with participants, that could be people who signed up for this programme to learn from the pros. Also note, the players will be encouraged to get involved if there is capacity.  LBA has spent time developing a method that includes 5 keys steps to help the rookies go from zero to hero with your wisdom and guidance. 

As a pro-ref working with candidates, you will have the power to nominate those who advance to gaining access to the official referee course. There will be 10 FREE courses available each round.

  • Anyone who has experience in refereeing basketball games.
  • Fluent in speaking English
  • Able to commit to London events

Once you have signed up for this programme there are 2 main opportunities to earn:

  1. You are hired to be a mentor at these programme sessions. You will be contacted about opportunities.

  2. If you’re not already a part of the AllOfficials.co.uk movement, then sign up today and get your account to start securing paid officiating jobs today from LBA and the wider community. We recommend watching the video on the home page.

Workshop details

  • Click here to Sign Up 
  • Location: St. Augustine Sports Centre, Kilburn, NW6 5AW
  • Day & Dates: Thursdays From March 21st – 25 April
  • Time: 17:45 – 20:00
  • Click here to Sign Up 
  • Location: The Regal (Black Prince Trust), Beaufoy Walk, London SE11 6AA
  • Date & Time:
    • Fridays from the 3rd to the 31st of May. 18:00-20:00
  • Click here to Sign Up 
  • Location: Jubilee Community Leisure Centre, 22 Lancefield St, London W10 4NW
  • Dates: Sundays, April 2nd to 7th June
  • Time: 14:45 – 17:00

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

    1. Game tickets 
    2. Opportunities to officiate at practices for senior and academy teams. 

 

Once on this programme – be sure to request to get on this list!

  1. Tickets to TeamUSA in July 2024 (limited)
  2. Meet and greet pro-officials at official games, including BBL, EuroCup and FIBA events. Events are yet to be announced. 

Only for candidates in LBA’s ROC programme, so be sure to get on the list and inquire about these opportunities if interested. 

Did you know, by becoming a Pro Official, you can gain access to:

    1. Become an assessor/tutor for up-and-coming officials, which leads to more income opportunities.
    2. A great perk and a part of the officiating pathway is, free travel around the world to officiate at events, from FIBA to the NBA. If you have knowledge about this then please do let us know, as you could be a guest speaker at upcoming networking events, where we want to give insights to the higher levels, making it more accessible to all. Events are yet to be announced. 
    3. Be sure to find paid jobs on AllOfficials.co.uk

ZERO TO HERO PROGRAM

 Our “Zero to Hero” program turns your passion into paid officiating gigs, complete with exclusive access, networking, and even global opportunities! Buckle up and join the journey.

Calling all basketball enthusiasts! The London Basketball Association has created a programme, that is backed by many awesome organizations, including The British Basketball Federation, AllOfficials.co.uk, the London Lions & Jordan Brand, to name a few. We are committing to building the basketball workforce and through our workshops, we’ll be helping you become a qualified referee and get paid within 1 to 3 months!

Why become a referee?

1. Earn £20+ per hour: Fast track to paid work officiating at matches local to you

2. High Demand: Basketball is booming and we need more referees! Help bridge the gap and become a crucial part of the game

3. Learn from the Pro’s: Gain on-court experience alongside Professional Referees in dedicated scrimmage sessions.

4. Travel the World: Did you know referees that climb the pathway get to travel, locally, around the nation & globally… Plus it’s FREE of charge!

MORE INFORMATION

Click here to Apply online and get notified if accepted. Limited spots, 10 per round, including FREE qualifications!

Participate in exciting 5v5 scrimmages led by Pro Referees. Watch, learn, and build confidence before going live, as you are guided by the Pro’s. 

 

There may also be other opportunities to gain practical experience at other events, including 3×3 events.

 

*This means you get to develop at informal games with guidance from a pro ref. 

*Scrimmages are informal basketball games

Based on performance and pro-referee nominations, you advance to getting your official basketball referee qualification. There will be 10 FREE courses available each round.

Once you are certified, gain access to paid opportunities to officiate matches across London through the AllOfficials.co.uk online platform.

For candidates taking up the free qualification.

 

You will be required to give a deposit of £20. This will be refunded once the candidate completes the course. This is to ensure commitment from parties who are interested. 

  • Anyone who’s 14+
  • Anyone who signs up via the link and is granted approval to attend
  • If you already attend the events as a player (scrimmages with pro-ref), you will have the opportunity to join this programme if places are available. 

Workshop details

  • Click here to Sign Up 
  • Location: St. Augustine Sports Centre, Kilburn, NW6 5AW
  • Day & Dates: Thursdays From March 21st – 25 April
  • Time: 17:45 – 20:00
  • Click here to Sign Up 
  • Location: The Regal (Black Prince Trust), Beaufoy Walk, London SE11 6AA
  • Date & Time:
    • Fridays from the 3rd to the 31st of May. 18:00-20:00
  • Click here to Sign Up 
  • Location: Jubilee Community Leisure Centre, 22 Lancefield St, London W10 4NW
  • Dates: Sundays, April 2nd to 7th June
  • Time: 14:45 – 17:00

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

    1. Game tickets 
    2. Opportunities to officiate at practices for senior and academy teams. 

 

Once on this programme – be sure to request to get on this list!

  1. Tickets to TeamUSA in July 2024 (limited)
  2. Meet and greet pro-officials at official games, including BBL, EuroCup and FIBA events. Events are yet to be announced. 

Only for candidates in LBA’s ROC programme, so be sure to get on the list and inquire about these opportunities if interested. 

Did you know, by becoming a Pro Official, you can gain access to:

    1. Become an assessor/tutor for up-and-coming officials, which leads to more income opportunities.
    2. A great perk and a part of the officiating pathway is, free travel around the world to officiate at events, from FIBA to the NBA. If you have knowledge about this then please do let us know, as you could be a guest speaker at upcoming networking events, where we want to give insights to the higher levels, making it more accessible to all. Events are yet to be announced. 
    3. Be sure to find paid jobs on AllOfficials.co.uk