FAQ: Becoming a referee


Becoming a Boomers Referee

To become a Bulleen Referee all you need to know is right here!

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Why should I become a Referee?

There are so many great reasons to become a referee including:

  • Be paid while working flexible hours
  • Be physically active and improve your fitness
  • Be involved in the game you love – basketball!
  • Gain a deeper understanding of basketball and the rules
  • Meet new people make new friends and share experiences
  • Self-improvement – become a better communicator; gain independence; improve your confidence; your decision-making skills and awareness

How much time is involved?

Trainee referees begin with attending a C grade referee course consisting of four consecutive theory sessions followed by on-court weekly practical training and education under the guidance and instruction of a paired referee mentor and the Bulleen Referee Coaches

Once becoming an accredited Bulleen referee member you may nominate to be available for appointment to a permanent or flexible roster on any of our competitions throughout the week

How old must I be to referee at Bulleen?

A trainee referee must be over 14 years of age when they commence the first theory session This is largely due to data that indicates young people are more likely to succeed and enjoy refereeing from this age as well as understand and accept the challenges and rewards of basketball officiating

Mature age applicants are most welcome!

How much does a referee get paid?

This is dependent upon the grade (accreditation level) of the referee

Referees are reimbursed at rates that are set down annually by Basketball Victoria

The rates may range from $12 to $18 per game for Bulleen domestic competitions

How will I improve as a referee?

Bulleen referees continue to receive further coaching and education and are provided with feedback and ongoing development

Along with experience gained; overcoming challenges and a better knowledge of officiating comes greater opportunities to referee pathway to higher quality and to elite level game appointments – And be paid at a higher rate!

We look forward to welcoming you into our Bulleen Boomers family! 😊