RCBA Referee in Chief

The Regina Community Basketball Association is looking for a new Referee in Chief. If you are interested and would like to apply please see the link here

Upcoming Camps

The Next Level Officials Camp will be held April 27th - April 29th in Edmonton. For more information please visit www.nextlevelofficialscamp.com/
The Canada West Officials Camp is coming back to Saskatoon May 11-13. For more information please visit david3752.wixsite.com/canadawest

CABO Exam 2017

The CABO exam this year will be available December 7th - 17th. More information to follow.

Super Clinic 2017 Documents

Thank you to all those that attended the clinics in Saskatoon and Regina and to our presenters Cam Moskal, Dave Werry, and Warren Poncsak.
If you were unable to attend either clinic you may find copies of the presentations on our education page here

SABO Clinic 2017

Saskatoon – October 28, 2017 11 AM – 4 PM - Physical Activity Complex (PAC) Room 232
Regina – October 29, 2017 11 AM – 4 PM - Conexus Arts Centre

Presenters will include:

  • Cam Moskal – CABO National Interpreter, former FIBA Referee, current CIS referee, National Evaluator
  • Dave Werry - former CABO National Interpreter, former FIBA Referee, SABO Referee In Chief, National Evaluator
  • Warren Poncsak – National Evaluator, CIS Referee
Topics will include:
  • New Rule changes
  • Floor Mechanics
  • Game Management
  • Game Preparedness
Free admission to SABO Members

CBOC June Newsletter

The June CBOC Newsletter can be seen here

New Signal for Faking a Foul

FIBA has released a new signal for faking a foul and updated interpretations for shot clock situations near the end of a period.

See the document here


2016 National and HOOPLA Appointments

Congratulations to all the officials that have been selected to work at a National Tournament and HOOPLA. The complete list can be found in the Appointments section here

Canadian Basketball Officials’ Commission

CABO in association with Canada Basketball, CIS, and CCAA have announced a new commission to help with the development of officials and also look after assigning officials to the National Championships, CIS, CCAA and the summer CB Nationals. For more information see here

Super Clinic 2015 Documents

For those that missed the Super Clinic this year or were wanting a copy of the presentations used by our speakers see our Education page here

2014 FIBA Interpretations and Rule changes

FIBA has adopted some rule changes for the start of the 2014 season. It is unclear at this time which leagues SABO services will adopt these changes. At this time the ACAC will implement the new rules. Stay tunes for updates on other leagues in Saskatchewan.

There is a ls a link below to a document presented at the FIBA world championship about 3 person mechanics. In regards to Mechanics slides 31-34 are very important. There are no “curtains” anymore in regards to coverage. As high level officials you must be comfortable in moving from Primary coverage to Secondary coverage and when to do so. The crew must get the call right but we still do not want to see 3 whistles on a foul call if possible (slide 33). This is a critical talking point for your pre-game.

2014 FIBA Rule Changes
2014 FIBA Rule Book
2014 FIBA Rule Interpretations (Revised 2015)
CABO Presentation 2014 FIBA Rule Changes
2014 Three Person Mechanics Presentation

SABO Uniform & CABO Jacket Available

At the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials (CABO) AGM in the fall it was decided that the FIBA style shirt is the recommended shirt for all games in Canada. CABO asked the provinces to change to the new shirt by next year. The SABO executive has agreed and the new shirts are available for sale.

The order form below has a picture of the shirt. When you are ordering, they do fit big so please take this into account. Sizes available currently include small to XL so far and if you need a bigger size now please contact Dave Werry and he will see if I can get them in.

Order here