The SABO AGM will take place in Moose Jaw this year in conjunction with HOOPLA. When: 10:30PM Friday March 18th, 2016 Where: Moose Jaw Heritage Inn. Room: TBA Elections: President - Brad Smith will be running again. Treasurer - Mark Jacobson will be running again. If anyone else is interested in running for either of these positions please contact David Hersche at email@example.com
Location: Edmonton, AlbertaWhen: April 29th - May 1st, 2016 Cost: $400
Next Level Officials Camp is designed for referees who want to either learn, gain experience, or take their game to that "next level" in 3 Person FIBA mechanics. Our goal is to provide competitive, high-level basketball with on court and classroom feedback in a positive atmosphere. This year's camp will offer expert instruction in 3 Person FIBA mechanics, videotape analysis, on court instruction, valuable classroom sessions, and a social at Parkview Community Hall that will offer a hot meal, drinks, and a fantastic opportunity to network and socialize exclusively with the camp group.
The 2015 CABO exam is upon us again from December 1 to 15. You are strongly encouraged to write the exam as it is a great learning opportunity for all officials. For more information on the exam please see here
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
SABO will be hosting a Super Clinic this year on October 10th 2015 in Regina in conjunction with the U of R Women's preseason basketball tournament. Keynote speakers this year include Michael Weiland, Michael Thomson, Bill Crowley, Warren Poncsak, and Dave Werry. Thanks to funding from BSI, SABO, RABO, SBOA and RCBA this clinic is free of charge. For more information go here
The 2014/15 SABO registration form is now available. The large centers will likely submit your membership registration and fee on your behalf. If you are not officiating in one of the larger centers be sure to fill in the form and send it in. Check with your local association.SABO Membership Registration Form 2014/2015
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
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.SABO Uniform order form