2022-2023 Clinic Program

Clinic Leaders

Administration:Paul Conley & Todd Kirkey
Visual Instruction:Todd Kirkey, Jeffrey Anderson, & Dale Trott
President:Dale Trott
Interpreter:Sandy Swingle
Secretary:Randy Traugott
Assignor:Todd Kirkey
Ratings:John Greiner

Clinic Contact Numbers

Todd Kirkey:585-287-0987
John Greiner:585-955-3543
Paul Conley:585-368-0738, 585-766-1094 (Cell)
Sandy Swingle:585-352-9437
Randy Traugott:585-889-9548
Jeffrey Anderson:585-489-6755 (Cell)
Dale Trott:585-755-9672 (Cell)

Clinic Schedule

  1. Enrollment fee is $85.00, payable by November 20th. Checks or Money Orders Made out to RDBABO.
  2. All first year officials are required to take the online IAABO University course. It is included in the first year dues.
  3. Dues payment by ZELLE is now acceptable. Contact the treasure with any questions you may have.
  4. Each clinician must attend a total of nine (9) clinics.
    Attendance at 6 clinics is required before the I.A.A.B.O. written test can be taken on Monday, November 28, 2022.
    After the test, the candidate must attend three (3) additional clinics, whether he passes the test or not.
    Clinicians' not attending three (3) clinics in the second half will not be able to advance to the next level for next season.
    Please forward any excuses due to business or personal complications to one of the Clinician staff members in writing.
  5. The total of nine (9) clinics was arrived at due to the complexity of the game, and it is the average number of clinics given at the national level.
  6. No one will be allowed to take the I.A.A.B.O. test without a minimum of six (6) clinics being attended. To be eligible, all fees must be paid no later than November 20th.
  7. Clinics will be held on-line. Make-up dates will be at the discretion of the Board Directors of Board 60.
  8. The sessions will run from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M., unless otherwise noted.
    In order to receive credit for a meeting, you must be in attendance no later than 7:05 P.M.
  9. An on the court clinic will be scheduled.
    They will be held at a site and date to be determined. There will be an extra clinic announced.
  10. All Clinicians MUST take at least one Varsity Interpretation Meeting. This does not count as a credit towards a clinic class but it is a requirement to officiate in the current year. The Interpretation Meetings dates are posted on the website under the Varsity Meetings tab.

Clinic Meeting Dates

2022-2023 Meeting Dates

Monday, September 19, 2022
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022
Monday, October 24, 2022
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Monday, November 7, 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022
Monday, November 21, 2022
Monday, November 28, 2022
Monday, December 5, 2022
Monday, December 19, 2022
Monday, January 9, 2023
Monday, January 23, 2023
Monday, January 30, 2023

Training Program

The training and preparation of basketball officials, has been conducted in many diverse ways. Our program has been developed so that each official (Novice or Veteran) may have the benefit of coordinated rules, training, and interpretive materials. The purpose of this program, then, is to afford every official, in every area, at every level, the opportunity of consistent, continued training development in pre-service programs and in-service programs.

Aim of the Program
The aim of the training program is to provide an organized, uniform training for the applicant and Instructor. This program is a guide to help accomplish the highest standards of Basketball officiating.

Objectives of the Program
Upon completion of the training program, the applicant should be able to:

  1. Have complete knowledge and application of the rules
    1. Pass a written examination of the basketball rules
    2. Apply the rules realistically in game situations
    3. Disseminate information on all aspects of basketball officiating
    4. Understand the intent, purpose, and spirit of the rules
    5. Understand the accepted functional philosophy of basketball officiating
  2. Perform in accordance with the accepted mechanics and techniques of officiating
    1. Give proper hand signals
    2. Secure and maintain floor position (floor coverage and balance)
    3. Administer various game situations in the approved manner
    4. Pass the floor test
  3. Understand and perform pre-game responsibilities
    1. Conduct and participate in a pre-game conference
    2. Instruct scorers and timers
    3. Inspect all necessary equipment and facilities
  4. Demonstrate a professional attitude and manner
    1. Relate properly to coaches, players, fellow officials, spectators, administrators and all school personnel.
    2. Assume his or her responsibilities toward the game, participants, and his or her professional affiliation.
    3. Continue his efforts toward personal and professional improvement and the betterment of the game throughout his association with basketball.
  5. Understand and perform post-game evaluation
    1. Have evaluation form properly filled out
    2. Listen to and accept constructive criticism from varsity official
    3. Discuss game situations with fellow official
    4. Watch a half of the varsity game
    5. Complete a self-evaluation check list

This program is structured and geared for the advancement of candidates to the membership level of Board 60. If as a candidate you do not attain membership status The Board of Directors will review your status after five years, to determine your future participation in the clinic.

Assigning Process

  1. Clinicians and members will fill out completely, the availability form and turn it in to the assignor.
  2. The assignor will make assignments according to availability using the following guidelines.
    School Games
    JV, Frosh, Jr. High
    1. IAABO Members
    2. Clinicians scoring 86 or higher on the written test
    3. Varsity 5/12
    4. Clinicians below 80
    5. Other varsity
    1. IAABO Members
    2. Clinicians
    3. All varsity
  3. Assignments will be made once a month at the Clinic.
  4. Verify game assignments with the assignor and understand those are your responsibilities. Do not turn back unless under extreme emergencies.
    1. each turn back will be a $5 fine
    2. a missed assignment is a game fee fine at the level (i.e. JV $84.60)
    3. a total of 3 turn backs or missed assignments is grounds for disciplinary action
    4. an official may appeal any fine assessment
  5. We highly recommend that our Candidates do CYO ball. Part of becoming a good official is being responsible towards all areas of Board 60. Active participation in the officiating of CYO ball reflects on each individual's year-end evaluation.
  6. Your availability determines the number of games you will receive.
    Game Fees - This Season Via Contract
    JV - Frosh$84.60

    There is NO mileage paid this year.

Assessment Fees

  1. Each official is responsible for paying the Assessment Fees for each month. Returning them postmarked by the 10th of the month. If an Assessment Fee is not paid on time, the games that were assigned to you will be withdrawn and passed on to another official until such fees have been paid. An additional $5.00 fine will be added on the 15th of the month. All unpaid Assessment Fees will reported to the Board of Directors at the March Meeting and will have a significant impact on your movement within Board 60.


  1. Be prompt for all games: at least 1/2 hour before game time.
  2. There is NO mileage paid this year.
  3. On the court, show proper conduct towards players, coaches, and spectators. Be courteous, but firm; remember the game is for the kids. Absolutely no profanity or vulgarity should ever be used by an official towards players, coaches or spectators.
  4. Show up to a game neat, well-groomed and shaven.
  5. On the court be the epitome of neatness -- shoes shined, pants and shirt pressed, and hair combed.
  6. No alcohol or drugs should ever be consumed before the game. Abusers will be dealt with severely and can cause immediate suspension.

Membership Requirements

The goal of every beginning official should be to become an I.A.A.B.O. member. Listed below are the steps to reach that level.


  • Take IAABO exam on designated date
  • Must score 86 or above: NO GRAY AREA
  • Must take floor exam - rated by varsity officials
  • Rated as a Member of Higher - minimum of 12 ratings
  • Becomes member of IAABO - otherwise returns to clinic
  • Rating of Member or Mentor - Intern / Draw

Step 2: MEMBER

  • Pass current IAABO exam (closed book) with a score of 80 or higher
  • Will work full complement of JV, CYO, and Recreation games
  • Assigned Big Brother Official
  • Assigned selected Varsity Games (Requires Section V approval)
  • Advancement Ratings Committee
  • Minimum 12 ratings by Varsity men
  • Must be Rated as a Varsity Official and may be eligible for Mentor - Intern / Draw
  • Otherwise return to Member status as a Member of Board 60 and IAABO


  • Mentor - Intern / Draw
  • Draw with NO mentor - Intern