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Old Sat Jan 25, 2020, 05:46pm
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Become a registered official for NCAA

Hello,

I am currently registered as a basketball official with the State association of my state (PIAA - Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association), which allows me to be eligible to officiate NFHS games.

To become one, I had to submit certain documents, some certifications, register online and pass an initial quiz, and register with a PIAA Chapter in my area.

I would like to know whether there is a similar procedure to become a registered basketball NCAA official and participate to meetings equivalent to those chapter meetings (if there is indeed something equivalent).
If there is, could you please indicate where to start? And if there isn't, could you please tell me how it works instead?

(Note that I am not asking how to start being assigned for NCAA games.)

Thank you all.

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Marco
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Old Sat Jan 25, 2020, 06:27pm
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Marco, there is an NCAA men's basketball central hub and an NCAA women's basketball central hub. Choose which gender basketball you are more interested in working, and register for that central hub. Once you pay for the central hub, you'll have access to the NCAA rules test, rulebook, casebook, and mechanics manual for men's or women's basketball. I am registered with the NCAA men's basketball central hub. Registration typically opens in August for the following season.

Once you get to know the college rules and mechanics, then you can try out to actually work college basketball games. I'd love to be able to work a college basketball game with you soon.

NCAA Men's Basketball Central Hub
https://ncaambb.arbitersports.com/fr...883/Site/Posts

NCAA Women's Central Hub
https://ncaawbb.arbitersports.com/fr...884/Site/Posts

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Old Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:11pm
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Typically you get hired first before you send money to the NCAA.


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Old Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:46pm
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Anyone can join the NCAA Arbiter group. Not sure why you’d want to go to the meetings if you aren’t in an NCAA conference though.
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Old Sat Jan 25, 2020, 09:15pm
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Find out who assigns JuCo and D3 in your area, for the sex you want to work, and ask that person and / or go to that person's camp. Or, ask someone who works in those leagues.
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Old Sat Jan 25, 2020, 09:39pm
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Find out who assigns JuCo and D3 in your area, for the sex you want to work, and ask that person and / or go to that person's camp. Or, ask someone who works in those leagues.


And usually those camps are composed of High School players in games using NFHS rules. Don’t let that bother you. The college assignor is more interested in observing your core abilities. If he/she wants to hire you, the assumption is that you’ll then work hard to get up to speed on the NCAA rules, take the test, go to the pre-season meeting, etc.

The Central Hub is nice, but if it’s just the rules you want to study and learn, I believe the rule and case books are available for free online. Might be a good place to start before investing in the Hub.


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Old Sat Jan 25, 2020, 10:58pm
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The hubs are helpful, because they include training videos on specific points of emphasis for the NCAA (post play, flopping, shot clock procedures, etc.). Rules and Casebooks would be the best place to start, and are available for free online. The CCA mechanics manuals for men's and women's basketball are available through the Referee Training Center, and contain the standard mechanics expected for NCAA officials.

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Old Sat Jan 25, 2020, 11:13pm
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Hello,

I am currently registered as a basketball official with the State association of my state (PIAA - Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association), which allows me to be eligible to officiate NFHS games.

To become one, I had to submit certain documents, some certifications, register online and pass an initial quiz, and register with a PIAA Chapter in my area.

I would like to know whether there is a similar procedure to become a registered basketball NCAA official and participate to meetings equivalent to those chapter meetings (if there is indeed something equivalent).
If there is, could you please indicate where to start? And if there isn't, could you please tell me how it works instead?

(Note that I am not asking how to start being assigned for NCAA games.)

Thank you all.

Best,
Marco
No, there is no "registration process" You either are working those games by getting hired or you are not. Some conferences require you to either join the NCAA Arbiter site as a requirement to be in their conference. All signing up for the site does is make you eligible to take the test and be eligible for the playoffs. But if you are not working a number of games that would be useless unless you just want to watch the NCAA Videos. Otherwise signing up for the site does nothing for you other than to have access to the information shared by the NCAA directly. But this does not in itself make you a registered official at the NCAA level.

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