Basketball England is responsible for providing development opportunities for officials from grassroots level through to the elite.

A number of basketball camps in England and overseas have been identified as an ideal platform to accommodate this objective which gives an opportunity for officials to improve their skills and advance through the Officiating Pathway.

The camps accommodate various development objectives and each is designed to provide learning for different levels of the Officiating Pathway.

If you are interested in advancing in your officiating and moving up the officiating pathway, or receiving feedback to maintain your current standard, please register your interest to one or more of the camps below.

Basketball England have recognised that different competitions require a different philosophical approach to the officiating within those competitions. To help us with this, we have tailored each camp for specific target officials dependent on which level they are officiating at. We are working towards officials attending at least one camp per year.

We would expect those currently active within the NBL to attend one of the camps.

Furthermore, we are looking at providing opportunities for table officials at the domestic camps and we encourage all table officials that are interested to register their interest.


Basketball England are proud to be a sport that is diverse in many areas of the game but is always striving to do more. Officiating is a great way to be involved in the sport and the landscape is an area we are targeting to be more inclusive.

To raise the profile in a number of under represented groups, Basketball England is offering bursaries to provide easier access to officiating education and development programmes.

Are you interesting in getting into officiating or furthering your development as an active official and would benefit from some financial support? Then take advantage of this amazing initiative.

Do you fit into any of the following under represented groups? If so, you maybe eligible for one of our bursaries.

  • Women & Girls
  • Young People (under 21)
  • Race Equality

Bursaries are currently available for the following camps:

  • Nationwide Officials Camp (Bursary available for first time bursary applicants only)

If you are eligible for one of the bursaries, choose the option within the camp application form to benefit from the bursary. You must have been a licensed official in the current season to be eligible for this bursary.


Nationwide Referees Camp is a residential camp that takes place in conjunction with the Red Star Basketball Player Camp at Leeds Beckett University.  The camp offers focused learning and development for referees and covers a wide range of topics in a classroom and on-court environment.

Referees will officiate camp games each day and receive feedback on game performance to aid their learning and development.

The Camp supports Basketball England's objective to develop officials and identify talent. It is an opportunity for individuals to showcase their skills and improve their craft as officials.

Dates: Tuesday 28 August to Saturday 3 August 2024

Referee Cost: £450

Table Official: £50 to £450

Who is it for:

  • Aspiring Level 3 referees
  • Aspiring Level 4 referees
  • Aspiring Level 3 Table Officials




Hosted at our very own National Basketball Performance Centre, the Aspire All-Star Camp sees the best U13s to U15s show case their skills to be selected as one of our proud national team players.

In conjunction with the event, we will host a referee camp for officials to learn and develop in a fun and fast paced environment. It is a chance for officials to improve and showcase their ability.

Dates: Friday 7 July to Sunday 9 July

Cost: £0

Who is it for:

  • Aspiring Level 3 Referees
  • Aspiring Level 4 Referees
  • Aspiring Level 3 Table Officials

To find out more about the camp please click below.

This camp is now closed for applications. If you are still interested in attending the camp, please email [email protected].


To celebrate the life of Ian Pollard and as a legacy to his commitment to basketball officiating both in England and in Europe - The Polly Referee Camp was created to educate and development future talent in England. 

With lectures and practical games over a 3 day period the Polly Camp is a subsidised residential camp for developing Level 2 & 3 referees. 

The camp runs in conjunction with the Masters Basketball Tournament which is a tournament that changes its location each year.

Information about 2024 camp will be available in October 2023 

Typically, Friday is a day of education and training with games taking place Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday.

Cost: £TBC

Who is it for:

  • Experienced level 2 referees
  • Aspiring level 3 referees

More information about this camp will be available in October 2023.