NATIONAL OFFICIATING CONFERENCE 2021.

 

We are pleased to announce the National Officiating Conference 2021 which brings together the following groups of the officiating workforce:

 

...and for the very first time...

NBL STATISTICIANS

2021's version of the National Officiating Conference will once more take place via Zoom owing to the continuing complications of the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping the conference online for this season allows us to keep the price lower as we recognise that some officials will face an increase in cost this season with changes to safeguarding and DBS requirements for officials.

Following the success of the last year's NOC, we have broken the conference into weekday and weekend sessions. The first session will be on Wednesday 1 September and sessions will take place during that week and close on Sunday 5 September.

While the content is aimed at those working in the NBL, we welcome officials who are operating outside of these leagues.

There is a nominal cost to this year's conference: £25 for referees, £10 for table officials and £10 for statisticians.

Each conference delegate will receive a one-time use discount code for 10% off officiating products on the Basketball England shop.

Use the button at the bottom of this webpage to sign up to the conference. The deadline is Tuesday 31 August.

Long standing NBL, BBL & FIBA referee Dale Aitcheson taking part in the 2019 NOC's Individual Officiating Technique practical session.

Simon Unsworth, Delivery Manager - Officiating, said: 

"After so long, we were disappointed that we could not get everyone back in one room and meet face-to-face which we know a lot of officials were hoping for. We have listened to those that raised concerns over a large number of people meeting in the same room, and the fact that the virus still has potential to spread which could effectively wipe out our top officials for their pre-season.

"Nevertheless, last year's conference proved a success with record numbers of attendees due to its accessibility and we look forward to advancing on that this year, also bringing in new instructors and formally welcoming statisticians as officials."

NBL Referee Criteria 2021/22

NBL referees are being asked to video their own fitness tests or attend a regional fitness test which will be organised in due course. We will accept submissions between Monday 16 August and Sunday 5 September. The guidance is available using the button below.

Like previous years, we will use the testportal site for this year's rules test. You will be asked 25 questions from the bank of questions that are available below. The test will be active from Monday 6 September to Sunday 12 September.

NBL referees are expected to attend all pre-season sessions and successfully complete the rules test and fitness test to be eligible for nominations at their competency level. A resit is available for those that are unsuccessful at the rules test but will receive restricted appointments for the first three weeks of the season.

NBL Table Official and Statistician Criteria 2021/22

We encourage all table officials and statisticians who wish to officiate in the NBL to sign up the National Officiating Conference and take full advantage of the learning that is available.

Appointments to prestigious games will be prioritised for those that attended National Officiating Conference and passed the rules test.

Like previous years for table officials, we will use the testportal site for this year's rules test. You will be asked 25 questions from the bank of questions that are available below. The test will be active from Monday 6 September to Sunday 12 September. A resit is available for those that are unsuccessful at the rules test.

Agenda

Below is the scheduled agenda for the National Officiating Conference. This is subject to change, and more updates will be provided nearer the conference.