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  • 2016 Aug 16

    ABOA Provincial Clinic Oct 1 and 2

    2016 ABOA Provincial Clinic - SAVE THE DATE!

    Our annual clinic is approaching fast. We encourage all ABOA members to attend this valuable weekend of education, networking and development. The clinic will be hosted in Edmonton this year.
    The clinic dates are October 1-2, 2016.
    In addition to the Provincial Clinic, an Evaluators Clinic will be hosted on the Sunday, following the completion of the clinic.
    More details will be available soon as well as information on how to register. Stay tuned!
  • 2016 Aug 16

    Rio Olympics 2016

    Congratulations to ABOA member Karen Lasuik for her FIBA Appointment to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  If you would like to follow her journey, please visit her blog during the Games. http://hoopsref22.blogspot.ca/

    Here is a link to an Edmonton CBC News article on Karen: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/olympics-an-opportunity-of-a-lifetime-edmonton-hoops-referee-says-1.3475175

    Click here for another link on a Parkland School Division on Karen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mfpwqW78os

    Good luck Karen. All of ABOA is behind you.

  • 2016 Aug 16

    ABOA Newsletter Aug 9

    2016 Summer Nationals
    Basketball Canada will host the 2016 U15 and U17 National Championships in the following locations:

    Women's U15 & U17                  
    July 25-30, 2016                         
    Regina, SK                                   

    Men's U15 & U17
    August 1-6, 2016
    Winnipeg, MB
    The ABOA was allocated one (1) assignment per tournament (U15G, U15B, U17G and U17B) for a total of four (4) assignments.  This was a dramatic reduction in assignments due to Alberta not playing host to any of the tournaments, as a result, the selection process was highly competitive.

    ABOA nominated the following officials:
    • U17 Boys - Kerron Lewis (EBOA)
    • U17 Girls - Joanna Wiegers (CABOA)
    • U15 Boys - Copper Toppings (CBOA)
    • U15 Girls - Jason Chatwood (CABOA)
    Congratulations to the four nominated officials!  The ABOA wishes to thank all of the officials that applied and made themselves available to officiate at various Summer National tournaments during the very busy summer months.  


    2016 Alberta Summer Games
    U14 Men's & Women's 
    July 15-16, 2016
    Leduc, AB
    ABOA nominated the following officials:

    Bander, Justin 
    Briscoe, Daniel 
    Buffie, Greg 
    DeLuca, Tony
    Enstrom, Debbie
    Hollett, Brad
    Lam, Joe   
    Lemieux, Kevin    
    Lock, Riley 
    Metrunec, Noelle  
    Morris, Doug
    Nad, Kelvin    
    Sanderson, Bow  
    Schwartz, Barry
    Stol, Evelyn   
    Vanson, Denise   
    Ziegler, Philip 
    DeLuca, Tony  

    Congratulations to the nominated officials!  The ABOA wishes to thank all of the officials that applied and made themselves available to officiate.  Officials at this tournament were paid no per diem and no game fees.  They worked as Games Volunteers and should be commended for their efforts.
  • 2016 May 15

    April and May Issues of the CABO Newsletter Available

    Click here to download a copy of the April issue of the CABO Newsletter.

    Click here to download a copy of the May issue of the CABO Newsletter.
  • 2016 May 15

    Summer Nationals Applications

    ABOA has received its allocation for Summer National Appointments from CABO. The Evaluation Committee has been asked to nominate one official for each of the 4 Summer Championships – U17G, U15G, U17B, U15B with the deadline for selections to CABO by this month. There are a number of factors taken into consideration by ABOA:

    A body of work over more than one season is heavily weighted in the final decisions.
    The criteria taken into account includes:
    - performance in the current season
    - performance over a period of seasons
    - consistency observed in the above two criteria
    - level of Championship
    - development considerations such as an official’s potential in general & specifically to the National under consideration
    - leadership abilities, experience & well-informed interest & awareness of officiating principles

    Additional criteria from CABO is as follows:
    Canada Basketball and the Canadian Basketball Officials Commission view the U-15 and U-17 national championships as development opportunities for officials. As such, we would
    request that those officials who are selected be at an early period in their officiating
    career. The 2016 summer championships should be an opportunity for these officials to
    enter the national stage with the expectation that a successful performance might lead to
    potential future assignments at other levels.

    The U-17 championships - all officials must hold a minimum of a NOCP Level 3 and must
    have experience in 3 person mechanics.
    The U-15 championships - all officials must hold a minimum of a NOCP level 2 and must
    have recent experience in either a provincial high school championship or age appropriate
    club championship organized by their respective provincial sport body.

    Of note, this season ABOA is waiving the application fee for all National Appointments. There is no $25 charge this season.
    In return, ABOA members are being asked to offer their perspective about their own abilities & commitment.

    To apply for a 2016 Summer National Appointment, complete the online application by opening the following link. http://bit.ly/1U5yoUp (left click & drag over the link to highlight it, select copy & paste into your browser)
    Complete the form in each box & click 'Submit'. The dates for the 4 Summer Nationals are on the form and the
    deadline is Sunday, May 22nd.
  • 2016 Apr 28

    ABOA Annual General Meeting


    Click here to download a copy of the Agenda
  • 2016 Mar 23

    New Link to NOCP on CABO website

    The new CABO website is: http://www.cabocanada.ca/
    The link to the NOCP documents is:

    CABO President and soon-to-be-retired ABOA Interpreter Morgan Munroe has posted an update to ABOA’s position on the NOCP. It is available
  • 2016 Mar 21

    March Issue of CABO Newsletter

    The March issue of the CABO Newsletter is available here.
  • 2016 Mar 2

    Modern Pro Official’s Training

    ModernPro Official's Training
    2016 Calgary Camp
    May 20 - 22

    SAIT Campus
    Training Director: Michael Weiland

    Training from a select list of instructors consisting of working officials from CIS, FIBA, DLeague and NBA. This group will guide you through on-court training, video breakdown, active drills and engaging classroom seminars.

    Included in your camp fee will be a nutrition/fitness program, expert kinetic coach will discuss run mechanics and work with officials, guest seminars with speakers in the field of body language and sports psychology.

    This is truly a different camp experience, a combination of quality basketball, positive and knowledgeable FIBA staff, interactive training drills and unique seminar topics that will provide the tools for success on and off the court.

    A three-person officiating camp, held in conjunction with the Genesis U15, U17 boys basketball tournament. This is one of the top club tournaments in Western Canada and will include teams from the United States.

    Visit our website www.profoundref.com for more information and to reserve your spot online.
    For direct inquires please contact Michael.

  • 2016 Feb 29

    Karen Lasuik Selected for 2016 Rio Olympics

    Leo Mangano, President of EBOA sends along info that EBOA and ABOA official Karen Lasuik has been selected to officiate at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Karen has been a member of the EBOA since 1993. Her career took off almost immediately, as she quickly became a ACAC Officials and moved up to the CIS Level. Karen obtained her FIBA Certification in 1999 and then moved on to conquer the NCAA. Karen continues to be our Senior Education & Development Officer at the EBOA. Her annual Clinic at the Saville Centre continues to attract both young and seasoned Referees, and the very best of NCAA & CIS Clinicians on both sides of the border!”

    On behalf of all our ABOA members, congratulations Karen.
  • 2016 Feb 23

    ACAC Final 8 and ASAA Provincial Officials Announced

    Officials assigned to the ACAC Men’s and Women’s Final 8 and ASAA Provincial Championships can be found by clicking here.
  • 2016 Feb 16

    ABOA National Appointments

    Congratulations to the following ABOA officials who have been confirmed for National Appointments:

    CIS Men:
    Carl Artis (CBOA), Derek Sorenson (EBOA)

    CIS Women:
    Ryley Kerrison (CBOA), Frankie Billingsley (EBOA), John Weiland - Assigner/Evaluator

    CCAA Men:
    Mike Bittante (CBOA), James Nilsson (SABOA), Paul Rocca (SABOA), Rick Shinkaruk (EBOA), Perry Stothart (EBOA), Marla Van Gelder (CBOA), Bill Carr - Assigner/Evaluator

    CCAA Women:
    Erica Layton (CBOA)

    Click here to go to the Assignments page to see photos of these officials
  • 2016 Feb 15

    February Issue of CABO Newsletter Released

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    The January 2016 issue of the CABO Newsletter is available by clicking here.

  • 2016 Feb 4

    FIBA 6 Series Session 6 Archived

    Last Thursday, Jan 28, Stephanie Nordlee gave an excellent presentation on 'How To Get The Most Out Of A Camp or Tournament'. Stephanie offered specific & practical tips on preparation, mindset and action steps to have a positive learning experience.

    This is very timely with February high school tournaments in full swing and selections for ASAA Provincials, ACAC Final 8s and National Appointments currently underway. Additionally, she gave specific strategies for accepting feedback and critical evaluations as well as representing yourself in the best & most favourable light.

    Go to the YouTube link below and review this timely material asap.

  • 2016 Feb 3

    New Updated 3 Person Mechanics Manual

    FIBA has released an updated 3 Person Mechanics Manual. Click on the link below to download a copy:

  • 2016 Feb 1

    CABOA Go Gold for Kids Campaign

    Central Alberta Basketball Officials Association is once again participating in the Go Gold for Kids Campaign to raise funds for Kids With Cancer Society. Please support our officials as we wear our gold whistles for the month of February.
    For more info,
    click here.

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  • 2016 Feb 1

    2016 Second Level Officials Camp

    ABOA and FIBA official Karen Lasuik has announced details of the 4th Annual Second Level Officials Camp.

    Click here for full info.
    Location: Edmonton, Alberta - Saville (GO) Centre
    In conjunction with Rocky Mountain Team Camp.

    April 29th - May 1st, 2016
    Times: TBA
    Cost: $400 CAN
    Host Hotel: Radisson South Edmonton
    Ask for Rocky Mountain Officials Rate.
    Additional Information:

    Attire: Full uniform (black pants, black and white striped shirt or grey shirt, black shoes)
    What to bring: : A laptop or I-pad for making clips (not a requirement)
    Camp space is limited, so don't miss out! Sign up today!
  • 2016 Jan 25

    FIBA 6 Webinar Series Session 6

    Hi folks,

    The final webinar of the FIBA 6 Series is scheduled for this
    Thursday, January 28 at 9:00pm. This presentation is called "How to get the most out of attending a referee camp" and will be led by Stephanie Nordlee.

    As many are looking at their options for the upcoming spring & summer, knowing what your goals and expectations are should provide you with a guide to maximize your experience and learning opportunity.

    You may register by signing up for this webinar here:

    Also, the replay of the 5th webinar on Positioning presented by Ryley Kerrison is on YouTube by going here:
  • 2016 Jan 7

    Jan 2016 Issue of CABO Newsletter

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    The January 2016 issue of the CABO Newsletter is available by clicking here.

  • 2016 Jan 7

    Instructional Videos for Scorers, Timers and Shot Clock Operators

    Here is the link to 3 short videos produced by Basketball Manitoba:


    “Basketball Manitoba has produced 3 short videos designed to assist scorers, timers and shot clock operators before they start their important roles in our game. I’ve had the pleasure to preview the videos and they are very well done. They are geared to high school play using FIBA rules.

    In the credits are the names of some MABO members who assisted in the productions. Thanks and congratulations to them as well as to Adam Wedlake the executive director of Manitoba Basketball and his staff who oversaw the entire project.”

  • 2016 Jan 7

    Social Media Guidelines for Officials

    ABOA Interpreter Morgan Munroe released the FIBA presentation on Social Media Guidelines for Referees. Click here to download a PDF copy.
  • 2016 Jan 5

    Most Difficult Questions on the 2015 Exam

    ABOA Interpreter Morgan Munroe today released the Summary of the Most Difficult Questions on the 2015 Exam. Click here to download a copy.
  • 2016 Jan 3

    ABOA Speaker Series Session 4

    Happy New Year!

    The fourth installment of the ABOA speaker series is presented by Matthew Kallio. The topic of the event is 'Purposeful and Professional Communication'. Matt will cover effective communication techniques officials can utilize to help improve interaction with our partners and equally important, the self talk with ourselves that helps us maintain focus.

    Webinar Date:
    Thursday, Jan 7th at 9pm

    We hope you had a restful and enjoyable holiday season and look forward to have you join us this Thursday.