Referees

It is important that everyone – players, coaches, parents and referees – enjoys their experience when particpating in our competitions. By following our professional standards, we can achieve a great level of service to baskteball.

If you believe any referees are not delivering to these standards, please speak to your venue supervisor on the day, or you can contact us at refereeadvisor@bulleenboomers.com.au.

Primary School (midweek) / EDJBA (Saturday)

  • Games start on time
  • Referees prepare the game (players, scoring system, match ball, etc) prior to starting the game clock
  • A referee’s uniform is
    • black shorts or black pants
    • referees top (tucked in)
    • white shoes with shorts only
    • black shoes and black socks with black pants
    • Basketball Australia Jacket or BTRA Jacket only
    • white or black skins or long sleeve shirts may be worn under a referee’s top

Friday Night VJBL

  • Games start on time
  • Full uniform – referee shirt, black pants, black socks and black shoes.
  • Jackets and jumpers are not permitted on VJBL matches
  • During time outs and intervals of play, no person is permitted to shoot or use the court.

Domestic Leagues (mid week)

  • Games start on time.
  • Referees prepare the game (players, scoring system, match ball, etc.) prior to starting the game clock
  • A referee’s uniform is
    • black shorts or black pants
    • referees top (tucked in)
    • white shoes with shorts only
    • black shoes and black socks with black pants
    • Basketball Australia Jacket or BTRA Jacket only
    • white of black skins or long sleeve shirts may be worn under a referee’s top

Grade Progression

Referees will progress through a number of grades through self-evaluation, referee coaching and a continuous education program.

Referees will move through the following grades:

  • Trainee (running with an assigned and trained mentor)
  • Apprentice (running opposite an assigned and trained mentor)
  • C Grade
  • B Grade
  • A Grade

There are opportunities for A Grade officials to be nominated onto state junior and senior leagues and possibly progress onto national leagues.

Referee Equipment and uniforms

Whistles and lanyards can be purchased at the Bulleen canteen – black whistles and black lanyards are preferred.

Green shirts, and black and white striped shirts are sold at the Bulleen Uniform shop. Black shorts [nylon], pants and black shoes may be purchased at either sports stores or clothing stores.

BA referee jackets are available from Basketball Online shop (click here).

Bulleen Referees now have their own official referee jacket. The Bulleen Referee jacket and the BA Referees jacket are the only two options now permitted to be worn on court. The BTRA jacket can be ordered through the Bulleen Office – 9850 6222 –  Currently $49.95.( Kids sizes 12 & 14, Ladies 10 thru to 20 , Mens S thru to XXL)

Got questions about the referee program at Bulleen? please contact refereeadvisor@bulleenboomers.com.au.