Our Standards

We want everyone at Bulleen to have an enjoyable experience in any way they particpate in our competitions. This includes players, coaches, parents and referees. We believe the following standards will help us provide a great level of service to basketball.

If you believe any referees are not delivering this service, then please speak to your venue supervisor on the day.

If it is still unresolved, then please 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.

If you have any questions about the referee education program at Bulleen, then please do not hesitate to ask us at refereeadvisor@bulleenboomers.com.au.

Equipment

Whistles and lanyards are able to be purchased at the Bulleen canteen – only black whistles and black lanyards are recommended.

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. If you have any questions regarding uniform then please direct them to refereeadvisor@bulleenboomers.com.au.