35th Year of IAABO Officials Schools

This summer, IAABO will be hosting five summer officiating schools with the goal of “professional improvement”. The desire to improve must always be present if one wants to achieve success as an official. Over the past nine decades the many and varied continuous education materials and officials’ schools, which IAABO provides, has assisted thousands of new and veteran officials learn and refine their skills.

IAABO Schools are designed to provide officials who have a wide variety of ability and experience with the individual attention to meet her/his specific needs. The focal points of each school are the review of rules, mechanics, signals and professionalism. Each official can expect to receive quality instruction in the classroom and on the court. At IAABO Schools, officials receive instant feedback, including video, which can be incorporated into their officiating immediately.

The Director of the IAABO Officials’ School is Tom Lopes, IAABO Executive Director and recently retired Division I Basketball Official. Tom is assisted by Peter Webb, IAABO Coordinator of Interpreters.

IAABO Officials’ Schools are dedicated to improving the officiating skills of the men and women who enroll. The program will be designed to benefit those who wish to embark upon a career in officiating as well as those who seek refinement of their skills. Classroom sessions will cover all aspects of officiating with lectures, films, workshops and testing. During the afternoon and evening sessions, all officials will officiate games.

Those attending the school will be housed in college dormitories and all meals will be held in college dining halls. There is no lodging or meals provided at the Colorado State University School. There are no meals provided at the Rhode Island School.

Each official will receive a certificate denoting completion of the course of study provided by the IAABO Officials’ School.

Only National Federation Rules and mechanics will be taught and used