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RefQuest Enhancing Your Game
RefQuest is an online platform for high school and small college basketball officials. It was developed for basketball officials, by basketball officials. The creation of RefQuest provides a resource for referees to collaborate. This technology has been advanced by the RefQuest visionaries and utilizes world-class programmers who have made the platform user friendly, intuitive and provide unmatched value.

A Partnership to Maximize Membership Benefits

IAABO and RefQuest
IAABO and RefQuest have teamed up to provide another great resource to the members of both organizations. IAABO's core mission is "to educate, train, develop, and provide continuous instruction for basketball officials." RefQuest provides new and exciting technology to help reach that goal. A match made in heaven!

Plays, Rule Guides, and Software All In One.

Clip. Post. Engage.

Access to RefQuest gives you the ability to download the RefClip Program
  • Easily clip and name your plays.
  • Upload them to the RefQuest site for easy sharing.
  • Use hotkeys for quick film navigation.
Simple and Intuitive. You receive access for the duration of your RefQuest membership!
Click here to view the IAABO Play of the Week No. 3 (FIBA Play) for the summer of 2018. 
Click here to view the IAABO Play of the Week No. 4 (NFHS Play) for the summer of 2018. At the end of the video, you will need to click on the link shown below to access the survey question. In addition, all IAABO Plays of the Week are archived at
Click here to answer a survey to ensure that you have an accurate ruling. Once you submit your answer, you will receive a response with IAABO’s point of view on this play.
Dan Finn Foundation Charity Gala
The Dan Finn Charity Gala will honor our own Felix Addeo, IAABO, Inc. Past President and Board 33 NJ, Interpreter Emeritus, on Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 6 p.m.  In addition to Felix, Michael J. Kelly, Jersey City Police Chief, Joe Klecko, New York Jets, and Maryellen McLaughlin, McLaughlin Funeral Home, will also be honored.  The original mission of the Dan Finn Classic was twofold. First and foremost, the intention was to get the Finn Family out from under the tremendous financial burden that befell them following the tragic incident that took their son’s life. Secondly, at the request of the family, was the desire to perpetuate the good memory of Dan Finn.
Following the Dan Finn Classic of 2006, it became apparent that the Finn’s, while not completely in the clear, were no longer in crisis state as their bills became manageable. The focus thus concentrated on keeping Dan’s name alive, not just by naming a basketball event after him but helping others, as Dan always did, in charitable, humanitarian, and educational ways.
The DFC 2017 along with our Foundation Gala have afforded us the opportunity to offer tuition assistance grants to an additional 70 elementary and high school graduates bringing the total to date to close to 400 students sharing over $450,000.00 in scholarship and tuition assistance grant monies. Additionally, charitable and humanitarian causes, including the families of two fallen Jersey City police detectives, Marc DiNardo and Melvin Santiago, the Wounded Warriors campaign, the Jersey City Firefighters Distress Fund, the Bill DeFazio Scholarship Fund, St. Michael’s (Union City) Sports Assn., Superstorm Sandy relief through Shore 2 Recover, Boston Strong through the Charlestown Boys Club, and many other worthwhile projects.
It is anticipated that close to $80,000.00 will be spent in 2018 funding similar projects.
The scores of volunteers who help bring the DFC to fruition each year take pride in knowing that their efforts will continue our goal of helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
The event will be at held at the MaritimeParc located at 84 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ  07305.  Tickets are $150.00 each and are tax deductible.  For ticket reservation and additional information, please visit –
Connecticut State Board 5 Golf Tournament
Connecticut State Board 5 Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Connecticut National Golf Club, “The Home of IAABO Life Member Bob Bernier”.  The event is hosted by Northeast Connecticut District Board No. 35.  To register, click here.
Long-Time IAABO Member Dave Simon Pens Third Book
Long-time IAABO member and writer for SPORTORIALS, Dave Simon, recently penned and published his third book. Simon has been an IAABO member since 1984 and written for SPORTORIALS for 29 years. "Tales of Cycling Nomad 1982," published by Orange Hat Publishing, chronicles his 3,500+ mile journey on a bicycle across North America in 1982. 
Autographed copies of the book are available by contacting Dave by email at Copies can also be ordered through Amazon or Barnes and Noble. 
Previously, Simon wrote "Whistle in a Haystack" with Rick Hartzell, which details stories and insights from Hartzell's DI men's basketball officiating career. Simon is also the author of "Bad Golf," a humorous take on why golfers punish themselves playing the game.
Click here to purchase Ref Life gear and enjoy Free Shipping - Must use code RefLife when checking out.
IAABO watch and gift sets are now available at a special price of $99.95.  To order your watch and gift set, please contact Donnie Eppley@ 717.713.8129 or email:
Thanks to everyone who participated in the annual Officials vs. Cancer campaign that was held during the past year.  Donations are still being accepted.  To make a donation, please send your check or money order to your board Point of Contact or mail it directly to:  Officials vs. Cancer, P.O. Box 355, Carlisle, PA  17013. 
To make a donation online, click on the following URL:
Officials vs. Cancer apparel items are available at:


Game Tracker Journal
You have likely heard the saying, “a goal without a plan is just a wish,” and this age-old adage rings so true for all people pursuing all types of endeavors.
And for basketball officials embarking on the 2017-2018 season absent a basic strategy on how to achieve a stated desire -- a better schedule; advancement to the next level -- you are in a rudderless boat on an open sea hoping the winds of fate blow you to your destination.
Seeking officiating success described in this manner seems laughable, but yet many officials take this approach with their beloved avocation.  
But Ref, don’t panic now...Help is on the way in the form of the new, and first of its kind, GameTracker Journal.  
This latest publication from long time IAABO members Billy Martin, Tim Malloy and Al Battista, the creators of, is an innovative tool that provides a template for every basketball official, at every level, to create your own realistic roadmap helping to guide you to your desired destination - one game at a time.
For more information on this GameTracker Journal tool visit
Special Deals for IAABO Basketball Officials

Briggs and Riley Luggage
Briggs and Riley Luggage - Officials will receive a 60% discount on any product.  Officials must use the form which can be obtained by clicking here - There is a lifetime guaranteed on the luggage. 


Asics - IAABO Officials (U.S. ONLY) will receive a 40% discount on all Asics products - EXCLUDING CLEARANCE. Log into and place an order. (It is recommended that you create an account if you plan to order more than once.  Upon checkout, they should enter the following promotion code- DayofgamE
ISlides – Customize your own IAABO ISlides.  Click here to get started.


The Morph” is a collapsible foam roller that can be packed in your roller bag and taken on the road with you.  No more will you have to ask the training room for a foam roller.
Move Better – Feel Better – Move More – Experience More
Expands instantly
Collapses instantly
Light weight (1.5 lbs)
Strong (up to 350 lbs)
Targeted – releases knots and flushes toxins
True usability – standard size – easy to use
Sustainably made – eco-friendly materials
Use the code BRZNBB15 at check out and get 15% off.
Smitty Officials’ Apparel – Smitty is the exclusive vendor for IAABO Logoed products.  Click here to view a listing of preferred retailers.
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