IAABO Fall Seminar Issue
We look forward to seeing everyone at the annual IAABO Fall Seminar to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Maryland, from September 11-15, 2019.   
Registration - Click here to register for the fall seminar.
Program Advertisement Booklet - Your support is needed to ensure the fall seminar is a success.  Click here to take an advertisement in the program booklet. Don’t have any graphic skills, no worries, we’ll create the advertisement for you.
Spouse/Guest Breakfast – Your spouse, significant other, or guest are invited to attend a special breakfast in their honor on Friday, September 13th @ 9 a.m.  Click here to print out a registration form. Another option is to send an email message to:iaabo@iaabo.org
George “Pete” Sheehan Memorial Golf Tournament – The 2019 IAABO Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, September 12th at the Blue Mash Golf Course.  Shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 AM with registration beginning at 7 AM. The cost for this event is $100.00. Lunch will be served along with prizes.  Click here for a registration form.

Officiating Panel - August 18, 2019

The Connecticut Sun will be hosting an officiating panel following the game on August 18th. The panel will feature Sue Blauch - Senior Director WNBA Referee Performance and Development, Barbara Jacobs - Commissioner of Women's Basketball for the American Athletic Conference, Debbie Williamson - Coordinator of officiating for the American, Athletic, A10, Big East, Ivy and MAAC and Charlene Shepard - Rules Interpreter for CIAC with 20+ years of officiating experience and member of the CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.  Click here to register for this event 

IAABO Speakers Bureau

Interested in speaking for IAABO?  IAABO is developing a Speaker’s Bureau that will be available upon request for local boards who are interested in hosting guest speakers.  Interested individuals should submit a resume along with a short (3-5 minute) video speaking on a basketball related topic to iaabo@iaabo.org

Continued Prayers for Peter Webb
Emeritus IAABO Coordinator of Interpreters

Peter Webb is out of the Intensive Care Unit and has had his breathing tube removed.  Please continue to pray for Peter and his family.  Get Well cards may be sent to Peter @ Peter Webb, P.O. Box 74, Stetson, ME  04488

Bd. 34 NJ - Cadet of the Year
Cancer Survivor - Ashley Steinberg

I am a two-time Ovarian Cancer Survivor. I am trying to raise money for the organization I volunteer for. I hope you can take the time out to read my story and come out to the run/walk on Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Fairmount Park, Philadelphia and join my team and I and celebrate the life of all the strong women battling this silent killer! Click here to read more.
Click here to purchase Ref Life gear and enjoy Free Shipping - Must use code RefLife when checking out.

A huge thanks to everyone who participated in the Officials vs. Cancer campaign.  Donations are still being accepted.  To make a donation, please contact your local board chairperson or send your donation to Officials vs. Cancer, P.O. Box 355, Carlisle, PA  17013. Click here to make an online donation.

Basketball News
Hecklers, Boors, Brawlers Giving
Youth Sports a Bad Game
By Adam Zielonka - The Washington Times - Thursday, July 25, 2019
Parents brawl at a 7-year-olds’ baseball game in Colorado. A mother kicks a soccer ball at a referee out of anger. A wrestling coach picks up one of his youth wrestlers by the neck and tosses him to the ground.
Researchers say the bad sportsmanship, rude behavior and outright violence adults display at youth sporting events has become a national epidemic that sends the wrong message to child athletes and drives referees from playing fields in droves. Click here to read the entire article.

IAABO Patches

Recently, the IAABO Office has received numerous inquiries about IAABO patches and their availability for purchase. IAABO Patches are no longer available for purchase. This was discontinued several years ago.  Please visit Smitty Officials’ Apparel – Smitty is the exclusive vendor for IAABO Logoed products.  Click here to view a listing of preferred retailers.

IAABO University Goes Live
"An online basketball officiating certification class"

The course is LIVE.  If your board is participating and has prospective officials that would like to enroll in the course, please have them contact the IAABO Office @ iaabo@iaabo.org.
Smitty Officials’ Apparel – Smitty is the exclusive vendor for IAABO Logoed products.  Click here to view a listing of preferred retailers.
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 davidsimon15@hotmail.com. 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.
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:  eppleyd@comcast.net


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 Ref60.com, 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 www.Ref60.com/gametracker.
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. 
ISlides – Customize your own IAABO ISlides.  Click here to get started.


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