2020 Fall Seminar
Welcome from President Dennis Murphy
2020 Fall Seminar
The Annual IAABO Fall Seminar, usually held in-person, will be presented virtually this year and is FREE of charge to all basketball officials nationwide, September 24-26, 2020. This is an event that you will not want to miss with many special guest speakers, valuable information and much more. 
To view the speaker lineup, please visit www.iaabo.org
To register for the Seminar sessions click the links below:
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. - Click Here
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7 p.m. -  Click Here
Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. -  Click Here
Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2 p.m. -  Click Here
Secrets of the Most Thankless
NBA Job: Referee
By Sopan Deb - Sept. 23, 2020
The referee Zach Zarba had spent, by his count, roughly 23 nights a month away from home during the N.B.A.’s regular season for the past 17 years. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and the league suspended its season in March.
It was, in a way, a welcome shock to the system for Zarba, 45, who quarantined in Brooklyn with his wife, Christiane, and their two children, Jackson, 8, and Jordan, 6.
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Personal Data of Over 540.000 Sports Referees
Leaked in Failed Ransomware Attack
By  CISOMAG  September 23, 2020
ArbiterSports, an official software provider for the NCAA and other sports leagues, revealed that it is a recent victim of a failed ransomware attack, which leaked the personal information of over 540,000 referees and registered members. In an official statement, the company stated that its security teams identified the unauthorized access to certain systems in its network and an attempt to encrypt them. 
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Recalling when MacTavish
received IAABO'S Highest Honor
OBSERVER File Photo by Scott Kindberg In this August 2019 file photo, longtime basketball official Roger MacTavish, far right, is joined by friends, from th eleft, Russ Ecklund, Dae Polechetti and Jack Fulford at the Chautauqua Sports Hal l of Fame picnic at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Ecklund and fulford are also former basketball officials, while Polechetti is the former Fredonia Central School boys varsity basketball coach.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article first saw the light of day on April 10, 2004 in recognition of area resident Roger MacTavish’s decades-long dedication to basketball officiating.
Deep in a file cabinet in The Post-Journal sports department are a bunch of folders arranged alphabetically.
In one folder — marked with an “M” — is a photo of a young man, not yet out of his teens, wearing a Hornell baseball uniform and cap. He’s staring into the camera from a catcher’s crouch.
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Calling All Good IAABO Citizens
So many of us impact our communities and our world for the better.  IAABO would like to highlight many of the good deeds our officials have done throughout the year. We want to emphasize our belief in being good corporate and community citizens in the areas where we live and work.  So, whether it be a random act of kindness or an organized volunteer effort, no good deed is too big or too small!  Trust us, we’ll be humble so that our officials can be proud.  Send your email to IAABO @ info@iaabo.org  and tell us about a good deed you did this year.
Some examples include:
  • Rescued a puppy
  • Bought lunch for a stranger
  • Organized a fundraiser
  • Volunteered at a homeless shelter
  • Donated blood
  • Shoveled a neighbor’s driveway
  • Helped a friend in need

IAABO University
"An online basketball officiating certification class"

If your board is participating and has prospective officials that would like to enroll in the course, please have them contact the IAABO Office @ info@iaabo.org
Apply to be a High School Official!
Make a difference in your community and become a high school official. #BecomeAnOfficial. Click here to read more.

The NFHS is currently offering free officiating courses on their website @ NFHSLearn.com. 

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.

Officially Human; Behind the Stripes LLC (OH) was founded by Brenda Hilton as a grassroots effort to "humanize" sport officials in all sports at all levels. Brenda has spent close to 20 years working with sport officials and coordinators at the DI level and grown to appreciate them for all they do for our youth and young adults. OH is currently working with 12 high school associations (with more on the horizon) across the country to survey officials at that level, gathering information to take back constituents and participating states in hopes of building a nationwide campaign. To date, 16,000+ officials have shared thoughts and ideas on how to address the issue. 
OH currently has sportsmanship banners available for purchase to be displayed at venues; they can be customized with the venue logo. 
If you have any issues, please send an email to info@refquest.com and a member of the RefQuest team will contact you shortly.  
Steve Zazuri, owner of Blow Your Whistles located in Monroe, Connecticut, has been selected to be the Preferred Smitty/IAABO Dealer for all New England IAABO Boards.  Steve is currently an active IAABO Board No. 9, Fairfield, CT member.  Both Smitty and IAABO are very excited for Steve to service the New England IAABO membership.  Steve will continue to provide his same outstanding service the IAABO Boards in New York.  He can be reached at (203) 261-3128 or szazuri@blowyourwhistles.com.
Visit – www.blowyourwhistles.com to order your Smitty/IAABO products
Smitty Officials’ Apparel – Smitty is the exclusive vendor for IAABO Logoed products.  Click here to view a listing of preferred retailers.
Click here to purchase Ref Life gear and enjoy Free Shipping - Must use code RefLife when checking out.

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.
Incrediware - A Natural
Wearable Anti-Inflammatory
Incrediware’s mission is to design innovative products that help patients recover more effectively and faster while assisting medical professionals to deliver a new standard of care through further development and application of unique materials.  IAABO officials are being offered the same discount as all NBA and NCAA officials.  The promo code is:  NCAAREF (30% discount). www.incrediwear.com
IAABO Watch and Gift Set
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
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.

BRAZYN Foam Roller

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.
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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.
Answers to Quizzes
1. True-6-4-3-f.
2. True-4-36-1.
3. True- Rule-7-1.
4. False- Rule-7-2-b.
5. False- Rule-4-5-2.
Men's Collegiate
1. D- 4-14-2
2. D- 4-14-2.
3. True-4-10-b3, 10-4-2g
4. True-1-10-2-a&b.
5. False- 1-16-10.
Women's Collegiate
1. True- 10-6-3.
2. True- 10-6-4.
3. False-9-13-1.
4. False- A.R. 279.
5. False- A.R. 281.

1.  True-Interpretations-36-6
2. True- Interpretations-36-24
3. True- Interpretations-36-30.
4. C- Interpretation-36-44.
5. E-Interpretations- 29/50/28
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