News and Updates
A Vote of Confidence for Officials
For most of us officials, we're glad not to be noticed or the talking point in the press. If we are, it's usually for an apparent "bad call" or game changing rule interpretation. Once in a while, however, a reporter will take notice of the value we have to the game and the hard work we do to ensure the athletes, coaches, and spectators are able to enjoy playing, instructing, and cheering. Check this link for such an article written recently by a local high school student--very enlightening and paints a true picture of what we do....and gives props to some of our own members. It would be nice for all who participate in and enjoy sports to read. Enjoy!
In an effort to streamline the process for officials to purchase or replace their NCBOA jackets as well as to provide our members with a quality jacket at a competitive price, we will be transitioning the official NCBOA jacket to the CBOA jacket available from purchase from "Purchase Officials". The jacket itself is very similar to the jacket that we have today, but it now features the CBOA logo along with "San Francisco Peninsula" stitched below the logo highlighting our specific group. As the need arises for you to purchase a new jacket, please use the link below and order jackets directly through this company. The jackets currently cost $59 and shipping is often times free through Purchase Officials on orders over $25. When you purchase this jacket, please be sure to select "San Francisco Peninsula" from the Association drop down box on the website. If you don't select this, your jacket will not include the stitching below the logo that signifies you are a member of our group.Link to Purchase NCBOA Jacket
Another Season Underway
Another middle and high school hoops season has begun! Here's a message from our President, Dino Skoufis, with some important information as we hit the hardwood:
Please make sure your Arbiter availability is accurate and you respond to the games you are offered by the deadline. Attend all meetings so you are not fined on the new escalating scale. Maximum fine amount can be close to $400 if you do not attend the meetings
. All members, please check the Calendar page for all upcoming meeting dates, times, and locations. If you plan to not referee this season or you’re not ready to accept any games at this point, please un-check the ready box in your profile and you will not be offered any games. This saves you and the assignors from wasting time.
Payment Plan for Members
The NCBOA Executive Committee would like to remind all members of the current method of payment for all games assigned through the Arbiter. All officials receiving these games will be paid via Ref Pay. Check this link for a tutorial
detailing how to sign up and manage your Ref Pay account. Games not assigned via the Arbiter will be paid as in the past.
NCBOA Member of CBOA
The NCBOA is a member of the California Basketball Officials Association (CBOA). This partnership allows our association to gain access to enhanced training materials and discounts on insurance and other officiating related items. Check the link below for access to the CBOA website.
CIF High School Officials Uniform RequirementNCBOA members who officiate at the high school level, please take note of the following. The state rules interpreter, the State CIF, and our local CIF sections have asked us to remind officials that the official and only acceptable officiating shirt to be worn during any NFHS contest is the 'high school' black and white striped shirt. The 'college' style shirt with the larger 3 inch black panel along the seams and underarm is NOT approved for NFHS contests and may not be warn. Please ensure that you comply with this requirement when officiating any NCBOA assigned high school game.