News and Updates
NCBOA Initiates Quarterly Newsletter
NCBOA President Mike Wong announced recently the publishing of a quarterly membership Newsletter. Don Lee and Tiffany Fong have signed on as co-editors and will be reaching out to the membership for assistance in providing information for future articles and updates on the goings-on in the association. Check this link for the inaugural edition.
Another Season in the Books!
Another exciting year of high school hoops officiating culminated with our annual NCBOA Banquet April 10. Thanks to Tony Malone for a delicious lobster feed and Jim Wierzba for hosting the pre-dinner beverage truck festivities! The event also included association officer elections with Mike Wong taking over the presidency from Dino Skoufis, Sean Engmann sliding into the vice-president slot, and Don Collins and Eric Madia continuing in the Secretary and Treasurer positions respectively. Three Executive Committee spots were also voted on with Tony Malone re-elected and Tony Booker and Tiffany Fong as a newcomers to the legislative group. Annual service awards were presented as well with George Ambrosio and Ralph "Pooj" Pujolar topping the list at 40 years!! Finally the annual Erv Delman Rookie of the Year award was bestowed upon co-winners Emily Chow and Randy McLaughlin. And although the major part of our season has ended, there are still many opportunities to stay sharp on the court with recreational leagues and tournaments throughout the spring as well as a number of officiating summer camps to help in advancement to the next level. Check our Camps and Clinics page for a number of these upcoming opportunities. Most of all, enjoy the "off season," and we hope to see all members and maybe some new ones back again this fall!!
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!
NCBOA JacketsIn 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
Payment Plan for MembersThe 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 tutorialdetailing 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 CBOAThe 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.