Pathway

Trainee

A Trainee Referee is the initial stage of becoming a referee.

  • Achieve all competencies at a beginner’s course (theory and practical)
  • Awarded by a Referee Coach (Grade 2 or higher)

 


Apprentice

An Apprentice referee is the stage once the initial training is complete and the official can referee with a suitable referee as their mentor.

Green Shirt.  

  • Achieve all competencies at a beginner’s course (theory and practical)
  • Awarded by a Referee Coach (Grade 2 or higher)

 

Cgrade

 

 

 

 

 

  • Be at least 14 years of age;
  • Satisfactorily completing all competencies on court.
  • Pass C Grade exam
  • Awarded by a Referee Coach (Grade 2 or higher)

 

 

 

Bgrade

 

 

 

 

 

  • Must be C Grade for a minimum of 6 months
  • Achieve all B Grade referee competencies on court
  • Pass B Grade exam
  • Awarded by a Referee Coach (Grade 2 or higher)

 

Agrade

 

 

 

 

 

  • Minimum B Grade of 12 months
  • Attend A Grade Referee Course
  • Achieve all A Grade referee competencies on Court
  • Passed A Grade exam
  • Awarded by a Referee Coach (Grade 3 or higher)

 

Rep Panel

 

 

 

 

 

To referee in the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League

  • A Grade referee for at least 12 months
  • Nominated by local advisor for State Junior Championship Panel (Melb Utd. VJBL)

Referees selected from Melb Utd. VJBL to National Junior Championships (U14 to U20)

 

 

State Panel2

 

 

 

 

 

To referee in the Big V League

  • Nominated by Referee Advisor
  • Pass fitness test and exam requirements
  • 1 year of MUVJBL or 3 years of A Grade.
  • Awarded by the State

 

National Panel

 

 

 

 

 

To referee in the National Panel

  • Nominated for consideration for SEABL / WNBL / NBL.

 

 

International

 

 

 

 

 

  • Nominated by Basketball Australia for FIBA Accreditation
  • Appointed by FIBA (International Representation) for International Games