Resources

A range of resources are available to all current and perspective referees, referee coaches, administrators and the wider basketball community.

Technical Officials Reimbursements
rules mechanisms and interpretations
fitness for officiating

Education

VBRA Newsletter

June 2017

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Zero Tolerance Policy

 

Junior Referee Training Sheets

 

Other Resources

So they have asked you to become a Referee?

A great resource for the beginner referee, everything you need to know to get involved.

Download the ‘So they have asked you to become a Referee’ guide

 

Referee Reimbursements

The reimbursements as determined by the Technical Officials Commission for 2017.

Download 2017 Referee Reimbursements (PDF 85 KB)

 

Referees Course – Positioning and Responsibilities

 

Grading Policy

 

Myths and Misunderstandings

 

BVC Referee Licences and Grading Policy (31st January, 2015)

 

2017 Mechanics (January 2017)

Explanation of court mechanics to be used in basketball games being officiated by two referees in Victoria for 2017 season.

 

Referee Mentor: How to speed up the learning curve

A great resource, providing readers with a number of tips and skills to ensure you perform at your best.

 

How to start on the right foot

Credibility for a referee is an important key to success of a basketball referee. If you look professional, are confident and can communicate effectively you will go a long way to being a respected and reliable referee. An excellent resource for referees at all levels.

 

A Referee’s Guide to Tribunals

Basketball Victoria has passed Tribunals By-laws to prescribe the manner in which reports are made and the matters then heard by a Tribunal. There are Tribunals established across the state.

The By-laws are made for the protection of all participants in basketball. There is particular emphasis in the offences under the By-laws on protection of officials, with considerably heavier penalties for offences committed against officials.

 

Officiating Guidelines

Published by Basketball Australia, the Officiating Guidelines document is a great resource for all referees regardless of level or experience.

 

FIBA Americas Officiating – Mechanics of Officiating

Developed by FIBA Americas, this website contains a range of information regards the mechanics of officiating.

 

Current Official Basketball Rules – Basketball Rules and Basketball Equipment (valid as at 1st October 2017)

The interpretation presenting in this document are the FIBA Basketball Rules and Basketball Equipment of the FIBA Official Basketball Rules and are effective as of October 1 2017. This document supersedes all previously published FIBA Basketball Rules and Basketball Equipment documents.

 

Current Official Basketball Rules – Official Interpretations (valid as at 1st March, 2017)

The interpretation presenting in this document are the FIBA Official Interpretations of the FIBA Official Basketball Rules and are effective as of October 1 2017. This document supersedes all previously published FIBA Official Interpretations.


 

Player/spectator/coach behaviour

A link to access a collection of posters and graphics.

 


 

 

So they’ve asked you to become a referee?

This booklet is an introduction to the rules of basketball based on the FIBA rules.

Download the ‘So they’ve asked you to become a referee” booklet (PDF 1MB)

 


 

 

Myths and misunderstandings 

This document outlines a range of common myths and misunderstandings associated with the rules of the game.

Download the Myths and Misunderstandings document (PDF 115KB)

 


 

 

A referees guide to tribunals

Basketball Victoria has passed Tribunals By-laws to prescribe the manner in which reports are made and the matters then heard by a Tribunal. There are Tribunals established across the State.

The By-laws are made for the protection of all participants in basketball. There is particular emphasis in the offences under the By-laws on protection of officials, with considerably heavier penalties for offences committed against officials.

View the guide to tribunals

Download a report form

 


 

Current Official Basketball Rules – Official Interpretations (valid as at 1st March, 2017)

The interpretation presenting in this document are the FIBA Official Interpretations of the FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2014 and are effective as of March 1, 2017. This document supersedes all previously published FIBA Official Interpretations.

View the current Official Basketball Rules (PDF 1MB)
FIBA 2017 Travel Interpretation