Regional Referee Co-ordinator Policy
With the roll out of the country division of the SRDP (State Referee Development Program) an opportunity now exists to appoint a Regional Referee Co-ordinator in each region. The general role of this position would be to oversee and assist the local regional members of the program, give support, education, feedback and assessment.
It is planned that this position will become pivotal in working with current and defining future referees in their region who will represent SA Country at major events.
The SA Country program or SRDP will operate in three separate divisions within the SA Country Basketball affiliated associations region. The three regions are;
- Northern – which includes associations within the Adelaide Plains through to Port Lincoln region and Roxby Downs
- Central – which includes associations within the Murray Bridge/Great Southern through to Riverland regions
- Southern – which includes associations within the Keith to Mt Gambier/Millicent region
The SRDP will become the entry level for officials wishing to be considered for selection to the following major country events;
- Albury Junior Cup
- National Junior Championships U14, U16, U18
It is planned to select one or two regional co-ordinators to work in each regional area.
SACOA committee shall appoint the successful co-ordinator from a list of possible candidates who meet the position criteria. To be considered for selection the candidate must satisfy the following criteria;
- is aged 21 years or older and
- is keen to work in the local/regional basketball environment and assist in referee development and
- is actively officiating and/or working in education and development at an appropriate level in the local association or has been officiating at an appropriate level in the local association during the past 5 years and
- has ambition and goal to work with young developing referees and assist in course delivery, on-court feedback and evaluation and
- holds minimum Level 1B accreditation or previous Level 1 or higher
On acceptance of the offer to be appointed as “Regional Referee Co-ordinator” you will further agree to:
- Continue to regularly work in referee development in the local association for the duration of this position and at a level of competition agreed to by the SRDP Co-ordinators
- Have access to a computer, internet and email system for selected course sessions
- Abide by the Referees Code of Conduct and all SA Country Basketball rules and regulations
- Pass each year of the appointment the required theory exam
- Attend each of the following and each year of the appointment;
- As a referee coach - one of either U12/16 or U14/18 SA Country Championships
- As a referee coach - one of the approved local regional basketball carnivals – currently Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Mt Gambier Carnivals
- The annual referee development camp in Adelaide
The Regional Referee Co-ordinator will receive from SA Country Basketball each year of their appointment financial support (the amount to be determined annually by SA Country Basketball) and in the form of an honorarium as assistance towards out of pocket expenses in performing the duties of the position. These funds will be paid to the Co-ordinator at the end of each year and are subject to the Co-ordinator meeting the requirements of the position.
As Regional Referee Co-ordinator you would be expected to assist in the delivery of the SRDP program to country members in your region and work with potential future members. The program will offer advanced training and referee development in areas that include (but not limited to);
- Time Management
- The Mentoring Process
- Principles of Offence and Defence
- Referee Coaching
- Report writing
- On-court presentation
- Communication Skills
- Rules & Mechanics application
- Rule Interpretation
- Conflict Resolution
On-court assessment may be carried out during selected local competition games, at regional carnivals and during Country Championships. Assessments may also take place via video analysis.
Nomination Process (Please note – preference is for nomination via on-line system)
An association may nominate a person or an individual may nominate for these positions provided they meet the criteria and can do so by completing the required form or submit their details via the on-line version. All questions must be completed.
Applications close late October with the successful members notified early November and the program commencing later in November. On-line form is this link;
Mike Gibson; 0449 522 991