Referees Guidelines - Trail Official


1.   Keep slightly behind the play as it moves up the court and keep the ball on your right. If the ball is brought up the court to your far right and dribbler is closely guarded you must go as far as necessary to see the play properly. Return to the normal trail position when the situation allows.

2.   You are responsible for the sideline to your left the centre line and the 24 second device. Note the 24 second device whenever the ball goes out of bounds.

3.   Inform the offensive team when thet have fewer than 8 seconds to move the ball to the front-court from a throw-in in their back court.

4.   You are primarily responsible for the flight of the ball in all shooting situations.

5.   When the ball penetrates to the endline or the basket, you must also penetrate (but not below the free throw line) to enable you to have good angles to see any rebounding contest.

6.   In transition from trail official to lead official, do not turn your head away from the play keep your eyes focussed on the play and the players at all times by looking over your shoulder.

7.   When you are responsible for on ball coverage look for spaces between the players, "Go where you need to go in order to see what you need to see" 

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The GSABA Referee Department will be doing the Summer Season 2018-19 Grand Final Roster. Mike Richardson is the Referee Development Co-ordinator, and Tim Round is the Referee Manager. There will be a Referee Sub Committee, which will be headed by Mike Richardson and includes Tim Round (Referee Manager) and Brett Stringer (Referee). A Player Coach is still to be appointed.

* The Minor Round Summer Season 2018 -2019 Umpires Roster will be completed by Dennis Earl.  The GSABA Carnival Umpires Roster will be completed by the GSABA Referee Department.


Any person interested in joining the GSABA Umpiring Panel please contact GSABA Business Administrator - Dennis Earl- We welcome all referees but always looking for umpires who can umpire Senior Grades.