Referees Guidelines - Lead Official


1.   Get down the court as quickly as possible and allow the play to come to you.

2.   You are responsible for the endline and sideline to your left.

3.   Be ready to assist your partner with 3 point attempts, particularly when taken in area 4.

      Always establish eye contact with your partner.

4.   Pay particular attention to post play. Any rough play is your responsibility. Recognise when a player is illegally prevented from moving into a new position.

5.   Try to be 2 metres back from the endline to get the best possible angle. A wider angle means better vision. Penetrate to the basket when the ball is dribbled fromrectangle 4 to 5to 6. See the start and end of the drive.

6.   Avoid penalising incidental contact that does not affect the play.

" Go where you need to go in order to see what you need to see" 

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The GSABA Referee Department will start in the Summer Season 2017-18. They will be doing the Winter Season 2017 Grand Final Roster. Mike Richardson is the Referee Development Co-ordinator, and Sharyn Nixon is the Referee Manager. There will be a Referee Sub Committee, which will be headed by Mike Richardson, includes Sharyn Nixon, (Referee Manager) and Tim Round (Referee). A Player Coach is still to be appointed.

* The Minor Round Summer Season 2017-18 Umpires Roster will be completed by Dennis Earl. The Summer Season 2017-18. Finals Series Umpires Roster will be completed by the GSABA Referee Department. 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.