STATE REFEREE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM POLICY- Country Division
SACBC approved implementation for State Referee Development program or SRDP from October 2013 for the Summer Season 2013/14.
The SRDP is a program aimed at aspiring young referees and gives them additional development opportunities outside of the local environment and offers a choice of pathways for advanced levels of officiating depending on the individual member goals and requirements.
The SA Country program will operate in three seperate divisions within the SA Country Basketball affiliated associations. 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
The committee shall annually select twelve officials from a list of possible candidates who meet the entry level criteria. These twelve officials will be offered a squad position on the SRDP(Country). Four(4) members will be selected from each of the 3 major regions as listed above. To be considered for selection the referee must satisfy the following criteria:
- is nominated by their local association and
- is currently a financial member within the local association and
- is aged 15 years or older and if under the age of 18 years the nomination must be signed by parent or guardian and
- has ambition and goal to referee at a higher level and represent the local association and SA Country Basketball at major events and
- is keen to work in the local stadium and assist in referee development and
- holds minimum Level O accreditation and is working towards Level 1C or higher
On acceptance of the offer of membership to the SRDP the referee will be offered an ''SRDP(Country) Scholarship from SA Country Basketball and as a part of this scholarship they agree to:
- Continue to regularly officiate in the local association for the duration of this scholarship and at a level of competition agreed to by SRDP Co-ordinators
- Have access to computer, internet and email system for theory sessions within the course
- Remain a member of the SRDP for the full 2 years of the scholarship
- Abide by the Referees Code of Conduct and all SA Country Basketball rules and regulations
- Maintain and improve personal fitness
- Pass each year of the scholarship the required theory exam
- Purchase an SRDP squad shirt and wear at approved events and game nights
- Be answerable for all basketball relate program matters to the regional referee co-ordinator and SRDP co-ordinators
- Attend each of the following and each year of the scholarship:
- As a referee - one of either U12/16 or U14/18 SA Country Championships
- As a referee - one of the approved local regional basketball carnivals - currently Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Mt Gambier Carnivals
- The annual referee development camp in Adelaide
As part of of the SRDP(Country) Scholarship each member will receive from SA Country Basketball financial support(the amount to be determined annually by SA Country Basketball)($500 was the amount told to the Country Associations at the AGM 2013) for each of the two years of the scholarshipas assistance towards attending required events. These funds will be paid to the member progressively during the duration of the program and are subject to the member meeting scholarship requirements.
Members of the SRDP can expect to be given 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
- Conflict Resolution
On-court assessment may be carried out during selected local competition games; at regional carnivals and during Country Championships. Assessment may also take place via video analysis.
Each region will have " Regional Referee Co-ordinators" who will oversee the local area requirments and will forward reports on each referee progress through to the senior SRDP co-ordinators. At the end of the first year each member will have evaluation to assess progress and to ensure they meet the scholarship and program requirments. A report will be prepared and submitted to SA Country basketball on the program and performance of each member.
A referee who meets the SRDP criteria and is wishing to nominate should complete the required form or submit their details via the on-line version. All questions must be completed and the name and contact of a loacl association committee member or authorised referee co-ordinator who supports the nomination must be included.
Applications close late October with the successful members notified early November and the program commencing later in November. On-line form is via SA Country Website - menu- ''Referee" and ''SRDP''