Welcome to the Santa Cruz County Basketball Officials Association web
site. Beginning in October, we meet on selected Sundays throughout the
high school and middle school basketball seasons. We officiate games from grades 3 through 12 for schools in the Santa
Cruz Coast Athletic League as well as schools in the Santa Cruz County Private Schools
Association. The SCCPSA girls games are in the fall, from September
through October, and we officiate those games, too. Our dues are $70 this year
(there are no dues for the fall middle school season) because we did not purchase
rules books. Pay ranges from $33 to
$68 per game. If you would like to join or have any questions,
email the SCCBOA or call (831)
needed to join the SCCSOA: Contract | Profile | W-9
Forms may be faxed to 431-6117 or scanned and
Please find linked the NFHS rule changes,
Points of Emphasis, and
comments for the 2015-2016 basketball season.
Please familiarize yourself with these changes so that we may have more
insight on how we will incorporate these changes into our officiating.
members for the 2015-16 season: Curtis Gomez (Chair), Lynn Burgess
(Assistant chair), Tom Smith, Ryan
McCarty, Dave Evans. (Bill Bunner, alternate).
for 2015-16 (5 o'clock to 8 o'clock, unless otherwise noted,) at Harbor High School.
mandated by the CIF, all officials must show proof of general
liability insurance before they may officiate. Officials who have not
shown proof by November 1 will have it purchased for them and the cost
deducted from their wages. You may purchase insurance online from
or the NFHS.
Officials must present documentation to show proof of liability
insurance. You will not be
assigned any games until you have submitted proof of liability insurance.
you are a member of the SCCBOA you need to take the 25-minute NFHS course
in Sports -- What You Need To Know
once every two years. This is a required course as part
of your training. You will not be assigned any games until you have
turned in your completion certificate that you may print at the
conclusion of the course. As an alternative, you may take the CDC course
Up -- Concussion
in Youth Sports. The information is actually better but the
presentation borders on comical because the acting is so bad and the
script is just as bad. Also, at 50 minutes, it's twice as long. But, as
I said, the information is more user-friendly and makes more sense. I
just don't think it's worth the extra 25 minutes. In the end, though,
it's all common sense. For some reason the NFHS course gives the test
before the lessons (as well as after) but I still nailed 11 out of 11.
You can, too. Believe me. It's not that difficult.
CDC has an excellent
site on concussion in sports as well as a
that gives signs and symptoms of a concussion and an appropriate action
For those of you who
need assistance with setting up your Arbiter account, here is a
tutorial in Power Point. You will need to save the file to your
computer and then double-click to openr. (To end the program, press the ESC key.)
The NFHS has an
web site for officials with videos available for viewing and
Need equipment or apparel? Check out
About in Soquel. Quality merchandise at reasonable
The NFHS web site has
information available for this season.
on CIF Basketball Rule Modifications,
which goes over rules differences between the boys' and girls' games --
as well as the duties of the Shot Clock Operator -- and lists Case Book
plays pertaining to the Shot Clock.
GREAT SITE FOR LOCAL BASKETBALL SCORES, STATS
Bay Prep Report is a fun site to visit for local basketball news.
About (local, in Aptos)
Links to other useful sites
Central Coast Section
Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League