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How do you become NBA referee?

How do you become NBA referee?

How to become an NBA ref

  1. Earn a high school diploma.
  2. Work as a referee for youth basketball.
  3. Register to work as a high school athletics coach.
  4. Register to officiate through the National College Athletic Association (NCAA)
  5. Attend referee tryouts for the NBA G League.
  6. Demonstrate your skill and work ethic.

How long does it take to become an NBA ref?

A Basketball Referee evaluates athletic skills, determines fitness and potential for professional sports, and negotiates with athletes to obtain their services. May require an associate’s degree or its equivalent. Being a Basketball Referee requires 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

How much does an NBA referee make a year?

Entry-level NBA referees earn $600 per game or $250,000 per year as “rookies.” After three to five years of experience, entry-level referees are eligible for a higher salary at the senior level. Senior referees (the most experienced referees) make an average of $3,500 per game or an annual salary of $500,000.

Is it hard to become NBA ref?

This may be an unpopular opinion alert, but professional referees have a really tough job. It sometimes may not seem like it, but they are very experienced and complete extensive training in order to be on the court calling the game at a high level.

Who is the youngest NBA referee?

The youngest referee currently in the NBA is JB DeRosa. JB started refereeing games at the age of 13. He officiated in the NCAA and NBA G League before being appointed to the NBA at the age of 26 in 2017.

How do you become an NBA referee?

Candidates are evaluated by the NBA Scouting Group You will need to demonstrate experience in officiating. Potential candidates are scouted from basketball leagues, programs and organizations. NBA Scouting Group determine the Top 100 candidates list for evaluation events and proceed to the next phase.

What does the G League do for new referees?

All G League new hires participate in Summer League Training and/or an additional New Hire Orientation Session. G League referees attend Referee Preseason Meeting, work games (preseason – playoffs). NBA Officials Interactive Website memos and testing.

What is the purpose of the referee Academy website?

It’s our goal to recruit referees from around the globe to become part of our team, but also to provide those who want to pursue this exciting career with insight into how they can develop their skills to achieve professional-level officiating excellence. Therefore the purpose of this website is two fold.

What are the duties of a referee?

Aggressively and accurately calls plays in the primary area of responsibility Responsible for basic mechanics including rotations, positioning and clock and team foul awareness Strong rules knowledge coupled with contributions to in-game discussions/issues regarding adjudication