Caring About The Game
IAABO Board 403, the Catawba River Basketball
Officials Association, is located in the upstate of South Carolina.
Officials call school basketball games in York, Chester, Lancaster
and Fairfield counties as well as in many rec and church leagues.
The association consists of some 80 men and women dedicated to the
highest standards of basketball refereeing while maintaining the
stated purposes of CRBOA, which are:
IAABO Board 403 is a leader in the
training of basketball officials in the areas of:
- To provide
education, training and continuous instruction for basketball
- To have available at all times an adequate
number of thoroughly trained and capable basketball officials.
- To maintain the highest standard of basketball officiating.
- To provide a booking office for basketball officials.
- To promote the welfare of the game of basketball, its officials,
players and coaches.
- To cooperate with all organizations
officially connected with the game of basketball in furthering its
interests and ideals.
- To encourage the spirit of fair play
education processes are ongoing. IAABO has been the unparalleled and
undisputed leader in the worldwide training of basketball officials.
Through its affiliation with IAABO, Board 403 provides a comprehensive basic
course in basketball rules as well as a practical exam for new
officials. This course begins in early September and completes in
early November with a comprehensive examination on the rules.
Veteran officials are required to undergo annual testing and to
attend clinics on rules knowledge, mechanics training and technical
competence. These clinics include written materials, graphics and
videos from various sources including IAABO.
- Basketball rules
- Mechanics and signals of officiating
- Basketball rule interpretations through case play analysis
- Techniques of officiating
The web site
provides association members with access to over 1400 case play
situations and questions along with answers and the appropriate rule
references. Development of officials is augmented by written and
video review. Up to the minute rules interpretations received from
the NFHS and IAABO and other basketball information is disseminated
throughout the association via the Internet.