REFEREE DEVELOPMENT

Want to further develop your referee skills? 

Basketball South Australia currently operates a number of Referee Development Programs, which offer aspiring referees a choice of pathways depending on their individual goals and requirements

Basketball South Australia currently operates a number of Referee Development Programs, which offer aspiring referees a choice of pathways depending on their individual goals and requirements.

The core development programs are:

State Referee Development Program (SRDP)
Selected referees who have been identified as having the potential to officiate in high levels of competition.

National Referee Development Program (NRDP)
Referees who have been identified as having the potential to officiate at National League level.

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Referees who have been identified as having the potential to officiate at elite levels in senior and junior local, state and national competitions.

Members of these programs are involved in regular training sessions, additional on-court assessment and coaching in games plus selection to referee in the higher grades of district basketball.  Referees should expect to remain on the squad for a minimum two years but recommended three-year term depending on their continued development and improvement.

Membership is based on an application and selection process.  Basketball South Australia selects the final members and allocates these referees to a suitable panel. 

Some of the topics that may be covered by members during their development in these programs are:

  • Time management
  • Self-assessment
  • Communication skills
  • The mentoring process
  • Principles of basketball defence/offence
  • Managing performance issues
  • Physical fitness & dietary programs
  • Goal setting
  • Referee coaching
  • Rule & Mechanic application
  • Drug, alcohol and social issues
  • Professional presentation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Report writing
  • On court presentation
  • Team work
  • Tribunal skills

Referee Development Pathway

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State Referee Development Program Referees (SRDP)

Congratulations on the State Referees in the SRDP. 

There is a mixtures of level of accreditation and experience, but all have been identified as people showing the ability to become an elite referee.

Bailey Vivian | District

Bella Horskins | Panel

Benjamin Evitts | Panel

Billy Round | District

Brandon Doctor | Panel

Cameron Hancock | District

Cameron Dixon | Country

Chelsea Nicholls | District

Chloe Roberts | District

Drew Smyth-Hutt | District

Emma Caeram | District

Izeyah Raymond | Country

Jake Rosbergen | Panel

Jamie May | District

Jessie Giaretto | District

Jonathan Raw | District

Jordan Girardi | Panel

Lachlan Coathupe | District

Matthew Hubner | District

Mitchell Raw | Panel

Sam Baxter | District

Samantha Burke | Country

Scott Hammerton | Panel

Sean Gabell | District

Thomas Alexander | District

Tim Cox | Country

Zaren Tatarelli | District

National Referee Development Program Referees (NRDP)

Basketball Australia is yet to announce the NRDP referees. 

NBL1 Central Referees

Congratulations on the NBL1 Central Referees. 

Panel Referees

Nathan Davis

Vanessa Devlin

Nathan Durant

Bailey Dyer

Adam Gillings

Jordan Girardi

Daniel Troy

James Griguol

Barrie Harris

Thomas Hayman

Ashley Hutchison

Andrew Just

Samuel Kewen

Bruce Northcote

Hugh Starkey

Matthew Pepicelli

Damian Rault

Maddison Shaw

Benjamin Shepherd

Danika Shepherd

Luke Smith

Daniel Stanley

Development Panel Referees

Bella Horskins

Ben Evitts

Billy Round

Brandon Doctor

Cameron Hancock

Danny Deigan

Darren Gill

Drew Smyth-Hutt

Jake Rosbergen

Lachlan Coathhupe

Mitch Raw

Scott Hammerton

Sean Gabell

Tim Round

Referee Coaches

Michael Aylen

John Beames

Chris Clarke

Mike Gibson

Steve Greaves

Phil Haines

Rod Ridley

Matt Ryan

National & International Panel Referees

Congratulations on the National and International Referees. 

National Basketball League (NBL) Referees

Michael Aylen

Nathan Durant

James Griguol

Hugh Starkey

Daniel Troy

National Basketball League (NBL)
Referee Coaches

Chris Clarke 

Matt Ryan

Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Referees

Vanessa Devlin

James Griguol

Danika Jolley

Hugh Starkey

Daniel Troy

Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Referee Coaches

Chris Clarke 

Matt Ryan

Phil Haines

Federation International Basketball Association (FIBA) Referees

Vanessa Devlin (3×3) 

James Griguol (5×5)

Michael Aylen (5×5) – retired 

Phil Haines (5×5 & Wheelchair) – retired