REFEREES

The role of the basketball referee is exactly this – to ensure the game is played safely and fairly

The referee enforces the rules of the game and in a game will make hundreds of decisions – determining when a violation or foul occurs and then stopping the game to issue the correct penalty

Become a Referee

Find out more about how to become a referee and our Green Shirt Program

Getting your Stripes

Find out more about getting your stripes

Referee Development

Find out more about our elite referees and Basketball SA's Referee Development Programs

My Referee Pathway

How to progress through the officiating levels within Basketball South Australia:

Level 0

Officiating Level

Level 0 Courses

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  1. Attend Level 0 Referee Course

  2. Complete theory workbook

  3. Shadow referee

  4. Referee Mini Ball

  5. Pass on-court assessments

  6. Attend Level 1C Course

  7. Progress to Refereeing Saturday morning Junior District

  8. Complete theory workbook Pass on-court assessments

  9. Pass on-court assessments

Level 1C

Officiating Level

Level 1C Course

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  1. Referee Saturday morning Junior District

  2. Referee Thursday night Junior District

  3. Attend Level 1 B Referee Course

  4. Complete theory Workbook

  5. Progress to Saturday morning Junior District Finals

  6. Progress to Refereeing Friday night Div 2+ Junior District

  7. Pass on-court assessments

Level 1B

Officiating Level

Level 1B Course

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  1. Referee Thursday night Junior District Finals

  2. Progress to Referee Friday night Div 1+ Junior District

  3. Attend Level 1A Referee course

  4. Complete theory workbook

  5. Progress to Referee Senior District Youth League (Monday and Wednesday)

  6. Progress to Referee Friday night Junior District Finals Div 2+

  7. Pass on-court assessments

Level 1A

Officiating Level

Level 1A Course

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  1. Referee Friday night Div 1+ Junior District

  2. Progress to Referee Friday night Junior District Finals Div 1+

  3. Referee Senior District Youth League (Monday – Wednesday)

  4. Progress to Referee Senior/Youth District Finals Div 1+

  5. Attend Level 2 Referee Course

  6. Attend Level 1 Referee Coaching Course

  7. Referee Coach Saturday morning Junior District

  8. Attend the Australian u14 National Club Championships

  9. Selected for NBl1 Draft Panel

  10. Pass on-court assessments

Level 2

Officiating Level

Level 2

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  1. Referee Friday Night Div 1+ Junior District 

  2. Referee Friday night Div 1 Junior District Finals 

  3. Referee Senior/Youth District 

  4. Attend Level 2 Referee Coaching Course

  5. Referee Coach Junior District (Saturday & Thursday)

  6. Attend Level 3 Referee Course

  7. Progress to Referee Senior/Youth District Finals Div 1+

  8. Attend Australian U16 National Junior Championships 

  9. Pass on court assessment

  10. Get Selected on NBL1 Panel

  11. Progress to Referee NBL1 Women 

Level 3

Officiating Level

Level 3

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  1. Referee Senior/Youth District

  2. Progress to Referee Senior District Finals 

  3. Attend Australian U18 National Junior Championships 

  4. Referee NBL1 Women

  5. Referee NBl1 Men

  6. Attend Level 3 Referee Coaching Course 

  7. Referee Coach Junior/Senior District 

  8. Attend Australian U20 National Junior Championships 

  9. Referee Coach Junior District (Friday and/or Thursday) 

  10. Selected for National Referee Development Program 

NBL1 Central Referees

Basketball SA would like to recognise the referees within our NBL1 Central competitions. Click through to see the list:

Daniel Troy | level 4

Danika Shepherd | Level 4 

Hugh Starkey | Level 4 

James Griguol | Level 5 

Nathan Durant | Level 4 

Vanessa Devlin Level 5R

Adam Gillings | Level 3 

Andrew Just | Level 3

Ashley Hutchinson | Level 3 

Bailey Dyer | Level 3 

Barrie Harris | Level 3

Ben Shepherd | Level 3

Damian Rault | Level 3 

Daniel Stanley | Level 3 

Luke Smith | Level 3 

Maddi Shaw | Level 3

Matt Pepicelli | Level 3

Nathan Davis | Level 3 

Tom Hayman | Level 3

Ben Evitts | Level 2

Brandon Doctor | Level 2 

Brooke Carlyon | Level 2

Cameron Hancock | Level 2

Jake Rosbergen | Level 2 

Jordan Girardi | Level 2

Lachlan Coathupe | Level 2

Mitchell Raw | Level 2 

Nigel Western | Level 2 

Sam Kewn | Level 2

Sean Gabell | Level 2 

Scott Hammerton | Level 2

Bella Horskin | Level 2 

Tim Round | Level 2 

Bailey Vivian | Level 1A

Cameron Dixon | Level 1A

Chelsea Nicholls | Level 1A

Chloe Roberts | Level 1A

Claire Bowler | Level 1A

Drew Smyth-Hutt | Level 1A

Emma Caeran | Level 1A

Izeyah Raymond | level 1A

Jonathan Raw | Level 1A

Matthew Hubner | Level 1A

Sam Baxter | Level 1A

Thomas Alexander | Level 1A

Zaren Tatarelli | Level 1A

Jamie May | Level 1B

Samantha Burke | Level 1B

Tim Cox | Level 1B 

Barrie Harris 

Bruce Northcote 

Chris Clarke 

John Beames 

James Griguol 

Matthew Ryan

Michael Aylen 

Phil Haines 

Ali Jones

Jen Dorrell

Kelly Burke 

Marilynn Dunstall

Simon Crowden

Tahni Whybrow 

Referee Roster Contacts

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