It’s that time of year again! The McLean Youth Basketball Season is about to begin and with it comes our annual officials training sessions. Each of these sessions are held in the Large Gym (Gym 2) at Longfellow Middle School. This year there will continue to be three sessions:
Session A (Introduction to Officiating) is for officials entering their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year officiating basketball. This session is designed to teach newer officials the expectations of the program as well as the game management skills necessary to have a successful officiating experience.
Session B (Mechanics of Officiating Basketball) is also for officials entering their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year officiating as well as any other official looking to brush up on his/her 2-Person Basketball Officiating Mechanics. This session will focus on the practical side of how to officiate the game of basketball (i.e. positioning, areas of responsibility, signals, working with your partner, etc.).
Session C (MYB/NFHS Rules) is required for all officials and is strongly recommended for all coaches. In this session, we will go through an overview of the NFHS Basketball Rules and MYB modifications to those rules. In addition, we will discuss both rule changes and points of emphasis for the 2016-17 season.
If you normally officiate 3-Person Mechanics with MYB, please email me since I will be scheduling a separate session tailored specifically for that group.
In order to better assist the training committee prepare for these sessions, complete the brief registration at the link listed below. This registration is required in addition to your registration through mcleanbasketball.com. The form will provide you with the dates and times of each session. It will also allow us to know more about who will be attending each session to better tailor the presentation to the audience.