South Central Massachusetts Board of
Approved Basketball Officials
Board 208
WEB sites:
The link to “High School Sport Schedules” to the left of this message is a good way to stay up to
date with High School schedules.  Most ADs are using this site to post updates to schedules.  Enter
the name of high school in the “Find Your School” box and it will provide a list for you to choose
from.  To simplify the search, enter only the school’s name: for example “Milford” and then select the
appropriate school for the list.

Game officials shall complete one of the training programs approved by the
Department as specified on the Department’s website annually and shall provide independent
verification of completion of the training requirement to schools or school districts upon request.
The following link has instructions on how to register and complete the course:  NFHS -
Concussion in Sports
'2015 - '2016 Meeting Schedule:

*    11/15/15  Interpretation meeting (mandatory) - Milford High Gym - 6:30 PM
**  12/13/15 Test meeting - Milford High Cafeteria - 6:30 PM
   01/10/16 Milford High Cafeteria - 6:30 PM
   01/24/16 Milford High Cafeteria - 6:30 PM
   02/14/16 Hoboken Club (social) - 6:30 PM
   03/??/16 Banquet - TBD

Each member is required to attend 4 out of 5 meetings during the year.
*   Interpretation Meeting - all members must attend an interpretation meeting. List of
2015  MA Interpretation meetings
** Test date - All members must take written test every season
All meetings are on Sunday evenings.
Program Name: IAABO Certification Course
Gender: Men & Women

Are you interested in becoming a Certified High School Basketball Official? Are you a coach who
would like to learn more about the National Federation High School Basketball rules?

Course Description: There are two parts to the course, classroom and floor work.  There are 10
classroom sessions which cover all of the NFHS basketball rules followed by a written exam.  If the
student successfully passes the written exam, they will be eligible to begin floor work training. During
the floor work training students will learn proper signals, mechanics and positioning.  At the end of
the floor work session, there will be a floor work exam.  Upon successful completion of both the
written exam and the floor work exam, you will be eligible to officiate basketball games as a certified
IAABO official.  

 IAABO 208 will be holding an
informational meeting on Wednesday September 2, 2015, 6:30
PM at Milford HS.
 All interested parties should go to the main entrance of the high school and they
will be directed to a classroom.  The regular classes will begin Wednesday September 9, 2015
(time to be determine).  Information about the new class and updated information, will be posted on
our web site IAABO208.ORG.  You may contact either Larry Machione
or Richie Vitali with any further questions.
MIAA now requires all officials that work High School games to register for a background check.   
All winter sport officials must complete registration by October 1.  The cost is $45.00 for any one
sport and an additional $10.00 for each other sport you work.  Registration is completed through
the web site.  If you have any questions, contact Wayne Kuczinski or Rich Vitali