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Individuals interested in becoming certified basketball officials needed

By Staff | Sep 01, 2017

Eastern Maine Board #111 of IAABO Certified Basketball Officials seeks individuals in Knox and Waldo counties interested in becoming a certified basketball official.

A class will be offered in the Rockland-Thomaston area for individuals interested.

The first class will be on Sunday, Sept. 24 at Reed’s Brook Middle School in Hampden for  those in the Eastern Maine area who want to become certified, then the regional classes will be announced there and offered in the Rockland-Thomaston area, Corinna, East Millinocket and Ellsworth, in addition to the class in Hampden.

The class involves 16 to 20 hours of classroom work on the rules, a written rules test, then participants will have two sessions of floor work culminating in a floor test of officiating an actual game. There is a course fee of $110, which includes rulebooks, class materials and testing.

Individuals interested should contact Dave Ames, Board #111 Interpreter, to request an information sheet and application. Email at damesref@tidewater.net or call 789-5118.

Courier Publications’ sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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