Coburg Referee Branch – VBRA

Our mission

To establish the Coburg Referee Association as an innovative, highly respected, financially stable and self supporting association that is well managed, which in turn will provide a high quality of coaching and the opportunity for individuals to participate in accordance with the individual’s ability and aspirations.

Our vision

A safe, enjoyable and integrated team sport that is community based, multi-cultural and non discriminatory towards any individual or group, which provide social and representative pathways for all aspects of the game.

What we value

We confirm a commitment to developing a club culture which values:

  • Fun and Enjoyment
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Co-operation
  • Ownership
  • Respect

Our driving force

Our commitment to each individual is to provide the best quality competition structure and referee programmes that is fully accountable, transparent and without prejudice.

Our priorities

Referee Programs / Encouraging greater participation at all levels. Representative Pathways for both junior and senior referees and also Score Table Officals Referee and Referee Coaching development through high level training programs.

Shane Wilson
President
Coburg Referee Branch

How to become a referee
If you would like to become a referee the first step is to go your club delegate to pass information to CBA Administrator

You will then be referred to the Referee Advisor at your local basketball association who is responsible for conducting the orientation courses for beginner referees.

Beginner courses are typically held over four or five weeks (session length and days vary) and include theory work and practical on-court experience.

All you need is a whistle, rule book and a readiness to learn.

Minimum age to become a referee is 14 years of age
Reasons to become a referee

There are so many reasons to become a referee which are listed below:

  • Earn money and work flexible hours
  • Be physically active and get fit
  • Be involved in basketball (especially if you love the game)
  • Gain a better understanding of basketball and its rules
  • Meet new people, make new friends and share many great experiences
  • Improve your life skills (e.g. communication, independence, confidence, decision making and awareness)
Support and how to improve being a referee
All referees are coached and observed regularly by a team of Referee Supervisors, the Referee Adviser, referee coaches and senior referees who all provide feedback and solutions to areas for improvement. This is coupled with experience you gain each week by being faced with challenges that you learn to overcome. With this experience and knowledge come better opportunities to referee higher quality games and be paid at a higher rate.
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