FAQ

Who do I contact with a question on rule interpretation(s)?

Frances Enns is our resident interpreter officer. Frances can be reached via e-mail at: ennsf@hotmail.com.


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Where can I find an official for a game at my school/for my organization/otherwise?

Eric Jordan is our Assigning specialist! He can help you with questions on availability and costs, and can assign referees with appropriate experience to your basketball event. You may reach Eric at assignor@ovbabo.ca, or by telephone at 613-410-3915. Inquiries specific to requesting referees only please!


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How do I become involved with the Ottawa Valley Board of Approved Basketball Officials?

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the stoppage of basketball until at least January 2021, OVBABO will not be taking on new recruits for the 2020-2021 season.

We next plan to take on recruits in September 2021.  Please contact the OVBABO Training Officer, Aarash Rafiaie at arafiaie@gmail.com  for information on getting involved. We look forward to hearing from you.


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I am under 18 and want to start officiating – where/how?

OVBABO has updated their policy as of the 2017-2018 season to accept members under the age of 18 to join our association.  Officiating is a great way to be or stay involved in basketball, meet new mentors and officials, and make some additional money. 

We will guide your development in association with one of the youth leagues (i.e. Nepean Blue Devils, GCBA, KYBA and/or Goulbourn – see the links in Links and Partners section) and elementary/club ball games.

It is a great place to start your referee career, learn the fundamentals and gain useful experience as a basketball official

We next plan to take on recruits in September 2021.  Please contact the OVBABO Training Officer, Aarash Rafiaie at arafiaie@gmail.com  for information on getting involved. We look forward to hearing from you!


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When and where are the next OVBABO meetings?

Please see our Board Meetings page.


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