The McLean Youth Basketball Referee Program trains referees to officiate basketball games played each weekend during the season, starting in December and ending in March. Games are played on both Saturday and Sunday most weekends, and teams are made up of boys and girls starting at Grade 4 through high school.
The minimum age for boys and girls to referee is 13 years old. Youth referees may also participate as players or coaches in McLean Youth Basketball. Adult referees may also participate as coaches in MYB. No referee, however, may officiate games in age groups where they participate as a player or coach or has a relative participating as a player or coach. Referees, in general, will also only officiate games in which they are older than the players participating in the league.
WE ENCOURAGE ALL NEW REFEREES AGED 14 OR YOUNGER TO IDENTIFY AN ADULT OR OLDER EXPERIENCED REFEREE WHO HAS AGREED TO TEAM WITH THEM THEIR 1ST YEAR!
NO PREVIOUS TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.
The MYB Referee Program teaches participants the rules of the game, leadership skills,
and provides all referees an opportunity to earn money or do community service.
Referees earn a minimum of $12/game which MAY increase yearly BASED ON PERFORMANCE. Referees are usually scheduled to work two (2) games back to back at a local McLean area school gym, and schedules are designed not to interfere with their playing or coaching schedule. SOME REFS MAY WORK MORE GAMES BASED ON NEED, AVAILABILITY, INTEREST AND SKILL. Referees are paid twice per season, around the 1st of February and the end of the season. Referees will be evaluated periodically throughout the season. THIS EVALUATION MAY AFFECT PAY AND SCHEDULING.
New referees are required to attend two (2) training sessions of 1-2 hours per session.
Experienced referees must attend one (1) 2 hour training session. Exact training dates will be announced on website and by e-mail. Shirts and whistles are provided. All questions can be answered at one of the training sessions.
While all interested individuals are urged to apply, MYA Basketball reserves the right not to select any individual to referee and/or not to schedule any referee that is selected.
Please apply to referee at www.mcleanbasketball.com using the Register Online tab at the left. Scroll down to the appropriate box (they are at the bottom of the page.) There are separate forms for adult and student (anyone below the age of 18) referees. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Tim Anderson at