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  • What are the rules of basketball officiating?

  • They are the result of many years of study and practice gained through actual officiating. A game of basketball is presided over by a referee and an umpire, along with a timekeeper, a scorer, and a thirty-second operator. The officials should wear uniforms distinct from those of either team.

  • Is basketball a good sport to officiate?

  • Basketball officiating is great if you are interested in being constantly active and closely involved with the game action. Basketball is also a sport you can officiate nearly year-round via school, club, AAU and amateur contests and therefore has a higher earning potential than many other sports.

  • What are the officials of a basketball game?

  • A game of basketball is presided over by a referee and an umpire, along with a timekeeper, a scorer, and a thirty-second operator. The officials should wear uniforms distinct from those of either team. They should report on the playing court at least 10 minutes before game time. The following are the officials of the game and their functions.

  • How do I become a basketball referee?

  • In some cases, a person who wants to officiate for a school, especially at the high school level, will have to pass tests, becoming certified as a basketball official. Local basketball referees may officiate at various levels, from youth pickup games to college competitions.