Green Shirt Program

Our Green Shirt Program provides beginner referees with a clear pathway in becoming an Association Community level referee. The program ensures that our beginner referees develop the most important initial skills to refereeing such as

  1. The basic duties required of a basketball referee,
  2. 2-man refereeing mechanics (where to move on the court),
  3. Fouls and violations, and
  4. Refereeing signals

The Program:

Complete Initial Online Training – this training covers the absolute basics of refereeing and the game. We also provide all referees with a Game Rule Book. This will be provided directly after initial enquiry.

Trainee Level 1 – run a minimum of two games a week (more can be given depending on demand and availability) next to a fully qualified referee (minimum grade Association Development). After 10 games, the referee coaches will ask the referee to run some of the game by themselves with close supervision. The coaches will give constant feedback progressing them onto a game by themselves once they are satisfied they will be proficient.

Trainee Level 2 – run two games a week by themselves under supervision of the Green Shirt Referee Coach. After 3 weeks, this referee will be evaluated on two different games. If passed they will move onto Association Community Referee.

Community Course – this can be completed at any time in the above process and must be done before they can progress to the community level (black and white shirt).

Please note: this program aims to train a green shirt referee and move them to Association Community in one or two school terms (this timeline can differ).

Join the Team and Get Involved:

Becoming a Referee is a great first job for a young person and is proven to build the following skills:

  • Confidence
  • Decision Making
  • Behavioural Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Deeper understanding of the game
  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Team work

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