Founded in 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Ohio Valley Officials Basketball Officials Association is an OHSAA sanctioned officials association and training organization. Our referees serve high school leagues in the greater Cincinnati area.

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Want To Be A Basketball Official ??

Posted by | September 5, 2013 .

The Ohio Valley Basketball Officials Association (OVBOA), Cincinnati, Ohio is sponsoring a course for those interested in obtaining an Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Basketball Officiating license for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.

Classes will be held weekly from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Norwood Middle School beginning Monday September 30, 2013 and will run weekly through Tuesday November 12, 2013. In addition to the weekly classroom sessions, as a part of your training, you will officiate in live pre-season scrimmages under the instruction and observation of veteran officials.

Cost of this course is $110.00, which covers rule books, classroom and testing materials, as well as first year dues to the OHSAA and OVBOA.

Upon successful completion of the course, new members will be immediately eligible to officiate OHSAA sanctioned basketball contests at the Junior Varsity level and below.

For more information, please contact
Tony Lingardo
Program Director / Rules Interpreter / New Member Class Lead Instructor
Ohio Valley Basketball Officials Association