Junior Ref Program

The NBL season is quickly approaching and we are always looking for new Junior refs. We have been running this program for almost 10 years now and have had great success with it and we are hoping to continue it. The way it works is we partner a junior ref with one of our adult referees and they officiate games together.  Apprentices will be partnered with different IHSA officials throughout the year so that you receive several different perspectives on officiating. Schedules are flexible and you are able to work anywhere from two to four games on a given day. There are games every day of the week including Sunday, so there are many opportunities to officiate. Junior referees are paid $10 per game and games last about an hour. There will be a one-day training on a Sunday, December 10 from 2-4pm at Warren Park. If you know anyone in 8th grade or older who is interested in this program, please have them contact Josh Locks,  the NBL Director of Referees, at JBlocks6@gmail.com or 773-519-0721.