Junior Ref Program

The Junior Ref program is available to boys and girls in 8th grade or older. The program seeks to teach teens to referee basketball in a competitive environment while under the guidance of experienced referees.  All Junior Refs attend a training program in December prior to the start of the NBL season. During the season, Junior Refs are paired with IHSA-certified officials who coach with them and teach them during games. Junior Refs are expected to maintain their schedule and communicate and take on full responsibilities of officiating basketball.