NSBO Work Plan
Objectives for 2019/20 Season
Presently collecting and prioritizing information in preparation for Fall clinics.
The first introduction of the IOT’s was presented at our September 2018 panel meeting. Brent introduced the 9 modules and stated this will be the foundation of learning the basic fundamentals of officiating. This was an agenda item at last year’s area clinics. The Executive wants to place more emphasis on this initiative. The President of NSBO has asked Roger Caulfield and Brent Stocker to come up with an action plan to have the IOT’s delivered.
Contract negotiations are ongoing. Most contracts are in their last year and presently being negotiated.
Last month’s camp attendance was at full capacity and will continue to be offered annually. More information will be distributed in the upcoming months.
Executive has completed a review of the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Executive has recommended some changes. NSBO will be communicating with the Executive Director, Katherine Brien, regarding alignment. We are presently waiting to see some of the best practices from other provinces on this initiative.
The President will create a set of advertisements for social media (using his allotted budget). The target group is 20 to 30 year olds. Emphasis will be placed on working with 3rd year officials. It appears that this is the age group where we are starting to lose officials.
This initiative has been an excellent vehicle to promote officials’ development. Numerous officials identified through this initiative have advanced to the NSSAF Championships and Summer Nationals. This year’s list is as follows:
Alex Nuschke Jake Babin
Graham Carter Grant Hatcher
Stephanie Hiltz Doug Walker
Jim Bryan AJ Simmonds
Luke McFarland Rodney Myers
Brian Walker Chris Downey
Interpreter has just completed a draft of a “Feel Safe” document which covers players, coaches and officials. We are planning to have this document included in our Operational Guidelines. This will be a topic mentioned at the “Together in Basketball” symposium.
Member at Large
Symposium “Together in Basketball” is currently being organized by Chris Holland and will be held at MSVU on September 14th at 9:00 a.m. The four key note speakers are: Roger Caulfield, Matt Boyle, Mark Forward and Paul Hanson.
Canada Basketball and CBOC hosted Referee Evaluators Training. The training was focused on the new NOCP evaluation evidences created by CBOC for NOCP 1 & 2 level officials. Jennifer McKenzie and Greg Parsons attended the training session. Both Greg and Jennifer will be the lead course conductors for implementation of this program.
In light of the proposed elimination of CABO, we may not be required to pay these dues. However, we have yet to be advised of the monetary impact which will result from being members of Canada Basketball. This will be an agenda item at our upcoming AGM.
(10 & 20 years of service)
Paul Hanson has purchased 10 and 20 year service pins. We anticipate giving the pins to Area Supervisors at our upcoming AGM (September 15th) for further distribution.
OTHER NSBO RELATED INITIATIVES
Last year, the President initiated a number of actions to address the problem around social media. However, the problem continues to be an issue and will be addressed by the President and Area Supervisor in a more decisive manner.
ACAA Commissioner Position
Reg Jewkes has informed the Executive Dal AC basketball program has been cancelled leaving only 2 Nova Scotia schools in the league. Reg is presently following up with Neil Hooper regarding the possibility of having one ACAA Commissioner for NS/NB/PEI. If this is not accepted, the Executive has recommended moving the responsibility under the AUS Commissioner position.
Wink Willox Award – TBA
Frank Baldwin Award – TBA
Rod Shoveller Award – TBA
Level III Certificates – Mike Goble, Erin Barrington, Ryan Maxwell
Provincial Service Pins -
The issue of dues was discussed at the Executive meeting and we are presently exploring having a unified provincial rate of $85.00. Paul Hanson is presently reviewing options.
U17 Boys - Stephen Clow
U17 Girls -Nicole Weisner
U15 Boys - Ryan Maxwell & Jalen Spicer
NOTE: Matt Boyle was selected to referee the Jr NBA Global Championships in Orlando, Florida in August.
Merging of CABO and CBOC
Reg Jewkes was contacted by CBOC and asked to work on a committee to draft a detailed plan regarding the merging of CABO and CBOC into one formal entity under the auspices of Canada Basketball. NSBO Executive was provided with an update and brief overview of the activities of the weekend meetings. A proposed document will be circulated by the end of June 2019 will include a plan for the remaining funds that CABO oversees on behalf of the national officials. A conference call will be scheduled with provincial executives well before the CABO AGM to allow a chance to discuss the proposal.
All rates have been submitted for approval at the AGM.
Amendments to the Operational Guidelines will be presented by Greg at our September AGM.
September 7, 2019