NSBO Work Plan
Objectives for 2018/19 Season
Dates have been identified. Ten regional clinics were completed. The following agenda items were covered: new rules, unsportsmanlike fouls, points of emphasis, CBOC techniques of officiating, calling today’s game, exam information and recruitment of female officials.
Area Supervisors were notified of expectations on the use of profanity and abusive language.
All officials have been encouraged to register on Game Plan. The exam will commence November 30th and will be extended to December 10th.
The first introduction of the IOT’s was presented at our September 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 the area clinics. Brent was involved in a regional conference call, in November, to discuss implementation. CBOC is presently looking at their responsibility to move this initiative forward.
Contract negotiations are ongoing and will be completed prior to next year. We currently have signed contracts/letters of agreement that expire at the end of this season.
Note: Neil Hooper has resumed the role of ACAA Conveinor
This camp has proven to be highly successful. Interested candidates should notify the Camp Director as soon as possible as it fills up very quickly (will be offered in July 2019).
Executive recently reviewed a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Executive has recommended some changes. NSBO will be communicating with the new Executive Director, Katherine Brien who will be starting her new position on November 28th.
Matt Boyle will be identifying initiatives to promote this objective. As a starting point, Area Supervisors and Commissioners were notified at the Executive meeting of their responsibility to recruit, retain and advance female officials. This initiative will be an agenda item at all area meetings and promoted by all members of the Executive. College Commissioners have announced their assignments for the first block and have increased female officials’ assignments for developmental purposes.
The plan was to identify the best communication vehicle to produce the desired results. Our aim is to ensure all officials are kept fully informed of all developments/initiatives related to CBOC. We now have a communication vehicle in place that will allow us to share information with officials more effectively.
Greg Parsons, Area Supervisor
Greg Parsons will be coordinating this project and present his findings by May 2019.
Paul Hanson will be investigating cost, availability, etc. of offering a Long Term Service Award Pin to our membership.
Paul Hanson has developed a google form to assist in the collection of contact information. Area Supervisors are in the final stages of coordinating this effort in their area. This information was submitted to Martha Bradbury, National Secretary Treasurer for inclusion in the national database and exam preparation on Game Plan.
This initiative has been an excellent vehicle to promote officials’ development. Numerous officials identified through this initiative have advanced to the NSSAF Championships and eventually received their Level III certification. This year’s list is as follows:
Mike Goble Grant Hatcher
Chandler Haliburton Stephanie Hiltz
Brennan Curry Ryan Maxwell
Graham Carter Luke McFarland
Justin MacEachern Alex Nuschke
Jalen Spicer J Simmonds
Jake Babin Todd Skier
Channing Colley Andre Brideau
Chris Holland, Member at Large
Chris Lerette met with Provincial Supervisor on November 25th to commence discussions on this initiative. Final analysis will be completed in early January. Provincial Supervisor contacted other provinces to discuss their rate structure.
OTHER NSBO RELATED INITIATIVES
Wink Willox Award – Kevin Fraser
Frank Baldwin Award – Jennifer McKenzie
Rod Shoveller Award – Adam Detienne
Ted Early Award – Roger Caulfield
Richie/Nicurity Scholarship –
Level III Certificates – Tina Skeir, Duane Starratt, Joe Harvey, Stephen Clow, Cayne Amos
Retirement Plaque – Judy Smith
Congratulations to all recipients!
Some problems have been identified regarding the use of social media. Matt Boyle will be communicating with our officials on the acceptable use of Social Media while a member of NSBO. Matt Boyle has prepared a communique for distribution.
All rates were approved at the September AGM. Updated rate sheets were distributed to Area Supervisors.
The issue of dues was discussed at the Executive meeting and we are presently exploring having a unified provincial rate of $85.00. This may not be implemented as it may be problematic in some areas. Paul Hanson is presently reviewing options.
All selections will be based on performance. Names of officials selected by our committee will be forwarded to the CIS Selection Committee for their final decision. First tournaments will be USports and the CCAA. CBOC requested all provinces provide a resume for their officials recommended for the championships. Reg Jewkes is a member of the National Selection Committee.
Post Play Express
I regret to inform you that a decision was made at the last CABO meeting to terminate the Post Play Express publication. In total, decisions were made that freed up $15,000 from the CABO budget to be transferred to Canada Basketball to assist with officials’ development.
Matt Boyle received his FIBA 3x3 international license.
Jon Hunt has been selected to the FIBA License Committee along with
Nadine Crowley, Mike Homsy, Karen Lasuik, Mike Thomson.
Create a database on our website that will feature profiles of officials recommended for national championships.
A form has been created to simplify the collection of information and will be distributed to panel members for their completion. Paul Hanson is presently creating a google form for this initiative. We hope to include the official’s photo in each of the profiles.
Assignments for AUS & ACAA Championships
AUS – Men (2-3 assignments) - TBA
AUS – Women (3 assignments)
ACAA – Men & Women (Crandall - 5 assignments)
Basketball Championships – February 28th to March 2nd, 2019
Division 1 Boys - Western
Division 1 Girls - Highland
Division 2 Boys - Capital
Division 2 Girls - Northumberland
Division 3 Boys - Northumberland
Division 3 Girls – Capital
Junior Varsity Boys - February 21-23 Highland Region
Junior Varsity Girls - February 21-23 Western Region
November 28th, 2018