NSBO Work Plan
Objectives for 2018/19 Season
Dates have been identified. Ten regional clinics have been scheduled. Area Supervisors responsible for notifying their members. All new rules, points of emphasis and exam information will be covered.
The first introduction of the IOT’s took place at our September panel meeting. Brent introduced the 9 modules and stated this will be the foundation of learning the basic fundamentals of officiating. We plan to have this as an agenda item at the area clinics.
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.
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.
Executive recently reviewed a draft MOU. They will be recommending some changes and presently waiting for the Executive Director of BNS to be hired.
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 needs to be an agenda item at all area meetings and promoted by all members of the Executive.
The plan is to identify the best communication vehicle that will produce the results we are looking for. Our aim is to ensure all officials are kept fully informed of all developments/initiatives related to CBOC.
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 is presently working on developing a google form that will assist in the collection of contact information. Process will require the cooperation of Area Supervisors.
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 has been asked to provide an analysis concerning Minor rates in the Halifax area. Provincial Supervisor will be contacting other provinces to discuss their rate structure. Chris Holland will also be providing valuable input on this initiative.
OTHER NSBO RELATED INITIATIVES
Following awards were presented at the September AGM:
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
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 production of 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.
Schedule will be forthcoming.
3 X 3 Officiating Training
Matt Boyle was selected as one of the two officials representing Canada at the 3X3 Officiating Training sessions which took place in South America in September. He is presently waiting his results.
Assignments for AUS & ACAA Championships
AUS – Men (3 assignments)
AUS – Women (2 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
October 2nd, 2018