NOVA SCOTIA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES
Approved September 2017
Amended September 2021
ASSIGNING OF GAMES
NSBO will assign games as follows:
- All leagues submit their schedules to the appropriate Assignor(s).
- Officials are provided with a written list of assignments (electronically) whenever possible.
- Officials are assigned games based on:
- service to the NSBO
- All officials will pay a 10% assignor fee for games worked in each Area.
Members are not to accept assignments where there will be potential time conflicts.
Members are not entitled to make assignment changes without initially contacting their Assignor. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action.
ASSIGNMENTS – NATIONAL
National assignments are administered by CBOC and include USports, CCAA, Senior, U-17, U-15 National Tournaments and Canada Games. Each province (or conference) can nominate a designated number of officials to these championships as advised each year by CBOC and include required criteria. NSBO receives nominations of eligible officials based on provincial evaluations and the Core Executive meets to select nominations to be submitted. The CBOC selection committee reviews all nominations received from provinces. The final decision of officials selected for the championships will be made by the CBOC, upon receipt of the recommendations from the chair of the CBOC selection committee.
The following criteria apply to nominees:
- Must obtain a mark of 86% on the CBOC (FIBA) Exam
- Must have obtained an evaluation
- Must have attended the annual NSBO clinic
- Must currently be working the level of game appointed and worked the number of games required
- Should meet the selection guidelines/criteria as set by the CBOC
ASSIGNMENTS – PROVINCIAL
The NSBO Provincial Assessor assigns the Provincial NSSAF Championships.
Note: Officials are required to apply for Provincial High School Championships and will be selected based on their application, availability and if they meet all necessary requirements. By December 31st, NSBO will communicate to all members the site and dates of Provincial Championships. Applications must be returned by January 31st. The submission of an application indicates that the official is prepared to accept any assignment applied for.
The following criteria is used to select officials to work Provincial Championships:
- Must obtain a mark of 80% on the annual FIBA/NSBO Exam
- Must attend an annual NSBO approved clinic
- Must be recommended by Area Supervisor
- Must currently be working the level of game appointed
AUS AND ACAA ASSIGNMENTS
The AUS and ACAA assignments are the responsibility of the appointed Commissioners.
The AUS and ACAA Commissioner positions are by appointment only. They serve a 3-year term and are required to perform duties in accordance with the position description and NSBO policies. Both Commissioners are subject to an annual evaluation completed by the Core Executive.
CBOC (Canadian Basketball Officials Commission)
CBOC is a committee under the auspices of Canada Basketball that promotes, advocates for and provides a transparent, accountable and consistent governance structure for the organization, administration, growth and development of basketball officiating and basketball officials throughout Canada. Overall, the commission was established to strengthen the alignment in Canadian basketball.
CBOC plays a critical role with its provincial officiating bodies and their various local boards. It deals with rule interpretations and appointment of officials to national tournaments.
In developing the CBOC, Canada Basketball was looking to achieve the following goals:
- Strengthen alignment between players, coaches and officials
- Create policies and procedures to enhance the development pathway
- Recommend efficiencies in development of high-performance pathway and recreational pathway
- Develop a communication structure to ensure that all education tools and processes created are easily shared across the country
- Leverage effective education tools and processes to develop officials about the intricacies of the FIBA game
Attendance at NSBO’s Provincial Interpreter clinics, in each area, is considered mandatory for all officials every year.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Code of Conduct for Nova Scotia Basketball Officials has been developed to identify important standards which will be utilized by all members to enhance the professionalism of the organization. By adhering to the standards listed below, all officials will help ensure that the game of basketball is played in an environment of the highest integrity, competency, safety, and fair play.
It is the responsibility of all NSBO members to familiarize themselves with the Code of Conduct so that their behavior, both on and off the basketball court, will withstand the highest scrutiny and accountability during the performance of their duties.
1) Officials shall prepare themselves both physically and mentally, shall dress neatly and appropriately, and shall comport themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of the profession.
2) Officials shall be punctual and professional in the fulfillment of all contractual obligations.
3) Officials shall master both rules of the game and mechanics necessary to enforce the rules, observe other officials work, attempt to improve their game at all times, and shall exercise authority in an impartial, firm and controlled manner.
4) Officials shall display and execute superior communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal. These skills should be executed in a manner that does not draw attention to themselves as the game is more important than the ambitions of an official.
5) Officials shall uphold the honor and dignity of the profession in all interactions with athletes, coaches, school administrators, colleagues, and the public. They shall refrain from talking about other officials to other officials, bystanders, coaches, players, and athletic directors. All queries should be directed through Area Supervisors to the appropriate member of the executive.
6) Officials shall hold and maintain the basic tenets of officiating which include history, integrity, neutrality, respect, sensitivity, professionalism, discretion, tactfulness, hustle, and effort.
7) Officials shall recognize that anything which may lead to a conflict of interests, either real or apparent, should be avoided. Gifts, favors, special treatment, privileges, employment or a personal relationship with a school, team or league which can compromise the perceived impartiality of officiating should be avoided.
8) Officials shall not officiate any games or scrimmages, whether paid or not, that are not assigned by an approved NSBO Assignor. Failure to follow the above regulation is a violation of the Code of Conduct and members will be suspended indefinitely and referred to the Discipline Committee for further sanction.
9) Officials shall not harass the Assignor in any way, particularly to benefit themselves in terms of the number or level of games they receive.
10) Officials shall make every effort possible to attend area meetings or make non-attendance known.
11) Officials shall work with each other, whether officiating or not, and their governing bodies in a constructive and cooperative manner. Whether officiating or not, they shall neither criticize nor attempt to explain fellow officials’ judgement or decisions nor do anything to cause them public embarrassment.
12) Officials shall not speak on behalf of NSBO but use their Area Supervisor as the first avenue of requesting information. This will be the only accepted form of a query.
13) Officials shall not use the NSBO email list in any unauthorized manner that promotes a viewpoint or forum of any member that is not mandated by the executive. All official statements from NSBO will come from the President’s Office. This policy also applies to any local area email list.
14) Officials shall abide by all sections of the NSBO Operational Guidelines and Rules and Regulations, and the mandate set forth in those sections.
15) Officials shall bear a great responsibility for engendering public confidence in sports.
16) Officials shall be free of obligation to any interest other than the impartial and fair judging of sports competitions.
17) Officials shall resist every temptation and outside pressure to use one’s position as an official to benefit oneself.
18) Officials shall never participate in any form of illegal gambling on sports contests, may never gamble on any sporting event in which they have either a direct or indirect involvement, and may never gamble on events involving high school athletics.
19) Officials shall not make false or misleading statements regarding their qualifications, rating, credentials, experience, training or competence.
20) Officials shall work all contests without consuming alcoholic beverages on game day or being under the influence of drugs.
21) Officials shall write the yearly exam and fully pay up their NSBO dues, prior to or on the due date, to remain members in good standing.
22) Officials shall accept responsibility for all actions taken.
23) Officials shall not officiate with, organize or attempt to organize or participate in any way with any other basketball officiating group or association not approved by NSBO. Failure to follow this is a violation of the Code of Conduct and the offending member will be suspended indefinitely and the matter referred to the NSBO Disciplinary Committee for further sanction.
CODE OF CONDUCT – SANCTIONS
Missed Games – Any member who misses an accepted game shall be sanctioned as follows:
- a) 1st incident – game fee fine for every game in incident, charged according to NSBO rates along with a verbal/written warning
b) 2nd incident – game fee fine for every game in incident, charged according to NSBO rates and a seven (7) day suspension
c) 3rd incident – game fee fine for every game in incident, charged according to NSBO rates and a twenty-one (21) day suspension
d) 4th and any subsequent incident – suspension for the remainder of the season
Lateness for Games – Any member who is late for an accepted game shall be sanctioned as follows:
- a) 1st reported lateness – warning
- b) 2nd reported lateness –seven (7) day suspension
- c) 3rd reported lateness – twenty-one (21) day suspension
- d) 4th reported lateness – suspension for the remainder of the season
- All disciplinary action will be upheld in all areas of the province and by all NSBO Assignors.
- Area Supervisors, ACAA/AUS Commissioner are responsible for establishing lateness and missed game policies and have flexibility in interpretation of all sanctions.
- Area Supervisors, ACAA/AUS Commissioner have flexibility in interpretation of sanctions.
CODE OF CONDUCT – REFERRAL TO SUPERVISOR OR COMMISSIONER FOR SANCTION
Includes, but not limited to:
- Unprofessional Behavior
- Verbal Abuse
- Harassing the Assignor
- Conflict of Interests
- Officiating of games or scrimmages not assigned by an approved NSBO Assignor
- Not filing ejection reports in a timely manner
- Not attending area meetings on a regular basis without explained absence
- Not being a member in good standing
Note: Area Supervisors, ACAA Commissioner, and AUS Commissioner are responsible for sanctions.
CODE OF CONDUCT – REFERRAL TO VICE-PRESIDENT FOR SANCTION
Includes, but not limited to:
- Physical Abuse
- Unacceptable game performance which may result in a protest being upheld
- Not consulting Area Supervisor prior to speaking on behalf of NSBO
- Violation of NSBO e-mail clause
- Violation of NSBO Rules and Regulations
- Violations of Code of Conduct not already regulated by Area Supervisor, ACAA and AUS Commissioner
- Referrals directly involving the Area Supervisor or Commissioners
- Appeals of a decision by the Area Supervisor or Commissioners
Note: Vice-President/Discipline Committee responsible for sanctions.
CORE EXECUTIVE AND PROVINCIAL COUNCIL DUTIES
- Supervises the affairs of NSBO
- When present, chairs all NSBO and Core Executive Committee meetings
- Acts as the spokesperson for NSBO
- Has the authority to act on any matter not specifically covered by the Operational Guidelines or Rules and Regulations
- Member of the Professional Development Committee
- Member of the Audit and Budget Committee
- Member of the Awards Committee
- Presides at meetings in the President’s absence
- Replaces the President at various functions when asked to do so by the President
- Carries out other duties assigned by NSBO
- Chairs the Disciplinary Committee
- Member of the Rates Committee
- Member of the Audit and Budget Committee
- Makes recommendations for all provincial and national tournament assignments, which will be approved in principle by the Core Executive Committee
- Informs CBOC of NSBO’s selection of officials for national assignments
- Liaisons with various basketball partners (NSSAF, ACAA, BNS, etc.)
- Administers the Certification Program
- Chair the AUS/ACAA Selection Committee, Rates Committee, Awards Program
- Coordinates the Awards Program
- Creates and maintains NSBO’s Annual Work Plan
- Responsible for the delivery of provincial and regional clinics
- Coordinates the writing of the national and provincial exams
- Provides the membership with CBOC bulletins regarding rule interpretations
- Provides rule interpretations when requested by members
- Representative of NSBO to the CBOC National Interpreter
- Chairs the Education and Interpretations Committee
- Member of the National Selection Committee, the NSSAF Championship Selection Committee and the Audit and Budget Committee
- Coordinates High Performance Program
- Secretary and Financial Officer of NSBO
- Attends all NSBO and Core Executive Committee meetings
- Records and distributes minutes of all meetings
- Responsible for the maintenance of all written and financial records of NSBO
- Maintains an accurate and comprehensive record of all members of NSBO
- Notifies members of all meetings
- Collects and deposits NSBO annual membership fees
- Deposits all NSBO monies in a bank, treasury branch or trust company chosen by NSBO
- Prepares and presents a detailed account of revenues and expenditures at NSBO’s AGM
- Chairs the Audit and Budget Committee
- Member of the National Selection Committee, the Disciplinary Committee, the Awards Committee and the Professional Development Committee
- Provides all pertinent information to Area Supervisors regarding the annual FIBA exam.
- Coordinates NSBO’s responsibilities in the National Officials Certification Program
- Trains and assigns provincial assessors for all provincial tournaments, where applicable
- Identifies high performance officials
- Contacts appropriate Area Supervisor to schedule evaluation of officials
- Coordinates the NSSAF Provincial Championships
- Chairs the NSSAF Championship Selection Committee
- Member of the AUS/ACAA Selection Committee, the National Selection Committee and the Education and Interpretations Committee
- Undertakes any reasonable duties the Core Executive may request of him/her
- Responsible for NSBO’s Mentoring Program
- Member of the Audit and Budget Committee, the Professional Development Committee, the National Selection Committee and the Education and Interpretations Committee
- Serves as liaison officer between Area Supervisors and Core Executive to address any concerns within their respective area.
Provincial Council Members
- The Area Supervisor is responsible for the operation of basketball in his/her area which include: recruitment, development, assignment and the evaluation of officials. A more detailed list of the Area Supervisor’s duties can be found on the NSBO website.
AUS Commissioner (a more detailed overview of the position is available on the NBSO website):
- assign AUS/ACAA exhibition and league games using the approved panel of officials.
- evaluate officials.
- communicate effectively with officials
- participate in a pre-season rules and mechanics clinic for AUS/ACAA members.
- provide written and verbal evaluations to every official on the panel
- meet with Athletic Directors and Basketball Convenors on a regular basis
- serve as a member of the Selection Committee
NSBO may take disciplinary action against a member within the bounds of the Operational Guidelines and Rules and Regulations. The Discipline Committee shall decide on appropriate disciplinary action for any violations of the Code of Conduct not specifically covered by the Code of Conduct and Operational Guidelines and/or Rules and Regulations.
It is very important that members follow the proper procedures after the ejection of a player or coach. At the game site, report the incident on the back of the scoresheet, or attach a sheet of paper to the scoresheet. Immediately following the game (or as soon as possible), the responsible official shall call the Area Supervisor to report the incident for his/her follow-up action with the league. Be prepared to give a detailed report, including the name of the teams involved, as well as the name and number of the player(s) involved. A copy of the written report must be forwarded to your Area Supervisor.
NSBO’s objective is to evaluate as many officials as possible each year. The NSBO Provincial Assessor appoints and instructs a staff of Provincial Evaluators who are responsible for providing written evaluations for all officials in Nova Scotia. All evaluation requests should be made through your Area Supervisor who in turn will notify the Provincial Assessor. The Provincial Evaluators will provide written evaluations to the Provincial Assessor within two weeks of the official’s evaluated game(s). The Provincial Evaluator will provide copies of the evaluation to the official and respective Area Supervisor. Only when an evaluation is completed for a Level III Certification does a copy of the evaluation need to go to the NSBO Provincial Supervisor. Officials who are not satisfied with their evaluation may request to be rated by a different evaluator.
The cost of an evaluation is a game fee, which will normally be deducted from officials’ pay by the assignor.
EXAM – CBOC (FIBA RULES)
The annual FIBA approved rule exam is coordinated and administered by CBOC (online). All officials are required to write this annual exam by the assigned deadline.
The following procedures have been adopted for dealing with fan abuse.
- Inform coaches that fan abuse has happened.
- Game will not proceed until the coaches or their designate has cautioned the fan(s).
- The second incident of fan abuse, the coaches shall be informed that the fan(s) must be removed from the building.
- The game does not proceed until the fan(s) has been removed. If the fan(s) does not leave in a timely manner, the game will be terminated.
- Severe fan abuse does not require a warning to have the fan(s) removed.
GAME FEE AND EXPENSES
Game fees and expenses to be charged by members of NSBO shall be set at an annual or special meeting called for that purpose. A meeting shall accept or reject a proposal submitted by the Rates Committee. Officials shall be paid by their local assignor or Commissioners.
LEVELS – DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
NSBO recognizes CBOC’s Canadian Basketball Referee Development Program as its official certification program. The Canadian Basketball Referee Development Program is a comprehensive development pathway for referees from local community league games to being a FIBA referee at international events. It is designed to classify officials based on set criteria and is the basis for the development and training of officials within the province. Officials will be required to meet certain standards and pass the annual CBOC exam. There are currently five levels as part of the Canadian Basketball Referee Development Program. The first three levels are administered by NSBO in coordination with CBOC. More comprehensive information on this program can be found on CBOC’s website.
Any member who disagrees with their provincial designation may appeal to the Provincial Supervisor to review their file. The finding of the Provincial Supervisor shall be communicated to the member, their Area Supervisor and Area Assignor, in writing. The finding of the Provincial Supervisor and the designation assigned to the member shall be final and no appeal of this finding is available to the member.
NSBO active membership fees include the following:
- Basketball Nova Scotia membership which includes accident and liability insurance coverage for all BNS sanctioned basketball games officiated. Additional insurance purchased by NSBO, covers all other basketball games in NS. NSBO must sanction basketball games not covered by BNS.
- CBOC membership fee
- NSBO membership fee
- Canada Basketball membership fee
- Annual NSBO Clinic
- Eligibility for assignments
MEMBERSHIP OF NSBO
New officials and members renewing their membership are responsible to provide all required information to their Area Supervisor during the annual registration period.
Members are considered members of the area in which they reside and are required to register with the Area Supervisor in that area. Area Supervisors shall keep pertinent information on all members in their area. Officials may choose to become members in more than one area but are then subject to area rates in both areas.
Members who act in such a manner as to bring the reputation of NSBO into disrepute or bring the reputation of the game of basketball into disrepute must be dealt with by the Core Executive in accordance to protocol laid out in the Operational Guidelines.
All Core Executive and Provincial Council members of NSBO must be members in good standing. If a Core Executive or Provincial Council member lets their membership lapse, the President may remove them from that position immediately. The President may reinstate the status of a Core Executive or Provincial Council member if they become members in good standing but only within 14 days of the lapse of their membership. Past the 14-day mark, the member will be permanently replaced on the Core Executive or Provincial Council.
NSBO Executive members who are unable to actively officiate but wish to continue in their executive position may be granted membership in good standing but membership fees shall be waived.
The Area Supervisor must approve all basketball related activities requiring officials (ie summer leagues, 3-on-3 tournaments, special tournaments/games, etc.).
NSBO members shall not be assigned games that:
- involve immediate family members (special approval can be granted in extenuating circumstances by Core Executive)
- involve high schools, colleges, or universities for which he/she is an employee (unless approved by Core Executive)
- his/her Area Supervisor and/or Commissioner believes NSBO’s impartiality could be compromised
MINUTES OF NSBO MEETINGS
Minutes of the annual general and executive meetings will be posted on the NSBO website one month prior to the meeting. The minutes will be for information purposes of the general membership.
NSBO (Nova Scotia Basketball Officials)
NSBO is an arm of basketball Nova Scotia and a branch of CBOC. They make province wide rulings and selections for provincial tournaments and are responsible for the growth, organization and development of Nova Scotia Basketball Officials. Funds are obtained from membership fees.
PERSONAL APPEARANCE AND CONDUCT
Officials shall always be neat in appearance. The uniform shall be clean, pressed and fit appropriately. Conduct before, during and after the game should always be dignified, business like and professional. Remember, officials are the face of NSBO.
Refer to Article 22 of the Operational Guidelines for Dress Regulations.
To respect the accomplishments of new NSBO members who have performed in other CBOC jurisdictions, credentials earned outside of Nova Scotia may be recognized. Candidates should apply to the Provincial Supervisor for appropriate recognition.
An updated membership list will be published annually. It is each official’s responsibility to ensure their relevant information is provided to the Area Supervisor. The Area Supervisors will then forward the information to the Secretary-Treasurer for his action.
RULES OF PLAY
All games are played under FIBA rules utilizing 2-person and/or 3-person crews.
STANDING COMMITTEES OF NSBO
Education and Interpretation Committee
This committee oversees rules and interpretation clinics within each region. They work with CBOC and other officials’ organizations in holding inter-provincial clinics, provide common rule interpretations and mechanics, and train Provincial Evaluators.
AUS/ACAA Selection Committee
The AUS/ACAA Selection Committee is responsible for selecting officials to the AUS and ACAA Championships.
In the case that a member of the committee wishes to be considered for an assignment to the AUS/ACAA Championships, he/she must remove themselves from the committee and the Chairperson shall select a replacement.
This committee has the responsibility to assess, discuss and chose officials, those members of Level III or greater that will work games in the AUS/ACAA men’s and women’s leagues. This committee will be responsible for providing NSBO with a list of officials at the end of each season.
All NSBO members of a Level III or greater and not on the AUS/ACAA panel are encouraged to apply in writing to the Chair of the AUS/ACAA Selection Committee for panel consideration. The Chair must receive applications no later than June 1 for the next season. Applications should include all pertinent information from the individual’s officiating history.
Notification of the AUS/ACAA Panel shall be completed no later than the Fall NSBO General Meeting.
Completion of the assessment of the AUS/ACAA candidates for inclusion in the upcoming season will take place no later than September 15th.
Members included on the AUS/ACAA Panel are required to attend the mandatory Level III clinic coordinated by the Commissioners. AUS Officials who do not complete this requirement shall be subject to a reduced schedule in that season. The Commissioners shall determine the reduction in that schedule.
NSBO members shall not referee back-to-back AUS/ACAA games unless special circumstances warrant their assignment and approved by the Commissioners.
AUS/ACAA Commissioners may assign any Level III official to a game under special circumstances should the need arise.
Any member of the AUS/ACAA Panel has the right to apply for and be granted a leave of absence for a season(s) or part thereof. The decision to return same official to the AUS/ACAA Panel rests with the respective Commissioner.
The AUS/ACAA Panel is governed by the NSBO Operational Guidelines, the NSBO Rules and Regulations and the NSBO-AUS/ACAA contract.
National Selection Committee
The National Selection Committee will meet when COBC informs NSBO that they will receive assignments to National Tournaments.
The dates for submission of these candidates COBC are of utmost importance and the meeting of the Selection Committee must give a substantial amount of lead-time for the assignment of NSBO members to these tournaments. Officials nominated for USports assignments must submit a detailed resume of their basketball experience. There is substantial lead-time required by members and COBC to make arrangement for travel, to accept/reject assignments and to communicate with host organizing committees.
Members must be in good standing to receive COBC assignments.
In choosing candidates for any National Championships, the National Selection Committee shall use Level III ranking information as a major criterion. Because the ranking information will reflect the previous year¹s performance, the Committee must also consider the current year¹s performance in making their final selections.
National Selection Committee members wishing to be considered for a particular appointment shall remove themselves from the Committee and the President shall appoint a replacement.
NSSAF Tournament Selection Committee
NSBO members are required to apply in writing through their Area Supervisor to be considered for NSSAF Championships. Area Supervisors shall forward all applications to the Chair of this committee by January 30 of each year.
NSBO members considering assignment to any NSSAF Championships must have passed their FIBA test (80 per cent minimum mark within the past two seasons) and should have worked at least four games at the level they are being considered for in that season.
The NSSAF Championship Selection Committee will meet as required to assess the applications/ recommendations for assignments to the NSSAF Championships. These assignments will be communicated to the members as quickly as possible for final confirmation.
Members who turn down assignments without legitimate reason shall not be considered for assignment in the next year.
The Discipline Committee meets to assess complaints regarding any reported incidents involving physical abuse by NSBO members or misconduct above that already administered by the Area Supervisor. The committee will also investigate an unacceptable game performance which may result in a protest of a game being upheld. They will consider all the information in the file and render a decision based on this information regarding any sanctions against the member based on the NSBO Code of Conduct. The member has the right to appear before the Discipline Committee to speak to the incident. A decision will be communicated in writing to the member immediately after the committee renders the decision. The Area Supervisor, Area Assignor and the Core Executive of NSBO will also be immediately informed in writing.
Members may appeal the decision of the Discipline Committee by requesting an appeal in writing to the Executive Director of BNS. This request must outline the basis for the appeal. Any appeals of a decision by the Area Supervisor must go through the Discipline Committee.
All decisions rendered by BNS in an appeal process are final and binding.
NSBO members’ disciplinary files are to be cleared after two years following the completion of the sanction
NSBO members who act in such a manner as to bring the reputation of NSBO into disrepute or bring the reputation of the game of basketball into disrepute must be dealt with by the Core Executive in accordance with the NSBO’s Code of Conduct and NSBO’s Operational Guidelines.
Members of NSBO found to have committed physical abuse or misconduct above that already administered by the Area Supervisor are subject to a minimum mandatory three- month suspension.
Area Supervisors, after consultation with the Core Executive, are responsible for determining whether a particular situation is to be referred to the Discipline Committee of NSBO. In cases of chronic and relatively minor misbehavior (ie lateness, missing meeting, harassing assignors, etc.) the Area Supervisor must be willing and able to demonstrate that he/she has utilized some combination of verbal and written corrective action before referral to the Discipline Committee. Area Supervisors may, after some combination of verbal/written action, mandate a change in either the number or level of assignments an NSBO member receives. Such a change in assignments must be made in writing to the affected member and a copy sent to the Vice-President of NSBO.
The Rates Committee will meet with clients to set rates for the officiating services of NSBO when required. These rates are considered maximum rates that can be charged by NSBO.
The Committee must set rates for all levels of basketball played in Nova Scotia except AUS and ACAA games which have a separate contract \ Letter of Agreement.
The Committee must publish a ‘Rate Sheet’ for the members of NSBO to approve at any general meeting of NSBO. The rates must be approved at the general meeting before they can be charged to clients of NSBO. If the rates sheet is not approved, the approved rates from the previous agreement will be the approved rate for the balance of the season. The approved Rate Sheet shall be distributed to all Area Supervisors for their action.
The Awards Committee shall review the membership information each year to determine which of the NSBO members will be nominated for awards after meeting the criteria listed in NSBO’s Awards document (such as Frank Baldwin Award, Rod Shoveller Award, Wink Willox Award, Ted Early Award, etc – all found on NSBO’s website).
NOTE – Only persons who meet NSBO’s awards criteria will be considered. Those being considered must have demonstrated a long-term commitment to basketball officiating and in doing so have brought distinction to NSBO as well as the sport of basketball.
Recognition may take the forms of life memberships, plaques, certificates, pins and nomination for other awards such as the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame.
Audit and Budget Committee
The Audit and Budget Committee is responsible for generating revenue-producing initiatives on behalf of NSBO. The committee submits an annual budget for NSBO and conducts an internal review of the previous year’s financial transactions.
The yearly approved NSBO budget must be a balanced budget. No membership may approve a budget submission that is based on a deficit.
Budget lines that must be included in the financial report shall include:
- NSBO Fees Received
- Fund Raising Revenue
- Corporate Sponsorships
- Clinic Fees
- Web Site Expenses
- CBOC Fees
- BNS Fees
- Professional Development Grants
- NSBO Administration
- phone costs
- travel costs
- expense claims
- Technology costs
- Clinic Expenses
Professional Development Committee
The mandate of the Professional Development Committee is:
- to distribute professional development funds
- to oversee fund raising initiatives
- to assist NSBO members when applying for funding from other sources
- to present a professional development report at the Annual General Meeting with respect to funding activities
The professional development fund will be managed under the office of the Secretary-Treasurer in concert with the President and Provincial Assessor.
The funding formula to be used with respect to allocation of the professional development funds will be the following:
- 60% – to support province wide initiatives
- 40% – to support individual initiatives
An annual amount will be made available to the professional development fund through membership fees. This amount will be determined by the Audit and Budget Committee in conjunction with the Professional Development Committee.
The Webmaster is responsible for maintaining the official NSBO website. The NSBO Webmaster will post or delete information on the website only after consultation with and approval from the Core Executive.