Welcome to the website of Hampshire / Franklin County IAABO Board 28. As a member board of IAABO (International Association of Approved Basketball Officials), we are dedicated to providing the highest levels of professionalism and quality officiating to basketball programs throughout Western Massachusetts.


MIAA Background Check Requirement

All officials that are working this season must complete the MIAA Background Check protocol in order to be listed as an active official with our assignor. The deadline to submit your registration for the background check is October 1st in order to guarantee that your check will be completed in time to officiate for the start of the season. To begin the process, go to www.miaa.net and click on the link on the right hand side of the page for Arbiter Sports. The cost for the initial background check is $45 for the first sport, which also covers your MIAA registration. Any additional sports are $10 each, and the fee must be paid before the checks can be completed. NOTE: If you completed your background check last year, it is good for this season and all you will be required to pay is $10 to register with the MIAA for the year.

NFHS Concussion Course

Once again this year, Board 28 officials will be required to take the NFHS Concussion Course titled “Concussions in Sports – What You Need To Know” prior to being able to officiate during the season, and completed course certificates must be turned into Secretary Churchill. The course is offered for free on the NFHS website at http://nfhslearn.com/?courseID=15000.

Casey Scholarship Donations/Events

Each member of Board 28 is strongly urged to contribute to the Casey Scholarship fund by donating at least $50.00 and/or soliciting at least $50.00 worth of sponsors for the program at the Annual All-Star Games. Please plan for this to assist the Board with this fundraiser, as any donation is helpful and appreciated by the student-athletes. Through your efforts, Board 28 has been able to provide multiple $500 scholarships for deserving seniors each year.

"Blow the Whistle on Cancer"

Once again this year, IAABO has committed its interest in supporting this cause. In turn IAABO is encouraging Boards to encourage their membership in participating/supporting the cause. The proposed idea is to ask officials to consider contributing 25% of one game fee during a week to be determined in January 2017. Cancer affects all of us in some way. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. Pink whistles for the cancer week will be available at the Interpretation Meeting in October.

Board 28 Members Glenn Mallett and Steve Crites
IAABO Board 28 Life Members Glenn Mallett and Steve Crites share over 75 years of combined experience on the basketball court!

Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 9:30 AM
Regular Business Meeting
Sunderland Elementary School

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
Regular Business Meeting
Sunderland Elementary School

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