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.


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.

Communication with Partners

It is recommended that each official reach out to their partners no later than Sunday of the week that you are scheduled to work together to confirm that you are aware of the game, location and time that you are scheduled to work together. This is especially important when working with newer officials who may need help with directions and any special information about the schools we are working at (where to change, etc…). You should also exchange phone numbers in case you need to communicate during the day of the game for any reason.

"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 2018. 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 Business Meeting in December.

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 7, 2018, 10:00 AM
Regular Business Meeting

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 7:00 PM
Regular Business Mee
Sunderland Elementary School

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