The testing date window for the National Federation Test for all new registered officials in basketball is November 27 - December 18; for those needing to upgrade to Certified or Master the testing window will be November 27 – December 4. The test must be taken online at the MOA Arbiter website, and detailed instructions can be obtained from the MOA Coordinator at the offices of the Montana High School Association. Any individuals interested in becoming a basketball official may also register and pay their dues online at https://moa.arbitersports.com.
Officials must have the MOA Rules Clinics in Basketball viewed by December 1 to receive credit. All officials must also individually complete the National Federation Learn Concussion in Sports course by logging on to www.nfhslearn.com. This must be completed prior to working any contest (regular, pre-season, Jr. High, or scrimmage) and should be done so immediately.
The first meeting for the Central Montana Basketball Officials will be Tuesday, November 21
at 7:00 p.m. at Fergus High School room 211. There is always a need for basketball officials in the area. It is an ideal way for any interested person to not only have a positive influence on high school athletics, but also a way to give back to the community and the sport. Any prospective officials interested in officiating basketball for the 2017-2018 season are encouraged to contact Troy Hudson at 535-2321 (work) or 535-6763 (home).
If there are any questions please contact George Maruska, Region 10 Director at 428-2341 (work) or 464-5681 (home).