Wheelchair Basketball Referee Clinic

When: October 22nd-23rd 2016
Where: Saskatoon
Cost: $25

Deadline to register is October 10th. If you are interested please contact Jaime Lammerding at clubb99sask@gmail.com
More info here

New Signal for Faking a Foul

FIBA has released a new signal for faking a foul and updated interpretations for shot clock situations near the end of a period.

See the document here


The SABO AGM will take place in Moose Jaw this year in conjunction with HOOPLA.
When: 10:30PM Friday March 18th, 2016
Where: Moose Jaw Heritage Inn. Room: TBA
President - Brad Smith will be running again.
Treasurer - Mark Jacobson will be running again.
If anyone else is interested in running for either of these positions please contact David Hersche at secretary@sabo.sk.ca

2016 National and HOOPLA Appointments

Congratulations to all the officials that have been selected to work at a National Tournament and HOOPLA. The complete list can be found in the Appointments section here

CABO Exam 2015

The 2015 CABO exam is upon us again from December 1 to 15. You are strongly encouraged to write the exam as it is a great learning opportunity for all officials. For more information on the exam please see here

Canadian Basketball Officials’ Commission

CABO in association with Canada Basketball, CIS, and CCAA have announced a new commission to help with the development of officials and also look after assigning officials to the National Championships, CIS, CCAA and the summer CB Nationals. For more information see here

Super Clinic 2015 Documents

For those that missed the Super Clinic this year or were wanting a copy of the presentations used by our speakers see our Education page here

Super Clinic 2015

SABO will be hosting a Super Clinic this year on October 10th 2015 in Regina in conjunction with the U of R Women's preseason basketball tournament. Keynote speakers this year include Michael Weiland, Michael Thomson, Bill Crowley, Warren Poncsak, and Dave Werry. Thanks to funding from BSI, SABO, RABO, SBOA and RCBA this clinic is free of charge. For more information go here

SABO 2014/15 Registration form

The 2014/15 SABO registration form is now available. The large centers will likely submit your membership registration and fee on your behalf. If you are not officiating in one of the larger centers be sure to fill in the form and send it in. Check with your local association.

SABO Membership Registration Form 2014/2015

2014 FIBA Interpretations and Rule changes

FIBA has adopted some rule changes for the start of the 2014 season. It is unclear at this time which leagues SABO services will adopt these changes. At this time the ACAC will implement the new rules. Stay tunes for updates on other leagues in Saskatchewan.

There is a ls a link below to a document presented at the FIBA world championship about 3 person mechanics. In regards to Mechanics slides 31-34 are very important. There are no “curtains” anymore in regards to coverage. As high level officials you must be comfortable in moving from Primary coverage to Secondary coverage and when to do so. The crew must get the call right but we still do not want to see 3 whistles on a foul call if possible (slide 33). This is a critical talking point for your pre-game.

2014 FIBA Rule Changes
2014 FIBA Rule Book
2014 FIBA Rule Interpretations (Revised 2015)
CABO Presentation 2014 FIBA Rule Changes
2014 Three Person Mechanics Presentation

SABO Uniform & CABO Jacket Available

At the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials (CABO) AGM in the fall it was decided that the FIBA style shirt is the recommended shirt for all games in Canada. CABO asked the provinces to change to the new shirt by next year. The SABO executive has agreed and the new shirts are available for sale.

The order form below has a picture of the shirt. When you are ordering, they do fit big so please take this into account. Sizes available currently include small to XL so far and if you need a bigger size now please contact Dave Werry and he will see if I can get them in.

SABO Uniform order form
CABO Jacket Order Form

CABO Post Play News Letter

The Post Play news letter can be found on the CABO website