SABO Registration

For the 2019/2020 season SABO will be using an online registration form. To pay your membership fees an e-transfer may be sent to Chris Brischuk at Please see our Registration page for more information

NOCP Evaluator Training

Dale Reed and Carl Yaworski at NOCP Evaluator Training in Hamilton


The SABO 2019 AGM will take place on Friday March 22nd in Saskatoon at approximately 9:30pm at The Cave (2720 8th St E.) following the conclusion of the HOOPLA games that day.
There are two positions up for election this year; Director of Membership Services and Director of Evaluation and High Performance.

HOOPLA 2019 Officials

Congratulations to those officials selected to go to HOOPLA in Saskatoon this year. To see who's going see our appointments page

Canada West Officials Camp 2019

The 2019 Canada West Officials Camp will be held in Langley B.C. June 28th to July 1st in conjunction with the 3D Western Canadian Championship tournament at the Langley Events Centre.
For more information and to register please see here

Sad News

It is with great sadness that SABO acknowledges the passing of Brian Hilsen on Thursday morning. Brian was a long time official at various levels in Saskatchewan and was the assignor in Saskatoon for over 25 years.
Brian was a friend and mentor to many of us and will be greatly missed. Many of us can attribute much or our early basketball refereeing career to Brian. He was a fundamental piece of the SABO and SBOA for many years Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hilsen family. A celebration of his life will be on Satuday December 1st at 1:00 PM at Marion Graham Collegiate in Saskatoon.
We are hoping that all referees wear a shirt and tie with their Officiating Jacket. Brian would love this tribute....he always wore ties and the jackets will pay tribute to his contributions to SBOA and SABO.

2018 Rule Changes

FIBA has adopted several rule changes this year. A summary of changes and new rulebook/interpretations can be found here

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.

To order please contact Brad Smith (North) at or Neil Donnelly (South) at