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Denver Area 8 Basketball Officials

Meetings, Announcements & Updates

Joe Garmatz Obituary - Click Here


Congratulations on the 2023/24 Schiessler Award winner:

Nash Loibl

Thank you to those that made the effort to vote!


Learning Resources:

  •  2023-24 NFHS Points of Emphasis - Click Here

  • NFHS January 4, 2024 Rules Interpretations - Click Here

  •  2023-24 Summary of Uniforms, Equipment and Apparel: Click Here

  • NFHS Announcer Responsibilities: Click Here

  • Fall Seminar Video Resources: Click Here

    • Your IAABO login credentials required


NFHS Network Officials Pass Request:

Submit the form and you should receive an email from NFHS Network with instructions and the discount code within a week


IAABO Gear: (Shirt with Flag, Pants, Jacket, Accessories)       

PLEASE NOTE: Each official must wear the same uniform.  Bring the standard full black/white stripe shirt to all games.  If you intend to wear one of the 4 approved alternate shirts, confirm that each member of your crew has the same approved shirt


Arbiter Instructions: Click Here


2024 Camp Scholarship Application (Available to submit Summer of 2024)  - Click HERE to apply


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How to Become a Basketball Official

Colorado certifies high school basketball officials through the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO). In order to officiate, you will need to take and pass the IAABO certification exam. Below you will see the information and website to get started. The link to register for the online course can be found here:


Once you have registered and paid for the course, we will provide you with the next steps in the process. The course registration fee includes a rules book, access to the online course which will assist you in passing the online exam and covers your membership dues for that season.

Say YES to Officiating!

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