Basketball Manitoba is pleased to offer the 'Junior Officials Development Program' (JODP) clinics for people new to refereeing that are 15 years of age or older.  The program is designed to improve the overall level of officiating in the Junior High / Middle School & community youth basketball leagues.


For officials who are age 18+ and have been recommended by an assignor to take a Senior Clinic, please visit for more information.   

To register for a JODP clinic you must be 15 years of age or older the year of the clinic.

Junior Referee Clinics Overview & Notes

  • The clinic typically costs $95.00 (includes GST) per person to attend.  As part of the "Back to Basketball" special being offered in the fall of 2022, the registration fee for ALL JODP clinics has been set to $22.00 per person (a savings of $73.00)! 
  • All clinic attendees will also receive a free Fox40 Classic whistle (a $5 value)
  • Clinics are typically offered on a Saturday or Sunday and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • We typically offer our referee clinics in October and November
  • These clinics will cover such aspects as game rulesfloor mechanicshand signalsreferee philosophy and more. 
  • You can view/print your own copy of the current FIBA rulebook.
  • Upon completion, you will be a certified "Junior Basketball Official", by the Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials (MABO). Those that become certified will be eligible to officiate in the WMBA, Junior High Leagues and the Basketball Manitoba Junior High Basketball Championships.

Schedule & Registration

1Saturday, October 1, 20229:00 AM - 4:00 PMNorberry-Glenlee Community Center$22.00All Levels
2Saturday, October 8, 20229:00 AM - 4:00 PMNorberry-Glenlee Community Center$22.00All Levels
3Saturday, October 15, 20229:00 AM - 4:00 PMNorberry-Glenlee Community Center$22.00All Levels
4Saturday, October 22, 20229:00am - 4:00pmNorberry-Glenlee Community Center$22.00All Levels
5Sunday, November 20, 20229:00am - 4:00pmVincent Massey Collegiate$22.00All Levels

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For more information on the Junior Officials Development Program, please contact Tiara Licsi.

More information on the referee certification process can be found on the Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials website.

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