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.

1. Junior Referee Clinics Overview & Notes

  • The clinic cost $95.00 (includes GST) per person to attend.
  • Clinics are typically offered on a Saturday or Sunday and run 8:30/9:00 am to 3:30/4:00 pm.
  • We typically offer our referee clinics in OctoberNovemberDecember and again in April.
  • These clinics will cover such aspects as game rulesfloor mechanicshand signalsreferee philosophy and more. 
  • The clinics will be based on the current FIBA rules system only.
  • All clinic attendees will receive a printed copy of the current FIBA rulebook.  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.

2. Schedule & Registration - *Indicates clinic is sold out

*if you would like to be waitlisted for a sold out clinic please e-mail Jillian at






1Sat. Oct.5 , 20198:30am - 3:30pmNorberry CC$95.00 2+ years experience
2Sat. Oct. 12, 2019  8:30am - 3:30pmNorberry CC$95.00 1st  & 2nd year only
3Sun. Oct. 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pmValour CC$95.00 2+ years experience
4Sun. Oct. 27, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pmValour CC$95.00 1st & 2nd year only
5Sun. Nov. 3, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pmVincent Massey$95.00 1st & 2nd year only

*If this is your first year taking a JODP clinic, you need to sign up for the 1st years only, and if this is your 2nd or more years taking a JODP clinic, you must sign up for the 2+ years experience clinic. 

3. Payment Options
  • Online: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, eTransfer
  • Basketball Manitoba Office: Interac, Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Cheque or Money Order
  • By Mail: Cheque or Money Order (payable to 'Basketball Manitoba')
  • All payment details provided once you have registered below!
Basketball Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2Z6 204-925-5775

4. Clinic & Program Resources
The following are the documents that are provided at all current JODP Clinics.   

Watch all videos and more in the 'Rule Videos' section on our FREE Scoreboard app for iOS or Android at...

5. Contact
For more information on the Junior Officials Development Program, check out our Frequently Asked Questions section, or contact Jillian Kehler.

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

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