Westminster HS is now our new Area 8 meeting location for area meetings in the north metro area. Westminster HS replaces Thornton HS as an area meeting location.
Please click here >>> Area Schedule to see the full schedule of meetings and locations for the 2017-2018 season.
The address for Westminster HS is 4276 W 68th Ave, Westminster, CO 80030. Please enter through the main front doors.
The Denver Metro Regional Master Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 9 am to 12 noon in the Rocky Mountain Room at Front Range Community College in Westminster. The address is: 3645 W. 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031
Here is a link to a campus map for parking and entrances: FRCC Campus Map
The doors will open at 8 am and assignors will be there for lower level game assignments.
Reminder that attendance at a regional Master Clinic is REQUIRED every other year; if you did not attend a Master Clinic last year, you are REQUIRED to attend a Master Clinic this year. If you cannot make it to the Denver Master Clinic, there are 2 other options along the front range:
- The Southern Master Clinic – Saturday, October 28th at 9 am at Pueblo Centennial HS
- The Northern Master Clinic – Sunday, October 29th at 9 am at Mountain View HS
Hope to see everyone there!
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a high school basketball official, our classes are set to begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7 pm at Sheridan High School in the Community Room. The classes will run for 9 weeks meeting every Wednesday night through November 1st. The IAABO certification test will be given on Monday, November 6th at 7 pm, also at Sheridan High School.
For more info on the classes and requirements for becoming a high school basketball official, click on this link to go to the “New Officials’ Corner” page.
Denver Area 8 Officials:
The meeting dates for the 2017-2018 season have been published and can be found by clicking here: Denver Area 8 Area Schedule
Be sure to mark these dates on your calendars now so you can block those dates in Arbiter. Working a game is not an excuse for missing one of the required meetings for the 2017-2018 season.
Are You Looking for Games to Work During the Off-Season?
There are plenty of games for everyone to work during the off-season to keep your officiating skills from getting rusty, to help you prepare for upcoming camps, to enjoy some time on the court with friends, and of course to make a little $$. Please contact any of the following off-season assignors to find what fits your schedule with off-season leagues and tourneys:
The 2017 Offseason Camps Info page has been updated. Be sure to check out the Offseason Camps Info page here: OFFSEASON CAMPS 2017
Camps are important every year for continuing offseason training, to stay current with officiating trends, and receive feedback from top officials. Everyone can improve their skills. There are numerous camps offered during the summer.
Don’t forget to apply for a camp scholarship. Scholarships are open to current members of Denver Area 8 in good standing. Scholarships are paid out as a reimbursement AFTER camp attendance has been confirmed, you must pay in advance for the camp you wish to attend. See the Scholarship Application page for the application and all rules and requirements for camp scholarships.
Jeff Gotto is our new Area Director for Denver Area 8, joining Rob Semin and Donnie Martinez, and Regional Director Denise Lopez. Jeff will serve a 3 year term from 2017-2020.
IAABO offers a voluntary (not mandatory) insurance program for all officials who are members of IAABO. In order to participate in the insurance program, you must have paid your dues for the current year and be registered with IAABO. The insurance program covers medical costs AFTER your own insurance in the case of injury. It also covers game fee reimbursement (the insurance that we receive from NFHS does not cover lost game fees), as well as General Liability.
The insurance period is from May to May. The cost for the year of coverage is only $7.50 per individual. Please consider this insurance as it is a great value! For more info on this insurance, please click here >>> IAABO Insurance Program
If you would like to sign up for this insurance, please send your check made out to “Denver Area 8” with “IAABO Insurance” in the memo line for the complete total of $7.50. You can send it to the Area 8 P.O. Box: Area 8 Officials, P.O. Box 3395, Centennial, CO 80161-3395.
**If you have any questions regarding the IAABO Insurance program, please contact Dr. Ron Brown, IAABO Liaison – firstname.lastname@example.org