Are You Looking for Games to Work During the Off-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:


2017 Offseason Camps Page Updated

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.

2016-2017 Officials vs Cancer Fund Drive

Cancer is a dreadful, deadly disease that has probably affected everyone’s life in one way or another.  Pink whistle week is January 23-28.  Wear your pink whistles during this week to support Officials vs Cancer.

As part of our ongoing effort for Officials vs Cancer, you can make your donation for Officials vs Cancer at anytime up until February 15th. Make your check out to the “American Cancer Society” and be sure to put “CO Bd 4 – Denver Area 8” in the memo line. Suggested donation is $40, but feel free to donate any amount that you feel led to donate.  Get your family, friends, and co-workers involved as well. You can give your donations directly to any Area director or send directly to Area 8 Treasurer – Kevin Meador.  His address is listed in Arbiter.

You can also donate and have your family/friends/co-workers donate online using a credit card or PayPal.  Simply follow this link to the donation page for IAABO Board #4 (Colorado) >>> IAABO Board #4 (Colorado) Donation Page

Once there, follow these instructions:
1.  Click on “Donate Now”
2.  Click on “Yes, Donate to this Team”
3.  Fill in your appropriate information
4.  In the “Send a personal note to the person you are supporting” box – type in “Colorado Board #4 – Denver Area 8 and “your name” — This will help you, Colorado Board #4 and Denver Area 8 receive credit for the donation.
5. Complete your payment info
6.  Click on “Next” to complete the transaction
7.  Once completed, send an email with your completed donation info to

Thanks in advance for your willingness to donate and gather donations to help the American Cancer Society find a cure for this dreadful, deadly disease.  Let’s get those donations rolling in!

2016 Veteran IAABO Refresher Exam

A reminder that the 2016 IAABO Refresher Exam is to be completed by all veteran certified officials.  The tests are due no later than Monday, December 5th.

We PREFER that your tests are sent electronically by scanning and emailing them to any of the Area Directors.  You can also turn in the paper copy of your test at any of the meetings by December 5th. Please make sure you turn in the ENTIRE paper copy of your test because if you tear off just the answer portion, those are too easy to lose.

Area 8 no longer has a P.O. Box, so if you usually mail your test, please consider emailing it to one of the area directors instead. If that is not possible, then mail it directly to any of the Area Directors – their mailing addresses can be found in Arbiter.

Denver Metro Master Clinic

The Denver Metro Master Clinic is on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9 am to noon and is once again being held at Front Range Community College in Westminster.  The address is:  3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031

Doors will open at 8 am for lower level game assignments and to purchase any uniform needs from Honig’s, as well as Denver Area 8 gear from Mile High Athletic Apparel. You can view the Area 8 Apparel here: 2016 Area 8 Apparel

The meeting will begin promptly at 9 am and conclude at noon.  You will be able to sign up for lower level assignments and purchase uniforms and gear again from noon until 1 pm.

Here is a map for FRCC:  FRCC Westminster Campus Map


New Officials Classes Begin September 7, 2016

Our classes to become a High School Basketball Official are beginning Wednesday, September 7th at Sheridan HS in the Community room from 7 to 9 pm.

Classes will be held each Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm at Sheridan HS through the first week in November.  Cost for the classes is $85 (Cash exact amount only or Checks made out to “Denver Area 8”).  There will be a separate $25 charge for the online study tool called “Ref School”.  More info will be given in class regarding “Ref School”.

The closed book IAABO test for Certification will be given on Monday, November 7th at 7 pm at Sheridan HS. The cost for the test is $95 ($75 if paid for and attended classes – Cash exact amount only or Checks made out to “Denver Area 8”).  Don’t forget to bring a couple of pencils to take the test.

Meeting Dates for 2016-2017 Season

All meeting dates for the 2016-2017 Season have been updated and are on the “Area Schedule” page.  Click on “Area Schedule” to go to that page (actually click on it, don’t just hover your curser/mouse over it).  Here is a direct link to that page >>> Area 8 Schedule

Plan now for attendance for your required meetings for the 2016-2017 season.  Meeting requirements can also be found on that page.  Put them on your calendar now and make sure you block those dates in your Arbiter account so you are not scheduled a game on the dates you need to attend your required meetings.

The “New Officials Corner” page has also been updated with the dates for classes, floor mechanics clinic, and test.  Here is a direct link for that page >>> “New Officials Corner”


SnapBOOSTER Fundraiser for Officials vs Cancer

Denver Area 8 has partnered with Snap Booster for an easy way to raise money for Officials vs Cancer.  It’s easy, all you have to do is sign up, take pictures of your receipts for things you purchase on a daily basis like groceries and gas, and text it to the number for Area 8 to get credit.  Our goal is 100% participation in this program!

Follow the instructions found here >>> Snap Booster Power Point

If you have questions, please contact David Hirshman directly!  This year let’s all work to reach our goal for Officials vs Cancer.