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|Sportorials - The May/June edition of the on-line version of the IAABO publication Sportorials is now available. If you are a current member of|
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IAABO Leisure Wear - IAABO is excited to announce that it has entered into a special arrangement with Premier Marketing Group (PMG). PMG will design and provide leisure wear with the IAABO logo. We have been asked by our members where they can purchase IAABO logo wear as seen at IAABO schools and at various meetings. After an extensive
search, IAABO has selected Premier Marketing Group to accommodate our needs. IAABO is constantly looking for additional streams of revenue so that dues never have to be increased (and that is our pledge to you), thus our agreement with PMG. Please be advised that this does not affect our agreement with Honig’s Whistle Stop, who is our official supplier for officiating wear and supplies. Our relationship with Honig’s is very strong and continues to be positive for both parties. Click www.iaabogear.com to access the IAABO online store.
Frosty Francis Court - As part of a recent renovation at Kingswood-Oxford School, the "Frosty Francis Court", was installed as a tribute to "Frosty's" legacy and the individuals he inspired. Frosty was the Executive Director of IAABO, Inc.
and the Supervisor of Men's Basketball Officials for the Patriot and Ivy Leagues. In these positions, he had a great influence on many basketball officials and contributed to the success of both organizations. If anyone is interested in making a tax-deductible gift, please make your check or money order payable to Kingswood-Oxford School and in the memo section of the check, please write "Frosty Francis Court".
If you would like to make your donation online, please go to www.kingswoodoxford.org/giving and in the "comments" section at the bottom of the page, please type in "Frosty Francis Court". Should you wish to make a gift of stock, or if you have other questions, please contact Mitch Linker at Kingswood Oxford AT 860.727.5012.
IAABO President-Elect Appointed as NCAA Regional Advisor for Men’s Division I Basketball - IAABO President-Elect and Board 40 New York member Jack Sweeney was recently appointed as a Regional Advisor for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball. Sweeney is a former Division I basketball official, who officiated more the 700 Division I Men’s Basketball games in the Atlantic 10, Northeast Conference, American East, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the Patriot and Ivy Leagues. In addition, he officiated in several NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship tournaments. Sweeney has been a member of IAABO for almost 40 years and is a Past President of IAABO Board No. 40 and a Lifetime member of IAABO, Inc. He is the currently Coordinator of Officials for the ASAP, NJCAA, Region XV, New York. Jack and his wife, Carol Ann, reside in East Patchogue, New York.
.“On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!” - Are you ready for the upcoming season? Click here to view a presentation that was presented by Michelle Futrell, Sr. Instructor/Clinical Coordinator, Athletic Training Education Program,College of Charleston, at the IAABO Fall Seminar in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Concussion Guidelines for IAABO Officials - The NHFS rules governing removal/return-to-play of a player who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with concussion continue in effect for the upcoming season. These rules and Suggested Guidelines for Management ...Click here to go to ZebraWeb – IAABO Resource Center to review the guidelines.
Videos - Click here to observe a promotional video clip of the new IAABO Crew of Three Mechanics video. To purchase the video, please contact the IAABO Office by calling 1.717.713.8129. Videos - The 2010/2011 instruction video list is now complete. Click Videos to print out a price list and order form for great training videos on Block/Charge, Game Management, Traveling and other topics concerning basketball officiating.
Merchandise - The updated merchandise list is now available. Click Merchandise to print out an order form and price list for pins, lesson plans, years of service certificates and more.
Bob Donato with Tim Higgins
Two Officiating Legends Call it a Day - Two of the finest basketball officiating legends have decided to hang up their whistles. Tim Higgins, Board 33, New Jersey, and Bob Donato, Board 65, Pennsylvania, officially retired from the hardwood on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. The two were honored by a crowd of over 100 fellow officials, supervisors, spouses and friends, at the Wolfert's Roost Country Club located in Albany, New York. With Jim Burr, Board 36, New York, as the host, and Bill Raftery, ESPN/CBS Sports College Basketball analyst, serving as the Master of Ceremonies, the retirement ceremony was a splendid event. Steve Lavin, Head Coach, St. John’s University, and his assistant coach Gene Keady, former Head Coach at Purdue University, were also in attendance along with Hank Nichols, who recently was selected for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and many other high profile Division I basketball officials, who traveled from all over the United States to be a part of the tribute to two of the most outstanding officials the game of basketball has ever known.
Tom Lopes, Executive Director, IAABO, Inc., and Art Hyland, NCAA National Rules Editor and Big East Supervisor of Basketball Officials, provided highlights of both of these outstanding officials’ careers. Higgins, a Final Four official, began his officiating career with the Big East in 1979 and officiated more than 2000 games in his illustrious career which included 10 Final Four appearances and three National Championship games. Tim officiated in every Big East tournament with the exception of his first year in the league and that was due to the fact the Big East coaches voted to use officials from the Southwest Conference for their tournament. Bob Donato, also a veteran of five Final Four appearances, and more than 2000 Division I basketball games, officiated his first Big East assignment on February 11, 1983 with Jody Sylvester and Joe Mingle, both former IAABO members, in front of a crowd of over 3,000 spectators at the Villanova Field House in a contest featuring the University of Pittsburgh and Villanova. Donato received the assignment as a fill-in due to a snow storm and his performance earned him a contract to be a member of the Big East officiating staff, a distinction that he has continued to hold for almost 30 years. The basketball officiating community is seeing two of the finest officials and gentlemen moving on, but one can rest assured that through their guidance, mentorship, and friendship, the officiating world will continue to flourish.
2012 2013 NFHS Rules Changes - Click here to view and print the Rules Changes for the 2012 2013 season.
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Tax Records - Officiating is an avocation that carries with it a need for a high level of integrity. Part of carrying out this high standard is meeting your responsibility to society, in general, by paying your taxes. IIt is equally wrong to overpay taxes and preventing overpayment begins with great records. Click here to view and print a form and instructions for keeping records
Buzzer Beater - Click here to view IAABO officials in action on a great last second try for goal. What a great finish to a game! This is about getting it right. Notice that they huddle and discuss the play and come up with the decision as a crew. There is no monitor available, therefore they utilized their vast training through IAABO to adjudicate this decision. Bravo!!!!
Time Out - Take a minute to ask yourself the following question. Does your Board purchase the IAABO Sponsored Accident/Liability insurance for you and your co-officials? This is a very busy time of year for everyone, and basketball is right around the corner. Click here for more information about insurance
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|Message of Support and Appreciation - The IAABO staff salutes the men and women of our Armed Forces! As the final stages of an exciting basketball season ended here in America, thousands of our finest sons and daughters in uniform were called to duty to a far-away land to protectand defend our cherished individual freedoms. With profound national pride, we watched in awe – hour-by-hour – how they conducted themselves with inspired courage, precision, and resolve. Their triumph in battle, although earned with great personal sacrifice, is our|