Basketball refereeing clinic Saturday
With basketball season just around the corner, a referee clinic is slated for this Saturday, November 24 for perspective referees to learn the game.
The area is in need of officials to referee games. These are often in the evening or on the weekends. While it is great to have healthy participation in school sports, without referees it could lead to missing games or teams having to pay more to have referees come in from out of town.
The clinic is open to anyone in Grade 10 and up. No previous experience is required, just a willingness to learn. Refereeing can be a great way to keep fit, see the game from a differ- ent perspective and also earn a little bit of spending money.
For experienced referees, the clinic will address rule changes as well.
Gavin Makse, who is running the clinic, says the system they have in place is sup- portive of new referees, giving them the opportunity to work with experienced officials.
“We will help mentor the new officials, work with them and help them to get better, so we are not putting them out by themselves,” he said.
The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Anthony’s School. Participants need to bring clean indoor shoes and clothing suitable for running up and down the court.