Becoming a Basketball Official
Durango Basketball Official Association provides officials for the area's following middle and high schools, Bayfield, Durango, Mancos, Ignacio, and Pagosa Springs. Through education, training, mentoring and evaluations we strive to provide certified officials to all schools to support the youth and athletes and the game of basketball.
While the game of basketball can be played, the officials role in the game is to know the intent and purpose of each rule so that it may be intelligently applied in each play situation. We are there to create an atmosphere of sporting behavior and fair play. To apply the rules in order to create balance of play and to provide equal opportunity between offense and defense, small players and tall players. Each official is require to become certified through study, and passing of a state certification test. We also require attendance in on going training, study sessions, and yearly certification.
If you are interested in becoming involved, learning the game at a new level, and the sharing of your time, and knowledge with the youth and athletes in this area, we encourage you to attend our weekly meetings at the Bayfield Town Hall each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. starting October 11, 2017