What We Do
We at SLOA believe that basketball officiating is a vocation that requires on-going training and professional development. With that, we hold regular basketball meetings and distribute multi-media information to keep our membership sharp and up to date on all areas of Rules, Mechanics, Uniform and all other requirements to be the best officials.
In addtion and for newer officials, we offer our ODP Classes to train you to become a Basketball Official and help you get started quickly!
What Are the Benefits of ODP
The Basketball ODP is an annual "In-season" program designed to develop the skills to help newer officials move up the Basketball Officiating ladder. It is also valuable for other officials who may wish to "audit" the course to freshen up or get current on rules and mechanics changes.
Program and Curriculum is designed with the newer official in mind.
BODP has Classroom instruction with a defined curriculum taught by State Championship caliber officials.
BODP Mentor program utilizes St.Louis Officials Assn. top officials for one on one training and critique.
BODP participants are introduced to area assigners for games. We will advise the Assigners that you have joined the BODP program and that if he/she needs to fill vacancies that occur during the season and YEAR ROUND, that they consider using BODP participants. Assigners need Basketball officials now!
There are many other program benefits, but the bottom line is the BODP program is designed to help you achieve your officiating goals. With that, we are committed to getting your ready and helping you get games.
There is a small charge ($15) to join the BOPD program whether you are assigned a spot or audit the program. You will receive course materials at session one. SLOA Membership is required to enroll!