WELCOME. . .(Updated 11/8/2012)
Shore District Board 194 trains and provides male and female basketball officials in Monmouth and Ocean
Counties in Central and Southern New Jersey. We have a membership of approximately 350 active officials
that officiate all levels including all of the Shore Conference high schools within both
Our goal is to continue to improve as well as train all our members in order to provide the
best officials on the basketball court in accordance with the IAABO tradition. Shore District Board 194, a non-profit organization, is one of the larger IAABO boards in
the country. We value our work ethic in developing, training, and supplying the best
officials in the state of New Jersey.
Through your membership in the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc.
you are a member of the only organization of its kind in the world: a nonprofit service and
professional organization managed by and for basketball referees. Founded in 1923, IAABO's
stated purposes are:
Through a worldwide organization of some 200 local "boards" spanning 38 States and 11
foreign countries, IAABO has been the unparalleled and undisputed leader in worldwide
training of basketball officials in the areas of:
- To educate,
train, develop, and provide continuous instruction for basketball officials.
- To promote
the welfare of the game of basketball, its players and officials.
- To maintain
the highest standard of basketball officiating.
- To encourage
the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.
- To have available
at all times an adequate number of thoroughly trained and capable officials.
- To cooperate
with all organizations officially connected with the game of basketball in
furthering its interests and ideals.
- Mechanics and techniques of officiating
- Organization of local officials' groups
- Development of curricula and standards by which other officials' organizations
Training and education processes are ongoing—augmented by comprehensive written and practical programs, updated annually (or more often as needed). Throughout the year, the IAABO office, in conjunction with nationally acclaimed clinicians, constantly develops and improves teaching and testing techniques.
Recruitment of new members by local organizations is supported by the national public relations efforts of the IAABO office and the reputation of IAABO as the leader in basketball officiating.
For information on becoming an IAABO basketball official please contact us utilizing the link on the left. Application information becomes available in April of each year.