DYA Youth Basketball Officials
The DYA Youth Basketball Officials program is open to 8th-12th graders who reside in the City of Dublin or within the Dublin City School District boundaries.
Officials work 3rd-6th grade boys and 3rd-5th grade girls recreational league games and can expect to be scheduled to work 20 to 40 games per season. Regular season games begin in December and the tournament concludes in early March. Games are played on Saturday mornings and afternoons at elementary and middle school gymnasiums in the Dublin City School District.
All training is facilitated by licensed Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) officials. Additional information regarding training clinics will be e-mailed to all registered applicants.
2023 Youth Basketball Officials Training Schedule
New officials must pass a basketball rules test to become an official. Study material (DYA Basketball Officials Study Guide & DYA Basketball Rules) is available. Applicants must score at least 75% to pass the test. A retake may be offered based on the need for officials.
New Officials Training Day 1:
Sunday, November 5 from 12:15 PM to 3:00 PM OR Monday, November 6 from 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM at DYA Office (6543 Commerce Pkwy, Suite G): Informational Meeting & Rules Test (only attend one meeting/test date)
New Officials Training Day 2: Sunday, November 12 at Dublin Jerome HS
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM: On-Court Training
New Officials Training Day 3: Sunday, November 19 at Dublin Jerome HS
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Scrimmages (1 to 2 hours of scrimmages are required)
You will be assigned your scrimmage times following the November 12 training session.
Returning Officials Training Day 1: Sunday, November 5 from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM OR Thursday, November 9 from 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM at DYA Office (6543 Commerce Pkwy, Suite G): Informational Meeting (only attend one meeting date)
Returning Officials Training Day 2: Sunday, November 12 OR Sunday, November 19 at Dublin Jerome HS
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Scrimmages (only work 1-2 hours on one of the dates)
Returning officials will sign up for their scrimmage times at the end of the Informational Meeting.
Attendance at training is mandatory for all new and returning Youth Officials.
Uniform Shirts: Referee uniform shirts (adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL) will be available for purchase for $20. Rookie officials will be provided a whistle.
Concussion Certification: Ohio Law requires all officials to be certified in concussion recognition. The free online certification course takes about 30 minutes to complete and is found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/concussion-in-sports-2. Upon completion of the course, a certificate is issued. Concussion certification is good for three years.
Game Scheduling: Officials submit their weekly availability to the Youth Officials Coordinator. Officials playing in DYA Recreational Basketball League are never scheduled to work during their games.
Winter Break: No games are scheduled from December 17 through January 5.
Class 1: 1st Year officials and 2nd Year officials with at fewer than 15 games of experience
Class 2: 2nd Year officials with 15+ games of experience and 3rd Year officials with <30 games of experience
Class 3: 3rd Year officials with 30+ games of experience
Senior: 4th Year or above (note: Class 3 officials may substitute for Senior Officials)
Senior Officials work on the court the entire game.
Junior Officials work on the court for one half and operate the scoreboard for the other half.
Game Pay (cash paid at game time on the court):
Senior Officials: $20 per game
Junior Officials: $15 per game
Bonus Pay (paid at the end of the season):
Senior Officials: $50 bonus for working 25+ games OR $25 bonus for 20-24 games with zero no-shows
Class 2 & Class 3 Officials: $25 bonus for working 20+ games with zero no-shows
For more information, see the DYA Youth Officials Program Overview (PDF):
2023-24 Program Overview - DYA Youth Basketball Officials (PDF)
DYA Basketball Rules: 2023-24 DYA Basketball Rules (PDF)
Study Guide: 2023-24 DYA Basketball Officials Study Guide (PDF)
Questions? Email [email protected] to contact the DYA Youth Officials Coordinator.