Samahan ng Basketbol ng Pilipinas holds officiating confab on Feb 3-5

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipionas (SBP), the new International Basketball Federation (fiba) recognized governing body of basketball in the country will hold an accreditation basketball officiating seminar on February 3 to 5 at the Bohol Wisdom School gym. This was relayed to the Chronicle by Nowel Mesa, liaison officer of the local chapter of the national federation for basketball.

It has been a fact since time immemorial that basketball officiating has always been the hindrance of the local government units in the implementation of their sports development programs as the referees charged stratospheric rates for their officiating services.

Thus, this accreditation seminar has been intended to help the LGU’s to facilitate their sports development programs as they are given their chances to send aspirants to become basketball referees in their own locality who may able to acquire accreditation as  referees who can then offer low rates as they are  supported by the local government units.

Mesa stressed further that there are rampant of basketball referees who rendered their services even though they have not been to any formal education as a basketball referees.

The reality in holding basketball tournaments in the barangays is that the referees always become champions as they got a big slash in the budget of the tournament  much bigger than the prizes of the winners combined.

Two (2) international referees; Liberato Valenzuela and Rafael Britannico will be coming here to discuss the latest amendments to the international rules on basketball for men and women as addopted by fiba in the 3 day conference. They cover the endurance; proper attitudes of the basketball referees in relation to the coaches; the proper mechanics, position, whistling, and signalling; and many more..

On the 3rd day of the seminar, the participants will undergo examinations and practical exercises and if they will pass the proper screening they will be issued accreditation certificates and id’s as bonafide member of the .Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) referees.

The three (3) day seminar will cost Php2, 500 for the neophytes inclusive of the id’s, certificates, accreditation, uniforms, and lunch. While the refreshers are required to pay Php800.


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