Last Updated: October 27, 2016
  • If you do not plan to work in 2016-17, please contact President Nelson
  • Alternate interpretations are listed on the home page
  • Congrats to camp scholarship winners: Edson Zambrano, Michelle Liu, Chris Hahn
  • The deadline to complete the online exam is Nov. 8
  • Happy retirement wishes to John Barberine, Paul Fiume and Al Rottino

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Suffolk Board of Womens' Basketball Officials

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Site: Samoset

Dates: Oct. 28 from 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Coordinator: Richie Clark (




2016/17 NYS Modifications

The following are NYS modifications to the NCAA rule book for the 2016/17 season:

NYSGBO will use four (4) full timeouts (60 seconds) and two (2) 30s during a regulation game. Each team will gain an additional 30 for each OT period. Timeouts can be used at any time during the game.

A reminder that NYSGBO does not use the RA (restricted arc), LDB (Lower Defensive Box) or courtside monitors.


10 Seconds Update


Once again, we are going to offer the deal with NASO to save you some money for those who like Referee Magazine and the NASO benefits. The cost is $79. It is not mandatory, but those who choose to join must pay by the Oct. 25 meeting. Secretary-treasurer Jeff Fried will be collecting checks or cash tonight and at the Oct. 25 meeting.

2016-17 Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 6: Sagamore JH (interpretation)

Oct. 25: Bayport-Blue Point (Gym)

Jan. 4: Sagamore JH (business/game situations)

Feb. 8: Sagamore JH (elections/playoff)

March 21: Irish Coffee Pub (social hour begins at 7)

Alternate interpretations

Nassau | Oct. 24 | East Meadow | 7:30 p.m.

SBWBO | Oct. 25 | Bayport-Blue Point | After mechanics clinic | $20 fee

Rockland | Oct. 27 | Fieldstone Middle School | 7 p.m.

NYC | Oct. 30 | McClancy | 10:30 a.m.

Westchester | Nov. 1 | Pleasantville HS | 7 p.m.

Mid-Hudson | Nov. 6 | Vassar | 9:30 a.m.



Dues are $120

The deadline for dues was March 1. If you failed to pay your dues on time, please reach out to Jeff Fried, 13 Spruce Court, Selden, NY  11784 for the total amount due to include the late fine. 

Injury claims contact info

Contact American Specialty Insurance

Donna Rudicel

1-800-566-7941 x 306

NYSGBO Accident Form

Guidelines for the Option to Advance the Ball

Minutes have been posted

Minutes from both the Oct. 7 and 28 meetings have been posted


Sportsmanship Card
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association requires officials to enforce all sportsmanship rules for athletes and coaches. We will not tolerate negative statements or actions between opposing players, especially trash-talking, taunting or baiting of opponents. If such comments are heard or actions seen, a penalty will be assessed immediately. We have been instructed not to issue warnings. Let today's contest reflect mutual respect.

NYS 2-person mechanics manual
New York State Girls Basketball Officials Association 2-person mechanics manual. (23 pages)

3-person areas of responsibility
3-person areas of responsibility are shaded to show Lead, Trail and Center primary areas.

3-person mechanics quick guide
Stacey's quick guide to 3-person mechanics. A must read for all 3-person playoff officials.

JH Rules/Section XI

Click Here To Download

If you plan to work JH contests, please print a copy of the rules as provided by Section XI. They are listed under Handouts.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Jan 4
Business & Game Situations7:30pmSagamore JH
Wednesday, Feb 8
Election & Playoff meeting7:30pmSagamore JH
Tuesday, Mar 21
Dinner7:00pmIrish Coffee Pub

For a complete calendar listing, click here!