Register to be an Official - Training Tools

To become a Fife Milton Basketball official you must register on line. We will provide an officials shirt (first year) and a whistle for all officials. All officials must attend the mandatory training scheduled for Saturday, December 29th. The training will start at 8:30am sharp and go to about 1pm. You will learn basic signal mechanics, court mechanics and work some scrimmage games.

Please review the items below and bring the Officials Signals sheet with you to the training class.

Officials Signals Officials Card
Mechanic Videos Out of Bounds
Common fouls and violation videos PCA - Diagonal Mechanics
No Call or Held Whistle

2019 Officials Training

Date: December 29th, 2018

Where: SLMS Cafeteria

Time:  8:30am - 12:00pm for all NEW officials
         10:00am - 12:00pm for returning officials

General Information

The officials coordinator is: Joseph Blackner.
Fife Milton Youth Basketball supplies 2 officials for all games.
All individuals 14 and older, or 8th grade and above are invited to become officials.

Compensation Table: Sliding scale based on rank / experience
Boys Games Girls Games
A - $13.00 per game AA - $13.00 per game
B - $16.00 per game BB - $16.00 per game
C - $18.00 per game CC - $18.00 per game
D - $20.00 per game DD - $20.00 per game
March Tournament $18 per game / $10 scorebook / $10 clock
Officials will be paid at mid season and at the end of the season. Bonuses offered.


1st year officials are only allowed to sign up for A & AA games unless you have talked with the Director. Each official has been assigned a ranking. Only the highest level of games will show on the self assigning page when you try to sign up. As a general rule, 2nd year officials may do B or BB games as a team or C & CC games with a 3 year official. 3rd year officials may do all upper levels. If you feel that you are ready to move up a level after doing 5 games at your assigned level, email the director for an evaluation.

Please abide by these self assigning guidelines or you may lose your permissions to self assign. You may only sign up for a maximum of 3 games in a single day. **This rule does not apply to games that are open for assignment within 24 hours of the game.**

How do I self assign myself to games:

Go to our home page and log into your Member Account.
Once you are logged in choose the Officials Management button,

Choose the Self Assign Games tab.
Click the "Assign me to this game link" link next to the game that you want to accept, then choose which position you would like to fill. Click Complete My Assignment button.
Go to the "My Game Assignments" tab to view or cancel your game assignments.
Keep in mind that only games and official roles that you are qualified to officiate will be displayed and you can't self-assign games that are at the same time. Use the date range filter provided to look for available games between specific dates. Any game changes made by the league triggers a notification to you via email.
Basic Officiating Notes

  1. REFEREE THE DEFENSE - When the offense initiates contact into a defender who has established legal guarding position, it is NOT a foul on the defense. After determining that the offensive player is dribbling straight to the basket, locate the defensive player. Where is the defensive player? Has the defensive player established a legal guarding position? Has the defensive player legally gotten to the spot first, initially facing the dribbler with both feet on the floor? If so, the offensive player has committed a foul if significant contact occurs.

  2. "TO AND THROUGH" ON BLOCK / CHARGE PLAYS - Mere contact that knocks a defender to the floor does not mean a charge. If the offensive player stops his momentum upon contact you should consider a no-call regardless if the defender goes down. If an offensive player continues to go "through" defender than you have a charge.

  3. RSBQ (Rhythm, Speed, Balance, Quickness) - Too many fouls called when these four things are not affected. Mere placing a hand on a player does not constitute a foul. Allow players to play through "marginal" contact when the RSBQ is not taken away from the offensive player.

  4. START-DEVELOP-FINISH - Too many officials blow their whistle at the start of the play and do not see the entire play happening. This leads to too many missed calls or missed opportunities to "save one" that you may need later in the game.

  5. STAY IN YOUR PRIMARY - Don't try to "save the world" by going and getting a foul in front of your partner that they might be passing on calling. Non-basketball plays or plays everyone in the gym can see are one thing; marginal contact fouls outside of your area should be left alone.
Various examples of Foul calls