IAABO Board 60

Rochester District Basketball Officials

Board 60


Thank you for your interest in officiating (boys) high school basketball in the Rochester area. The following are responses to some commonly asked questions of new officials.

Q: What is IAABO Board 60?
A: IAABO stands for International Association of Approved Basketball Officials. Board 60 is the Rochester chapter of IAABO. IAABO has been around for over 100 years and is the organization that provides our training materials.

Q: How do I get started?
A: Here are the requirements to get started:

  • Age: You must be at least 18 by December 1 of the upcoming season.
  • Fingerprints: NYS requires all officials to be fingerprinted.
  • Background check: NYS requires a background check on all officials during the fingerprinting process.
  • Meetings: A minimum number of meetings and a test are required to officiate. Board 60 also offers an online course called IAABOU, which will offset some meeting requirements. Board 60 can help meet each of these requirements.

Q: Where are the meetings, and when do they start?
A: Meetings are held in room 262 at Brighton High School and start in late September. Clinics will start at 7 p.m. and last until 8-8:30 p.m. Some clinics will be virtual, and we will communicate those dates later. There will also be on-court instructional dates in the Brighton High School gym.

Q: What type of investment will I have to put in?
A: Cost to you: Annual dues are $85, fingerprinting is $100 (Section V reimburses $50 upon background approval). IAABOU is $50 (Reimbursed by Board 60 upon completion). Official purchases required uniform of solid black sneakers, black pants, black-and-white striped official's shirt, and a Fox 40 whistle (total approx. $150).

Q. How much can I make?
A: New officials will work JV, modified and CYO games. Rates change each year. The number of assignments a new official receives is based on the availability of the official. JV pays about $100 per game. Modified and CYO pay less per game.

Q: What if I'm busy and can't ref some nights?
A: There is a game almost every night during the season. You work based on your availability. If you can't work, you may block them when you submit your availability.

Who do I contact with more questions?
A: The following are the points of contact regarding the clinic program.

  • John Greiner, text, call, or email: 585-955-3543. jgreiner@rochester.rr.com and jpgreiner61@gmail.com.
  • Todd Kirkey (Board 60, President), tkirk2828@gmail.com
  • Todd Clausen (Board 60, Vice President) toddjclausen@gmail.com

Also, we encourage you to subscribe to IAABO University to further deepen your understanding of the rules and help you successfully pass the test.