Basketball officiating class being offered in October

image_51Ever thought about becoming a sports official? Sports officiating allows you to be a mentor to the players because you’re enforcing the  rules and uploading the integrity of the game. Officials demonstrate impartiality no matter who’s playing and good officials possess other  strong character building qualities such as integrity, fairness and  courage.
Officiating is a good way to give something back to the game you love while earning some additional income.
There is a need for  officials to officiate youth and scholastic contests. The Southern Ohio Basketball Officials Association will be offering an instructional class for new basketball officials beginning Oct. 17  at 6 p.m. at Western Brown High School (Community Room) in Mt Orab.
Classes will meet on Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.  Flexible class dates will be confirmed at the first meeting in order  to accommodate student schedules. A couple of Saturday classes will be  used for on court training at pre-season scrimmages.
Students will meet all the requirements (25 hours classroom and on  court instruction) to become a licensed OHSAA (Ohio High School  Athletic Association) Junior High and High School basketball official after  passing the test.
Many youth organizations now require OHSAA  verification for their officials. The class costs $145 which includes  books, materials and OHSAA registration.
Prospective students should  contact Tim Engel at (513)235-2470 for enrollment instructions or to obtain additional information. Enrollment can be done online at:  http://officials.myohsaa.org/Officials.

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