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August 28, 2014 Current News

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great summer. Lezely Smith asked me to pass on information about the camp she is involved with. Remember the Executive Board will reimburse for most of the camp fee!     Brian
Hello Officials!
The season is around the corner and there is no better time than the present to start getting ready for the season. A great opportunity to start preparing is to attend Ref School 101 which will be held at Auburn Riverside from 9/26-28. The camp is run in conjunction with the Puget Sound Showdown Tournament which features varsity girls AND boys basketball. The past few years the quality and the competitiveness of the basketball have provided some excellent learning opportunities, challenging play calling situations, and opportunities for leadership development and growth. In addition, relevant classroom sessions will be conducted, video will be broken down, campers will be videotaped and walked through a breakdown session. The staff is top notch and consists of some of the areas top officials who are all ready to share their wealth of knowledge to help you improve. Sign-up today. Space is available on a first come first served basis
Here's the link to the registration:

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If you are interested in becoming a referee for NWB please visit the ‘Join Our Team’ page on the vertical navigation bar on the left hand side of any page and fill out the information and submit the form.  Our Assigning secretary will contact you with information.
Northwest Board (NWB) services high schools and middle school basketball contests in Island, Skagit, San Juan, and Whatcom counties.
•The Navigation bar on the left provides a great deal of information about what NWB offers on this site.
•Northwest Board is recruiting both men and women who are interested in  becoming a basketball official.  Go to the Join Our Team  page of this website to sign up.
•Basketball referee officiating information can be found on the Referee Training page.
•Be sure to check out the Referee Links page for other top notch basketball officiating sites.
•The forms used by NWB officials are located on the NWB Forms page.
•Where to meet your fellow officials when carpooling to your game assignment is located on the Park & Ride page.
•All NWB basketball referees want to look their best and links for pants, shoes and other required gear is on the Referee Gear page.
•Have a basketball question on a game situation or where to be in the best position on the court to make a call?  Try out our interactive Clinician’s Page form to receive an email response from NWB’s resident basketball clinician.
•For those not exactly sure where the game site’s school is located, visit the Arbiter Sports link at the top right portion of any web site page.  Then just sign-in, go to the schedule page and click on the school’s address when highlighted.  Arbiter Sports will then open up a page with a map to the school on it.
•Don’t have the right program to look at the information provided throughout NWB’s web site?  Visit the Program Viewers page on the Referee training submenu.