Welcome to KSOA Basketball
HUDL Access for KSOA Basketball Officials
KSOA Basketball member officials in good standing can request game footage from games they have worked. To do so, click the linked labeled "HUDL Request" and complete the form.
KSOA Basketball Member Update
Each month, the KSOA Basketball Committee will be publishing a member update linked through our member newsletter and published in full here. Please click the "Basketball Update" box to see the latest with KSOA Basketball.
About KSOA Basketball
The Kansas Sports Officials Association provides a path for excellence in officiating for our basketball referees through recruitment, training, evaluation, and networking. If you are not currently a KSOA basketball official, we encourage you to take a look around our website, specifically at our Member Benefits, Bylaws and Frequently Asked Questions.
Becoming a KSOA member is easy and can be done completely online. The application to become a member can be found under Join Now and your options to pay annual dues are clearly laid out under Pay Dues. Annual dues are $35 for one sport, $45 for two sports, and $55 for three or more sports (a $2 transaction fee is charged for PayPal and credit card payments). If you have any questions about membership in the KSOA, don't hesitate to email our Membership Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you will find information on how to become a KSHSAA registered official as well as links to NFHS publications and information about our partner assigning organization, Call the Game. Along with KSHSAA administrator Fran Martin, new officials are welcome to reach out to the Call the Game basketball sport coordinator Patrick Crider and the Call the Game Director of Officials John Dehan to answer any questions.
Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA)
In order to officiate high school basketball, referees must be registered with the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA). Click on the KSHSAA logo to learn more and to register as a KSHSAA official. The KSHSAA administrator for basketball is Fran Martin.
KSHSAA Requirements to Officiate High School Basketball
Register with and pay KSHSAA dues
Successful completion of a NFHS Basketball rules test (a score of 90 or higher to be eligible to officiate post season contests)
Attend a KSHSAA rules meeting (must attend in person meeting this year)
Attend two KSHSAA Area Supervisor Meetings (to be eligible to officiate post season contests)
Please note the following important 2019-20 KSHSAA Basketball dates:
June 1-2: KSHSAA Clinic in Hays, KS
June 14-16: KSHSAA Clinic at the University of Kansas
October 17: KSHSAA Rules Meeting* (7pm @ Eudora HS)
October 21: KSHSAA Rules Meeting* (7pm @ Basehor-Linwood HS)
November 4: KSHSAA Rules Meeting* (7pm @ SM Northwest HS)
November 13: KSHSAA Rules Meeting* (7pm @ Olathe South HS)
November 18: KSHSAA Rules Meeting* (7pm @ BV Southwest HS)
November 18: Beginning Practice Date
December 5: Games Begin
March 2-7: Sub-State Tournament
March 11-14: State Tournaments
*KSHSAA basketball referees must attend one of the in-person meetings this year. A full list of meeting dates and times can be found here.
'18-'19 Kansas Boys State Champions
6A: Blue Valley Northwest
5A: Andover Central
2A: Ness City
1A: Central Plains
'18-'19 Kansas Girls State Champions
6A: Washburn Rural
5A: St. Thomas Aquinas
4A: Bishop Miege
3A: Royal Valley
2A: Garden Plain
1A: Central Plains
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the overarching governing body of high school basketball. Below are links to NFHS Basketball publications.
Call the Game (CTG)
Call the Game (John Dehan) is the Director of Officials, assigning basketball officials for the following high schools:
Eastern Kansas League (EKL)
Kansas City-Atchison League (KCAL)
United Kansas Conference (UKC)
The Call the Game Sport Coordinator for basketball is Patrick Crider.
Summer Basketball Clinics (click a clinic to access the registration form)