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Basketball

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 membership@ksoasports.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. Officials are encouraged to reach out to Call the Game Director of Officials John Dehan or Call the Game Basketball Coordinator Patrick Crider with any questions.

2023-24 KSOA Basketball Committee

Ryan Meyer - Chair

Jon Becker

Ben Boothe

Patrick Crider

Larry Hare

Robyn Hobson

Will Meier

Cooper Moore

Dean Pearce

Corey Starnes

Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA)
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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 Kyle Doperalski. The Director of Officials for the KSHSAA is Scott Goodheart

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 

  • Attend two KSHSAA Area Supervisor Meetings (to be eligible to officiate post season contests)

Please note the following important 2023-24 KSHSAA Basketball dates:

November 13: Beginning Practice Date

November 30: Games Begin

December 4-9: Girls/Boys Early Season Tournaments

December 11-16: Girls Only Early Season Tournaments

January 15-20: Girls/Boys Midseason Tournaments

January 22-27: Girls Only Midseason Tournaments

February 22-23: Class 1A DI & 1A DII Sub-State Quarterfinals

February 26-March 2: Sub-State Tournaments (all classes)

March 6-9: State Tournaments (all classes)

*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.

22-23 Kansas Boys State Champions

6A: Blue Valley Northwest

5A: Andover

4A: Hugoton

3A: Hesston

2A: Moundridge

1A DI: Macksville

1A DII: Tribune-Greeley County

22-23 Kansas Girls State Champions

6A: Blue Valley North

5A: St. Thomas Aquinas

4A: Bishop Miege

3A: Goodland

2A: Elbing-Berean Academy

1A DI: Highland-Doniphan West

1A DII: Hanover

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the overarching governing body of high school basketball. Below are links to some helpful NFHS Basketball publications.

2023-24 Basketball Rules Changes & Points of Emphasis

2022-23 Basketball Rules Interpretations

2022-23 Basketball Court Diagram

Call the Game (CTG)
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Call the Game (John Dehan) is the Director of Officials, assigning basketball officials for high schools in the following leagues:

  • Eastern Kansas League (EKL)

  • Kaw Valley Conference

  • Meadowlark Conference 

  • Sunflower League

  • United Kansas Conference (UKC)

The Call the Game Sport Coordinator for basketball is Patrick Crider.

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