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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.

2023-2024 KSOA Basketball Committee

Ryan Meyer - Chair

Jon Becker

Ben Boothe

Reed Buckstead

Larry Hare

Robyn Hobson

Andrew Kramer      Corey Starnes

Will Meier

Dean Pearce

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 2024-2025 KSHSAA Basketball dates:

November 18: Beginning Practice Date

December 5: Games Begin

December 9-14: Girls/Boys Early Season Tournaments

December 16-21: Girls Only Early Season Tournaments

January 20-25: Girls/Boys Invitational Midseason Tournaments

January 27 - February 1: Girls Only Invitational Midseason Tournaments

February 27-28: Class 1A DI & 1A DII Sub-State Quarterfinals

March 3-8: Sub-State Tournaments (all classes)

March 12-15: State Tournaments (all classes)

23-24 Kansas Boys State Champions          23-24 Kansas Girls State Champions

6A: Shawnee Mission Northwest                  6A: Shawnee Mission South

5A: Wichita - Kapaun Mount Carmel            5A: Topeka - Seaman 

4A: McPherson                                            4A: Bishop Miege

3A: Wellsville                                               3A: Silver Lake

2A: Moundridge                                           2A: Wichita - The Independent School

1A DI: Montezuma-South Gray                     1A DI: Frankfort

1A DII: Cunningham                                     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.

2024-25 Basketball Rules Changes & Points of Emphasis

NFHS Basketball Signal Chart

Basketball Court Diagram

NFHS Addresses Flopping

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.

Summer Camp/Training - 2024
 
CTG and KSOA partner together to provide off-season training and evaluation opportunities for our member officials. 

For KSOA members, all camps are free of charge. The fee for non-KSOA members to attend these camps is $35. 

 

June 3-27 @ SM Northwest HS - Summer League

- Mondays will be three-person crews with girls' varsity teams. Monday nights are intended for current varsity officials only, or those who feel they're ready to be promoted. Note: the shot clock may or may not be available on Monday nights. 

- Wednesdays will be a mix of two- and three-person crews with girls' JV and varsity teams. 

- Thursdays will be two-person crews with girls' sub-varsity teams. 
 

Games will be assigned in two-game sets, either 6:30/7:30p with a classroom session following their games; or 8:30p/9:30p, with a classroom session prior to their games. 

Please contact John Dehan to get on the schedule for this event. 

June 21-23 @ Mill Valley HS - Shot Clock Showdown

- Weekend-long camp, with the shot clock in use for all games.

 

All games will be three-person crews with girls' varsity teams. This is intended for current varsity officials only, or those who feel they're ready to be promoted. 

Please contact John Dehan to get on the schedule for this event. 

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