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Sign up for training starting in January 2023 and start working games in the Spring!


Young or old -- if you love basketball and still feel like If you can get up and down the court – join us PNBOA and officiate basketball games this winter! This is a great opportunity to get some exercise, stay close to the game you love and earn some extra income.

PNBOA is one of the largest basketball official’s association in Washington. Last winter season alone we provided referees for thousands of games in Puget Sound from Kent to Lynnwood.

Even if you can only ref once a week you can help. We have some officials that just referee a couple games a week at local gyms and others than officiate school and rec games almost daily during the winter season. 

A basketball official working youth, high school and adult amateur games, with a full schedule, can make several hundred dollars per week outside their normal jobs.


Why choose PNBOA?
Whether you just want to ref youth games on the weekend or aspire to officiate at the collegiate and pro levels – PNBOA is a great place to start or continue your officiating journey.

  • You control how often you officiate and how far you travel.

  • Rates for youth and adult rec games range from $25-$35 per game and school-sponsored junior high, middle school, and high school games the rates go up to $45 - $60 per game.

  • Get paid faster!  Many tournaments pay cash at the end of your games and this year school games are paid the next day instead of at the end of the month!

  • Training & ongoing mentoring from PNBOA officials who also work college and junior college games.

  • Opportunities for advancement to higher levels through frequent evaluations, camps and exposure to current college officials.


Need more info? Check out our website or send us an email at

Ready to sign up?  Just click here to register for our next training course


PNBOA Winter 2023 Training Overview

Rules sessions via Zoom, and Mechanics sessions on-court starting in January 2023 led by current PNBOA officials. Participants will receive a rules book, case book and mechanics manual and will be expected to study them between sessions.  All participants will also receive a whistle and lanyard.

Training dates


Scrimmage Sessions – TBD

Rules Review Sessions - TBD

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