BRIGHTON, NY (WROC) — A clinic was held at Brighton High School on Monday to open the door for those looking to get involved with high school basketball.
Board 60 is kicking off its 101st season of Section V men’s refereeing this year with the launch of Paul Conley JV 2022-23 and Sub-Varsity Clinic for new employees, where interested parties can learn about what it means to be an official of the game. .
Organizers say the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with growing concern over fan behavior at games, means fewer men and women are getting involved on the court. A referee says it’s a rewarding experience just being in the game.
“It’s something special,” said NCAA Division I referee Jeffrey Anderson. “Employees are different. They’re different people, just like coaches are different people, and if you tell me you want to do that, then you’re telling me that you’re definitely a different person, and I’m looking forward to anyone who is willing to come forward and be a Board 60 employee.”
For those looking to start the process of becoming an officer, you can find information on the council’s website.