The SUBOA New Applicants Program (SNAP) is designed specifically to train men and women as basketball officials. SNAP is comprised of three distinct parts, beginning in September and running through June of the following year. The class runs for 35 weeks.
- Must be eighteen years of age
- Medical Approval
SNAP is a nine month coed program that includes:
- Comprehensive review, analysis and demonstration of all High School Federation Rules.
- Preparation for the IAABO written and floor exams
- Demonstration of proper two official floor mechanics
- Opportunity to officiate Youth League basketball games
- Evaluation by certified and experienced basketball officials
- Extensive video taping and review officiating
- Outstanding students may be recommended for SUBOA membership
- Graduates receive Summer League assignments
The first part focuses on the rules, language and definitions of basketball, using High School Federation Basketball Rules, in preparation for the IAABO written Rules Examination given the last Monday of November. Part One is classroom lecture with oral and visual presentations, weekly quizzes, and a final examination formatted in the same style as the IAABO Exam.
The second part of the course covers Federation/IAABO Table and Floor mechanics and all SNAP participants are required to be in full uniform for the classes. Sessions are scheduled before the classroom session and are designed to integrate floor skills with classroom knowledge. This is a highly interactive component held which allows SNAP participants to work on the court.
SUBOA also provides SNAP applicants pre-instruction in preparation for this class beginning two to three weeks after the start of rules instruction (Part One). Attendance is voluntary for pre-instruction and mandatory for Part Two Floor instruction.
In the third session, or practical component, students will officiate basketball games. This session begins in January/February and all participants are videotaped and evaluated immediately after floor work.
SNAP is held once a year. If you are interested in our Fall 2019-20 class contact Bill Modeste for more information.
Classes are held at:
Dunlevy Milbank Center
14-32 W. 118th Street
New York, NY