Officials training course offered

Staff Report

The Fifth District Basketball Officials Association is offering two OHSAA approved basketball officiating courses to provide the opportunity for any adult or high school student interested in becoming an OHSAA certified basketball official.

A participant 18 years of age and no longer enrolled in high school will attain a Class 2 Permit and will be eligible to officiate all levels of contests other than high school varsity.

A high school student will attain a Class 3 permit and may officiate freshman or Junior High games (no JV or varsity).

One class, to be taught by Brett Green, will run from Oct. 18 through Nov. 15 on weeknights with nine sessions held at Liberty Center High School and two sessions at Four County Career Center in Archbold.

The other class, to be taught by Ned Ewers, will run from Oct. 23 through Dec. 4 with seven sessions held on Sundays (5-8:30 p.m.) at the First Church of God, 561 Carter Rd, Defiance, OH and one session (Nov. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.) at Four County Career Center.

Fees for either class will be $115. They cover registration fees with the OHSAA, a whistle, a lanyard, and an OHSAA officiating shirt.

Registration and payment is to be completed online with the OHSAA prior to the first class. To register and pay, log on to

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