Welcome to the site of the Nobscot Valley Basketball Officials Association, IAABO Board 175, servicing Western Middlesex County Massachusetts. We are a basketball officiating organization dedicated to the education, training, and continuous development of our members. We provide and maintain the highest standard of basketball officiating while encouraging the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.
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  • 6th Annual Officials vs Cancer 3-Point Contest Please come and join us for a great cause and a fun-filled day!    $10 donation at the door per family$5 donation per individual or go to pledgeit. org and look for our event to pledge per 3 pointer or a one time donation of ten, twenty five, fifty or 100. .Visit the Facebook page   Board 175 Officials VS Cancer 3-Point Competition
    Posted Feb 8, 2018, 7:47 AM by Nick Castellone
  • 2018 Banquet The Board 175 Year-End banquet is being held on February 23 at the Marlborough Country Club.Cocktails at 6:00, followed by dinner at 7:00.This counts towards the annual  number of meetings (3) which every member is obligated to attend.Please click here to let us know if you'll be attending (or not).Thank you!
    Posted Jan 24, 2018, 3:52 PM by Tim MacDonald
  • Official's vs Cancer Week Please wear your pink whistle this week to support Official's vs Cancer.http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=89383&pg=entry
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 5:07 AM by Terry Irish
  • MIAA rules associated with post-game handshake It was brought to my attention at our last meeting that the MIAA has changed the NFHS rules regarding the final score during/after the post-game handshake.Here is a summary, but the entire document is attached. The document also gives examples when officials should not stay for the handshake: IT IS IMPORTANT TO REVIEW TWO rule interpretations which impact the ceremony: NF Basketball Rule 2, Section 5, Article 7 has been adopted, “When the referee either signs the scorebook following the game, or when a non- verbal confirmation is exchanged between the referee and the official scorer, the score is then final and considered approved.” Thus, the post- game handshake will never impact the final score. MIAA Sportsmanship ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:52 AM by Terry Irish
  • IAABO Legal Advisory Please read the legal advisory from the IAABO attorney.Because of the document, I've gotten inquires regarding the post-game handshake rule. The attorney did put in a caveat about the post game “handshake”: (unless required to do so by contract or regulation). It's still an MIAA requirement. In MA (with games under the jurisdiction of the MIAA) you do have to stay for the post-game handshake, unless you & your partner(s) feel there are safety concerns.
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:20 AM by Terry Irish
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