john
Earlier this year

How long would it take to become an NBL Referee

If you started from scratch.

What would you need to do to get to a point where you could potentially get to a level where you could referee in the NBL.

What is the path to get there?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If youre

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If you're blind and require a seeing eye dog about 2 minutes.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

New NBL advertisement:

DO YOU HAVE AIR IN YOUR LUNGS?
DO YOU LIKE BLOWING WHISTLES ON A WHIM?
DO HAVE A SUPERIORITY COMPLEX?

WELL A NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE REFEREE MAY JUST BE THE CAREER YOU'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR. APPLY NOW!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Somewhere between 13 - 18 years

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Udog  
Earlier this year

13-18 years of age?

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Very Old  
Earlier this year

depends, do you start counting from starting to ref as a junior at 14yo ? or are you a 35yo retired player who gets a badge and goes hard for that level ?

the answer is - it depends upon so many things, including where you are (Tas, ACT and NT going to be near impossible) easiest/quickest would be to be based in Vic and do VBA and SEABLE essentially full time.

politics also comes into it, as it always does, nothing in sport is a pure meritocracy unfortunately.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

VBA no longer exists and is now the poor man's version named Big V. It is only 2 person officiating so no one is going to go from their to the NBL. The pathway is really through the state leagues/SEABL and then WNBL but there is some politics there that unbeknownst to the wider fraternity exists for some reason. But outside of the WNBL, SEABL, QBL and SBL are probably the best development leagues for aspiring referee’s to cut their teeth on.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

About as long as it takes Michael "Look at me" Aylen to walk across and look at a monitor

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's Michael "Look at me the 2017-18 NBL Referee of the Year" Aylen to you. Respect!

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Duke Fan  
Earlier this year

"a 35yo retired player who gets a badge and goes hard for that level"

Would have about 0% chance of becoming an NBL ref, unless their Mummy or Daddy was a highly ranked ref administrator

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Melbourne Boy  
Earlier this year

Funny how the NBA has multiple former players as refs, and I'm pretty sure everyone would agree that NBA officiating is a level well above ours, why are the NBL refs just that, refs from a young age?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Because right now everything in the NBA regarding referees is just ticking along so well lol NBA referee's are no better than referee’s in any part of the world. They just get paid more and work the highest profile league in the world. They struggle internationally and if you actually watch several can hardly put one foot in front of the other to run. Their only #1 status is their pay $$$.

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