Officiating Framework

Basketball is a high pacedDSC_0093[1] contact sport and therefore requires qualified individuals to handle the demands of the game and manage the games adequately. FIBA requires that formal basketball game should be managed by qualified Referees and Table Officials. FIBA has developed a framework which differentiates between the various levels of competition as follows:

  • Grassroots (Local)
  • Intermediate (National)
  • Elite (International)

The qualifications for the various levels are administered by the relevant basketball structure. Western Cape Basketball Association is responsible for the Local level and Basketball SA the National level. All International level officials must attend FIBA Referees Clinics and be accredited cyclically.

For more information contact WC Basketball at:


Officiating Material

FIBA Official Basketball Rules

FIBA Officials Educational Publications