Basketball Officiating Classes to be Offered

January 15, 2013

MANSFIELD, PA— Mansfield University and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) will be offering basketball officiating classes on February 13, 20 and 27 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Room 314.
Offered as part of the START (Students of Today Are Referees of Tomorrow) Program for basketball, class will meet on three consecutive weeks. Participants must attend all three sessions. Preregistration is not required.
The first session will be a distribution of information packets, rule books and officiating basics. Session two will be rules education class and question and answer period and the third session will be a PIAA rules certification test. Current PIAA officials will conduct the sessions.
Once certified, participants will be provided the opportunity to begin officiating locally in PIAA events.
The classes are part of the START program created to encourage current students, particularly student-athletes, to “stay in the game” by becoming an official. The START program is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and other college conferences in Pennsylvania.
The classes are free to Mansfield University students with a valid I.D. Others interested in attending must pay a $30 fee.
For more information about the program, contact Amy DeLozier at adelozier@mansfield.edu or (570)662-4865.