"One Rule, One Interpretation"

 We are the Upper Arkansas Valley Officials Association, and are located in the south-central section of Colorado. As a proud member of IAABO Board 4, our officials call middle and high school basketball games in Chaffee, Fremont, & Custer counties.  Our association is staffed by 40 men and women dedicated to the highest standards of basketball refereeing while maintaining the stated purposes of UAVBOA, which are:

  • To provide education, training and continuous instruction for basketball officials.​
  • To have available at all times an adequate number of thoroughly trained,capable basketball officials.
  • ​To maintain the highest standard of basketball officiating.
  • To promote the welfare of the game of basketball, its officials, players and coaches.
  • To cooperate with all organizations officially connected with the game of basketball in furthering its interests and ideals.
  • To encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.

UAVBOA is a leader in the training of basketball officials in the areas of:

  • Basketball rules
  • Mechanics and signals of officiating
  • Basketball rule interpretations through case play analysis
  • Techniques of officiating


Training and education processes are ongoing. IAABO has been the unparalleled and undisputed leader in the worldwide training of basketball officials. Through its affiliation with IAABO , UAVBOA provides a comprehensive basic course in basketball rules as well as a practical exam for new officials. This course begins in early September and completes in early November with a comprehensive examination on the rules. Veteran officials are required to undergo annual testing and to attend clinics on rules knowledge, mechanics training and technical competence. These clinics include written materials, graphics and videos from various sources including IAABO.

The NFHS and IAABO web sites provide association members with access to over 1400 case play situations and questions along with answers and the appropriate rule references. Development of officials is augmented by written and video review. Up to the minute rules interpretations received from the NFHS and IAABO and other basketball information is disseminated throughout the association via the Internet.

2016-2017 Meeting Dates:

​11/7/16   Combined Meeting   Granzella Hall (Salida)           7:00pm,  testing at 6:00pm
11/20/16 Combined Meeting    E-Free Church (Canon City)   4:00pm
12/12/16  Split Meeting  (North) @ Sangre Cristo Conference Room-  Buena Vista  ( South) @ Hank's Travel Plaza -Canon City   7:00pm
1/8/17      Combined Meeting    Granzella Hall 4:00pm
1/23/17    Split Meeting  (North)  @ Sangre Cristo Conference Room -Buena Vista ( South) @ Hank's Travel Plaze-Canon City    7:00pm
2/12/17    Combined Meeting  E-Free Church  Canon City       4:00pm
2/19/17    BANQUET   TBD