. Basketball returns to the hardcourts of Edmonton! EBOA-Officiated Tournaments

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. COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS EBOA referees contributed to the construction of the Saville Sports Centre by donating to the building fund. Edmonton is home to the Canadian Women's National Basketball Team.

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. PROUD PARTNER The EBOA is a proud partner of the Alberta Basketball Officials Association (ABOA), and provides referees and officials for ACAC games in the greater Edmonton region.

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. Basketball returns to the hardcourts of Edmonton! EBOA-Officiated Tournaments

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Edmonton Basketball Officials Association 

Latest News

September 7, 2021


Official EBOA Uniform for the 2021-22 Season

Welcome Back!  The 2021-22 season begins tonight [September 7th]. The official EBOA uniform is black pants, black shoes, black socks, and the official ABOA Jersey.

Masks are required entering all indoor facilities, including the Saville Community Sports Centre. Be Safe!




Member Memos

August 24, 2021 


    #1   June 2021
    #2  July 2021
    #3  August 2021

To keep members informed of what's happening, the EBOA Executive Board provides a periodic "Memo to Members."


Stuff to Know

July 1, 2021


Return to Play Protocols
(as of July 1, 2021)
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Whistle Protective Pouches

The EBOA has purchased "whistle protective pouches" for every member referee for use under the revised Return to Play Protocols. The Fox 40 Protective Pouch is designed to protect the referee and others in close vicinity to the referee from droplets while still maximizing sound power. Check your email for details on how to receive your whistle protective pouch from the EBOA free-of-charge.


League News

August 24, 2021


EBA Seeding Round starts September 7, 2021

EYBA Tentative Start Date:  September 20, 2021 

MBA (Maharlika Filipino Adult League)  starts September 12, 2021


Mark Your Calendar


Advanced Clinic

NOCP 3/4/5 and three-person list

September 18, 2021

Returning Officials NOCP 1/2
September 18, 2021

or September 25, 2021

(Required to attend only one of the two clinics)

Clinic for New Referees

[October 2, 2021 - date likely to change]

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Archive News

June 20, 2021


EBOA Clinic for New Referees Tentatively Set for October 2, 2021

​Stay tuned for pre-registration details.

New Referee Clinics


April 26, 2021 

EBOA Elects Kerron Lewis as President  

At the EBOA Annual General Meeting held online April 26, 2021, the members elected:

    Kerron Lewis as President (succeeding Will Horner);

    Warren Maskoke as Vice-President (succeeding Neil Pollard);

    Karen Lasuik, Trevor Barss and Steve Melnyk as Directors at Large

Karen Lasuik -- a top-level FIBA referee who officiated at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games -- has been appointed

EBOA Director of Education and Development (succeeding Kerron Lewis).

The EBOA also recognized Jake Steinbrenner and Bob Pollard as Honourary Life Members.

2021 - 2022 EBOA Executive Board of Directors

     President – Kerron Lewis (Succeeding Will Horner)                                                                  
     Past President – Will Horner (Succeeding Leo Mangano)
     Vice-President – Warren Maskoke (succeeding Neil Pollard)
     Treasurer – Leo Mangano 
     Secretary – Kristen Hutchinson
     Director of Education and Development – Karen Lasuik (succeeding Kerron Lewis)
     Director of Administration – Brad Hollett
     Director of Assigning – Trevor Barss (succeeding Tom Vandevalk)
     Director of Discipline and Mediation – Mark Dzenick (succeeding Joanna Wiegers who resigned June 8, 2021)
     Director of Relations – Steve Melynk (succeeding Evelyn Stol)
     Director of Recruitment and Retention – Caley Sutton (Appointed July 13, 2021, succeeding Mark Dzenick)


March 31, 2021

Matt Kallio and Michael Weiland to Referee at the Olympic Games 

Canada Basketball has announced that Matt Kallio, Michael Weiland and Maripier Malo are three of the 30 FIBA referees selected for the Tokyo 2020 Men’s and Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament this summer. Nadine Crowley has also been nominated as one of only two FIBA Referee Instructors. 

To be nominated, one must be among the best in the world. Through their commitment and dedication, these four accomplished officials serve as role models for all referees across the country.

Matt is a former EBOA president and Michael a former president of the ABOA.


January 18, 2021 

Matt Kallio becomes First Canadian NBA Referee

Matt refereed community basketball as a junior high student in Edmonton. Following a hiatus through his high school and post-secondary years, he joined the EBOA to referee again following the 2006-2007 season (when he played basketball at Grant MacEwan College). His motivation was to stay connected to the game, and he enjoyed seeing former coaches, teammates, opponents and friends in the gym. He never imagined at the time that it was possible to become a professional referee.

On Monday, January 18, 2021 Matt refereed an NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland (the Spurs won 124 - 105). He not only made history by becoming the first Canadian to referee an NBA regular season game, he also opened an avenue for young men and women to pursue a professional officiating career.

The EBOA and the City of Edmonton are proud of their native son. Well done Matt.

January 25, 2021 

EYBA Cancels Winter Season

The EYBA has cancelled the 2021 Winter Season, given that Alberta Health Services have extended restrictions "with no end in sight" and noting that it would take 2 - 3 weeks after restrictions are eventually lifted for activities to resume at the Saville Centre.




October 25, 2021 

EBOA Return to Play Protocols

The EBOA has implemented special covid protocols in accordance with the guidelines of Alberta Health Services, Basketball Canada and the Alberta Basketball Association.

All EBOA Members must complete the Return to Play Protocol Seminar and the NOCP Level 1/2 Clinic (at set times online) prior to refereeing games in the 2020 - 21 season.

CBOC Protocols

June 20, 2021

October 2, 2021 -- Tentative date of EBOA Clinic for New Referees

Stay tuned for pre-registration details.

September 2020 

EBOA New Referee Clinics Postponed Indefinitely

Due to the global covid pandemic, all planned EBOA New Referee Clinics have been postponed indefinitely.

Come join our ranks. If you are already a referee with another recognized referee association andto join the ranks of the EBOA, please contact:

     Mark Dzenick

    EBOA Director of Recruitment


New Referee Clinics

March 2020 - Updated December 2020

EBOA Social Events Postponed Indefinitely

Virtual Awards Ceremony and Christmas Social - Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm 

Due to the global covid pandemic, all other regularly planned EBOA Social Events have been postponed indefinitely.

Events Calendar

EBOA Online Store -- CLOSED

Please contact EBOA Administration at adm.eboa@gmail.com

for Exclusive ordering and payment for The EBOA Clothing, Accessories, Equipment and Resources.

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