Eastern Maine Board #111 of International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Certified Basketball Officials seek individuals in Knox and Waldo counties interested in becoming certified basketball officials.

A class will be offered in the Rockland/Thomaston area for interested individuals.

The first class will be on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Reed’s Brook Middle School in Hampden for those in the Eastern Maine area who want to become certified, then the regional classes will be announced and offered in the Rockland/Thomaston area, Corinna, East Millinocket and Ellsworth, in addition to the class in Hampden.

The class involves 16 to 20 hours of classroom work on the rules, a written rules test, then participants will have two sessions of floor work, which will culminate in a floor test of officiating an actual game.

There is a course fee of $110, which includes rulebooks, class materials and testing.

Those interested should contact Dave Ames, Board #111 interpreter, to request an information sheet and application. E-mail at damesref@tidewater.net or call 789-5118.

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