Basketball Officials

This web site is dedicated solely to prospective and current JC Parks Basketball Officials for our youth and adult basketball leagues.

You will find everything you need to register and keep you informed.

League Offered:
*League rules are linked with each league below.

*League

Grades

Day/Night

Months

Pay

Location

Boys Competitive

4th-7th

Sundays 10 AM-6 PM

Nov.-Dec.

$20-$25.

The Linc

Girls Competitive (NEW)

4th-8th

Sundays 10 AM-6 PM

Jan.-March

$20-$25

The Linc

Boys Jr. NBA

2nd-4th

Thur.

Nov.-Dec.

$18-$20

The Linc

Girls Jr. WNBA

2nd-4th

Thur.

Jan.-Feb.

$18-$20

The Linc

High School Hoops

9th-12th

Mon.-Thur.

Jan.-Feb.

$20-$25

The Linc

Jeff City School District

5th

Tues. & Thur.

Nov.-Dec.

$11

Elem. Schools

Jeff City School District

6th

Sat. morning

Jan.-Feb.

$11

Middle Schools

Men's

Adult

Sun. 6-10 PM

Dec.-Feb.

$20-$25

The Linc



3 Forms Needed
 


Staff Contacts:
    • Steve Schellman, Youth Sports Program Manager
    • Missy Morarity, Adult Sports Program Manager
    • Tom Chapman, Assignor
      • (573) 353-4483
      • tchapman@psrsmo.org
    • John Schaefferkoetter, Mentor/Trainer
      • (573) 821-8444
      • johnschaefferkoetter@gmail.com
Age Requirement:
    • All Basketball Officials must be at least 18 years of age.

Pay Rates:
    • Beginning:  Not certified and 0-2 years’ experience.  
    • Standard:  Certified and 3 or more years’ experience.
    • See the contract for more details.
    • Pay depends on the league too, see chart above.
    • All games will have a 2-person crew.
Uniforms/Equipment:
    • Officials will provide:
      • Black & white striped officials shirt
      • Black shorts or pants/slacks
      • Whistle
Locations:
  • The Linc has 4 full basketball courts and is located at 1299 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
  • Please see Missy for details on Elementary or Middle School gym locations for the 5th & 6th Grade Jeff City School District league.
COVID-19 Basketball Guidelines:
  • Please read and help enforce the guidelines linked above.
  • Pay special attention to responsibilities for Basketball Officials.
  • Use your good judgment.

Expectations:
    • Provide a safe, fun, and enjoyable experience for the kids/adults in our community. 
    • Keep the health & safety of all involved  the #1 priority.
    • Report problems with coaches, parents, players, fans, or facilities to the Facility Supervisor on duty and Steve or Missy.
    • Be ready to go by the first game of the season.
    • Be reliable.  We have a zero tolerance policy for "no call, no show." We are all working hard to build up our leagues, our brand, and our reputation. We need everyone's cooperation and appreciate it.
    • Honor your committments.  If an emergency happens, and you need a sub, please let Tom know ASAP.
    • Be punctual.  If you’re on time, you’re late.  You must arrive at least 15 minutes early and check in with the Facility Supervisor.  Conduct the pre-game Head Coaches meeting and discuss all major rules before the game starts.
    • Represent JC parks well, it is a partnership.
    • Take care of yourself.  Please hydrate, get proper nutrition, breaks & rest.   We know officials are in short supply and high demand, but please don't overbook yourself.
    • Be a pro, even though it is a very tough job at times.
    • Veteran officials will help train the less-experienced.
    • Seek/renew certification & professional development.
    • Follow all facility rules.
    • Keep track of the game balls.
    • Train/help the scorekeeper and bookkeeper.
    • Help us recruit more officials.
Facility Supervisors:
    • 1 at each facility at all times.
    • They are there to supervise all activities and help you with anything (ejections, COVID-19 guidelines, etc.)
    • They will set up or set out the scoreboards, score sheets, chairs for the team benches, game balls/practice balls, sanitizer, etc.
    • Check in with them as soon as you arrive.  They wear a bright-colored JC Parks shirt.
Food/Drink:
    • $1 off all drinks.
    • 50 cents off all food items.
      • Just for leagues, not tournaments.
Assignments:
    • Through TeamSideline:
      • www.teamsideline.com/jeffersoncity
        • Log in or create an account then go to Officials Management > Assignments.
          • Will show date, time, league, division, teams, location, partner, etc.
          • Shows 1 assignment per game.
          • Green check = accept (must do so immediately, if you don't within 5 days it will auto-reject).
          • Red X = reject (Tom will get an email, will assign to someone else or offer it to the group on GroupMe).
          • Once you accept, then it will move to Confirmed Assignments.
          • You can see your partner’s name and contact info. in TeamSideline.
          • TeamSideline has a TeamSideline Officials app for your cell phone too (not to be confused with the regular TeamSideline app).
          • You will get a reminder email from TeamSideline 12 hours before each assignment.
          • Tom will send everyone a text the morning of your games to confirm your assignment and make double sure.
          • If the games are confirmed in TeamSideline, we expect you to honor your commitment. 
League Rules:
    • Each league also has a set of League Rules, see chart above.
    • A copy of the League Rules will be at each score table during the game.
Tournaments:
    • To officiate tourneys, ask the host.
    • We rent our courts for tourneys, the host hires the officials.
    • Most of our tourneys are with Hoops Midwest:
      • Mike Edwards, 417-343-9709, mike@hoopsmidwest.com
      • Steve Reith, 417-839-4559, steve@hoopsmidwest.com
Mandatory Pre-Season Meeting/Training:
    • Who: All current & prospective basketball officials for JC Parks.
      • Steve & Missy will lead.
      • Veteran Official, John Schaefferkoetter, will lead the training section.
    • What: agenda includes all the above plus mechanics, positioning, professionalism, communicating, handling conflicts, etc.
    • When: Wed. Oct. 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM at The Linc (1299 Lafayette St.) in the President's Suite.
    • RSVP: Please RSVP to Steve.
    • Paid:  You will be paid the equivalent of 1-2 games, depending on how long the meeting lasts.
GroupMe:
    • For mass communications quickly and easily .
    • Primary means of group communication
      • Steve & Missy will use GroupMe to inform you of policies, procedures, cancellations, etc.
      • Tom will use GroupMe to find subs when needed too.
    • Please only send messages that apply to the entire group. Do not send unnecessary messages. Otherwise, we get so many texts that they start to lose our attention.
    • You can Direct Message anyone in the group if you need to chat individually instead of sending a message to all. Just click on the group avatar (picture of the umpire) > Members > select the member > Send direct message.
    • If you need to text Missy, Steve, Tom, or John individually, please use our cell phones.
    • Once you have been added to the group, please send a quick reply. If you don’t reply within 48 hours GroupMe will automatically remove you from the group.
    • It works best if you download the free GroupMe app to your phone, but you can also just get direct texts.
Weather Guidelines:
    • We usually wait until about 3 PM on weekdays or 2-3 hours before the first games on weekends to decide to cancel or not due to inclement weather. Missy or Steve will message the entire group via GroupMe. If we have time, we will also text you individually.
    • If games have already started and bad weather hits, please confer with the Facility Supervisor, who will call Steve or Missy to discuss.
    • Always better safe than sorry, especially when team form the Competitive leagues may be traveling long distances.
Timesheets:
    • No paper timesheets needed.  Just make sure your assignments in TeamSideline are 100% accurate.
    • Steve & Missy will submit your games worked on the last working day of month.
    • Get paid via check about 2 weeks later.
      • Come by The Linc to get your check or we can mail it if you let us know.
JC Parks Offices at The Linc:
    • 1299 Lafayette St.
    • Business Hours:
      • Mon-Thur: 5 am - 10 pm
      • Fri: 5 am - 9 pm
      • Sat: 7 am - 6 pm
      • Sun: 10 am - 10 pm
Thanks:
    • You are invaluable, we couldn't do it without you.
    • We are looking forward to working with you.
    • We will support you.
    • Thanks for all you do.
    • Have fun.
    • Have a great game.