The NBA Development League Referee Tryout Camp offers the opportunity for select referees to learn from, and demonstrate their skills before, Referee Operations personnel from the NBA, WNBA and the NBA Development League. Each participating referee will officiate two games featuring prospective NBA Development League players.
Dates and Location
The NBA Development League Referee Tryout Camp will take place from June 27-29 in Suwanee, Georgia, which is located outside of Atlanta, Georgia. The Camp will begin with a meeting at 7pm on Friday, June 27, and will conclude following the games and tape breakdowns on Sunday, June 29.
Participating officials will meet with NBA/WNBA/D-League Referee Operations personnel prior to officiating their first game. Following each game, participating officials will take part in a complete tape breakdown with an experienced professional official.
Camp Directors Bios
Space in the camp is limited. Participants will be selected based on officiating experience, which must include, at a minimum, two years of officiating at the high school level or higher.
Participants attending the camp will be required to pay in advance a fee of $500, which is payable upon selection to the camp. Participants will be provided lodging for two nights at the camp hotel headquarters, transportation to and from the gym for the games, and a camp officiating jersey.
To apply for the camp, please download and complete the application form and return it via fax to (212) 980-6935 by June 10. Only timely applications will be considered. You will be informed by June 12 via email whether or not you have been selected to participate. The terms of participation are set forth in the application form.
NBA game rules will be used for officiating and instruction at the NBA Development League Referee Tryout Camp. The NBA Rule Book and Case Book are available to download through the link below.
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