Infomation & Pay Scale



One of the unsung missions of National Junior Basketball is to provide a forum for the development of young basketball officials.
Though the referee program's primary goal is to secure the most capable referees for the games of NJB, the program also looks to give opportunities for referees to develop their mechanics, judgment, and game management skills. We take pride in any official being able to accomplish their pursuit of a high school, collegiate, or professional game schedule thanks to some of the time they spent officiating NJB games.
The NJB Referee Association is always looking for strong experienced officials that can help train the rookies of our program while concurrently making sure the players of NJB get the best basketball experience possible. We also accept any interested, hard-working, and devoted youth officials that want to join our crew for the season.

Keep checking for 'Referee Updates' on a regular basis for news about registration and upcoming Referee Clinics & Training.

Listed below you will find links to important referee information like rules, reports, forms, and more.

Note: Other required forms found on "Registration & Pay Process" page!

Below you will see how the referee program is structured and operated.

Association Contract Period:
11/15/2017 - 11/14/2018

Limited Winter League Scrimmages Nov - TBD
Turkey Day Shootout Tournament Nov 25th & 26th, 2017
Winter League Season Dec 2017 – Mar 2018
Spring League Season Apr 2018 – May 2018
SV B-Ball Jam Tournament TBD 2018
Summer League Season Jul 2018 – Aug 2018
3V3 Fall League Sep 2018 – Oct 2018
Game Payment Methods
  • Direct Deposit to bank account - no fee (recommended)
  • Payment by check - $5 processing fee

Work assignments for the period
  • Turkey Day Shoot Tournament - Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Winter League Season - 1st week December - mid-March
  • Spring League Season - 1st of April thru end of May
  • San Jose Shootout Tournament - in reorganization status
  • Summer League Season - 3rd week July thru end August
  • plan 3 on 3 League & Tournament - September & October
Referee Requirements
  • All Officials MUST 1st register with our NJB National office and pay $25 Non-Refundable MANDATORY Background Check fee
  • New Officials will create an Arbiter account when registering and paying for the Background Check in the National system – this account will be available in the SVNJB Arbiter system:
    • Submit the Contract & Pay Designation Forms to SVNJB 
    • Complete and submit a "W9" Payroll Form
    • A 1099 Form will be issued to Officials paid $600 or more?
    • Complete Availability Form in Arbiter
  • Returning Officials will log into the SVNJB Arbiter system and update their information:
    • Submit the Contract & Pay Designation Forms to SVNJB 
    • Complete the Availability Form in Arbiter
    • Complete and submit a "W9" Payroll Form
    • A 1099 Form will be issued to Officials paid $600 or more?
  • Read, comprehend and apply the NJB rules for all games 
  • Submit any Ejection Report on game day - this is a MUST 
  • All Officials must attend a mechanics & NJB rules session or a clinic
  • Officials game attire is REQUIRED - NJB shirt & black pants
  • Game assignments are made through the Arbiter system
  • All Officials MUST accept or decline their game assignment as soon as possible

Below you will find other important Referee information like Pay Guidelines, Pay Structure, and Program Contacts.

Game Pay Guidelines

1.  Game fees will be based on assigned referee ratings

2.  SVNJB uses a Referee Rating System to comply with NJB National guidelines

3.  The game fees listed in the Referee Pay Structure indicate the maximum amount the referee will be paid for each league game officiated based on their rating

4.  If there is only one (1) Referee during a game, they will receive game and a half pay

5.  Late Referees - Officials showing up after a game has started will have $5.00 deducted per period which is payable to the on‐time official:  The maximum deduction will be $15.00 

6.  No‐shows without prior approval notification will have equivalent game fee deduction 
Referee Program Contacts:

Karen Purnell - Program Info & Office Manager
ofc: 408-260-0100    email:
  - Association fee & payment Info
  - Payment, contract and pay designation process
  - Payroll process data & info
Reggie Burrell - Referee Coordinator
Cell: 408-561-0165   email:
  - Program Administration
  - Referee Evaluation & Training

Kenny Jackson - Training Coordinator
cell: 408.781-6789   email:
  - Clinic, Training Coordination, Observations, & Evaluations

Eric Cordova - Program Manager
ofc: 408.260-0100   email: 
  - Officials Recruitment, Clinic & Training Assistant, Referee Gear

Tyrone Monroe - League Administrator
ofc: 408-260-0100   email:
  - Program Administration, Referee Evaluation, & Training
Referee Pay Structure
Revised 12/26/2017
Winter Referee Pay Scale
Rating HS AN D1/2 D3
Elite HS $44 $39 $34 $36
Elite AN $42 $37 $33 $34
A $40 $35 $32 $32
B $31 $31 $31 $31
C $30 $30 $30 $30
S $25 $25 $25 $25
Spring/Summer Referee Pay Scale
Rating HS AN D1/2 D3
Elite HS n/a n/a $32 $30
Elite AN n/a n/a $31 $30
A n/a n/a $30 $30
B n/a n/a $28 $27
C n/a n/a $26 $25
S n/a n/a $25 $25
HS = High School; AN = All Net; D1, D2 & D3 = Division
• Elite HS: College, High School Refs working this level in other associations

• Elite AN: All-Net and/or some experience officiating HS Varsity games

• A: All-Net and Divisional highly skilled Refs with several years of experience

• B: Divisional Refs with at least 2 years experience & excellent evaluations

• C: Less experienced Divisional Refs still needing additional entry level training

• S: Division 1 & 2 Refs attending school with or without experience


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