Gainesville Basketball Association offers referee training to adults and teens, with a minimum age of 16 years old on or before October 1, of the seasonal year. Each referee is required to attend Gainesville Basketball Association training classes. Training will be in the late fall, November 16th and 19th at T. Clay Wood Elementary School and December 3rd & 7th at Marsteller Middle School. Class includes information on rules and refereeing strategies, as well as on- the-court training. Applicants will be required to attend at least two (2) training sessions. After the completion of the course and passing the test, referees will be certified to begin officiating Gainesville Basketball Association games. First year refs will be paired with returning refs who will help them continue their training. Follow-up evaluations will be done on all refs during the course of the season.