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Get ready for the 2023-2024 season!
Meeting schedule for the 2023-2024 season is available

Brand new and returning officials should attend our pre-season meetings. Get your hours for certification and start officiating for the NCOA South!

Next Meeting - IN PERSON - Nominations for board position

November 6, 2023 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Big Valley Christian High School
ARC Building
4040 Tully Rd
Modesto CA 95356

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Live Training
On-Court Training
  • Manteca Magic - 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 11/11/2023 - Ripon Super Scrimmage - 8:00am - 2:00pm - Varsity RHS & RCHS
  • 11/11/2023 - Manteca Super Scrimmage - 8:00am - 6:00pm - JV Only
  • 11/11/2023 - Modesto Christian (3-person) - 2:00pm - 6:00pm - Varsity RHS & RCHS
New Official Training
  • For all 1st, 2nd, 3rd year officials - Or anyone wanting training
  • 9am - 11am at Johansen High School - 641 Norseman Dr, Modesto, CA 95357
  • Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29, & Nov 5
Test Prep - Locations click here and log to see

Get your uniform. Look the part.

The NCOA South is teaming up with D1 Sports to offer a special discount in the month of October. You can pick up at our next in-person meeting too! Click below to get the uniform and gear you need this season.

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Why become a basketball official? Excitement.

Basketball officiating is a great way to stay active and close to the game you love. For most basketball officials, officiating is a year-round avocation that gives opportunity for personal growth and development, as well as the ability to make some extra money.

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Recruit, train, and retain. Our mission.

The NCOA South basketball officials association actively recruits and trains basketball officials for high school level contests in the greater CIF Sac-Juaquin section. Serviced areas include Modesto, Stockton, Tracy and the foothills. Our job is to train and certify officials through online and in-person trainings and to promote officiating growth and improvement in its members.

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Pre-season meetings. Prepared for anything.

If you want to referee during the upcoming high school basketball season, you will want to attend our fall meetings. New referees are welcome to join us at the meetings.

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