Referee Resources

Both BBNZ and FIBA publish referee manuals and guideline documents, which you can access via the links on this page.

FIBA has two very useful apps that all referees and referee trainers should have on their phones.

The FIBA iRef Academy Library app gives you access to all public material published by FIBA, including the rules, interpretations, manuals, guidelines, videos and webinars. You can download the app from Apple or Google Play.

The FIBA iRef Academy Pre-Game app helps with pre-game preparation and includes pre-game checklists, court diagrams, rules and interpretation. You can download the app from Apple or Google Play.


Additional Documentation


Referee Fitness

Fitness is an essential element to refereeing. The following resources will assist referees with physical preparation for their role as a basketball referee. To be officiating on the National Pathway, referees are required to pass the FIBA beep test. For male officials we require referees to reach level 10, and for female officials, level 8.