CSBOA Meeting Minutes for meeting on 4/11/2013
Attending: Raymond Joe, Michael Hernandez, Carlos Hernandez, Shelly Rush, Gary Montel, Bill Huffor and Chuck French.
Absent: Bob Lantzy, Shelly Anderson
Meeting called to order at 6 PM.
First order of business:
We opened the meeting with a discussion about the meeting that Raymond Joe and Bill Huffor had with Joseph Echegoyen. They met with Joseph and heard his complaints which mainly had to do with him not being assigned varsity games in 2012 after being assigned what he thought was a varsity schedule in 2011. He feels that his ranking should be better than what it is. Both Raymond and Bill explained to Joseph what the procedure is for being evaluated and having his ranking reviewed which is done every year at the ranking meeting. If he has attended any camps or had anyone do evaluations on him he needs to communicate that to the board for us to consider. He has not done that and Bill has asked him to communicate directly with him since he is the new Member at Large. He has asked the board for a letter of recommendation so he can pursue games in another league. Bill will take care of the letter of recommendation for him. Bill informed Joseph that if he stays in our group that he needs to get three (3) 100 level officials to evaluate him in the month of December.
Next we discussed Ron Hall’s inquiry about summer league basketball and its assigning. Raymond Joe let Ron know that CSBOA has nothing to do with the assigning of summer league basketball. If he wants to get involved with that he needs to contact the schools on his own.
Next Gary Montel discussed the IAABO Camp this summer at CSU-Pueblo. They are expecting +40 campers on June 14, 15 and 16. Tom and Donnie are planning on coming out. There will be 5 courts used and this is a Boys Basketball camp. We are expecting to have a number of our members attending but we don’t know the final numbers at this time.
Shelly Rush then brought up the fact that at the end of the year when the members of CSBOA vote on the officials for playoff games there were names on the ballot that were not eligible. There were many wasted votes that were cast for these officials and those votes could be cast to help others make the playoffs. She is suggesting that we not include names of people who are not eligible for the playoffs that year. Gary Montel said he would take on this challenge and discuss it with Tom Robinson when he meets with him.
Gary Montel went on to ask all of us to:
1. Check our roles as a CSBOA Executive Board member. Are we fulfilling our role on this board? Can we be doing a better job in our assignment?
2. Recently we had Mr. Peter Webb the IAABO National Rules Interpreter attend our Colorado State Basketball tournament.
He is IAABO strong on the mechanic’s that we need to be using.
One Rule, One interpretation!
He evaluated our officials at the State tournament and he came away disappointed in many ways. He saw some great official’s but he questioned if we in Colorado were sold on our IAABO mechanic’s.
And that is the question that Gary proposes to us? Are we sold on IAABO???
And if we are then we need to be preaching and teaching the mechanic’s from day one and not just at the State tournament! We do not have the accountability that they have in Maine where Peter Webb is from. In Maine if you are observed not using IAABO mechanic’s in the playoffs you are done. We need to get to that point in Colorado was Peter Webb’s message to us!
Art vs. Science? Peter says that officiating is not an art!
Rule vs. Advantage/Disadvantage?
Gary wants to do all 10 Rules next year during our meetings taking one rule per meeting.
He would like to have 10 different speakers tackling one rule per meeting.
Next we discussed the scrimmages for next season: Michael Hernandez and Chuck French would like to propose that we do something similar that we do in high school softball. We would like to pick a scrimmage date preferably a Saturday before the season starts. Choose several gyms throughout the city that have a minimum of two gym’s. Have all of this communicated way ahead of time with the AD’s and head coaches that we are only going to provide officials at these designated gym’s and the cost to participate in these scrimmages is $100 per team (Varsity, JV or Freshman). This will guarantee officials for the full day of scrimmages and the host team does not pay. The host team can run a concession stand and will make a good profit that day and if they only have a smaller gym we suggest that they run their JV or Freshman games in that gym. Some gym’s that we would use would be LP, Widefield, Doherty, Palmer, Cheyenne Mountain, Mitchell, CSCS, Air Academy, Peyton, Calhan, Simla?
The money will go into the CSBOA account and we can use this money for needs that we have in the organization or to supplement the banquet. In order to make sure that we get enough officials for these scrimmages we suggest that we give the officials credit for one meeting for helping officiate at least a two game set.
Everyone was in agreement that we should give this a try and see if this will help us with the challenges that we seem to have every year with the scrimmages. Mike and Chuck will head up the scrimmages.
Lastly, we discussed the, “Tip the Ref’s” fundraiser that Bill Huffor is heading up. The date is Sunday, July 28th at Texas T-Bone at 4659 Centennial Blvd. from 11-2 PM. Bill will be contacting everyone that he will be asking to sell tickets and the goal is to have 40 people selling 15 tickets each at $20 so a total of 450 tickets. All of the board members are expected to be one of the 40 sellers. All board members are also expected to work that day at the restaurant to help serve and clean up.
More details about this event will follow.
It was agreed that we would reimburse Bill Huffor for the CSBOA pin’s that he had made that we will be selling for $5 a pin and the profits will go into the Cancer Fund.
Our next meeting is scheduled for May 15th at 6 PM.
Meeting was dismissed at 8:30 PM.