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Quick Notes

MIAA's registration process is now open and must be completed each year at a cost of $10 per sport.

Every high school official must register with the MIAA.

The MIAA also requires a background check to be renewed every three years ($35 + $10/sport). If you had the background check run in 2017 or 2018, you should not be req
uired to run the check again, but note you are still required to pay the registration fee.

Want to be an official or know someone who does? Classes are starting in September! More info below

Arbiter's mobile app is now free to use!


Welcome to Board 130

Board 130 was granted its charter from the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials on Nov. 15, 1951. 

Board 130 consists of more than 400 members who officiate basketball games from the grammar school level to the college level.

We have active Membership and Development committees who work to ensure that our newer members be given every opportunity to improve their skills and advance their officiating careers.

We hope you find this website informative and helpful. For more information about Board 130, contact us at

September 2019 IAABO 130 Class

 Who wants to be an Official?

We are starting classes on September 23, 2019 for the upcoming season.






If you live in Essex County and are at least 18 years old, you are eligible.

The classes are on Mon & Wed evenings, 6:30 - 8:30PM, at North Andover High School.

The exam will be on Monday, Nov. 4th at Salem High School (Salem, MA)

The cost is $175

 Click the button above to register for the class

If you don't live in Essex County, click the following link to find a Board in your area.

Sportorial - New Location

You can now find links to the IAABO's sportorials directly off the menu.

This current month's features wrap up of the spring meeting, Massachusetts's own Rich Antonelli received a lifetime membership. It also features 2019/2020 NFHS Rule Changes as well as NCAA.

Board 130 Summer Clinic
Wed - July 10, 2019
Marblehead High School (MA)
Signup with David Margossian

Our second session for our summer referee clinic is set for Wednesday July 10th at Marblehead High School (2 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945)

Games will run on 4 courts simultaneously with game times of 6:15 and 7:00 (times are approximate). There will be classroom instruction for both 2-person and 3-person techniques as well as Q&A sessions with veteran high school and college referee mentors.

The camp will feature varsity level programs from around the area. This will be an excellent opportunity for referees that are comfortable with the 2-person game to get 3-person experience and mentoring. And, for those still learning or improving the 2-person game, it is a chance to work out, learn from our mentors, and be seen.

We will have many veteran officials there to help mentor as well as area game assignors who will be looking for potential prospects to add to their staffs. This is an excellent opportunity for newer officials to gain experience and get exposure.

Email David Margossian ( to reserve a spot at the clinic for either the 2-person or 3-person sessions.

Board 130 Annual Banquet 2019
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2019 Banquet
2019 IAABO Board130 Banquet

2019 Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic

2019 Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic at Beverly High School



2019 Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic album

Board 130 Member Information

2018-19 Dues:  Active Member: $105,   Associate Member: $55 (non-working official, at any level of play)

All Active Officials (working at any level) must meet the following criteria to be eligible to officiate:
1. Attend 1 Interpretation Meeting (we hold 3 per year, one in each month of Oct, Nov, Dec)
2. Pay their dues on or before the Dec 10th meeting (please note: email reminders are automated from the website until you have paid)
3. Attend a Refresher Exam meeting (dates listed below) or complete and submit the Refresher Exam (Click link for an electronic copy)
to Dan Bryant via email: or at the Fall Meetings
4. Attend 3 business meetings per year (the Interpretation meeting and the Refresher Exam meeting each count as a Business meeting)

Meeting Dates:
Business Meeting, Sunday, Mar 10th, 10AM, St. John's Prep
Banquet, Mar 26th, 6PM, Danversport Yacht Club

List of Dropped Officials:       2018-19 Dropped Officials List
List of Associate Members (non-working officials at any level of play):  List of Associate Members for 2018-19

Contact Above the Shoulders (clarification):

For the 2012-13 season the NFHS Rules Committee issued a Point of Emphasis (POE) on contact above the shoulders.  The POE defined illegal contact from a moving elbow where such contact was above the shoulders as being either an intentional foul or a flagrant one.  This guidance regarding these play situations was provided in connection with the continuing emphasis on reducing concussions and decreasing excessive contact situations.  It also helped to bring the results of such plays in high school games more in line with what is defined at the NCAA and pro levels. For more information and examples (click this link)

2018 Mass State IAABO Interpretation Meetings

3 Person Mechanics Presentation (Click this link)


Ejection Forms from MIAA Website: Player Ejection Form       Coach Ejection Form


Concussion Training Link:  Training Link

Elected Officials 2018-2019

Click on the board member's name for direct email


 President:   Fred Forsgard
 Vice President:   David Margossian
 Secretary/Treasurer:  Dan Bryant
 Rules Interpreter:  Bill "Boots" Boutilier
 Executive Board Chairman:     Pete Dion

 Area Representatives:

Area 1: Paul Halloran
Area 2: Steve Marc-Aurele
Area 3: Rick McKenna
Area 4: Bill Phillips
Area 5: Mark Friedman
Area 6:  Tim Byrne
At-Large:                                  Andrew Chaban & Tom Burkinshaw