Monday, 08/31/2020

From: Anabell Ramirez, President

Good Afternoon,

I hope this email finds you and your families safe and healthy. I would like to thank the members who have registered and paid their dues for 2020/2021.

I recently met with the CBOA Board as well as the SGV Board and the current update is the season is tentatively set to begin on March 12, 2021. Please keep in mind that we will abide by the guidelines that the state of California imposes. Given this new information, we have extended the payment due date to September 30, 2020. 

Please take time to fill out the application and send your dues in the amount of $145.00 to the address listed below. As always, if finances are an issue, please reach out to myself or any Board member to find a solution. Please send your check, money order or cashier’s check made out to San Gabriel Valley Basketball Unit/CBOA and mail to:

SGV Basketball Unit
P.O. Box 7232
Alhambra, CA 91801

Stay safe and healthy!


Thursday, 07/30/2020

From: Michael Guzman, Secretary/Treasurer

Good Evening Unit Members,

I hope you are all safe and well during these unpredictable times.  I write to you tonight to inform you that the deadline for Dues submission for the upcoming season has been pushed back to Monday August 31, 2020. Please communicate either to myself or any member of the Board your status for the upcoming basketball season. If you plan on being a member this season, please submit an application and let a Board Member know, when will you be able to submit your fees.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


Wednesday, 06/10/2020

From: Mike Guzman, Secretary/Treasurer

Hello Amazing Unit Members,

Just checking in on everyone…I hope this email finds you safe and well. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Unit members who have filled out their application and paid their dues for the upcoming 2020-2021 basketball season.

As California slowly re-opens and people return to work, I just wanted to remind you that your Board Members are here for you.  We are here for you as individuals and as members of the Unit as a whole.  That being said, I really need you to take a few minutes and fill out an application, if you are even thinking about returning this coming season to officiate.  We are in the second week of June.  I want to be sure that every member has their instructional kits in their possession as soon as possible.  I need an accurate number so I can place the order.

That being said, if for any reason you cannot pay your dues at this time, please reach out to any Board Member you feel comfortable with and give them a call. The application is the first step.  If you are ready to pay your fees, here is the information you will need:

Please mail your Unit dues in a check, money order or cashier’s check in the amount of $145.00 made out to the San Gabriel Valley Basketball Unit/CBOA and mail to:

SGV Basketball Unit
PO Box 7232
Alhambra, CA 91801

If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact me.

Hope to hear from you soon,
Stay Healthy, Stay Safe…


Monday 06/08/2020

From: Todd & Ernesto, Co-Instructional Chairs

Greetings fellow SGV Members,

We hope this email finds you and your families healthy and safe! 2020 has thrown a lot at all of us and has disrupted many aspects of our lives including basketball!

Currently, there is uncertainty regarding if and when High School basketball will happen.  The CIF and the schools are in constant communication trying to figure this out.  Many proposals are being kicked around and as soon as something concrete is announced, we will pass along the information.

In the meantime, we are planning to go through the certification process as we are preparing our instructional plan with the assumption that basketball will be a go even if the season calendar is different than it’s traditional dates.

The way we deliver that instruction maybe very different with virtual instruction replacing in person instruction. Zoom Video Conference platform maybe our new best friend. While we all prefer in person instruction, Zoom may allow us the opportunity to bring in more high profile speakers who would not be available to fly out to LA but would be willing to do a Zoom Presentation.  We are putting together a wish list of speakers and  also developing a list of topics that we want to present this season.

During this time, if you are not a Zoom person, it would be a good idea to get familiar with it.

There are very few rule changes this season and we are awaiting guidance on any changes in the area of player and officials’ safety.

We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.  Until then please keep the faith during these unprecedented times!


Thursday 05/14/2020

From: Anabell Ramirez, President

Dear Members and Prospective Members,

On behalf of the Board, we hope this email finds you and your families well and safe. As promised, we are sending out updates as we receive them to ensure our members stay informed and are able to fully prepare for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.

Our communication has come from CBOA. At this time, please fill out the application on the CBOA website. Please send your dues in the amount of $145.00 on or before June 30, 2020. Checks can be made payable to and mailed to:

SGV Basketball Unit
PO Box 7232
Alhambra, CA 91802

With the association setting a firm due date, I would like to reiterate, should any member forsee challenges with meeting the deadline please reach out so we can discuss a plan action for you. We understand the sensitivity of the issue at hand and ensure your full privacy as we navigate through this together. In the event the 2020/2021 season does not take place, dues will not be lost as CBOA will be rolling all payments onto next year’s fees. 

Again, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. On behalf of the Board and I, I thank you for your dedication and understanding to the Unit, the game and the young athletes. I look forward to keeping you updated as we await the 2020/2021 season.


Friday, 05/08/2020

From: Anabell Ramirez, President

Dear San Gabriel Valley Members,

As the unprecedented COVID-19 situation remains fluid, the San Gabriel Valley Unit Board extends their well wishes for health and safety to you and your families. While we know the situation is temporary, it has challenged every aspect of our daily lives, and the sport we love.

Please note that the Board has been monitoring the current situation and taking all safety precautions to ensure we abide by the guidance of our city and state officials. Although, we have yet to receive confirmation of course information, season dates, and schedules, we are preparing to move forward with the 2020-2021 basketball season. Registration information and other updates will be sent as soon as they are confirmed. The CBOA and Arbiter websites are fully available for access and profile updates. Please log in and make any necessary changes, so we have your current information.

We also understand that the COVID-19  situation has impacted our members and their families in different ways and to different extremes. We have great regards for the concerns of our officials, especially during this difficult time. Because of this, should you foresee any challenges impacting your ability to return (registration fees, course dates, etc) please contact me or any Board member directly so we can navigate an individual plan. As a member, we value you and the skills you bring to the unit. Your Board members and myself are available for any questions or concerns you may have.

On behalf of the San Gabriel Unit Board and I, we look forward to preparing for a much anticipated season of basketball. When we emerge from this, our officials will be ready to do what they do best. I can’t wait to see you all on the court!

Stay safe


Sunday, 12/29/2019

From: Todd Layfer, Co-Instructional Chair

SGV Members,

Hope your season is going well and you had a chance to enjoy the holidays. Ernesto and I wanted to address a few situations that have occurred this season so that we are all on the same page.

Fashion Police

Teams seem to have gotten the message. We have seen fewer issues on fashion this season. As a refresher:

Undershirts must be a similar color to color of the Jersey. This is most restrictive rule and easy to enforce. If home team has it’s white jersey on then undershirt must be white.

More color options exist for headbands, wristbands, arm sleeves, knee sleeves, compression shorts and tights. Four options exist: Black, White, Beige or predominant color of uniform Jersey. Same color must be worn by all players on same team on these items.

For Medical devices including Patella bands and knee braces are not subject to color restrictions. Simply stated if it’s for medical reasons then no color issues.

Interrupted Dribble

If A1 while dribbling: (a) the ball hits A1’s foot or leg and bounces away but A1 is able to overtake and pick it up; or (b) A1 fumbles the ball in ending the dribble so that A1 must run to recover it.

A1 may recover the ball but may not dribble again. If A1 dribbles again it’s an illegal dribble violation.

If A1 while dribbling and loses control of the dribble and it hits B1’s foot or leg and A1 recovers the ball, A1 can dribble again since the ball was touched by an opponent.

Scoring error at end of the game

The score at the end of the 4th quarter is Arcadia 55 and Poly Pasadena 55. Before the start of overtime, the Poly Pasadena table notifies the officials of a scoring error and that Arcadia had only 54 points in the scorebook.

Since this mistake was discovered prior to start of OT, the game is over and no OT will be played. However, if OT has started, then OT period is played even though there was scoring mistake.

Number of Players Required to Play

Team must start the game with 5 players. Once the game has started a Team can play with less than five players only when there are no eligible players to replace disqualified or injured players.

Behavioral Warning for Head Coach

A courtesy warning..not a Mandatory warning. One warning only and must be recorded in scorebook with the time and period when it was given. After the warning no more warnings and go to a Technical.

Keep in mind you can go right to a technical foul if that is what is warranted!

Technical Fouls on Head Coach

There are two types of Technical fouls that can be assessed on Head Coach.

Direct Technical for the Coaches actions. This results in loss of coaching box (Seatbelt Rule).

Indirect Technical for the actions of the bench. Coach is held responsible for the actions of their bench and when a technical is assessed to anyone on the bench, and indirect is also assessed to the Head Coach. Coaching box is lost. Keep in mind there are no free throws for the indirect nor does it count toward the team foul count.

Example:  Assistant coach is running their mouth and you hit the Assistant with a Technical. You would shoot 2 free throws and it would count toward the team foul count. The indirect on the Head Coach that is associated with the Assistant coach does not result in free throws or count towards team foul count.

Free Throws

Players in marked lane spaces may enter the lane upon release of the FT shot. Players not in the marked lane spaces including the shooter may not enter the lane until ball hits the rim or back board.

Let us know

If you are aware of other situations that occur, please let Ernesto and I know. We use this information to include in our training program for the benefit of all SGV Members!

Have a great season!
Todd & Ernesto


Friday, 10/04/2019

From: Anabell Ramirez, Vice President & Ratings Chair


I hope this message finds you well! The Arcadia Showcase is ready to begin! Thank you to all who are participating this weekend! 

Olivia & I have been working hard to put this event together and our main objective is to provide 3 person opportunities on the court to prepare for the upcoming season. 

If you aren’t working, you are welcome to stop by and listen in on all the feedback our observers will be providing. The games will be held at: 

Arcadia High School
180 Campus Drive
Arcadia, CA 91006

Game times start at 9am, with last game starting at 7pm on both Saturday, October 5 & Sunday October 6, 2019. 

Anabell Ramírez
SGV Vice President 


Thursday, 06/27/2019

From: Anabell Ramirez, Vice President & Ratings Chair

Greetings All,

I hope you are enjoying the summer! I would like to thank the members that participated in the Ratings clinic this past weekend, as well as the Board members & observers who assisted. For the first time, we had a crew that broke down video of games and I have received great feedback from the members who benefited from this. 

I invite you to sign up for the next Ratings clinic scheduled for Friday, July 12, Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 2019. This clinic will have Girl’s Varsity and JV teams participating at Rio Hondo College. Please contact Miguel Gutierrez (323)595-5135 or myself at (626)201-8016 to sign up! 

I look forward to seeing you there!

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