News

Tuesday, 08/28/2018

From: Anabell Ramirez, Vice President & Ratings Chair

Good Afternoon,

 I hope you are all enjoying the end of summer and preparing for our first general meeting on Saturday, September 29, 2018. 

Miguel & I are working on finalizing our big Girl’s Varsity Ratings Event on Saturday, September 8th & Sunday, September 9th. Teams included are Etiwanda, ML King, Lynwood, LB Milliken & Keppel to name a few. 

 If you have not signed up, now is a good time to do so. Please contact either Miguel or myself to sign up! It’s another great opportunity to be seen by the Ratings & Play-off Committees and our Assignor.

I hope to see you on the court! Have a safe Labor Day weekend!

Monday, 08/20/2018

From: Todd Layfer & Ernesto Rodriguez, Instructional Chairs

SGV Members,

More great news to share on the success and accomplishments of our fellow SGV members.

Alicia Iwakiri  has been picked up as a D2 women’s basketball official by the CCAA.

Congrats to Alicia on this great accomplishment!

Monday, 07/24/2018

From: Anabell Ramirez, Vice-President & Ratings Chair

Greetings All,

I would like to take a moment to thank you for attending the Ratings Event at El Monte High school last week. I’m excited to report we had a record number of 120 officials work and help with evaluations! A total of 34 games were used for ratings & play-off evaluations! The Unit has never seen this type of participation & it is proof that we all want to get better! 

The Ratings & Play-Off Committees will be meeting next week to review all the information gathered and will be posting ratings soon! There are also pictures that will post on the website! 

If you missed out on the Ratings Event, we will be having another opportunity on September 8th & 9th at Arcadia High School. This will be a Girl’s Varsity Shoot-out. I will be sending out more information soon! 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email at lilcon2@yahoo.com. 

Wednesday, 07/04/2018

From: Robert Aguirre, President

Greetings,

Hope all is well with you and your family during the offseason. I want to take a moment to wish you a,

Happy 4th of July

I wish you a joyful and safe Celebration of the remarkable Day in our Nation’s History.

Tuesday, 07/03/2018

From: Todd Layfer & Ernesto Rodriguez, Instructional Chairs

SGV Members,

More great news to share on the success and accomplishments of our fellow SGV members.

Michael Mojica has been picked up as a D2 men’s basketball official by the PAC West and Khiem Banh has been picked up as a D2 men’s basketball official by the CCAA.

Congrats to Michael and Khiem on their great accomplishments!

Monday, 07/02/2018

From: Anabell Ramirez, Vice President

Hi SGV Members,

I hope you’re well! This is to inform you that our Ratings Event will be Friday, July 13 thru Sunday, July 15th. Time slots will be announced in the next day or so. 

Miguel will be sending out an email & utilizing Arbiter to assign these games, based on your availability. 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing you on the court. 

Thank you

Tuesday, 06/26/2018

From: Monte Murray, Secretary Treasurer

Hello everyone,

If you have prospective members that would like to join the Unit, please ask them to fill out the online application at CBOA.net.

The CBOA.net website is not an automated system. As returning members fill out the online application I need to manually make you “active” on the site so you can log in. (gentle reminders are acceptable).

Members new to the unit, or returning after being gone for more than one year MUST pay an online invoice via CC. I will be emailing invoices once applications are scrutinized.

Reminder: Dues are currently $145.00 through 6/30/18. Effective 7/1/18, at midnight Pacific daylight time, tier 2 dues go into effect for continuing members: $290.00. Checks MUST be postmarked by 6/30/18.

If you wish to mail a check make it to: CBOA SGV Unit”. Mail the check to: Monte Murray 16654 Soledad Canyon Road, PMB 161, Santa Clarita, CA 91387

You do NOT log into the CBOA website to fill out the online application.To fill out the application go to:

  • CBOA.net
  • Click on: (left side) Our membership
  • Click on: CA
  • Click on: Southern
  • Click on: San Gabriel Valley
  • Click on: Apply Now

As you can imagine, this is a very busy week for me, as most members make their payments at the last minute. It is the members’ responsibility to get payments in on time. I currently have a few stacks of mail and lots of emails (each application generates an email). It is up to you to make sure that your payment is on time, and it is up to you to track it. If you rely solely on USPS without using tracking measures, this is on you. You can use mailing or shipping methods that allow you to track your shipment. The most cost-effective way to make your payment and have electronic tracking is to request an emailed invoice that you will pay online with a credit card. This year I am using a “square.com” account and the fees come out to less than $5.00 per $145. payment. Once you email an invoice request, I can simply use an app and send it to you via my phone.

Please don’t ask me to verify the work that you have done.

Monday, 06/25/2018

From: Todd Layfer & Ernesto Rodriguez, Instructional Chairs

We always like to share great news on the success and accomplishments of our fellow SGV members.

Today, I am pleased to let you know that Trevor Kuresa is now a D1 women’s basketball official.  He was hired by the Big West Conference.

Trevor will still be a member of our unit and will continue to contribute in any way he can.

Congrats to Trevor on this great accomplishment!

Thursday, 06/21/2018

From: Anabell Ramirez, Vice-President

I hope you & your families are enjoying the beginning of summer! As you are aware, the Board has been working many hours preparing for the upcoming season.

With that being said, our Summer clinic will be held on Friday, July 13th, Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th at El Monte High School. There will be a variation of Freshmen, JV and Varsity Boy’s games.

I will send out an email with time slots so you can sign up, on or around July 2, 2018. Our assignor, Miguel Gutierrez will be utilizing the ratings during the assignment process this upcoming season. I strongly suggest you attend one of the dates listed above.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at (626) 201-8016. I look forward to seeing you on the court!

Friday, 06/15/2018

From: Monte Murray, Secretary Treasurer

Hello everyone,

If you have perspective members that would like to join the Unit, please ask them to fill out the online application at CBOA.net.

The CBOA.net website is not an automated system. As returning members fill out the online application I need to manually make you “active” on the site so you can log in. (gentle reminders are acceptable).

Members new to the unit, or returning after being gone for more than one year MUST pay an online invoice via CC. I will be emailing invoices once applications are scrutinized.

Reminder: Dues are currently $145.00 through 6/30/18. Effective 7/1/18, at midnight Pacific daylight time, tier 2 dues go into effect for continuing members: $290.00. Checks MUST be postmarked by 6/30/18.

If you wish to mail a check make it to: CBOA SGV Unit”. Mail the check to: Monte Murray 16654 Soledad Canyon Road, PMB 161, Santa Clarita, CA 91387

Thursday, 05/31/2018

From: Robert Aguirre, President

Greetings,

Hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend with your friends and family. Just wanted to update you on some of the fun stuff stored for the SGV  Unit. As you know, we’re weeks away from sweltering temperatures as we get ready to condition and get in shape before the season begins. The season set to begin a week prior to the normal date, which means our first meeting date is projected to start Saturday, September 29th at TBD.

As for the SGV Team, we will be providing several offseason events to improve your skills on the court. Your Vice-President Anabell  Ramirez will be in contact with you providing these clinics during the offseason and sending out emails notifying you of the dates and times with sites where you be able to participate. (Stay tuned) These clinic/trainings will provide suggestions for growing as an official, handling conflict, being professional and securing contests. In addition, the clinics will provide officials with an overview of the particular sport, including pregame and postgame expectations, basic signaling, and penalty enforcement and application. These clinics will spend time fine-tuning your techniques and positioning, with instruction by position. It may also include a film review or critique after your game which will include “hands-on” opportunities while being observed by an observer who will provide reinforcement of positive actions a! nd feedback on areas where improvement is needed. Finally, we will also be providing 3-person games for those officials who are looking into improving their craft on the court as well.

Lastly, our next scheduled Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for July 16th. Feel free to join and sit in on a meeting and see what goes on behind the scenes. There’s a lot that is talked and planned during these meetings to better our Unit. If you are not able to attend, I encourage you to contact any of your Board of Director Office Members or continuously check the SGV  website to gather updates and information, share ideas on what you would like to see within our Unit as we plan for this new season. Till then, do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns you would like to talk about.

Again, enjoy the summer and I look forward to seeing you down the road.

Tuesday, 05/29/2018

From: Todd Layfer & Ernesto Rodriguez, Instructional Chairs

SGV Members,

We are pleased to offer a great opportunity for off-season training and a chance to be observed and offered feedback at a local camp.

Lucy Banuelos has generously offered to allow SGV members to attend her long running UCLA girls camp for FREE!  That’s right you can have a camp experience without the camp fees with a deposit of $25 to secure your spot, which will be refundable upon completion of the camp.

The camp held on the UCLA campus will take place on June 22nd and 23rd with games starting at 5:00pm on Friday the 22nd and 9:00 am on Saturday 23rd. 

You will be required to sign up online by Friday, June 8, 2018: Act now as space is limited for this incredible offer! Your games will be videotaped and you must bring a USB flash drive. Bring your laptop as well if you like. Parking will be Free if you sign up by Friday, June 8, 2018.

You can sign up online by clicking on the hyperlink below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNt0p9CCIikOp_0d-nc90uKUPHaW9-chw6J7uyKQ0h90IdFw/viewform

Water and snacks will be provided.

The keynote speaker for the camp will be NBA official, Justin Van Duyne who is scheduled to speak on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00am.

Thanks to Lucy for her generosity and passion to help SGV officials be the best they can be!

Saturday, 05/19/2018

From: Monte Murray, Secretary Treasurer

Dues for the 2018-2019 Season are now being accepted. Dues for returning members in good standing are:

 $145.00 through 6/30/18

$290.00 7/1/19

To be considered in “good standing” any outstanding fees must be up to date. Dues will not be accepted until the returning member is in good standing. 

Dues for new members are $145.00.

If you wish to pay by credit card email your request to sgvunit@gmail.com and an invoice will be sent. An additional fee of .30 & 2.9% will be added to the charge. 

Friday, 05/18/2018

New Assignor and Instructional Chairs Announced

Dear SGV Members,

Hope all is well with you and your families during the off-season. Just wanted to announce, it is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Miguel Gutierrez as our Unit Assignor for the San Gabriel Valley Basketball Officials Association 2018-2019 season. His first day was May 14, 2018. His job responsibilities will include coordinating all CBOA-SGV aspects of assigning duties as it pertains to The Arbiter and Unit Membership. 

Miguel will work closely with the Ratings, Instructional and Playoff Chairpersons development team on all aspects of developing every official and providing the tools to improve their skills on and off the court. Miguel will also work closely with the Schools in our service area and our new vision of how to widget the services out to them through technology. 

Miguel looks forward to becoming part of the SGV Unit and working with you all. He can reach via email at Control2t@yahoo.com if you have any questions for him. 

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Instructional Chair(s) Ernesto Rodriguez and Todd Layfer who will join the San Gabriel Valley Basketball Officials Association team for the 2018-19 season. Their first day was May 14, 2018. The task of responsibilities will include coordinating all aspects of CBOA Instructional duties with the Unit Membership. Ernesto & Todd will closely work with you all on the development and provide the tools to improve your skills on the court as it pertains to the certification of CBOA rules/mechanics. They too will work closely with the Schools in our service area to provide them the rules interpretation they may have questions regarding. Instructional Chair team will bring their own vibrancy and commitment. These talented pair look forward to becoming part of the SGV Unit and working with you all. 

Ernesto & Todd look forward to becoming part of the SGV Unit and working with you all. They can be reached via email at rodrigeref@yahoo.com – tlayfer1@aol.com if you have any questions for them both.

I’m delighted to welcome your Assignor Miguel Gutierrez and Instructional Chair(s) Ernesto Rodriguez and Todd Layfer to the SGV team! 

Thank you,
Robert Aguirre
SGV President

Thursday, 03/29/2018

From: Lucy Banuelos, SGV Instructor

The following message are from SGV Unit members Mike Nugent and Lucy Banuelos.

Click on the REFU1N1 – 2018 Flyer [PDF] for the 13th year of this highly successful officials’ training camp. We are back at UCLA this summer and are proud to say that 5 campers from the past couple of sessions worked CIF or LA City Finals this just concluded season.  Registration starts April 1, 2018.

Thanks so much

Wednesday, 01/31/2018

From: Esther Hsu, Instructor

I would love to spread the word and invite our unit to attend our camp!

This will be our 4th annual “The Camp To Get You Ready For Camp”, where we focus on teaching 3-person mechanics, networking, videotaping and video breakdown.

We will also have several collegiate coordinators in attendance, so hopefully, this will be a great opportunity for the SGV unit officials to get their names and faces out there in front of these assignors if they’re interested in working college basketball. 

campers can visit our website, www.thefoundationofficialscamp.com for registration and more information.

Thanks so much

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