Metropolitan Approved Girls Basketball Officials

2017-2018 MAGBO Women's Basketball Mechanics Illustrated Book Now Available

2017-2018 Events

Wednesday September 20th 6:30PM
NCAA Rules Proficiency Course begins at St. John Villa Academy

Wednesday September 27th 6:00PM
NCAA Rules Proficiency Course begins at Queensborough Community College

Thursday October 12th 7PM
NCAA New Rules Presentation by Jon Levinson at St. Edmund Prep

Thursday October 26th 6:30PM
Video Breakdown and Pre-Season Preparation at St. John Villa Academy

Saturday November 4th
The Magnolia Room at Bourbon Street
Bayside, NY

Monday November 6th 7PM
All Assessment/Test Review Session at St. Edmund Prep

Thursday December 14th
7:00PM or after your game
Annual Holiday Event
One Station Plaza
Bayside, NY

January 22 - 28, 2018
Officials vs. Cancer Week

July 29 - August 1, 2018
NASO Sports Officiating Summit
Say YES to Officiating
New Orleans
MAGBO Board Members attending

MAGBO's Basketball Officiating Proficiency Course Registration Now Open!

MAGBO is excited to announce the 2017 Women’s Basketball Officiating Proficiency Course, an intensive program designed to provide an in-depth study of the rules, mechanics, and philosophies specifically geared towards Women’s Basketball. Dedicated instructors will focus on the most current NCAA rules and mechanics, with participants being given opportunities to apply these principles on the court. Whether you are a veteran referee or a first-time whistle blower, if you are invested or interested in officiating this course will benefit you.

**Staten Island Course will begin on Wed., Sept. 20th and Queens Course will begin on Wed., Sept. 27th**


MAGBO’s 2017 IN POSITION CAMP was a rousing success, as 66 officials took advantage of the opportunity to GROW WITH MAGBO. With a first-rate staff, including NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor Jon Levinson, NCAA Coordinator Dan Picard, and NYC PSAL and CHSAA Supervisor Chris Kelly, officials of various experience levels came together to hone their craft and prepare for the upcoming season. At least four campers earned college contracts based on their performance at the 2017 MAGBO IN POSITION CAMP.

Joe Vaszily Endorses



MAGBO Officials vs. Cancer Week

January 22 - 28, 2018

Join the Fight to End Cancer With MAGBO!

The American Cancer Society is so grateful for the dedication of MAGBO officials to the fight against cancer! Officials vs. Cancer started in 2008 and since its inception has raised over $1.2 Million!


Making history? It's an all-female referee pairing for PSAL boys' hoops game in Staten Island

Dec. 4, 2016

MAGBO Makes Headlines in The Tablet

Oct. 7, 2016

Sue Shepherd Makes the Headlines on

Sept. 21, 2016


Our Mentoring Program brings together the "up and comer" and the veteran. Let us know if you would like to participate as a MAGBO Mentor or Protégé by sending an email to


Have you ever had a rules or interpretation question and not have anyone to turn to and ask? Did you ever experience problems or plays in games? Ever wondered how to improve schedules?

Well, here’s your solution-BLING! Call our new MAGBO HOTLINE
Your call or text message will be confidential and acknowledged
within 24 hours.

MAGBO is an educational institution to which girls basketball referees can supplement their current skills and officiating career development. MAGBO makes no claims, promises, or guarantees that members will be assigned basketball games.