In Position Officials Camp
Dedicated to the Memory of Rachelle Jones
May 4-5, 2019
NEW Two-Person Camp~The College of New Rochelle
Three-Person Camp~SUNY Purchase
The 2019 In Position Officials Camp is dedicated to the memory of Rachelle Jones, official, mentor, and friend. MAGBO officials are blessed to have had the experience of learning from Rachelle who was a staff member at camp in 2017. Officials in attendance will never forget the dynamic mechanics presentation in which Rachelle had all participants stand up and put air in their whistles like they had never done before. Rachelle took the time to interact with participants in a manner, which made them feel comfortable, welcome and respected. Rachelle had planned on attending camp again in 2018, but it was not to be. The entire women’s basketball community truly mourns the loss of Rachelle. Many officials in the MAGBO community officiated with Rachelle and will never forget her.
Look ahead to next season. Do you want to start working high school basketball games? Is your goal to move from JV to Varsity? Do you want to learn NCAA women’s 3 person mechanics? Do you want to start on the path to college officiating? Do you want to have a quality schedule? What are you going to do to get assignors to notice you?
Attending camp is one of the best ways to further develop your officiating skills thus improving your chances to meet your goals. As a newly approved official, the most important component of development is to attend our NEW Two-Person Camp. Mechanics and signals are 20% of any official’s rating. At our NEW Two-Person Camp, YOU will become more proficient in positioning and floor coverage which will lead to accurate play calling.
In Position Camp is a teaching camp. Your mechanics, positioning and game management skills will be assessed and evaluated by an experienced court clinician. You will be given valuable guidance on what steps you need to take in order to better your officiating competence.
Head Instructor: Joe Vaszily, NCAA Women’s Final Four Official
Conference Coordinators Attending In Position Camp: Jon Levinson, Dan Picard. More to follow.
Camp will run in conjunction with the Coaches’ Choice East Coast Classic held at two sites.
Site One: Two-Person Camp~The College of New Rochelle-MAIN CAMPUS
Site Two: Three-Person Camp~SUNY Purchase
Camp includes, but is not limited to: classroom sessions, Google classroom, on-court instruction, court clinician feedback, exposure to assignors, MAGBO Fox-40 whistle, camp T-shirt.
The best part of camp was Sheri giving me a 20 minute post game breakdown observation, Maggie running all over the court after each call you made and there were some pretty great lectures. Everyone was pleasant.
The observers and clinicians were very detailed and positive in their feedback. In addition, the guest speakers were very knowledgeable and provided great insights into the nature of the business.
Best part of camp was the classroom lectures. Being able to learn valuable lessons from current and past officials was very informative. Each lecturer gave their own story which made every discussion unique. Maggie discussed court presence and Joe V. talked good and bad plays!
Staff was amazing and so friendly. They told you exactly what you needed to improve on and complimented you when you made a correct call.
Maggie T. is always very informative and has a special way to communicate her information to her audience.
Staff was great. I will admit the MAGBO camp has improved each year I have attended. To have college assignors also on site was a great to the camp. Never know what opportunities can come out of coming to improve on the craft.
You are all consummate professionals, who treated the campers with utmost respect. The feedback was honest and thorough. The instructors were prepared for the classroom lessons, and the materials both digital and analog were extremely helpful.
Your staff is some of the best in the region.
I just wanted to thank you all for your help at camp on Saturday. My experience at In Position Camp was one of the most positive camp experiences I have had. Most notably, your ability to provide constructive feedback separates you from most. The feedback that you provided from both of my games helped me to clearly identify what I should be looking for on the court and where my positioning should be-all extremely helpful. I’ve been on the IAABO board for over 8 years. I know I want to pursue my career as a women’s official more than boys because of this weekend.
Hi Chris, I wanted to take some time to tell you what a great camp you ran this weekend. What a positive experience and working with yourself, Jon and Kerry was awesome. I’ve been to many camps in my day and yours was by far the best and most knowledgeable one I have been to.
It was a pleasure to work with your group at camp this weekend. Your staff was extremely helpful and campers were open to the concept. Overall it was a nice success for Grey and myself-Bob D’Ostilio, Vokkero Radio Communication System.
There’s nothing like waking up feeling blessed because you get to do what you love. Thank you, MAGBO, for organizing a women’s basketball camp that keeps getting better every year. From the little details of the fun facts of the clinicians to the clinicians themselves. So grateful for this organization.
I just wanted to thank MAGBO for sponsoring the NJCAA Region XV Referee of the Year Award and for sending out such a lovely email. It meant the world to me, truly. I couldn’t have enjoyed working at camp this year more and can’t wait to help out in any capacity. You’ve only to ask. – Laura Isabelle
Hello Chris, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for a great camp experience this weekend. I felt I learned a lot in a short period of time. I enjoyed our conversations and appreciate that you took time out of your day to talk with me. I look forward to taking all the info I learned at the MAGBO In Position Camp and using it to better myself as I transition over to the girls side of officiating.
I would like to thank MAGBO and everyone involved for inviting me to your In Position Camp. I had a wonderful time. You are providing an important service to the NYC area officials-Jon Levinson.
Great time at the MAGBO In Position Camp. Offered a few officials collegiate contracts! Great experience. Looking forward to working with MAGBO in the future-Dan Picard.
May 4-5, 2019
Registration is limited. Submit your Google In Position Camp registration form and your camp payment today!
In Position Camp Fees: One-day camper $150~Two-day camper $275
Option One: Submit your Google In Position Camp registration form and mail Check/Money Order Payable to "MAGBO, Inc." to:
214-41 42nd Avenue, Suite 4B
Bayside, NY 11361
Option Two: Submit your Google In Position Camp registration form and submit payment via Zelle. To pay by Zelle, the payment account name is Metropolitan Approved Girls Basketball and the email associated with this account is email@example.com. For information on setting up Zelle, please refer to this YouTUBE video.
Payment is due within seven (7) days of your registration. Registrations after May 1st must be paid by Zelle prior to the beginning of camp.