2016 NBA D-League Referee Tryout


The NBA Development League Referee Tryout offers the opportunity for select referees to demonstrate their skills. Each participating referee will officiate two games featuring prospective NBA Development League players.

The deadline for submitting applications to the 2016 National Tryout is July 8.

Date and Location
Sunday, August 14 at Basketball City in lower Manhattan

Space is limited. Participants will be selected based on officiating experience, which must include, at a minimum, two years of officiating at the high school level or higher.

Participants attending the 2016 National Tryout will be required to pay in advance a fee of $175, which is payable upon selection to the National Tryout.

Application Process
To apply for the 2016 National Tryout, please fill out the online application form. If you are not already a member, you must sign up for a free NBA All-Access membership in order to fill out the form.

Game Rules
NBA game rules will be used for officiating and instruction at the NBA Development League Referee Tryouts. The NBA Rule Book and Case Book are available to download through the link below.

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