Minnesota Youth Athletics Services


Many of you are well aware that we are facing a national epidemic of a shortage of youth basketball officials in Minnesota and throughout the rest of the country. 

Did you know: According to the Minnesota State High School League, Minnesota has 500 fewer registered officials than they had in 2011.  “The shrinking pool of officials has become a national crisis that threatens to alter the landscape of youth sports as leagues and tournaments scramble to find enough referees to hold games.”

                                                                                Source:  Scott Stump, USA Today

Trusted Coaches has created a one-stop solution called Trusted Officials, that provides training, screening and education for NEW and young basketball officials on an online platform and in a LIVE workshop setting.  As a tool to recruit and retain youth basketball officials for your in-house basketball program, we are offering LIVE rookie officials training for our basketball associations  utilizing the Trusted Coaches platform at a venue of your choice. Trusted Officials will also offer an on-line training for both current and new officials. This efficient and effective platform focus on game management and philosophy, in order to keep new and young officials in the game.

Please contact  buddy@myas.org for more information.

Online training is available for prospective officials that are not able to attend a live clinic or would rather complete an online version. The Trusted Officials online version allows individuals to get the training they need in the comfort of their own home  to help them better officiate games. 

Some of the topics are but not limited to:

  • Philosophy
  • Rules
  • Mechanics
  • Points of Emphasis
  • Background Checks
  • Concussion Training

$15.00 or $30.00 depending on age.

Available September 1, 2019.

Trusted Officials will come to your gyms to equip your officials with the necessary training and education in order to Make the Right Call and Get in the Game!

  • Updated information on rules
  • Psychology of being a good official
  • Working with different partners
  • Effective communication (players,  coaches and fellow official)
  • Proper positioning and mechanics​​​​
  • Game Management & Philosophy
  • Preventive officiating
  • Interpretation and application of rules
  • Situation awareness

$200.00 per association

(an additional $5.00 per person for more than 20 officials in attendance)

Include Trusted Officials Education in your Pre-Season Meetings

In an effort to retain officials throughout the youth basketball landscape, Trusted Coaches and Trusted Officials is providing this service to youth basketball associations as a complimentary service.

Invite veteran Trusted Officials to attend your Coaches/Parent/Player meetings, to discuss: 

  • Rules
  • Rule changes
  • Misunderstood rules
  • How to communicate with officials
  • What the official is looking at
  • Answer questions 
Youth Sports Done Right