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Houston Chapter Playoff Assignment Eligibility


The criteria for playoff assignments has been established by the Houston Chapter. Inclusion in the playoff selection process, whether an official is requested to the chapter by a coach or assigned through the chapter’s assigning process, must be accompanied by the following requirements:

You must:

  1. Be a member in good standing by having fulfilled all chapter related financial obligations. No exceptions.

  2. Achieve a minimum test score of 80 on the mandated NFHS rules examination as administered by the UIL.

  3. Officiate a minimum of twenty (20) UIL/Houston Chapter assigned high school varsity games in the current season. This total does include tournament games.

  4. Have attended a UIL/Houston Chapter approved camp or a collegiate camp which provides education and application of 3 person mechanics. If you are currently on a college conference staff, you are excluded from fulfilling requirement # 4.

  5. Have served all Ethics sanctions received in the current season, if any were received. No exceptions will be made to allow entrance into the playoffs.

Meeting the above criteria makes you ELIGIBLE for playoff assignments. It does not guarantee an official a playoff assignment. Division IV and V classified officials may only work varsity playoff game(s) if requested and agree upon by both coaches.

Houston Chapter Basketball Officials

George Easterling, President

Marvin Webb, Secretary


Houston Chapter Basketball Officials Mission Statement

The Houston Chapter Basketball Officials are committed to providing quality officials, as well as officials that apply the rules competently.

This will be illustrated by the allowance of maximum creativity of the players on the court as well as maximum flexibility for coaches to perform their jobs on the sidelines, in both cases within the guidelines of the rules set forth by the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) which are enforced by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). Whether the games are in the Greater Houston area (normal coverage area) or any other part of the state of Texas (by UIL request), the Houston Chapter Basketball Officials (HCBO) will strive to meet or exceed the expectations of the schools entrusting us to cover their respective games.

The Houston Chapter Basketball Officials will constantly pursue these requests from both the mental and physical requirements needed to perform our requested duties competently and professionally. Our goal  as individuals is to represent the Houston Chapter Basketball Officials in a very professional and first class manner.  We will provide the best service we possibly can and each of us will do our part in making the HCBO the BEST CHAPTER IN TEXAS.

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