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Interested in becoming an official?

We want to see you in stripes! Get out of the stands and into the game in time for the 2019-20 season.
Classes begin in September, so click here for all the details and enroll today.

Officials vs. Cancer Week is Jan. 21-27

Please consider donating at our next meeting Feb. 3, or online anytime via our team page. And remember to don your pink whistles, lanyards and lapel pins for all games you officiate during OvC Week to demonstrate Board 31’s unity in this fight. Thank you for your generosity!


Meetings for 2018-19 season

  • Mandatory rules clinic: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Basketball Hall of Fame Theater, Springfield, Mass.
  • Regular-season meetings
  • Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m. — Officials vs. Cancer collection begins
  • Sunday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. — Election of President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer and Interpreter; Officials vs. Cancer collection continues
  • All meetings at the Basketball Hall of Fame Theater, Springfield


MIAA Registration and Background Checks are due before the
Please see Board News or click here to get started.


NFHS Concussion Certifications are due before the season!

Follow these step-by-step instructions.

2018 Board 31 Awards

James Yvon Award (program sportsmanship)

Holyoke High School


Michael Deary Boys Scholarship

Nick Santos, Minnechaug Regional High School


Daniel A. Burke Girls Scholarship

Madison Gerry, Monson High School


Walter Hickson Award (service to the board)

Owen Shanahan



The president of Board 31 is Brian Connors. He can be reached at (413) 579-4412 or connors.brian@comcast.net
The Secretary/Treasurer of Board 31 is Jeff Rivet. He can be reached at (413) 575-2006 or jeffreyjrivet@hotmail.com
The Rules Interpreter for Board 31 is Chuck Elias. He can be reached at (413) 210-3827 or chuckelias@comcast.net
The PVIAC Basketball Commissioner for Hampden County is Bob Martin. He can be reached at 413-626-2666 or R.martin@aurubis.com
IAABO’s official apparel provider is Smitty Officials’ Apparel.
Our local provider of general officiating supplies is Whip’s Sporting Goods, 509 Page Blvd., Springfield. They can be reached at 413-739-0069 or whipssports.com