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Classes for new officials start soon!

Get out of the stands and into the game for the 2019-20 season. Classes begin Sept. 16, but there is still plenty of time to enroll. Click here for all the details and start your officiating career today. We want to see you in stripes!

Thank you for supporting our 2019 campaign

Fifty-six members donated nearly $1,400 to the American Cancer Society and donned pink whistles, lanyards and lapel pins Jan. 21-27 to demonstrate Board 31’s unity in this fight. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and we aim to do even better in 2020! Please view our team page to track our progress, and contact Officials vs. Cancer chair Owen Shanahan with questions or suggestions for this season’s effort.


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