Instruction Updates

Posted: August 20, 2018

Each year, we are required to assign Qualified officials for all CIF contests. CBUA has announced requirements to attain Qualified status with CIF. The requirements are to be completed by April 14, 2019, listed below:


-Be a member in good standing of a CBUA member association (i.e. OCBOA)

-18 hours of classroom training

-Attend one on-field clinic

-Pass Online Study Guide with score of 80% or higher

-Pass Online Certification Exam with score of 80% or higher


How do I earn the 18 hours of classroom training?

Below is a breakdown of how you can earn hours towards this requirement:

-Attend OCBOA general meeting

-Attend OCBOA instructional meeting (OCBOA will have 5 instructional meetings)

-Attend OCBOA make-up meeting

-Attend Full-day OCBOA field clinic

-Attend another CBUA group meeting (Max: two meetings)

-Attend IC approved OCBOA study guide session


OCBOA clinics will stay consistent with previous seasons. There will be a morning and an optional afternoon session with lunch on your own. IF you attend an OCBOA clinic and stay for the optional afternoon session you will earn a meeting credit as well.(Maximum of one meeting credit can be earned for attending OCBOA clinics)

As we move closer to the opening of registration, I will provide an update regarding approved study guide session guidelines, OCBOA clinics, and the approved list of clinics for clinic credit ONLY.

Posted: August 10, 2018

I have some instructional team announcements for the upcoming season:

Javier Navarro will return as lead clinician and assume the role of Assistant IC. Jeff Staudinger will not be returning next season as Assistant IC, please join me in thanking him for his hard work and dedication the past two seasons.

I am very excited to announce that Steve Wanamaker will be joining the instructional team as Rules Interpreter. Steve is doing well in his recovery but still has a long road ahead. Please continue to support him and his family in any way you can, and keep those prayers coming!

Stu Rains will be returning for his third season as Ratings Chair. Stu has done a tremendous job the past two seasons with revamping the ratings system and observations. He and I will continue to work together improving these areas.

Jeff Osborne will serve in the newly-created position of Mentor Program Chair. Sean Miltimore will continue to assist Jeff with the mentor program. As you recall, I made it a point during the 2017 season to bring back our mentor program, Jeff and Sean took it to another level during the 2018 season. I received a lot of positive feedback in our end of year online survey regarding the mentor program. I will continue to work closely with Jeff and Sean to keep improving it. Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have any suggestions to continue to improve this great program.

Posted: August 7, 2018

I hope everyone is having a great summer. As we all know, the 2019 HS season will start two weeks earlier. So naturally, the training program for the upcoming season will start sooner than previous years.

I attended the annual summer CBUA IC meeting in July that Brad Hungerford has held for the past few summers. There were different topics discussed with ICs from various CBUA member groups. I would like to touch on some of the highlights of the meeting.

Website: CBUA’s website is now up and running. There is a lot of information that can be found on the website regarding the latest happenings within CBUA. The online study guide and classification exam will be administered via the CBUA website for ALL CBUA member groups. The set-up of the study guide and classification exam will be the same as it was for the 2018 season on the OCBOA website. The open and close dates of the study guide and exam will be announced at a later date. The web address can be found below:

CBUA web link:

CBUA Regional Training Program: New for the upcoming season, CBUA will be hosting four regional clinics for all the CBUA member groups to attend. The first clinic will be held at JSerra High School on October 6th.As I receive information, I will pass it along to the membership. For your viewing pleasure, here is a one-minute promotional video for the upcoming regional clinics!

Video link:

Enjoy the rest of your off-season,