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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Become a Goldenball Referee!

Join our youth basketball referee team!

Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking individuals age 14 & older to be youth basketball officials for our Goldenball Basketball League. Our experienced officials will provide training on how to become a successful referee!


  • Registration and classroom session: Wednesday, October 9 | 6:30-8:00pm
    Mt. Tabor Middle School, 5700 SE Ash Street
  • On court training: Saturday, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 16 | 9:00am-12:00pm (check-in at 8:45am)
    Mt. Tabor Middle School, 5700 SE Ash Street
    Jamboree training games: December 7, December 14

For inquiries, please email or

Information for Goldenball referees:

  • Officials are responsible for purchasing an officials shirt. A whistle will be provided.
  • Season: Saturdays beginning January 11-March 8, 2020 | 8:30am-4:00pm
    Two pre-season jamborees: December 7 and December 14, 2019
  • Pay: $25 per game for up to 6 game schedule (Saturdays, league play and tournament)
  • Games are played at Portland-area schools and community center gyms.