Protect the shooter!

Players are getting smarter and faster, so we as the designated referees should develop accordingly. That means we have to be aware of what happens when players are in the act of shooting. Shooters will try to make believe they were hit against the rules, but that is not always the case. And still we need to protect the shooter. A player in the air is vulnerable. If we don’t watch carefully players will get hurt. And to avoid that we have to protect the shooter. Lees “Protect the shooter!” verder

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The first female FIBA referee from Italy: Silvia Marziali

We cannot stress enough that it is important to understand what’s happening on court. The good thing with clips is that you can play them over and over to get them in your system. This video from the Italian Federation is very useful, even if you don’t speak the language. We have several Italian followers so it is with great pleasure we salute the makers of this video. Lees “Traveling (refresh)” verder

Back court violation or legal play?

I think it was backcourt. No it wasn’t. Yes it was , no it wasnt …

Even on video this one is a difficult situation. And that’s counted with repeat and slow-mo. Can you imagine being on court and having to make the correct decision??? Please do share your opinion with us! And tell us why you think you make the correct call!
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Now what?

Sometimes you wish you had ten collegues in a crew

We will never try to tell you that officiating is easy. Off course you can make it easier on yourself in a number of ways: being in the right spot, looking at the right area of responsability, decent knowledge of rules and interpretations and so on. We absolutely feel that checking clips will help you improve. If you analyse clips, being it high level or your own games, you will grasp the essential of what has happened, and will be able to recognise things happening in one of your coming games. That said… Lees “Now what?” verder

After the call for a defensive foul…

We all know (at least I hope 🙂 ) that the whistle for a defensive foul more or less stops play. After the call is made other regular fouls are ignored. Only Unsportsmanlike, Technical or Disqualifying would require a new whistle. Stuff that doesn’t happen very often AFTER the call is made. I remember thinking: ‘How would it look?’ as I first was explained the rule. Enter our clipping hero Sam Subby! Lees “After the call for a defensive foul…” verder

EyeOpenerCamp 2020: In 24 seconds

As we slowly stroll deeper into January we see our 6th edition of EyeOpener approaching rapidly. As you might have noticed it takes place from april 9th to april 13th in Berlin. In this article we take you quickly (in 24 secs  😉 ) along a couple of reasons to subscribe.
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