There’s a lot going on here. What do you call?

Worldcup clips are always cool, and this one from the Great Sam Subby is not an exception to the rule. What will be your call in this situation?? How would you handle it in your leagues??? Please share your opinion with us and lets learn from eachother.
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What is your decision and why?

If you can’t explain it don’t call it could be the motto on special Officiating’s Cool refereecoach shirts but that remains still an item for our bucket list ;-). It is tho very applicable to the way we work. We invite everybody to share their call in a certain situation and explain why they decide so. That’s the very best way of helping eachother improve their knowledge and their memory for future situations. This clip is from a game some seasons ago but the question is clear (alltho we agree we could have clipped it a little bit more fluently. We’re working on our skills there)< Lees “What is your decision and why?” verder

Another (possible) violation: Are you calling it or are you not?

Well that turned out to not even be a unanymous clip our previous clip about the travelling rule. So let’s get into another situation where the question is: Are you calling a travel or do you think: ‘Nah, I’m good’. Off course the part you are writing behind the ‘because’ is highly appreciated. We are trying to break down in clips what we see, so we all fully understand what’s happening in the play. That way as soon as we’re back on court (being it tomorrow or next season) we’ll be able to recognise the play and make the right call. Lees “Another (possible) violation: Are you calling it or are you not?” verder

Out of bounds!

We bet you guys recognize the situation in this play: you are on the lead position, and both teams battle for position as the ball goes out of bounds. If you are not 100% sure one of our editors often says: make a really strong gesture that old defense gets the ball and hope for the best. It’s not something you want to do six times a game , but if a player is blocking you, or you have a wave of less focus you can do it like that. That being said: What will you call in the clip below and most of all: WHY will you call it like that? Lees “Out of bounds!” verder

Three second violations!

Our question of yesterday caused a lot of traffic to the site and thats a good thing. It means that lots of people are putting effort in getting better as a ref and thats why we exist. We were notified of a great instructional video with FIBA guidelines about the three second rule. We’d like to thank Nikolas Sachinopoulos for his tip to the video. Lees “Three second violations!” verder

Valentin Oliot live in action #livestream @ 15.30

French FIBA referee Valentin Oliot (right in the picture) will be part of the team that will officiate Germany-Croatia with the home team looking to secure a place for Eurobasket Women later this year. He will be accompanied by Martin Horosov and Can Mavisu while longtime FIBA Chantal Julien will feature as commisionar. The link to the stream is down below.
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