Officiating’s Cool started as a side branch of the Dutch basketball website www.ibasketball.nl early in the season 2014-2015. It was like a mantra as I tried to build a group of referees with the club I was at back then.
The idea is that if you spread the word ‘Officiating’s Cool’people will start believing you and will start to jump on the train. When people want to be part of something special they will start wanting to get better and that’s the mindset we are looking for.
We aim at helping people improve their officiating, in a constructive way. As the famous French referee Eddy Viator always states: Strong and fair.