Advantage/disadvantage

The video we found and embedded in this article might be a dangerous one. The rules of our sport are clear so it’s just a matter of observing what happens right? Well. Guess again. Nobody comes to the gym to hear a bunch of zebra’s blow their instruments more often than the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. You have to be smart in what to call, and consistent. We strongly and firmly believe that covering your violations will make life much easier on you and your crew. That is nót an invitation to be triggerhappy and shoot on everything that looks like a violation. Check the video and take some time to contemplate on how you call your violations and fouls. Lees “Advantage/disadvantage” verder

The difference between Goaltending and Interference

Off course: preseason ruletests are pretty far away. It’s only April and all our minds are probably still subconsciously awaiting playoff nominations, but you can never know a rule too good. Therefor a little question: Can you tell us the difference between goaltending and interference from the top of your mind? If not, check this video. Wyatt Anders, thanks for notifying us! Lees “The difference between Goaltending and Interference” verder

Commonly mistaken rules

Not feeling like diving in the OBRI now the sun is coming out and you have time off?? Then it’s good that people like Referee University on youtube exist. They made a great tape about five mistakes lots of people (even referees like us at Officiatingscool’s Headquarters) sometimes make when it comes to applying the rules.Watch and learn! Lees “Commonly mistaken rules” verder

Training during COVID19

As in most countries all sports venues are closed we have big off season to overcome. As we noticed a lot of people are already working out inside their homes and we salute you all. Our friends at FIBA put together a training guide for referees at home. It’s below here. Use it as an inspiration or even the direction to start new season in the best shape of your career. Lees “Training during COVID19” verder

New rules 2020! With video!!

It makes us proud to see so many of you posting workout videos on IG to be in the best shape you can be that even us at Headquarters got into working up a little sweat too. As you might have seen on the socials there’s a proposal for new rules for next season. The pdf has been flying around , but now there’s a video too to clarify what’s changing. Lees “New rules 2020! With video!!” verder

U fouls with examples

Let’s try and use this time away from court to good use. One of the things we like doing is getting back over the rules. And one of the things people still ask questions about is the U foul. Changed some two or three seasons ago and still often people are surprised if you call it according to the instructions FIBA issued. We found a nice vid we’d like to share. Take special notice to the examples!! Grabbing a players uniform or bodyparts is an unsportsmanlike foul people! Let’s not try to handle it otherwise. Lees “U fouls with examples” verder