Basketball England has an interesting set of webinars coming up. The first one later this week (DATE: 2nd July 2020
TIME: 19:00 (GMT))by the famous Richard Stokes. Stokes will lead the audience through the field of sequencing plays. Lees “Webinar Sequencing of Plays by Richard Stokes” verder
MIES (Switzerland) – FIBA is taking action to ensure there is an increase of licensed FIBA female referees around the world in the new cycle of the FIBA Game Officials Licensing (2021-23).
As part of one of the strategic objectives for the 2019-2023 cycle, Women in Basketball, measures are being put in place by FIBA’s Central Board that allows an extra female referee license allocation for every National Federation for the license period of 2021-23. The expectation is that there will be a 20-30% rise in the number of female licensed referees. Lees “FIBA takes important steps to increase opportunities for female referees” verder
Even at the end of june we sometimes find very nice clips that are worth looking at and discussing about with friends. Here’s a nice one from RED , we’re going back to London 2012 and we see an offensive foul getting called. We’d love to hear YOUR opinion!
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From time to time our head coach Bob Bhania will share some thoughts with the highly appreciated visitors of this site. We kindly invite you to react and discuss to the topics in our facebook forum or on instagram Lees “Words of wisdom: The 8 ball” verder
Things can get ugly in a blink. In the following clip we see a situation escalate altho the refs at first seem to cooperate nicely, and make a beneficial call for the situation. Judging from the way things develop after that out of bounds situation the tension in the game did not leave any room for the way they solved the out of bounds. We’d love to read your opinions on the situation and how the crew handled it. Lees “From hero to zero? What do you think about the way the crew handles this situation?” verder
We hope most of our readers are (more or less slowly) starting to think about the new season. As we all have been away from the game for a long time it’s smart to take moment and think about how you are going to prepare for the next season. We stumbled upon a digital session conducted by FIBA referee Julio Anaya headlined: ‘This is my preparation, and how do you prepare?’ . It apparantly was the first session for the new platform Referees Evolving Digitally. Lees “This is my preparation, how do you prepare??” verder
Sometimes we stumble upon great clips where even a subtitle would not help us understand what’s happening. :-). The following clip was shown in the dutchtalentprogram, and the question is clear we hope: are you calling a foul or a jump in this situation? And off course we’d love to hear your explanation. Lees “Foul or jump?” verder
During this crazy long offseason we’ve seen several nice online startups appear, all aimed at sharing knowledge and improving referees. If anything good comes from COVID19 it should be that we as referees get closer to uniformly maintaining rules and regulations ;-).
Euroleague referee Sreten Radovic from Croatia went online to share his knowledge about Unsportsmenlike fouls. If you have like 90 minutes, I’d say grab a coffee and check the lecture.
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Roberto Chiari is one of the priviliged refs who has been officiating Olympic Games. We stumbled upon a lecture of his about ‘faking a foul’. If you have an hour I’d say grab a chair and watch. Lees “Fake a foul, webinar by Roberto Chiari” verder
As it is very important to cover your violations we found a nice clip to share with you. The question is clear: is it a travel yes or no? Lees “Travel or nah?” verder