Tournament news

If you are by any chance looking for a chance to officiate some games with FIBA referee Ksenya Romanyuk we might have news for you. There is an option and its coming soon.

We would like to point your attention to the Euro Youth Basketball Cup which will be held at 17th – 19th of June 2022 in Barcelona.
The Euro Youth Basketball Cup has became the biggest and most important international tournament in Spain with the participation of 75 teams from 20 different nationalities.
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Do we have a foul??

In officiating we have a special power. We can decide to not blow our whistles in a certain situation. The power of a no call implies we understand very well what’s going on. We need to be in the right place to observe what is happening, and discover that the minor incidental contact did not influence the outcome of the play.  Even after some 20 years in the business: tricky and sometimes after a play where I swallowed my whistle I just feel sad because the reactions of players involved tells me I should not have kept quiet. More often than not in such situation it’s a matter of position and having an open look or not.  It gives me some homework for the upcoming off season to rewatch games, and watch clips as down below. Question : Do you call a foul or not, and in both cases: Why? Lees verder “Do we have a foul??”

Fake or foul??

We as referees need to be aware that sometimes players will try to trick us into calling a play the other way. And off course sometimes it looks like they are tricking us, but we are a little bit out of position so the play is not what it seems to be. With all that in mind let’s check this clip from Basketball Nederland and find out what is happening. Are we witnessing a foul or a fake? And why do you think so?
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Violation yes or no?

Covering your violations as a refereeteam is one of the major assets you have in taking control of your game. That being said we do not promote blowing your whistle like a overhyped cowboy in the Wild West.
Let’s check the clip down below and see if you would blow your whistle. The yes or no is less interesting than the reasoning behind it.
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How many?

Basketball is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. The great Forrest Gump could have said it. As we first saw the clip below the awesome ‘Stupid is as stupid does’ came to mind as well. But the let’s assume for the sake of argument here: Ball is released before the shooter is back on the floor. How many points are you awarding if it happens in a regular game?
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