Covering and protecting the shooter

Referees should have full coverage on obvious situations in their primary. A shot is an obvious play – always! The correct way to referee a shooting situation is to use a 1-2-3 technique for shooting situations. When used properly this technique provides the details for possible foul or fake call. The action need to have contact to be illegal. Lees “Covering and protecting the shooter” verder

Jump ball!

Jump-ball situations are exciting, but unfortunately sometimes the administrating referee is unable to toss the ball properly. Analysis indicates that 50% of the violations during the jump-ball are caused by a poor toss by the referee. In other words, they could have been avoided. Tossing the ball is something that needs to be trained on a regular basis, unlike what is currently the case. Lees “Jump ball!” verder

Don’t be shy, let’s hear your opinion and tell us why

We always stress the importance of covering your violations well. In the next Sam Subby video we can see why it’s important. Will you go for a travel? Or do we have a charge block situation and if so: What’s your call?? Please take the time to explain your idea!
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Making a call, decision making and communication

Sometimes we underestimate the value of simple basic techniques in creating the solid foundations of successful basketball officiating at the top level. When blowing the pea-less whistle it is important to have enough air (force) in a short period to enter into whistle. This creates the strong decisive sound. Given the need to communicate verbally the decision after making the call, it is imperative we retain some air in our lungs. Lees “Making a call, decision making and communication” verder