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 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
We still feel it’s kinda of a lyric from an unknown (or perhaps even unwritten) doo wop song: block/charge/flop ? What do you think of the clip Sam Subby selected??? And let’s be real: we’re not here to criticise the refs, we’d like to hear what YOU would call and why? Lees “Doo-Wop Friday! Charge/block/flop?” verder
Referees should use only the official signals defined in the FIBA Basketball Rules. It is a professional sign and attitude to use only the official signals. Personal habits and preferences only demonstrate a lack of understanding and professional attitude.
Lees “Signals and Reporting!” verder
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!
Lees “Don’t be shy, let’s hear your opinion and tell us why” verder
FIBA has issued a new version of the interpretations. Check the document in the post below and see for yourself if you understand the changes!
Lees “The new interpretations!!!” verder
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
Sam Subby provided us with a nice backcourt or not clip earlier this week. We had a lot of input on that one. Lees “Backcourt or legal play? #ourdecision” verder
The answers to this clip we found in the socials of Ksenya Romanyuk provided a lot of reactions, alltho nearly all were the same. Our decision is not gonna be any different. Lees “Let’s see what you have on this play? #Ourdecision” verder
A pre-game conference is absolutely necessary. The concept is to ensure you and your partner(s) are on the same page when officiating together. This promotes good teamwork and good officiating. Lees “Always a Pregame!!” verder