Officiating’s Cool & Refsupplies: Friends for life

At Officiating’s Cool Headquarters we highly recommend everything and everyone that makes our job easier or better. That’s why we are proud partners of Refsupplies. Time for a little chat with one of the owners: Johan Smulders, who -together with his Belgium colleague Yves van Cleven- started this nice new company. Lees “Officiating’s Cool & Refsupplies: Friends for life” verder

Lamonica to Lithuanian cupfinal!

Most people still consider Luigi Lamonica the best referee in Europe. It’s a pity he had to step down in Italian ligue, but it opens great possibilities for other countries! The Lithuanian federation has asked the Italian to be crewchief in their final of the King Mindaugas Cup. Lees “Lamonica to Lithuanian cupfinal!” verder

Freethrow Violations

There’s a shitload of things that can go wrong during freethrows. We’re not necessarily talking blooperwise, but violations that need to be adressed by the duo or trio. Check the tape Peter McDonald put together and ask yourself: Should I call that as a lead? Should I call it as a center/trailer? And would you call them? Lees “Freethrow Violations” verder

Officiating is sometimes just being silent

Not every contact is a foul!

Not all contacts should be rewarded with a whistle. And knowing sometimes to be silent will get you a promotion from the group of good referees to that of the great ones. Check the clip Refmate has posted!  Lees “Officiating is sometimes just being silent” verder

Zweden ik kom er aan!

Voor het eerst sinds Zehlendorf Berlin 2004 ga ik naar een toernooi waar niet van alles voor geregeld moet worden. Een nieuwe gewaarwording, en het waren toch al hectische maanden het laatste halfjaar met het overlijden van mijn vader op 28 september jongstleden. Vandaag twee koffers opnieuw ingepakt. Dat had ik beter niet kunnen doen! Lees “Zweden ik kom er aan!” verder