U fouls with examples

Let’s try and use this time away from court to good use. One of the things we like doing is getting back over the rules. And one of the things people still ask questions about is the U foul. Changed some two or three seasons ago and still often people are surprised if you call it according to the instructions FIBA issued. We found a nice vid we’d like to share. Take special notice to the examples!! Grabbing a players uniform or bodyparts is an unsportsmanlike foul people! Let’s not try to handle it otherwise. Lees “U fouls with examples” verder

Cover your violations! Like carrying

We cannot stress it enough. Even in times of COVID19 ;-): Cover your violations!! Players and coaches will focus on themselves instead of on us as referees. And if you let go a violation like carrying and call the foul that comes , you are putting the defense on a MAJOR disadvantage. Check the clip below and think what would happen if you’d let go the carrying and call the foul. What would it do to the atmosphere in the game? Lees “Cover your violations! Like carrying” verder

How to Call contact – Chris Delany

It’s important to be on the same page with your team as it comes to calling contact. In Toronto Canada they put in quite a nice effort in tutoring their officials. We stumbled upon a lecture by Chris Delany about ‘How to call contact’. Take some time to follow his story and select those aspects you think will make your life on court easier! Lees “How to Call contact – Chris Delany” verder

Dealing With coaches – Oggie Sokolovic

Sometimes dealing with coaches is one of the most difficult tasks at hand in a game. The challenges are real and it’s good to hear experienced refs out how they handle stuff. Not to say that they will give you the only right way, but in sharing experiences we can learn from eachothers experiences. Here’s a nice lecture from Oggie Sokolovic who speaks at the event for Toronto Basketball officials. Fifty interesting minutes that will help you build a roadmap to easier dealing with coaches. Enjoy! Lees “Dealing With coaches – Oggie Sokolovic” verder

Scoring on your own basket and getting a U foul along

Time to get together!

Scoring on your own basket is bad. But sometimes it happens by accident. We stumbled upon a clip of a team that scored on their own basket from threepointrange. Wowzers! We’re talking worldcup here! Lees “Scoring on your own basket and getting a U foul along” verder

Charge block or push – the answer

By special and repeating request we are going to try to post our answers to clips some five or six days after the original post. We are not going to distribute them on the socials, so if you want to know how we feel : check back and add us to your bookmarks! 🙂 Lees “Charge block or push – the answer” verder

Defensive? Offensive? No call? What we would do (answer)

By special and repeating request we are going to try to post our answers to clips some five or six days after the original post. We are not going to distribute them on the socials, so if you want to know how we feel : check back and add us to your bookmarks! 🙂 Lees “Defensive? Offensive? No call? What we would do (answer)” verder