From time to time our head coach Bob Bhania will share some thoughts with the highly appreciated visitors of this side. We kindly invite you to react and discuss to the topics in our facebook forum or on instagram. Here’s the next edition of Words of Wisdom: Lees “Words of Wisdom!” 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
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.
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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!
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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
FIBA has one golden rule when it comes to prioritising for referee training for FIBA games – Game Control. That is ensuring a smooth running and dynamic game where players are able to showcase their basketball skills. This is the image FIBA is looking for. The two or three appointed referees are the ones who are responsible for this game control.