Thank you and happy new year!

Happy New Year!

No less than 112912 hits on this site were recorded in 2020, compared to 77501 a year earlier. We were able to put 399 posts on instagram with no less than 30087 likes. We’re growing and it seems to be huge. The IG account had 1296 followers on new years eve. We’re curious to see what will happen in 2020. Thank you al so much for being part of the community and spreading the vibe. Lees “Thank you and happy new year!” verder

Traveling (refresh/Repost)

Silvia Marziali Photo by @luigicanuph

We cannot stress enough that it is important to understand what’s happening on court. The good thing with clips is that you can play them over and over to get them in your system. This video from the Italian Federation is very useful, even if you don’t speak the language. We have several Italian followers so it is with great pleasure that we salute the makers of this video. Lees “Traveling (refresh/Repost)” 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

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