A little more inspiration #fitref

Now the weather seems to be improving it might be nice to get some more inspiration in keeping yourself fit, or working towards your best self. Let’s not act like nothing is wrong anymore but in case you need a little hand the pdf fiba issued last month might be helpful. See below for more. In the meantime when you’re working out to be in great shape next season and are taping it to share on social media let’s see if we can find eachother using the hashtag #fitref FIBA_Referee_Training_2019_ENG_Low


The video we found and embedded in this article might be a dangerous one. The rules of our sport are clear so it’s just a matter of observing what happens right? Well. Guess again. Nobody comes to the gym to hear a bunch of zebra’s blow their instruments more often than the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. You have to be smart in what to call, and consistent. We strongly and firmly believe that covering your violations will make life much easier on you and your crew. That is nót an invitation to be triggerhappy and shoot on everything that looks like a violation. Check the video and take some time to contemplate on how you call your violations and fouls. Lees “Advantage/disadvantage” verder

The difference between Goaltending and Interference

Off course: preseason ruletests are pretty far away. It’s only April and all our minds are probably still subconsciously awaiting playoff nominations, but you can never know a rule too good. Therefor a little question: Can you tell us the difference between goaltending and interference from the top of your mind? If not, check this video. Wyatt Anders, thanks for notifying us! Lees “The difference between Goaltending and Interference” verder

Commonly mistaken rules

Not feeling like diving in the OBRI now the sun is coming out and you have time off?? Then it’s good that people like Referee University on youtube exist. They made a great tape about five mistakes lots of people (even referees like us at Officiatingscool’s Headquarters) sometimes make when it comes to applying the rules.Watch and learn! Lees “Commonly mistaken rules” verder

Training during COVID19

As in most countries all sports venues are closed we have big off season to overcome. As we noticed a lot of people are already working out inside their homes and we salute you all. Our friends at FIBA put together a training guide for referees at home. It’s below here. Use it as an inspiration or even the direction to start new season in the best shape of your career. Lees “Training during COVID19” verder

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