Charge or block?

Slowly we are heading towards holiday season and that will mean we will take a little break during off season. Since there’s not really a clue as to when the new season will start, we will slowly go towards the moment the site will temporarily not get any new updates. For now we do have a nice clip. The question will always be coming up: charge or block? Lees “Charge or block?” verder

What is your call???

Now what?

We like to say everything can be prepared. The same goes for the stuff that is happening in the following clip. If you as a crew manage to maintain the rules (uniforms should be tucked in) you would not have to decide what’s happening and how to proceed in the situation. But now we’re here we’d like to ask you: How do you proceed, and while we’re at it: use the rules to clarify your answer! Lees “What is your call???” verder

Fiba Rules explained: dribbling

Can you explain to me what is a dribble?? And when a dribble is legal and when not?? It’s good to go back to basics and understand how things are phrased in the OBRI. Referee University posted a great video in which they explained the rule with examples and articles from the OBRI. Let’s make another step in being the best ref we can be as soon as our shared passion comes back alive in the open. Lees “Fiba Rules explained: dribbling” verder

Travel or nah Part II

That was fun!! Our clip about traveling or nah yesterday caused a very nice amount of readers to hit us with their opinions. Thank you for reaching out! It makes us very proud to read so many followers from all over the globe are liking what we do. This one is a travel/legal play situation again because we think it’s important to cover violations correctly. The best way to recognize violations is see a lot of clips, dissect them and understand what is happening. If you rewatch and rewind the clips while (online) discussing with your referee friends you’ll make the situations part of your package. When situations alike happen in your real life games (yes we think there will be hoops again one day!) your mind will very quickly react and recognize what happens and you have almost unconsciously covered the play right. Well enough talking for now: click to see the clip 🙂
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Violation or legal?

‘Hey officiating! You talk about covering violations and post clips about only fouls’ was the message we got last week and sometimes it’s good to be looking in the mirror. Therefor we found a clip by the amazing Sam Subby and the question is quite simple: ‘Violation or legal play’ ?? Please be so kind as to tell us why you pick your decision!
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What do you think about the calls and how the crew handles the situation?

It’s always a pleasure to see mister Luigi LaMonica work the game. The clip we’re about to show you is quite interesting to see. Let’s sit back and watch some replays to see what is happening and think what would we call? How do we think the crew is handeling the situation?? It’s a worldcup quarter final between France and Spain, almost halfway the third quarter. Lees “What do you think about the calls and how the crew handles the situation?” verder