Players are getting smarter and faster, so we as the designated referees should develop accordingly. That means we have to be aware of what happens when players are in the act of shooting. Shooters will try to make believe they were hit against the rules, but that is not always the case. And still we need to protect the shooter. A player in the air is vulnerable. If we don’t watch carefully players will get hurt. And to avoid that we have to protect the shooter. Lees “Protect the shooter!” verder
Surfing around youtube you sometimes find real diamonds of clips. This one is quite interesting. I hope we don’t have to debate on this being a foul or not, but what would you decide to be the gravity of the foul??And please be so kind as to tell us why Lees “What’s your decision and why??” verder
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 we salute the makers of this video. Lees “Traveling (refresh)” verder
Even on video this one is a difficult situation. And that’s counted with repeat and slow-mo. Can you imagine being on court and having to make the correct decision??? Please do share your opinion with us! And tell us why you think you make the correct call!
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We will never try to tell you that officiating is easy. Off course you can make it easier on yourself in a number of ways: being in the right spot, looking at the right area of responsability, decent knowledge of rules and interpretations and so on. We absolutely feel that checking clips will help you improve. If you analyse clips, being it high level or your own games, you will grasp the essential of what has happened, and will be able to recognise things happening in one of your coming games. That said… Lees “Now what?” verder
Alltho the criteria for U fouls are quite clear it sometimes is hard to decide weather to call a normal foul or an unsportsmanlike. It’s important to talk about stuff like this before the game to make sure that you are on the same page with your partner(s). Let’s hear it for this one! Do you call U or normal foul??? Lees “U foul or Normal foul?” verder
Not everybody is lucky enough to have IRS present to help you make the best call possible. Therefore we need to hustle as a team (2po as well as 3po) to be able to assist on certain plays. The clip shown down here shows a turnover situation where the refs use the help of the IRS to upgrade to an Unsportsmanlike foul. Do you agree?? And will you remember this situation as you step on court later this weekend to make the correct decision??
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As season is about to be back on track (or already has restarted) after the Christmasbreak it’s smart to prepare for what’s going to happen on court. This weekend my season tips of on saturday , so I’m going to see if I recognize correctly what’s happening as players bump into each other. You joining?? Would you call a charge or a block?
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Sometimes players try to trick refs into giving their opponent a foul. And sometimes they manage to do so. In order to be able to make the right call it is important to understand what happens on a court. We’ve found a clip with lots of nice examples and rewinds. Just take a little time to watch them and see if you understand what’s happening. Would you call the foul or the flop??
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