In a crew of referees you are never alone. Make sure you are on the same page by creating a solid pregame talk. Make sure you know how to act in situations. The following clip shows a nice example of teamwork. Let’s check it and contemplate: Would we have called the same as the crew in the clip?? Would we have contacted our partner to upgrade the foul?   “Teamwork!” verder lezen

More info on EyeOpener Camp 2019

At officiating’s cool we are always looking to help referees improve. If you want to become a better referee there are lots of things you can do. Internet is stacked with clips and instructions. The only thing you need to make sure is you’re not watching clips or instructions with old rules like we did ourselves some days ago.  “More info on EyeOpener Camp 2019” verder lezen

No charge zone… explained !

Since a couple of years we’re dealing with the no charge semi circle as the official wording is in the official rules. Took a while for me to build it into my system I have to confess (and I know some people think I still haven’t mastered it yet 🙂 )
Peter Smith uploaded a great video with good and decent explanation. Mind you: the rules have already changed a bit: a defender should have at least one foot in or on the area to be in the required spot!  “No charge zone… explained !” verder lezen

Traveling – Let’s get it right!

I’m sure that everybody studied the new traveling rules over last summers, and let’s be honest: we know better than coaches and players who are complaining.  Let me ask that one again: Do we really?
Peter McDonald made a great video about the new traveling rules. It’s a nice refresh for all us refs and even for players and coaches. Great work Peter! “Traveling – Let’s get it right!” verder lezen

Charge block refresh

We’ve been away from officiating for a while due to private circumstances, but were back on court last week and had a great comeback game so now it’s time to work on the site again too!

Charge/block will never stop being  a spectacular topic where players and refs will have different opinions. So make sure you know the rules!  “Charge block refresh” verder lezen

Season has started! YOU Make the call

Dutch talents kicked off their season. The guys in blue (you might have guessed it) are their coaches

Okay season has started for lots of us. Yours truly was on court twice last weekend and had to give his first Disqualifying foul in like 12 years. But the game is on! That means we need to up our game. No more freeweeling like perhaps in preseason sometimes is the case. It’s time YOU make the call!
“Season has started! YOU Make the call” verder lezen