About the no charge zone …

Yesterday we were sent an amazing clip by our follower Robin Petrak. See down below for the clip of his game. We put it in our instagram stories with the question: is it a charge or a block? And the numbers went mad. From majority for blocking to majority for charge to 50-50 and 57-43 for blocking as it now.
It showed us once again the importance of checking clips and talking about them with your partner, because you don’t want to be in a game where you call the block, and your partner calls the charge or vice versa. A lot of followers reached out to us and told us it cannot be a charge, for the defender is in the no-charge zone. Lees “About the no charge zone …” verder

#Livestreamalert Bert van Slooten as crewchief

Dutch FIBA referee and on of our coaches at our 2015 camp in Berlin Bert van Slooten will headline the crew that will be in charge of Ullriken Eagles versus Liege Panthers (Eurocup Women) later today. Isak Kristinsson and Juozas Barkauskas are the other officials in the crew. Tipoff is at 19.00 and the stream is to be found down below. Lees “#Livestreamalert Bert van Slooten as crewchief” verder

Act of shooting explained

We assume most of our readers will have done their preseason tests already so this may seem a little bit redundant, but the quality of the clip is more than enough to share with you all. The act of shooting will be a constant topic in games. It’s usefull to be aware of how the rule works, and our friends at Referee University once again did an awesome job. Lees “Act of shooting explained” verder

Come on ref! He was moving!

Okay let me tell you just once more: A player CAN move! 😉

It’s often the type of calls that will get you the most -let me put it nicely- feedback from players and coaches. Are we talking charge or block here??

In the early stages of one’s career when you think: Damn, it’s pretty cool this officiating thing! it’s really hard to understand the type of things you witness on court. Hence why FIBA teaching materials are such a great invention! Grab your rulebook and try to get what’s happening in the situations you will see in the clip below.  Lees “Come on ref! He was moving!” verder

If you can’t explain it don’t call it, so what do you call and why?

Let’s dive into that Alba Berlin game once more. You guys seem to like it because the numbers of visitors are going through the roof this week. Awesome!!
Check the clip down below and let us know what you will call and why?
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Offensive? flopping?? No call??? What will you do?

Contact does not have to be very hard to have an influence on the game. But we must avoid calling all contacts. Are you still following?
In the play down below we see a player with the ball, and the angle on the play for this one is far from ideal but let’s see there what your answers will be? What will you call?? offensive? Flopping?? No call??? Please be so kind as to tell you why you pick your call. #ifyoucantexplainitdontcallit Lees “Offensive? flopping?? No call??? What will you do?” verder