For the sixth time the International Eastercup in Moabit Berlin will host a refereeclinic and just like in previous years Bob Bhania wil highlight the staff. The tournament and the clinic take place from April 6th to April 10nd 2023. will take care of organising the event in cooperation with the Lions from Moabit. Some of you all (and thats not all of you!) will have received the invitation in their e-mails. If you did not, please consider this article the invitation.  Lees verder “SUBSCRIPTIONS HAVE OPENED!”

Counting down to opening subscriptions

In the upcoming days we will open the subscriptions for 2023 Eyeopener Camp. After some corona induced absences in the past years will return to Berlin for the 6th edition of their international referee clinic. One thing is for sure: Bob Bhania will once again lead the coaching staff that will feature some interesting names.
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Everything can be prepared: Communication

After a preseason game before the season I drove home, musing about the things I could have answered in the situations where players and coaches were verbally displaying their disagreement with my calls. One of our coaches always says ‘Everything can be prepared’. He most certainly is right. Lees verder “Everything can be prepared: Communication”

OBRI Updated!

A certain amount of our followers has reached out about the lack of updates. The case is not alarming as it could have been: a new job that started on November first has brought a new calendar for the week, so we are looking to find a place for everything, but it could take us some time.
The document down below is too important not to share: A new edition of the Official Basketball Rules and Interpretations (OBRI, for those of you who never saw that abbreviation before) and you can find it down below. Changes are in yellow and as you can see: effective immediately!!
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Are we calling a violation?

When taking on a big task, such as officiating a basketballgame, it’s important we do the simple things right. Violations often get neglected, and that’s a terrible waste of opportunities that can get you and your teammates with the whistle on the right wave in the game. Check out the play below and let’s see if we have a backcourt violation yes or no?
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Behind Euroleague scenes

This year the career of Mister Luigi Lamonica came to an end after the final whistle in the final of Europes highest league the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
A great document was made about the referee crew that did the game. They talk about what officiating means to them and the impact it has on their lives. Worth watching much! Lees verder “Behind Euroleague scenes”

Screens can provide a heatwave

Just like rebounding situations can prove to be a spark that turns things ugly, a screen can also be a game changer. Especially if we neglect to cover them correctly . Make sure to be aware a screen is coming in your games and adjust your position accordingly. You need to go where you got to go, to see what you got to see. That being said: do we agree on the call in the clip below?
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Rebounding the spark that can cause a fire

We have to remain vigilant in rebounding situations. Players most of the time have a good feeling of who is responsable for last touch, and pushing and shoving might lead to frustration. A picknick in the park can suddenly turn into something ugly.
In the clip down below we have a nice angle on the rebound situation. Do you think it merits a foul or do you think the best call would have been a simple out of bounds? Lees verder “Rebounding the spark that can cause a fire”

Moving pick yes or no

Whereas Movenpick is something we really like at headquarters, moving picks are something we need to be aware of and take care off accordingly. What do you guys think of this situation: Moving pick yes or no? And to make it clear: we’re talking about the ballscreen here. Lees verder “Moving pick yes or no”