Author Archives: Peter

About Peter

Peter Papp is an enthusiastic supporter of open-minded referees, international basketball referee (FIBA) and NLP Master Practitioner. Peter is the founder of RefereeMindset.com.

Backpack For Travelers With a Whistle

We begin the women’s finals this season today in Hungary. Final four is coming in the Euroleague and the NBA Playoffs are also under way. On every level, this is the most important time of the season. Youth tournaments are the best places to show off and secure your places...

Heart Warming Story for Your Inspiration

I’ve just bumped into a post on Facebook. The story touched my heart. The conclusion is so true, I couldn’t say it better, so enjoy her word unchanged. “From heaven to hell in a snap of the fingers:  I dedicate the following lines to the ones that supported me and...

How To Advance To The Next Level as a Referee

So you want to start next season in a higher league. Getting closer to the end of this one, important games are coming. What can you do to make those most crucial games part of your success story? You want to put your focus on what makes you the best...

HOW TO BECOME A FIBA REFEREE

There’s an incredibly good news for, young referees! Old international whistleblowers will no longer be entitled to hold your place in FIBA for eternity. We’ll make you comprehend easier how to become a FIBA referee. FIBA license used to be a status. Now it’s more of a recognition of good...

Referee Mentor: How To Speed Up The Learning Curve

One of our dear young readers is a blogger, so I asked him to write a guest post on Referee Mindset about his experience. He wanted to stay anonymous, though. I think you will also find it inspirational. Best, Peter “encourage you to write” Papp

Stop Thinking Too Much Will Solve Your Problems

I like young and enthusiastic referees. They want to be on the top! NOW! Even now it’s too late… This passion leaves young people with no or very little patience. But that’s normal, so no worries, my Friend! What you should consider is what it means to you on the court,...

5 Reasons To Be A Humble Referee

Steve Seibel said in an interview, “the more humble you are, the stronger you are perceived.” It is not easy to see the real meaning of this sentence. Especially when you are a young and very motivated referee. As a baby referee, you want to show that you are strong....

How to Lead a Pre-Game

One of my dear readers sent me this email the other day. “I am the crew chief on a game this Thursday night.  High level game between two previous number one ranked teams (both were ranked number one at some point this season). My situation is that my...