How to Shape a Stronger Team

I know that you are open for new ideas, you wouldn’t be here otherwise. Selcan Rowles, the author of this post, is one of the most ambitious referees I’ve met in my whole life. I’m sure we can always learn from each other, and if you feel the same, let yourself be...

It’s What You Do Next That Counts

I’ve seen many games. Good games and bad ones, good referees and exceptional ones. One thing is clear from that experience. One character clearly tells the difference between mediocre and outstanding referees: how they handle their own mistakes.

5 Common Beliefs That Limit Your Potential

I’ve received an email from a bright young referee explaining how wrong he was on a tournament where all he could think about is officiating the final. He told me he couldn’t even enjoy the games and the whole tournament, because his thinking was on the nomination for the next day...

How To Finish a Time-Out

Small things make big differences. For example when all the supporters and the other team see that you try to invite the players back to the court after a time-out with immediate success, they consider you a powerful ref. Even if only subconsciously, but they will see you as a strong referee...

5 Reasons to Go to a Referee Camp

After the season finishes, I usually have a small break both mentally and physically. I try to stay away for a while to recharge my batteries after the long series of games. But then, I think the best thing I can do is to go to a summer camp! I...

The Magic of Pattern Breakers

I have mentioned Tony Robbins a lot. He is one of the best coaches I’ve known about with excellent skills to induce desired change in others. In an instant. He always says, change happens in a heartbeat. The road to get that heartbeat takes so long. I don’tknow exactly when, couple of...

5 Tips to Control Your Calls

You toss the ball. The atmosphere is great and you are in a superb mood. You slept well, ate nicely, everything is under control. Your calls show it all to the stands and to the team head-to-head. Everybody respects you, even the commissioner sitting at the table. The first quarter goes without a...

The Greatest Benefits of Being a Referee

Dear Friends, I want to thank you for your support! I always get inspired about the emails, comments and other signs of appreciation I get from you, so thank you for that! I want to go on making the conversation even more useful on the site.

Stand Out from The Crowd

I was one of the officials on the European Championship U16 Women in Varna, Bulgaria in 2013. It was a great 10 days tournament. Excellent place at the seacoast, nice gym, good company. That was my first tournament after my comeback in 2012, so I was very excited about it. 9 games and...