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...

7 Principles of Discipline

Rare topics induce more debate than technical fouls (or, of course, yellow cards). I used to be a T-guy, giving them always easily, without any hesitation, to anyone. Yes, anyone. The ones that complain, that trash-talk to their opponent, or to me, ones that flop for an oscar trophy, and the...

The Calm Before The Storm

The game started as if it was a different sport, or a different level at least. No contacts, no defence, only easy goals, like if everyone was sleeping. Then something happens and all hell breaks loose. They start to fight and complain, fight and complain, and the game seems to get out of control every...