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

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Basketball Referee Resources

These are all the official resources you can find in the basketball referee universe. We keep them up to date.   If you have something missing, please let us know here. Use these resources and spread the word!  

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Damir Javor: Modern Officiating Personified

This season, Slovenian Top Referee Damir Javor had the best season of his life in terms of nominations: in May, he officiated the memorable Euroleague Final Game between CSKA and Fenerbahçe that went into overtime. In August, he traveled to Rio for the Olympics, and lately, he worked an NBA...

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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,...

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Joe Crawford: The Legacy and More

3 FUNNY MOMENTS – MYTHS AND TRUTHS Apart from the Duncan-issue (see down below), there are some funny and even misunderstood plays hanging around the internet featuring Joe Crawford. We tried to shed light on three of these, asking right from The Right Man what happened.

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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....

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