4 Things You Should Know About Darell Garretson

This month, late NBA official Darell Garretson joined the NBA Hall of Fame. Few would argue that after officiating more than 2,000 NBA games, including 269 play-off and 41 finals match-ups from 1967 to 1994, there is anything left to say to justify his election into the Hall of Fame. Besides officiating...

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Advanced Tips from Joe Crawford – Difficult Situations

PRE-GAME PREPARATION AND CONTROL MANAGING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS Basketball is a game filled with emotions. It happens just too often that some participants go beyond the line and show signs of frustration. The referees are indeed part of the game and should act as an intermediary. However, there are times when...

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Joe Crawford: Advanced Tips on Improvement

ON AND OFF-COURT IMPROVEMENT FOR REFEREES OF ALL LEVELS In a short interview published by the NBA, Joe said that the premise of officiating at any level is to get the plays right. In this part of our series, we explore how to actually get those plays right and how...

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Selcan Rowles

I have been following your work for a little while and having worked with you almost the whole season, last year on this date I applied for the highest officiating award in the UK. Referee Mindset has helped not only to find the courage but also has been an indispensable tool to acquire...

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Marli Kasemi

The course was good, I really enjoyed it and some of the exercises are now part of my practice before the game and during the season. It would be a great step ahead if you will provide us as referees new studies for the psychological preparation.

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Luigi Lamonica

[…] and I thought on you and your website as I think it is one of the most followed and appreciated web site in referee world.

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Joshua Holtermann

2 weeks ago I visited a Workshop about mental preparation, by this the Speaker had some quotations from your articles and so I looked at your Website and found it very interesting.  I have summarised in german some articles of your blog.

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Simas Baranauskas

I have been part of the psychology course organised by Peter and it has been a great help. The course material is really good and the best thing from the course was communication with Peter himself. He helped to to prepare myself for a few important games and I feel...

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