The Power of Cooperation

There are a lot of misconceptions about officiating. I’m sure I still have some, and the one I definitely learnt in the past couple of years is that a referee is not on the game to keep order on the court. The referee is not on the game to call everything...

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Jérémy Foucault

Thanks Peter, I found you last year thanks to Facebook, where a lot of referees share your articles. Since this time i was used to read them and it was an amazing discover for me !! It gave me the wish to go further and i’m really interested to work for...

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How To Get Up After Failure

I’ve just come home after a great tournament, U20 Men European Championship Division B in Hungary. The memories are mixed. Great people, excellent staff, some good games, more average, and 50 degrees celsius in the gym without air conditioning.

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Active Mindset Wanted

Just came home from Turkey, Antalya. The place was excellent, like if people wanted to build this hotel for sports camps (and maybe they did). I was honored to be a lecturer on the 12th Referee.pl camp with referee icons like Costas Rigas, Carl Jungebrand, and Stephen Seibel.

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The 3×3 Experience

Photo credit: FIBA 3×3 I didn’t know it was so cool! Really, I must admit I had no idea how great games were there! I wasn’t alone with my thoughts on the FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championship in Debrecen last weekend. The city hasn’t seen bold basketball teams for long, and now...

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7 Habits of Exceptional Team Players

It took me too long to realise how important TEAM is for officiating. I used to compete. Compete with my peers, with players, coaches, spectators, … everyone! I knew it was beneficial for me since competition makes thing more effective and develops great referees. Since this may be true, I...

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Peter Praksch

I started refereeing almost 10 years ago, at the age of 14. I got into the top league in Hungary in 2014 and it’s been an awesome experience for me. I’m sure all referees know how challenging it is to be the „rookie” in a league. We would always like to...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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