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The Crown Refs Podcast

By Paul Diasparra

The CROWN REFS Podcast is the audio experience for basketball officials. It features Joey Crawford, Roger Ayers, Dee Kantner, Maia Chaka, Lisa Mattingly, Tyler Ford, Penny Davis, Reggie Greenwood, Mark Wunderlich, Diana Depaul, Scott Foster, Marc Davis, Al Battista, Crystal Hogan, Bo Boroski and many more. Hosted by Paul Diasparra. #Servethegame
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#124 Rules Talk | Episode 2 | 23 Most Misunderstood High School Rules | with Zack Murphy

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#303 RefMasters feat. James Williams & Kane Fitzgerald | NBA Finals Officials
#303 RefMasters feat. James Williams & Kane Fitzgerald | NBA Finals Officials
We are excited to welcome 2 NBA Finals officials and the creators of Ref Masters, James Williams, and Kane Fitzgerald. James is in his 13th season as Kane recently stepped away to be Vice President of Referee Operations. These gentlemen bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that they shared with us throughout this 98-minute session. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we spoke about their journey to the NBA, bouncing back from failures, avoiding trying to prove their worth to anyone, and trusting your partners. We also speak about why the older generation of referees in power positions have historically frowned upon social media content and what we can do to change the culture. The fellas also tell us about the idea behind RefMasters and some of the exciting things to look out for in the future. We hope you enjoy it!⁣ ⁣ ğ˜¾ğ™¡ğ™žğ™˜ğ™  𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣𝙡𝙤𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙈𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙥𝙥⁣ https://apps.apple.com/us/app/refmasters-app/id1640142865⁣ ⁣ ğ™€ğ™¢ğ™–ğ™žğ™¡ 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 ğ™¬ğ™žğ™©ğ™ 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠⁣ kane.fitzgerald@refmasters.com⁣ james.williams@refmasters.com⁣ ⁣ ğ™…ğ™¤ğ™žğ™£ 𝙤𝙪𝙧 ğ™˜ğ™¤ğ™¢ğ™¢ğ™ªğ™£ğ™žğ™©ğ™®â£ Patreon.com/crownrefs
01:20:45
February 03, 2023
#302 Best of 2022 Mix | 3 hours and 2 mins of our best content from the year
#302 Best of 2022 Mix | 3 hours and 2 mins of our best content from the year
The episode features our best content from the year including clips from our Mentor Community, Gene Steratore, Jose Carrion, Jarell Christian, JB Caldwell, Roger Ayers and much of our mic'd up camp content. Thank you for your unwavering support and have the best year of your life.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
03:03:02
January 11, 2023
#301 Rapid Responses 10 | Your management and communication unlocks | A Patreon Original
#301 Rapid Responses 10 | Your management and communication unlocks | A Patreon Original
Welcome back to the 10th installment of Rapid Responses, our cutting edge series devoted to helping you become a tactical communicator under pressure. We teach you the skills to be able to respond professioinally to ANYTHING a coach will ever say to you. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, the main topicss include overcoming the fear in officiating and not being scared to firmly manage the coaches.  We cover the concepts of offense vs defense, addressing proper communication guidelines over giving an explanation, and the power of changing the subject matter. ⁣ ⁣ Not only is the podcast loaded with game-changing communication content we also included a written document titled "38 Power Principles to help you most effectivley manage the coach." The written content provides so many important macro themes to adapt and the podcast will give you the effective micro responses to immediately incorporate into your games.⁣ ⁣ 𝟯𝟰 𝙋𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 ğ™‹ğ™§ğ™žğ™£ğ™˜ğ™žğ™¥ğ™¡ğ™šğ™¨ 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 ⁣ https://medium.com/@crownrefs/34-power-principles-for-the-most-effective-coach-management-468c60ef6b63⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
01:08:23
December 22, 2022
#300 Mastering the Crafts | feat. Gene Steratore | Super Bowl & NCAA tournament Referee | CBS Rules
#300 Mastering the Crafts | feat. Gene Steratore | Super Bowl & NCAA tournament Referee | CBS Rules
Welcome to the 300th episode of the Crown Refs Podcast. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support as it’s been a driving force behind us being able to hit this small milestone.⁣ ⁣ Gene Steratore is a flat-out officiating legend who’s worked in the Super Bowl, and the NCAA tournament, and is currently the CBS Rules Analyst for the NFL & College Basketball. For an official to have this type of seasoning is rare and we are super honored to have Gene share his knowledge and experience with the Crown Refs Community.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we discuss the early tutelage Gene had growing up in a family of officials and how it impacted his long career both on and off the court/field. We went in-depth into communication and game management as Gene shared and simulated numerous ways to effectively respond to the coach. ⁣ ⁣ We also covered the superpowers of empathy, kindness, and integrity and why every official should exemplify those traits.  ⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy this episode and learn a ton.
01:57:45
December 06, 2022
#299 Live From the Locker Room | Vol. 5 | feat. Ajay Gonnelli & Bhavin Parekh
#299 Live From the Locker Room | Vol. 5 | feat. Ajay Gonnelli & Bhavin Parekh
In the 5th installment of our Live from the Locker Room series, the crew meets at halftime to discuss the plays that stood out from the first half. ⁣ ⁣ We recall a block/charge play that we rarely see as the defender turns and braces for impact. We also discuss bench decorum with regard to assistant coaches and share some helpful reminders about sticking to our fundamentals. ⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
09:13
December 02, 2022
#298 Building with Brett | Brett Coleman | Official since 2015
#298 Building with Brett | Brett Coleman | Official since 2015
Brett Coleman is a passionate 7-year official from Livingston, New Jersey who's been a part of Crown Refs Mentor since March 2021. His goal is to make Division 1 and possibly beyond. He joined Crown Refs because of the valuable content and engaging community that we have!⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we cover a lot of different topics including late game "take fouls' and intentional foul scenarios and how to proactively manage them. We also discussed this macro point that can help everyone- Don't allow previous possessions to impact the current one. Just like players we have to have a next play mentality and we are only as good as our last call. So, this serves as a reminder to stay focused and be in the moment. There are many other takeaways from this episode that we think you will find super helpful. Have a great season!⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
01:01:49
November 30, 2022
#297 Game Notes 037 | Alexandre Tornay | Valias, Switzerland
#297 Game Notes 037 | Alexandre Tornay | Valias, Switzerland
Alexandre is a 7-year official working the top league in Switzerland with aspirations to continue to move up and build relationships through officiating. ⁣ In this episode, we covered plays that involved protecting the shooter, the ball before body-body before ball concept, and having more patience on plays where there is no advantage/disadvantage. ⁣ ⁣ We also discussed court coverage and the importance of avoiding the stacks to be in a dependable position to officiate every play with an open look.  We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
01:11:20
November 28, 2022
#296 Game Notes 036 | Carmela Garcia | Watch full Video on Patreon
#296 Game Notes 036 | Carmela Garcia | Watch full Video on Patreon
Game Notes is the longest-running series on Crown Refs as we welcome back Carmela Garcia for the 2nd time in episode 036. Carmela has shown steady growth since she's been a part of the community and continues grow as an official and mentor to others.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we emphasize being mechanically thorough, eliminaing unnecessary signals, and always having a big-picture awareness. We talk about the importance of being able to run every game and also how to be the respectful authority figure in it. We hope you enjoy.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
01:09:19
November 17, 2022
#295 Signal School 6 | CR Mentor | Watch the video on Patreon
#295 Signal School 6 | CR Mentor | Watch the video on Patreon
In one of the most productive signal schools yet, the Crown Refs Mentor Community puts in a ton of great mirror work practicing a whole list of common signals. We had over 10 officials working in unison so we hope you can pick up a lot of pointers both from their presentations and from the coaching that's being provided. There was a lot of individualized instruction for each official as well as big picture themes for the group to collectively benefit from.⁣ ⁣ Special thanks to Carmela Garcia, Nikki Vance, Taylor Hamm, Porsha Waddey, Jay Smith, Jason Hayes, David Stefaniak, Connor Schoenfeld, and Tyler McCabe.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
01:27:27
November 16, 2022
#294 Camp Clips 10 | Variety is the Spice of Life
#294 Camp Clips 10 | Variety is the Spice of Life
The 10th installment of our Camp Clips series, gives an introduction to our signal school session, a referee workout designed to help officials improve their presentation of signals. The process of trying to master all aspects of the craft including all of the small things will make the biggest difference for you over the span of your career. ⁣ ⁣ We talk about why it's important to use multiple tweets on difficult plays, why you should use the 'stay here' signal on all levels and why you should experiment with these subtle variations to give your game more range and versatility. We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
15:07
November 12, 2022
#293 Camp Clips 9 | B.T.T. | Born to Teach
#293 Camp Clips 9 | B.T.T. | Born to Teach
In the 9th installment of our Camp Clips series, we explain the "ball before body/body before ball" concept and the benefits of utilizing the "hit to the head" signal. We cover a very useful strategy using the feet/foul/floor/flop concept which acts as a checklist for officials to more thoroughly officiate jump shot plays. ⁣ ⁣ We discuss the use of unapproved "hit to the head" signal for NFHS games and having patience on the held ball plays to give players a chance to out muscle their opponent. We hope you enjoy! ⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
10:21
November 10, 2022
#292 Camp Clips 8 | An All-Inclusive Community for Officials | Join our Patreon community
#292 Camp Clips 8 | An All-Inclusive Community for Officials | Join our Patreon community
Officiating is a sisterhood & brotherhood that helps you form life-long relationships and leads to high-levels of self development and growth as a human being. Will Fried gives us some of the biggest things he's gained from becoming an official and how it has positively changed his life. Crown Refs is an all-inclusive community that supports one another to the fullest. ⁣ ⁣ We are so proud of the camaraderie and positive culture that we have in the group and each member we add continues to embody those values. Thanks for being part of our family Will! If you disagree then you're deploying judgement towards a person's appearance rather than judgement towards their performance. It's wildly acceptable for players and coaches to have tattoos, so why can't officials??⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
06:40
November 06, 2022
#291 Camp Clips 7 | Don’t Let the Game throw you off | Join our Community
#291 Camp Clips 7 | Don’t Let the Game throw you off | Join our Community
In the 7th installment of our Camp Clips series, we jump in on a late game scenario where the officials discuss time, score, foul situation, and a proactive method to avoid an intentional foul. We discuss proper out-of-bounds mechanics, lowering your numbers to face-level, and not allowing any parts of the game to shock us or throw us off. ⁣ ⁣ For block/charge plays, we must certify the legality of the defender before the contact occurs to help guide you to the best decision. We also touched on proper rebounding mechanics, the correct way to signal when our partners ask for help, and remembering to keep the fingers tucked when pointing. Have a great rest of your day!⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
08:56
November 05, 2022
#290 Being the BIGGER person is always right | CR Mentor | Join our Patreon Community
#290 Being the BIGGER person is always right | CR Mentor | Join our Patreon Community
Hey CR FAM! This episode features our mentor session from 10/28/22 about great partnering and always being the bigger person.  The goal of this  episode is to show you many of the steps needed to become the “Partner that everyone wants to work with.” ⁣ ⁣ We discuss some of our major mindset themes and virtues such as kindness, humility, patience, empathy and more.  We think you will instantly grow after hearing this and be able to apply the content to the court.  ⁣ Thank you to our outstanding community members who attended and added to this thoughtful discussion.  We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
01:03:55
October 30, 2022
#289 Game Notes 022 | Nick Burton | Official since 2011 | Kansas City, MO
#289 Game Notes 022 | Nick Burton | Official since 2011 | Kansas City, MO
Nick Burton, is a former minor league basketball player in the ABA, and a 10-year official from Kansas City, Missouri with aspirations of one day working a state championship game.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ In this episode of Game Notes, Nick exemplifies the most effective way to take accountability as his humility and aspirations to grow shine throughout the episode.  When you publicly highlight your weaknesses it shows great personal strength and the desire to excel at your craft.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Our conversation lead to identifying some more ways that you can exude strength on the court, key indicators for when we need to slow down, and how to smoothly get the coach back in their box.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
41:34
October 24, 2022
#288 The Anatomy of a Technical Foul | Justin Wallace | 4-year Official | Mt. Vernon, NY
#288 The Anatomy of a Technical Foul | Justin Wallace | 4-year Official | Mt. Vernon, NY
This episode focuses on a singular technical foul from a recent AAU game, and the actions that occurred leading up to it, the steps we took to proactively manage the coach, and how we went about administering the technical foul.  ⁣ ⁣ This podcast will give you some communication and game management tactics for you to immediately apply to your games.  One of the themes we discussed is the art of snatching the coach’s attention before we deliver our sportsmanship message so our response doesn't get lost in translation.  ⁣ ⁣ This episode features Justin Wallace, a 4-year official from Mt. Vernon, NY, and loyal Crown Refs supporter.  It was an honor to finally work with you!⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
26:51
October 24, 2022
#287 10 Mins w/Gary Vee | Digital Discovery Deep Dive | The Sasha Group
#287 10 Mins w/Gary Vee | Digital Discovery Deep Dive | The Sasha Group
Gary Vee is one of the most successful entrepreneur and public speakers in the world and he probably produces more content than any other creator or influencer on social.  4Ds is a one-day fully immersive digital education for ambitious businesses lead by Gary and his amazing team at the Sasha Group. ⁣ ⁣ This episode features the 10-min interaction that I had with Gary back in June 2022 where he got to learn about the Crown Refs story and what we were doing to improve officiating.  He shared some ideas on how to grow our Mentor Community, how to inspire new referees to help the officiating shortage, and how to have a long-term impact on the industry.⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to check out his podcast called "The Gary Vee Audio Experience.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
10:30
October 24, 2022
#285 The User Manual on Great Partnering | Badger Student Officials Association | Join us on Patreon
#285 The User Manual on Great Partnering | Badger Student Officials Association | Join us on Patreon
Being a great partner and always supporting one another is the most important skill set for sports officials to exhibit for a myriad of reasons. Especially, with so much division amongst referees within the industry and all of the outside negativity that is pushing referees out of the profession, being a great teammate is more vital than ever.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we meet with Collin Nelson, Ethan Brochtrup, and the rest of the “Badger Student Officials Association” (𝗕𝗦𝗢𝗔) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to break down and discuss over 20 tips and themes that you can immediately implement into your game to become a better partner.  ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ We touch on some leadership and happiness hacks that will keep you accountable, proper online etiquette, and how to flatter your partners before ever working with them. We also list some effective strategies for coaches and players when they make comments about our partners.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
54:42
October 19, 2022
#283 Game Notes w/Luke Wera | Vancouver, BC | Join out Patreon Community
#283 Game Notes w/Luke Wera | Vancouver, BC | Join out Patreon Community
𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝟬𝟮𝟭 | 𝗟𝘂𝗸𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗿𝗮 ⁣ ⁣ Luke, is a Canadian basketball referee from Vancouver, BC who’s been official since 2016. He aspires to become FIBA certified, get hired into a college conference, and ultimately make officiating a full-time gig. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode of Game Notes, we reverse the format as Luke breaks down one of my block/charge plays from a previous season. We also discuss the fact that we shouldn’t overthink technical fouls and create reasons as to why we should shy away from accessing them.  We also add more context to the term “film doesn’t lie” and add an interesting perspective to the true validity of that statement.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
56:12
October 12, 2022
#282 Game Notes w/Branden Gibson | 6-year Official | Beacon, NY
#282 Game Notes w/Branden Gibson | 6-year Official | Beacon, NY
𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝟬𝟮𝟬 | 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗚𝗶𝗯𝘀𝗼𝗻⁣ ⁣ Branden Gibson, Beacon, NY, is a former division 2 basketball player at Dominican College who’s been official since 2016 on IAABO’s board 114. He’s currently working at the varsity/Juco level and is looking to be in a regular rotation in the various d2/d3 conferences in the area.⁣ ⁣ On this episode of Game Notes, Branden had numerous interactions with the coach of Team A so we were able to dissect each conversation and make some adjustments to his approach, which created many communication and game management learning points for our dedicated audience of officials.⁣ ⁣ One of our main themes when providing an explanation to a coach needs to as follows...before we can talk about the play we need to first assure the coach is communicating respectfully. If not, that becomes way more important than our explanation of the play. That is the leverage that allows us to shift the conversation from play-calling to sportsmanship.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com⁣
53:45
October 08, 2022
#281 It starts with Culture | feat. Jarell Christian | Maine Celtics GM | Join our community
#281 It starts with Culture | feat. Jarell Christian | Maine Celtics GM | Join our community
Welcome back to the Crown Refs podcast for episode 281. This episode features Jarell Christian, who's a former coach and the current general manager of the Boston Celtics G-League affiliate the Maine Celtics. Before being hired by Brad Stevens to take over as Gm he spent 1 season as head coach where they broke the franchise record for most NBA call-ups. ⁣ ⁣ Jarell has also spent 2 seasons as the Washington Wizards assistant coach as well as stints with the capital city gogo and Oklahoma a city blue. We think you're going to find this podcast super helpful both for coaches and officials as we covered a lot of great topics.⁣ ⁣ We discussed what he likes/dislikes most about officials, his favorite refs to work with, some notable skill differences between G-League and NBA officials, and effective communication strategies between coaches and referees.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
01:05:48
October 05, 2022
#280 NFHS Points of Emphasis | Pre Game Card | Join our community on Patreon
#280 NFHS Points of Emphasis | Pre Game Card | Join our community on Patreon
The NFHS just the released the Points of Emphasis for the 2022-23 basketball season with the main focus centered around Sportsmanship and respect for the game.  Now more than ever officials have the leverage and support to call the rules as written and not allow verbal abuse towards officials or disrespectful behavior amongst opponents. We just need to have the communication and game management skills to execute these rules properly. ⁣ ⁣ The CR Mentor group spent time discussing these points of emphasis and how we can tactically apply the information in our games.  We also covered a full pregame conference and listed many points that we think will help you this season and beyond. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs
01:14:57
September 30, 2022
#279 A Better Official | with Greg Austin | Voice in the Game Podcast Ep. 1
#279 A Better Official | with Greg Austin | Voice in the Game Podcast Ep. 1
Greg is the founder of creator for the YouTube channel A Better Official which creates content to help basketball officials get better and take control of their officiating career.⁣ ⁣ He produces such notable series as 5 Play Friday, Basketball Rules Expert, and 5 Minutes on Officiating.⁣ ⁣ Greg has been officiating high school and Collegiate basketball for over a decade in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺⁣ Refereestore.com⁣ ⁣
55:34
September 27, 2022
#278 Pre-Gaming with Natasha Camy | CR Mentor | Full episode on Patreon
#278 Pre-Gaming with Natasha Camy | CR Mentor | Full episode on Patreon
This episode is a mentor call from December 2021 featuring NCAA-W tournament official Natasha Camy. Natasha works in a remarkable 15 division conferences and was kind enough to meet with our community and share her best practices and strategies that she uses for success. Here are some items that Ms. Camy has incorporated into her pregame speech that we wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join the Crown Refs Mentor Community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
09:12
September 19, 2022
#277 Ref Tok Live | Episode 1 | Follow us on Tik Tok @crownrefs
#277 Ref Tok Live | Episode 1 | Follow us on Tik Tok @crownrefs
Are you following us on Tik Tok yet? Did you know every new video we produce gets posted to Tik Tok first before it hits any other social platform? If you’re a fan of our stuff and aren’t yet on Tik Tok, do yourself a favor and head on over there @crownrefs
40:41
September 12, 2022
#275 Camp Clips 6 | From Camper 2 Clinician
#275 Camp Clips 6 | From Camper 2 Clinician
Here’s the 6th installment from our ‘Camp Clips’ series filmed in June of 2022 at Liberty University. In this episode we cover discerning between illegal vs incidental, when is the right time to match plays, and the “hand is part of the ball” rule. ⁣ ⁣ We also pinpoint how to avoid cheap and 1’s and the crew recaps a technical foul situation. Special thanks to all of the officials featured in these camp clip episodes!⁣ ⁣ Join our Mentor Community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
10:34
September 05, 2022
#274 Chopping it up with Corey Powell | 3-year official & NCAA Division 3 Player
#274 Chopping it up with Corey Powell | 3-year official & NCAA Division 3 Player
Corey Powell is an active division 3 basketball player and a 3-year official from Long Island. Corey is also part of the Crown Refs Mentor Community and has big aspirations to go way further as a ref than as a player. ⁣ ⁣ We recently worked a few 3-person games together for the first time and had a chance to break down a few plays immediately after. We discussed some dead-ball game management tips, how to have your partners back, and not letting any previous game history hold us back in the current one. ⁣ Corey also shared some of his positive feelings about our private platforms and what he appreciates most about being a part of the Crown Refs Mentor Community!⁣ ⁣ Join our Community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
17:46
August 29, 2022
#273 Powered by Positivity | Big Game Officials Camp
#273 Powered by Positivity | Big Game Officials Camp
This episode is all about mindset, perspective, and the importance of finding your true inner happiness. This was a recent presentation for Sara Woods and the great people from the Big Game Officials Camp in St. Louis. ⁣ ⁣ We covered 4 key traits that can lead to happiness on and off the court: Perspective, Positivity, Passion & Patience. ⁣ ⁣ •Having a healthy perspective that is grounded in gratitude will give you the emotional stability to purely appreciate every day as the blessing that it is. ⁣ ⁣ •Leading with Positivity and optimism as your centerpiece is a winning formula for success. Having an unwavering positive attitude is a superpower that can lead to so many other wonderful things in your life. ⁣ ⁣ •If you are passionate about something, that can be the fuel and the driving force that propels you to get to the next level. Passion produces effort. Consistent effort produces results. ⁣ ⁣ •Maybe the most important and difficult trait is patience. It’s no coincidence that learning patience takes a very long time. However, patience prevents pain, and frustration, and can lead to higher levels of peace and happiness. ⁣ ⁣ We know this episode will be an UNLOCK and will help at least 1 person. We hope this person is YOU!
18:04
August 22, 2022
#272 Crown Refs FIBA | Jośe Carrion | 3-time Olympic Official
#272 Crown Refs FIBA | Jośe Carrion | 3-time Olympic Official
Jośe Carrion is a Puerto Rican legend who's officiated in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional league for the past 32 years, including the 2022 Finals. During his amazing career as a referee, he's worked in 3 Olympic games including 2004, 2008, and 2012, and has also been an NCAA-M Division 1 official since 2002. All these accomplishments for a man who's never even played a sport but has been a lifelong learner & student of the game.⁣ ⁣ In this densely packed episode, Jośe shares his love for teaching and why every official can learn by instructing others. We also cover bouncing back from failures, most memorable moments from the Olympic games, and tools he's learned from other great officials. Other topics include the 4 principles of 3-person, last 2’ mentality, becoming a better listener, & following the hierchary of the game.⁣ ⁣ ğ™‡ğ™žğ™¨ğ™©ğ™šğ™£ 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡 ğ™šğ™¥ğ™žğ™¨ğ™¤ğ™™ğ™š 𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙤𝙣⁣ 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀
01:12:34
August 15, 2022
#271 Questions & Answers with Ashley Smith | and the CR Mentor Group
#271 Questions & Answers with Ashley Smith | and the CR Mentor Group
In this episode, we hammer home the proper way to respond when coaches criticize our partners calls, how to work with partner's who don't love it like us, and our thoughts on calling late fouls based on if the ball goes in or not.  We also looked at a block/charge play and tried to decipher if the defender was bracing for impact and absorbing the contact or lost their LGP.  ⁣ ⁣ Here are some other takeaways from this episode:⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗚 says “𝘐 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵”⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗮𝗹 𝗦 says “𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘨𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰, 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦.”⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗲𝗻 𝗖 says â€œğ˜Žğ˜¦ğ˜µğ˜µğ˜ªğ˜¯ğ˜¨ 𝘳𝘪𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦, 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯”⁣
01:00:27
August 08, 2022
#270 Conversating with Coach Aldiero | NJ Skills Trainer & Coach
#270 Conversating with Coach Aldiero | NJ Skills Trainer & Coach
Nick Aldiero is a Professional Skills Coach based out of Brick Twp NJ. He is the owner of Nick Aldiero Basketball LLC which focuses on helping players improve their individual skills & confidence in a group setting. Coach Aldiero trains in different gyms along the Jersey Shore. He runs clinics, camps, 3 on 3 leagues & has a year round program as well for the dedicated player.⁣ ⁣ On this episode we talk about the advantages that former players have when they become an official, how coaches can loose credibility with officials, and the mindset we should have going into a "big game."  We also talk about the many benefits and transferrable skills that becoming an official brings and all of the life lessons you can learn from it.  We hope you enjoy!
01:02:04
August 01, 2022
#269 Camp Clips Ep. 5 | Evolving with Crown Refs
#269 Camp Clips Ep. 5 | Evolving with Crown Refs
𝙏𝙝𝙚 ğ™©ğ™¤ğ™¥ğ™žğ™˜ğ™¨ 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙢𝙥 ğ˜¾ğ™¡ğ™žğ™¥ğ™¨ ğ™€ğ™¥ğ™žğ™¨ğ™¤ğ™™ğ™š 𝟱 ğ™žğ™£ğ™˜ğ™¡ğ™ªğ™™ğ™š: ⁣ ⁣ 𝟷) ğ˜žğ˜ªğ˜­ğ˜­ 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬⁣ 𝟸) 𝘛𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘺 𝘗𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘴 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬⁣ 𝟹) 𝘑𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 ğ˜žğ˜°ğ˜°ğ˜¥ğ˜º 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬⁣ 𝟺) 𝘓𝘪𝘢𝘮 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘯 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬⁣ 𝟻) 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘔𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘙𝘦𝘧𝘴⁣ 𝟼) 𝘈 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺-𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣
10:59
July 28, 2022
#268 Camp Clips Ep. 4 | Crown Refs Camp Scholarship
#268 Camp Clips Ep. 4 | Crown Refs Camp Scholarship
𝙏𝙝𝙚 ğ™©ğ™¤ğ™¥ğ™žğ™˜ğ™¨ 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙢𝙥 ğ˜¾ğ™¡ğ™žğ™¥ğ™¨ ğ™€ğ™¥ğ™žğ™¨ğ™¤ğ™™ğ™š 𝟰 ğ™žğ™£ğ™˜ğ™¡ğ™ªğ™™ğ™š: ⁣ ⁣ 1) 𝘔𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘌𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 ⁣ 𝟸) 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘙𝘦𝘧𝘴 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘵𝘰 𝘙𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱 ⁣ 𝟹) 𝘔𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘌𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘑𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘓𝘦𝘸𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝟺) 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴 ⁣ 𝟻) 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵⁣ 𝟼) 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘪𝘬 𝘛𝘰𝘬 𝘙𝘦𝘧⁣ 𝟽) 𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺⁣ 𝟾) 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘏𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘴⁣ 𝟿) 𝘕𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘨𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘯!⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
08:42
July 27, 2022
#267 Camp Clips Ep. 3 | Educating the Players
#267 Camp Clips Ep. 3 | Educating the Players
𝙏𝙝𝙚 ğ™©ğ™¤ğ™¥ğ™žğ™˜ğ™¨ 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙢𝙥 ğ˜¾ğ™¡ğ™žğ™¥ğ™¨ ğ™€ğ™¥ğ™žğ™¨ğ™¤ğ™™ğ™š 𝟯 ğ™žğ™£ğ™˜ğ™¡ğ™ªğ™™ğ™š: ⁣ ⁣ 𝟷) 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴⁣ 2) 𝘑𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘓𝘦𝘸𝘪𝘴 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬⁣ 3) 𝘈𝘭𝘦𝘹 𝘛𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬⁣ 4) ğ˜Žğ˜¦ğ˜°ğ˜§ğ˜§ 𝘛𝘢𝘯 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬. ⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
11:58
July 26, 2022
#266 Camp Clips Ep. 2 | Discovering Crown Refs
#266 Camp Clips Ep. 2 | Discovering Crown Refs
𝙏𝙝𝙚 ğ™©ğ™¤ğ™¥ğ™žğ™˜ğ™¨ 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙢𝙥 ğ˜¾ğ™¡ğ™žğ™¥ğ™¨ ğ™€ğ™¥ğ™žğ™¨ğ™¤ğ™™ğ™š 𝟮 ğ™žğ™£ğ™˜ğ™¡ğ™ªğ™™ğ™š: ⁣ ⁣ 1) 𝘍𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨⁣ 𝟸) 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘦𝘵 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴⁣ 𝟹) 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘭⁣ 𝟺) 𝘍𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴 ⁣ 𝟻) 𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘴⁣ 𝟼) 𝘙𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴⁣ 𝟽) 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘴 𝘗𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘙𝘦𝘧𝘴⁣ 𝟾) 𝘑𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘓𝘦𝘸𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘙𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘙𝘦𝘧𝘴 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 ğ˜žğ˜ªğ˜¯ğ˜¯ğ˜¦ğ˜³â£ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
07:43
July 24, 2022
#265 Camp Clips Ep. 1 | Roger Ayers Camp Speech
#265 Camp Clips Ep. 1 | Roger Ayers Camp Speech
𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘴 is our new series featuring the best tik-tok videos from camp season. In Episode 1, our community members meet in person for the first time, why coaches can't question the foul count, and we hear an opening camp speech from the great Roger Ayers.⁣ ⁣ Go check out our Tik Tok channel⁣ https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRr2yKSF/?k=1
06:18
July 17, 2022
#264 Talking with Taylor | Taylor Hamm and the CR Mentor Community
#264 Talking with Taylor | Taylor Hamm and the CR Mentor Community
As we switch the format up, we got a chance to hear questions and topics curated by new CR member Taylor Ham.  We spoke about having the adaptability to work any type of game but staying consistent with a universal approach no matter the level. Other topics include: End of quarter procedures, Throw-Ins, Responding to unsporting behavior from Coaches/players in atypical situations.⁣ ⁣ Here are some of the episode takeaways from our teammates on the call:⁣ ⁣ 𝗟𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗮 says "A takeaway I had was to not be afraid as a young official to incorporate the proper mechanics, rotations, rules in an environment where my partners may be too comfortable or relaxed"⁣ ⁣ 𝗟𝘂𝗸𝗲 says "You are a product of your habits"⁣ Alan says "Don't deviate from proper mechanics and rule enforcement based on the level of play"⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗼 says "Understanding the many different situations and how to adjudicate each correctly"⁣ ⁣ 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲 says “Knowing the mechanics to make a ruling on last second shots, Communicating with our partners with help information that we are 100% sure about”
59:28
July 14, 2022
#179 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Ep. 6 | Dee Kantner
#179 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Ep. 6 | Dee Kantner
Dee Kantner is one of the greatest basketball officials of all time on any level. Some of her amazing accomplishments include 25 NCAA Final Fours and 14 National title games.⁣ ⁣ She just completed her 33rd season at the Division 1 level while showing no signs of slowing down by working the 2022 NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis, MN.⁣ ⁣ To go along with her legendary college career, Dee and Violet Palmer also held the distinction of being the first female officials to work in a men’s professional sports league.⁣ ⁣ Dee spent 5 years officiating in the NBA from 1997-2002 and also worked as the WNBA Supervisor of Officials. In 2002, she made her return to the NCAA Women’s game and hasn't looked back since. She's continued to #servethegame and pay it forward by sharing her knowledge and helping to develop and inspire a generation of basketball officials.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we discuss how to avoid bad partnering, not letting your ego get in the way, and Dee breaks down the O.I.L. strategy as an effective way to process situations more clearly.⁣ ⁣ We also discuss several more topics like why coaches are not your friends, how to recover from disappointment, things to stop saying about coaches, and the correlation between over-selling and incorrect calls.⁣
01:36:54
July 10, 2022
#263 Game Notes 035 | Jose Quintero | Bogota, CO
#263 Game Notes 035 | Jose Quintero | Bogota, CO
In the 35th installment of Game Notes, we break down Jose's game from Bogota, CO. Jose has been refereeing since 2013 and has the ultimate goal to one day become an international FIBA referee. Even though this is a FIBA rules game, we discuss universal plays that can be interpreted for any level of officiating. We hope you enjoy!
01:19:08
July 03, 2022
#261 Refs Need Love 2 | Tik Tok Live w/David Gerson
#261 Refs Need Love 2 | Tik Tok Live w/David Gerson
David Gerson is no stranger to being a bit outside the mainstream. His high school yearbook quote was “it’s better to stand alone for the right reasons, than be together for the wrong.” Whether it was student government or as a team captain and president of his university Rugby team in college, he wants to stand for what is right, not necessarily what is popular. ⁣ ⁣ David has been a soccer referee for the past 7 years based in Atlanta, GA. He enjoys the physical and mental challenges that being an official presents on a daily and weekly basis. It is a never ending journey of learning and fitness. ⁣ ⁣ Most recently, he has created a brand called Refs Need Love Too that is devoted to education, community and inspiration for referees in all sports worldwide.⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
39:01
June 27, 2022
#260 The Growth of our Group | CR Mentor | And one podcast
#260 The Growth of our Group | CR Mentor | And one podcast
CR MENTOR is in the 42nd straight week of our program and many officials in the community are experiencing developmental growth spurts due to the rapid activity of the group. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we discuss the diversity of our team and how we are meeting the educational needs of each official. Thank you to Brian Kenney & Kent Miehe and the Wisconsin River Officials Association for hosting this session.⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
57:19
June 19, 2022
#258 Tales from the Hardwood | Andrew Marotta | Author, Principal, Retired Division 1 Official
#258 Tales from the Hardwood | Andrew Marotta | Author, Principal, Retired Division 1 Official
Andrew Marotta whips up a perfect blend of leadership, sports, and storytelling in the 4th book of his Surviving & Thriving series which also features The Partnership, The School Leader, & The Principal. The author does a masterful job of blending his passions through twenty years of experience in these areas.  You will laugh, cry and have your emotions moved through the powerful, true stories within the book.⁣ ⁣ In this gripping episode, Mr. Marotta reminisces about his memorable first game at Madison Square Garden, the warm greetings he received from the Notre Dame staff, and how he implemented some Fighting Irish culture at his school. Andrew also discusses being the leader everyone wants to work and he delivers a passionate rant about always believing in yourself.⁣ ⁣ Join our private community ⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣
01:14:47
June 12, 2022
#256 “Camp Chronicles” the Movie | A story about camp life | Roger Ayers & more
#256 “Camp Chronicles” the Movie | A story about camp life | Roger Ayers & more
This camp movie takes place at Liberty University, for the 2021 Referee’s Choice Camp, hosted by Final Four Official Roger Ayers. This film documents our camp experience from watching game tape at the hotel, our conversations on the ride to the facility, and interactions with officials before, during, and after the games. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗺:⁣ ⁣ 𝘙𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘙𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘦𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴𝘬𝘪, 𝘒𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘭 𝘋𝘰𝘤𝘬, 𝘑𝘢𝘬𝘦 ğ˜žğ˜¦ğ˜ªğ˜´ğ˜», 𝘋𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘬𝘦, 𝘛𝘢𝘺𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘣𝘰𝘪𝘴, 𝘙𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘯, 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘺 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘯, 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘔𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘺, 𝘔𝘺𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘉𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘔𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘙𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘭, 𝘚𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘵 ğ˜Žğ˜¦ğ˜¦ğ˜³, & 𝘈𝘭 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢⁣ ⁣ ğŸŽ¥ 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗲⁣ https://youtu.be/WUNcnE5M3IY⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 ⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
01:04:52
June 05, 2022
#255 Game Notes 034 | Ashley Smith | Official since 2019 | Mission, TX
#255 Game Notes 034 | Ashley Smith | Official since 2019 | Mission, TX
This episode of Game Notes, features Ashley Smith, a talented 3-year official from Mission, TX with a bright and promising future. Some of the teaching points included being mechanically thorough, adding more pop at the table, and not walking away from the play as it’s finishing. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿⁣ https://conta.cc/3MRuznL⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
52:15
June 01, 2022
#254 LIVE FROM: House of Sports | Vol. 5 | Lindell Walcott | Keeyah Hicks
#254 LIVE FROM: House of Sports | Vol. 5 | Lindell Walcott | Keeyah Hicks
This audio experience is the return of our LIVE FROM series at the House of Sports, featuring instant on-court reactions from the officials. In this episode, we reinforce the importance of great partnering and having our teammate's backs in uncomfortable situations. We share some straight tactics on how to manage a coach when they are shouting at our partners, discuss one of the many reasons why young officials get discouraged, and even have a conversation with a high school lcoach on why coaches should have ZERO power in ratings and assignments. Special thanks to Lindell Walcott & Keeyah Hicks for their contributions to this podcast. Join our community patreon.com/crownrefs
24:47
May 20, 2022
#253 Rapid Responses 8 | feat. Coach Sheldon | [Full Episode available on PATREON]
#253 Rapid Responses 8 | feat. Coach Sheldon | [Full Episode available on PATREON]
This episode is the 8th installment of our Rapid Response series, which is designed to help arm your tool belt with ready and effective responses for ANYTHING a coach throws at you.  In this session, we hit on some powerful themes like:⁣ ⁣ 𝟭. It's more important to establish respectful communication guidelines than it is to provide a good explanation about a play.⁣ ⁣ 𝟮. Hence, be sure to prioritize the most important topics during your conversations (ex. if they're screaming about a block/charge play, we need to address the scream before the block/charge)⁣ ⁣ 𝟯. The Power of Complimenting the coach when they are speaking respectful is a great way to stroke their ego while indirectly setting professional expectations⁣ ⁣ 𝟰. The Power of Complimenting your partner over a call while you're near the coach's bench is a way of showing unity while providing assurance and reinforcement that the call was correct⁣ ⁣ 𝟱. Officials need to get out of their comfort zone and realize that if the coach is yelling at any member of the CREW, then they are yelling at YOU. ⁣ ⁣ 𝟲. Many officials will not address the coach unless they are speaking directly to them.  Being a great partner can be uncomfortable sometimes but having your teammates back through thick and thin is always the right thing to do.⁣ ⁣ 𝟳. It's imperative that the table side official act as a de-escalator if the coach is shouting across the court.  Many times, the closest official to the bench can play a pivotal role in properly managing the coach's behavior⁣ ⁣ We touch on all of these topics and much more on during this 100-minute communication session. We hope you grow from this!⁣
01:13:10
May 13, 2022
#252 A Competitive Journey Amongst Teammates in Stripes | Ian Sacks
#252 A Competitive Journey Amongst Teammates in Stripes | Ian Sacks
Ian Sacks is a sports journalism master's student at Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School. He graduated from Iona College in 2016 and announced several Gaels games on ESPN3/ESPN+. The Mt. Vernon, NY, native also announced games for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the New York Mets' Double-A affiliate, and spent two years as a news producer. ⁣ ⁣ He recently wrote an article about the officiating journey and interviewed other officials and myself. In this episode we discuss how officials move up to higher levels, the NBA grassroots process, and having a competitive fire while still exemplifying great partnering. ⁣ ⁣ 📖 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙 ğ™–ğ™§ğ™©ğ™žğ™˜ğ™¡ğ™š ⁣ https://medium.com/@crownrefs/a-competitive-journey-amongst-teammates-in-stripes-645ab99a2963⁣ ⁣ 💌 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙉𝙚𝙬𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧⁣ https://conta.cc/3OSYMEp⁣ ⁣ 💪🏿 ğ™…ğ™¤ğ™žğ™£ 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙢⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
31:35
May 09, 2022
#250 Welcome to CR Mentor | w/Miles McKenney
#250 Welcome to CR Mentor | w/Miles McKenney
This episode gives more insights on the inner workings of our mentor group and community for officials.  This call features new member & 8-year official Miles Mckenney, from Idaho. ⁣ ⁣ We cover the importance bringing in positive people, who are great partners, and high-character individuals that embody the Crown Refs values and beliefs.  ⁣ ⁣ This episode also explains the Patreon & Discord platforms and details our officiating curriculum, weekly schedule, and more.
22:39
April 25, 2022
#248 Game Notes 032 | John Skomra | Buffalo, NY | Official Since 2018
#248 Game Notes 032 | John Skomra | Buffalo, NY | Official Since 2018
This episode of Game Notes, features John Skomra, a 3-year official from Buffalo, NY. We break down over 20 plays with the the Mentor group with the main focus being discerning between Legal vs Illegal contact. ⁣ ⁣ Having patience and pain tolerance, or the ability to withstand incidental contact, will prevent those unnecessary game interrupters from occurring. ⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy this session!⁣ ⁣ Join our mentor community ⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ Join our Newsletter⁣ https://conta.cc/38BQ10N⁣ ⁣ Add us on TikTok⁣ www.tiktok.com/@crownrefs
01:33:18
April 14, 2022
#247 The CR Vlog 02 | Helping in Hoboken | with Mike Evans
#247 The CR Vlog 02 | Helping in Hoboken | with Mike Evans
This vlog was recorded in New Jersey in January 2022 as Mike Evans and I went to observe & work with some officials from the Hoboken, NJ area.⁣ ⁣ 𝘕𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘵 ğ˜žğ˜ªğ˜¯ğ˜´ is a league and rec program organized by Andrew Impastato who also assigns officials to work their various leagues. After seeing some of my Tik Tok content, Andrew decided he wanted me to come down to Hoboken to help train his officials and give them feedback during and after their games.  This video documents over 120 minutes of our interactions with the 4 officials (𝘌𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯 𝘓𝘺𝘯𝘤𝘩, 𝘑𝘰𝘩𝘯 ğ˜Žğ˜ªğ˜£ğ˜¯ğ˜¦ğ˜º 𝘑𝘳, 𝘒𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘺 𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘭𝘦𝘨) covering everything from positioning, mechanics, play-calling, and more. Some of our teaching themes included mirroring the ball in the lead, position adjusting during rebounding coverage, and how believability leads to more trust.⁣ ⁣ Special thanks to everyone who contributed to this Vlog as we had a terrific group of officials who had a lot of interesting conversations that we think you will grow from. Thank you for being a part of our community! Full video available exclusively on 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀
02:07:48
April 07, 2022
#246 Game Notes 031 | Fabio Cardoso | Pittsfield, MA | Official since 2018
#246 Game Notes 031 | Fabio Cardoso | Pittsfield, MA | Official since 2018
This episode is the return of ğ˜Žğ˜¢ğ˜®ğ˜¦ 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴, our longest-running series featuring 3-year official Fabio Cardoso and the CR Mentor group. This session is densely packed with officiating content to help you improve your overall game. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲𝘀: ⁣ •𝘈𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘫𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭⁣ •𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘦⁣ •𝘜𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘏𝘚 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯⁣ •𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵⁣ â€¢ğ˜žğ˜©ğ˜¦ğ˜¯ 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴⁣ •𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦'𝘴 𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵 ⁣ •𝘐𝘧 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘺𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
01:14:31
March 31, 2022
#245 Good People Make Great Refs | Ernest Hamilton | Official since 2010| Baton Rouge/Long Island
#245 Good People Make Great Refs | Ernest Hamilton | Official since 2010| Baton Rouge/Long Island
This episode is an exclusive interview with seasoned Division 1 official Ernest Hamilton III, a native of Baton Rogue, LA who's currently residing in Long Island, NY after a recent move for work in 2018.  ⁣ ⁣ Ernest shares with us the biggest things he's learned from officiating, which officials inspired him, and the aspects of the game he's passionate about. He also talks about the importance of being a good partner, how to stay poised and slow yourself down, and how to self-talk during the loud moments of the game.⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
01:15:50
March 22, 2022
#244 Rapid Responses 7 | Crown Refs Mentor
#244 Rapid Responses 7 | Crown Refs Mentor
ğ™ğ™–ğ™¥ğ™žğ™™ 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝟳 | C.J. Arms | Will Fried | Carmela Garcia | Adreanna Broussard | Jason Morris | Easton Copenhaver | Fabio Cardoso | Hunter Beshears | Mike Evans | Donald Griffin | John Skomra⁣ ⁣ This episode is the 7th installment of Rapid Responses, as we break down different strategies, approaches, and effective responses for coaches. During this session, we cover how to stop listening to their in-game feedback & opinions while still maintaining our professionalism. ⁣ ⁣ We also discuss how to become more approachable and why we need to stop caring what coaches think of us and live with the results. We think this audio could offer you some breakthroughs that you can immediately apply onto the court.⁣ ⁣ 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
01:52:02
March 03, 2022
#241 Agent Zero | Gilbert Arenas | 3-time NBA All-Star | The No Chill Podcast
#241 Agent Zero | Gilbert Arenas | 3-time NBA All-Star | The No Chill Podcast
Gilbert Arenas was a prolific offensive player during his 12-year NBA career playing for a total of 4 teams. He was the 2003 NBA’s most improved player and averaged over 20 ppg and 5 assists including over 29 ppg in 2006. He joins the CR podcast to talk about some common things that players dislike about officials and what's eating at him about NBA referees. Our topics include trash-talking, respect for the game, what he appreciates about officials, and what the NBA players thought of the Tim Donaghy scandal. This was a very entertaining and insightful discussion between a player and a ref as we tried to iron out some of our differences and find a common ground. Special thanks to Gilbert for his contributions to our program.
01:37:41
February 17, 2022
#240 Born To Do It | Lathan The Kid Umpire | Kristin & Josh Williams
#240 Born To Do It | Lathan The Kid Umpire | Kristin & Josh Williams
Lathan Williams is a 7-year old. 3-sport official in training and viral sensation having amassed over 300,000 fans is a short span. The videos of him officiating basketball, football, and baseball have garnered millions of views on TikTok as he's the internets most popular official and a fan favorite to those who get to watch him perform live. He's joined by his parents to talk about what how he blew up and what he loves about the refs.
29:18
February 01, 2022
#239 Bridging the Gap w/Coach Nique | Use the Game Podcast | CR Mentor group
#239 Bridging the Gap w/Coach Nique | Use the Game Podcast | CR Mentor group
The Use The Game Podcast is geared towards individuals who have used Athletics to push them forward in their careers. We will interview former and current pros, successful student athletes and contributors to their individual sports. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode I join Coach Nique to help bridge the communication gap between officials and coaches for the betterment of the game. We discuss common misconceptions about officials, the best ways coaches can communicate their questions, and provide clarity on illegal screens & block/charge plays.⁣ ⁣ 𝘌𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝟸𝟹𝟻-𝟸𝟹𝟾 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘯 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘯. ğ˜¾ğ™¡ğ™žğ™˜ğ™  𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙤 ğ™¡ğ™žğ™¨ğ™©ğ™šğ™£ 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙤𝙣.𝙘𝙤𝙢/𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙨
58:23
January 27, 2022
#234 The Best of 2021 | Maia Chaka | Tyler Ford | Dee Kantner | Roger Ayers | Natasha Camy | Lisa Mattingly | Bill Spooner | J.B. Caldwell
#234 The Best of 2021 | Maia Chaka | Tyler Ford | Dee Kantner | Roger Ayers | Natasha Camy | Lisa Mattingly | Bill Spooner | J.B. Caldwell
Welcome to the Best of 2021 compilation. This episode includes over 3 hours of our best moments from this past year featuring Maia Chaka, Dee Kantner, Natasha Camy, Lisa Mattingly, Roger Ayers, J.B. Caldwell, Tyler Ford, Bill Spooner, and the whole Crown Refs community of officials. We hope you enjoy it and thank you so much for your appreciation & support.⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 ⁣ 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀
03:13:50
January 01, 2022
#233 Film Night 3 | Chiene Jones | Jorelle Pitter | Donald Griffin | Pedro Rodrigues
#233 Film Night 3 | Chiene Jones | Jorelle Pitter | Donald Griffin | Pedro Rodrigues
In our 3rd film session with Crown Refs Mentor, we break down one of my recent games from the 21-22 season. We discuss how and when to use our 3 different voices-Command presence, normal, diffusing. ⁣ ⁣ We also speak about why we talk ourselves out of upgrading fouls and why we shouldn't ignore unsportsmanlike conduct just because our partner does. Some other plays we look at involve pass/crash criteria and a monster time and distance play from Carmela Garcia.⁣ ⁣ 𝙏𝙤 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙖 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨⁣ 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀
01:31:25
December 19, 2021
#232 Re-Applying the Pressure | with Bill Spooner | Crown Refs Mentor
#232 Re-Applying the Pressure | with Bill Spooner | Crown Refs Mentor
This audio is an exclusive interview with former 32-year NBA official Bill Spooner. Bill has worked over 1500 regular-season games and 100 NBA playoff games in his amazing tenure. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we spoke about having mental toughness and list specific ways that officials can re-apply the pressure back on the coaches and players. This is a concept that is foreign to most referees but is something we are leaning heavily into at Crown Refs. We thank Bill for displaying the type of grit that more officials need to embody.⁣ ⁣ Other topics include Kobe’s 81 performance, why we shouldn't sell, what to do when your partner calls a technical foul and the bond that he shares with his son Drew through officiating.⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘀⁣ 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀
59:52
December 15, 2021
#231 Rapid Responses 5 | A Renewed Focus on Respect | CR MENTOR
#231 Rapid Responses 5 | A Renewed Focus on Respect | CR MENTOR
This episode features the 5th session of our rapid response training with the Mentor group.  We lead by covering a new memo from the NCAA regarding sportsmanship, bench decorum, calling the rules as written, and a renewed sense of respect for the game.  ⁣ ⁣ We found this information to be a foundational tool on how we should manage the game and it also provided some new language for us to integrate into our responses to coaches and players.  ⁣ ⁣ We also heard different members of the group share recent scenarios involving coaches, how they handled it and what they can do better.  We hope this audio helps you add a few things to your belt.⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻⁣ 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀
01:44:54
December 03, 2021
#230 Signal School Live | Session 2 | Stay Here, Wave off, hit to head, chucking
#230 Signal School Live | Session 2 | Stay Here, Wave off, hit to head, chucking
This episode features the second installment of Signal School-Live with the Crown Refs Mentor group. In this session, we practice 4 different signals to improve our form and presentation during our games including the “stay here” signal, the wave off, hit to the head and chucking. ⁣ ⁣ We recommend utilizing the stay here signal as a highly effective way to communicate that it's a non-shooting foul in the frontcourt (post, rebounding, cutting fouls).⁣ ⁣ Thank you to all of the officials who participated in this session as it takes a high level of confidence and humility.⁣ ⁣ 𝙏𝙤 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙖 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀
01:31:44
December 01, 2021
#229 7 Qualities of a Great Official | The Real Coach D 3
#229 7 Qualities of a Great Official | The Real Coach D 3
The Real Coach D, Phil Diasparra, is back for his 3rd installment as he gives us 7 Qualities of a Great Official. We hope you enjoy! Integrity – great officials are the guardians of honesty in athletics. He must maintain a complete absence of bias. An official holds the position in the world of sports not unlike a judge in a court of law. If you aspire to be a great official you never put yourself in a position where your integrity could be questioned. The integrity of the game must always be upheld.⁣ Hustle- Officiating is a game of angles and positioning, officiating hustle describes movement and court position. There is no connection to speed and meaningless motion. Every great official moves efficiently to be in the right place at the right time. It’s the only way to see the entire play and make the correct call.⁣ Judgment- Great judgment is a byproduct of effort and experience. It goes beyond the rule book and includes an almost instinctive ability to apply the critical principle of advantage/disadvantage. This is at the heart of officiating that no team or player gets an unfair advantage or is placed at an unfair disadvantage.⁣ Communication-90% of officiating is being a people person, know how to deal with people. Listening is important that’s why we have two ears and one mouth, listen twice as much as we speak.⁣ Communication means “can you deal with people?” Can you deal with coaches, players during a game? Communication can be accomplished in many ways and in most cases, the situation will dictate your appropriate response. Sometimes a simple response to the question, a one-word answer, or a look can communicate what is needed at a particular time. Saying the right thing to the right person at the right time can help one avoid potential problems in a game. Communication is also the knowledge of when it’s best not to say anything.⁣ Consistency- Young officials have more difficulty with consistency than any other quality, mainly because they lack the experience to realize when their decisions are inconsistent. Everyone has some difficulty in this regard, but the great officials are unrelenting in their judgment. They see and call a game better than their colleagues. The key is to make the same call on the same kind of play whether it’s the first minute of the game or the score is tied with one minute left to play. If they believe an official is consistent, coaches and players will adjust accordingly. Inconsistent decisions on similar plays trigger negative behavior and poor sportsmanship among players and invite criticism from coaches. If you try and fail it’s a mistake, if you repeat the mistake it’s a decision.⁣ Confidence- There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Regardless of the situation, personalities involved, pressures from the crowd, or possible repercussions, great officials place fairness above all other concerns. They act confidently and according to the dictates of that value. You should hold yourself to a Higher than normal ethical standard. Be a legacy leader.⁣ Common Sense - I’ve saved this one for last. Of the qualities listed, common sense is the most important. That which is fair and right must take precedence throughout each game. Common sense ensures that fairness, understanding, and the best interests of the game are foremost in the mind of a great official. If you truly understand the spirit and intent of the rules, common sense will guide you well.⁣ To join our Patreon/Discord/Zoom community patreon.com/crownrefs
06:41
November 27, 2021
#228 Run The Game | w/ J.B. Caldwell
#228 Run The Game | w/ J.B. Caldwell
This audio is an exclusive interview with referee trainer extroidinaire J.B. Caldwell. J.B. is a former 21-year Division 1 official who then served as the NBA's Sr. Scouting Advisor of Referee Operations from 2013-2020. In his time there, he played a key role in helping to develop many of the current NBA Officials you see today. He recently spoke to our mentor group about his 5 Pillars of Officiating, and the importance of building a foundation through solid fundamentals. We talked about ways to improve our game management and what it means to show great partnering. J.B. also touched on overcoming disappointment and gave some life tips on how to navigate in your journey.  We hope you find value in this episode that you can apply on the court. Please let us know what you thought! For full episode please join our private officiating community  patreon.com/crownrefs
01:12:46
November 23, 2021
#227 Rapid Responses 4 | Dictatating the Terms of the Dialogue | w/special guest coach Arjan Perovic
#227 Rapid Responses 4 | Dictatating the Terms of the Dialogue | w/special guest coach Arjan Perovic
In our 4th Rapid Response session, we hit on some big picture points and talk about having the right perspective before we even enter the encounter. ⁣ ⁣ This included the major mindset theme of not trying to convince the coach that you got the call correct or prove to them that our way of thinking is better. ⁣ ⁣ Too many times officials get into debates and try to sell ideas to coaches which causes us to lose the leverage by lowering down to their level. ⁣ ⁣ This episode also featured ways how we can control the conversation and stressed the importance and the ability to dictate the terms of the dialogue. ⁣ ⁣ A special thank you to Arjan Perovic for joining us to role play and bring his coach's perspective to the conversation.⁣ ⁣ To join our private community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
01:25:32
November 08, 2021
#226 Dee’s 5 Keys to Career Longevity | Dee Kantner | 24 Final Fours | Former NBA Official
#226 Dee’s 5 Keys to Career Longevity | Dee Kantner | 24 Final Fours | Former NBA Official
Dee Kantner recently joined the audio experience for basketball officials to share a wealth of knowledge and experience with our passionate community of referees. ⁣ ⁣ We took this 10-minute clip that is loaded with nuggets from Dee’s bag of tricks as she details some of the foundational qualities that have helped her officiate at the highest level for over 30 years. ⁣ ⁣ We are very appreciative of Dee Kantner’s contributions to our program. Sit back and enjoy one of the greatest officials of all time who is still in her prime!⁣ ⁣ For the full 90-minute interview please join our community on Patreon.com/crownrefs
11:13
November 04, 2021
#225 Video Rules Talk Ep. 9 | 5 Rules You Thought You Knew | with Zack Murphy
#225 Video Rules Talk Ep. 9 | 5 Rules You Thought You Knew | with Zack Murphy
In this episode of rules talk, we cover five NFHS rules that are commonly misunderstood by players, coaches, and officials alike. See if you know all five!
13:38
October 30, 2021
#223 Verbal Judo Live | with special guest Alex Bromley | Crown Refs Mentor
#223 Verbal Judo Live | with special guest Alex Bromley | Crown Refs Mentor
💬 We are excited to present this training session for basketball officials to help elevate your overall level of communication both on and off the court. In this episode, we cover being ready for "showtime" a term used to mentally prepare for the task at hand, how to generate voluntary compliance, and overcoming adversarial relationships.  We also do a deep dive into the art of paraphrasing, how to create empathy, and how to respectfully interrupt someone.⁣ ⁣ 🏀 These are all invaluable skills to possess as a human and will translate directly onto the basketball court for referees.  This session also provides state of the art techniques on how to handle verbal abuse by deflecting, redirecting, and avoiding our natural reaction of confrontation.  We list the things never to say and discuss ways for dealing with difficult people.  ⁣ ⁣ 📈 We know you'll find tremendous value from this episode and please share it with a fellow official who's looking to improve as a tactile communicator.⁣ ⁣ For part 2 of this 3-hour session, please join our community on patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ #servethegame
01:17:31
October 24, 2021
#222 Coach D's Court 2.0 | The Hand Check Signal
#222 Coach D's Court 2.0 | The Hand Check Signal
Welcome back to episode 2 of Coach D’s Court exclusively on Patreon. In this video, we break down the mechanics of the hand check signal from how to grip your forearm, to what level it should be displayed at, and how to show the proper motion and form. ⁣ ⁣ I demonstrate the signal from numerous angles so you can see a large sample size of how I present this foul. The Hand Check signal can sometimes feel like the weakest of them all, that's why we gave you various tips on how you can produce your best version of it. We hope this episode adds value to your game.⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘀 patreon.com/crownrefs
08:36
October 19, 2021
#221 Film Night | How to watch | Crown Refs Mentor Film Session #1
#221 Film Night | How to watch | Crown Refs Mentor Film Session #1
The Crown Refs mentor group recently had our first film review session and we thought it was appropriate to first focus on the best ways and techniques on how to break down film. ⁣ I pulled from our June 2020 article with Al Battista titled “21 Questions to help you effectively break down film.” ⁣ ⁣ We have compiled so much original content in the past 3 years, so there are so many resources that we can revisit to shine new light and expand on. All patrons can find this full audio/video located in the “mentor sessions” folder on discord. We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ To read the full article click below⁣ https://link.medium.com/5nuIDmesckb Become a Patron patreon.com/crownrefs
35:18
October 13, 2021
#220 Finding your Joy | The JustBe Podcast | with Emery & Briana Frazier
#220 Finding your Joy | The JustBe Podcast | with Emery & Briana Frazier
I recently had the opportunity to appear on The JustBe Podcast which is all about exuding joyfullness and shining your love & light onto the world. Briana & Emery have simply come to share their stories, with the intent to provide some positive solutions so that we can all Optimize life's Opportunities.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we speak about officiating on a social and human level and discuss the importance of having a high emotional intelligence and positive perspective in life. We spoke about gratitude, finding your joy and always being officially YOU! We hope you enjoy this episode.
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October 08, 2021
#218 Signal school Live | Session 1 | The Blocking Signal | Crown Refs Mentor
#218 Signal school Live | Session 1 | The Blocking Signal | Crown Refs Mentor
I just want to take a minute to send my appreciation to everyone who has supported us on Patreon and the discord app and joined our private community! ⁣ ⁣ In this live session of Signal School, we practiced stopping the clock for fouls and violations with the fist and open hand to ensure each official is using proper form when they present. We also focused on the blocking signal and then added the block/and 1 as a progression to see how each official performed the sequence.⁣ ⁣ Thank you to all of the officials who participated in as I look forward to witnessing your development with each session. If you are interested in joining our next session simply text ServetheGame to 845-742-0834.
51:18
October 01, 2021
#217 Video Rules Talk Ep. 8 | NFHS 2021-22 Points of Emphasis | with Zack Murphy
#217 Video Rules Talk Ep. 8 | NFHS 2021-22 Points of Emphasis | with Zack Murphy
In this episode of Video Rules Talk, we discuss the NFHS Points of Emphasis for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. We cover everything you need to get prepared for this season. Serve the game!
15:12
September 27, 2021
#216 Video Rules Talk Ep. 7 | NFHS Backcourt Rules
#216 Video Rules Talk Ep. 7 | NFHS Backcourt Rules
In this episode of Rules Talk, Zack breaks down the NFHS Backcourt Rule and provides three tricky examples to help better illustrate the rule. This episode covers everything you need to become an expert on the NFHS backcourt rule.
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September 23, 2021
#215 Rapid Responses | Session 3
#215 Rapid Responses | Session 3
ğ™ğ™–ğ™¥ğ™žğ™™ 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙨 is a communication training session for the Crown Refs Mentor group to help arm each official with the necessary skills to diffuse any situation with their words. This session helps you develop the ability to take a heated coach and bring them from a 10 down to a 1 with only a few lines.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we continue to emphasize the power of asking questions as a way to leverage the conversation in your favor. By having this group setting we’re to deep dive into each official's communication style and offer some simple adjustments to gain more respect and authority. We also list some responses to avoid and the line that coaches hate to hear the most.⁣ ⁣ Special thanks to Zack Murphy, Carmela Garcia, Will Fried, Adam Zohni, Donal Griffin, & Justin Goldsmith for your support and participation in this session. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀.
54:34
September 18, 2021
#214 Crown Refs FIBA | feat. Scott Butler | 2-time Olympic Official | Head of Referees (NBL)
#214 Crown Refs FIBA | feat. Scott Butler | 2-time Olympic Official | Head of Referees (NBL)
It's a pleasure to welcome former Olympic official Scott Butler, who had a 22-year professional career in Australia's National Basketball League (NBL), working over 500 games including 12 consecutive grand finals series. ⁣ ⁣ His FIBA career dates back to 1997 as he’s officiated multiple World Cups (’06, ‘10) and 2 Olympic games (Athens ‘04, Beijing ‘08). Scott retired from officiating due to a knee injury in 2011 and is currently the Head of Referees for the NBL. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we recall some of Scott’s classic FIBA games from the mid-2000s in an era that featured some highly competitive teams for the U.S. including Argentina, Spain, Greece, & more. We talked about improving game and crew awareness, how to not let the game get behind us, and discussed some of the major differences between the professional game and international competition. ⁣ ⁣ Additionally, we hit on another vital and helpful theme- 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧-𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧-𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘮. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹-𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗽𝗽 𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀
52:33
September 11, 2021
#213 CROWN REFS MENTOR | weekly calls & office hours | monthly podcast event with special guests
#213 CROWN REFS MENTOR | weekly calls & office hours | monthly podcast event with special guests
How would you like to be part of a family-like community of officials who meet weekly to support, develop and empower each other to be great? How would you like to be part of the Crown Refs Officiating Team? How would you like to be featured in our content, help curate topics for our discussions and/or contribute to our podcast? Crown Refs MENTOR will meet weekly on a private discord voice channel for wide range of officiating development from rapid responses and communications training, to virtual group signal school, play sharing & film review, live Q & A, and many other topical discussions. In addition, members of the mentor tier gain access to participate in a monthly live podcast event with featured special guests. And since the Mentor tier is like Crown Refs University it's only right that we offer weekly office hours for officials which will be available for one-to-one or small group learning. The group will also keep a tracker of the content discussed in each weekly session on a google drive to be shared an edited by the group. Think of this tier as a year-round camp and training clinic but more importantly an oppourtunity to get directly involved with an amazing community of dedicated officials. Welcome to Crown Refs Team U. #mentor Click below to become a Patron of Crown Refs patreon.com/crownrefs Click below to schedule your 15 minute 1-to-1 call with me to discuss more details about Patreon and which tier works best to meet your developmental needs https://calendly.com/crownrefs/15min?month=2021-08
02:46
September 01, 2021
#212 CROWN REFS PLUS | REFFLIX | The Netflix of Officiating | The full Library of CR content
#212 CROWN REFS PLUS | REFFLIX | The Netflix of Officiating | The full Library of CR content
Crown Refs PLUS features our full library of content including podcasts, and our new catalog of Patreon Original shows and series with never before seen officiating content. Our growing show list includes No Offseason, Through the Lens, Signal School, CR Vlog, Coach D's Court, The Wonderful Women of Officiating, Game Notes, Courtside Conversations, Voices from the Community, Refs Can Ball, The Camp Commute, Signature Series of Guests, Crown Classics and many more shows in production. Patrons of the PLUS tier also gain access to read Crown Refs Magazine articles, our Game Notes Quotes written series, and see video tutorials, instructional slides, short clips, exclusive bonus scenes and livestreams. If the PRO tier is our basic cable package than the PLUS tier is our full line-up of movie channels and new shows. #REFFLIX Click below to become a Patron of Crown Refs patreon.com/crownrefs Click below to schedule your 15 minute 1-to-1 call with me to discuss more details about Patreon and which tier works best to meet your developmental needs https://calendly.com/crownrefs/15min?month=2021-08
02:46
September 01, 2021
#211 CROWN REFS PRO | Listen to our podcast | Watch short videos | join our Discord
#211 CROWN REFS PRO | Listen to our podcast | Watch short videos | join our Discord
Thank you for your continued support and after 159 public episodes of the Audio Experience for Basketball Officials we've taken the Crown Refs Podcast private to this amazing platform for creators called Patreon. Crown Refs PRO unlocks over 40 new podcast episodes and gains you access to future Patron-only episodes that we release (historically 4-5 per month) on Patreon's private RSS feed. This tier also includes some short-form video content like podcast highlights, shorts clips, daily stories, and the new shows, courtside conversations, & voices from the community. You'll also have access to our incredible private chat community on The Crown Refs Discord server. Our server features over 10 different topic channels to have conversations ranging from mindset, rapid-responses, ncaa-women's-talk, nfhs-talk, pro-rules-talk, play-sharing-channel, fiba-chat, fitness-nutrition, and a more. We inspire to build the Netflix for officials (Refflix), so think of this tier as the basic cable package minus the movie channels. Click below to become a Patron of Crown Refs patreon.com/crownrefs Click below to schedule your 15 minute 1-to-1 call with me to discuss more details about Patreon and which tier works best to meet your developmental needs https://calendly.com/crownrefs/15min?month=2021-08
02:30
September 01, 2021
#209 Mentor Sessions 2 | Will Fried | Bethesda, MD
#209 Mentor Sessions 2 | Will Fried | Bethesda, MD
Will Fried, is entering his 6th-year officiating originally from Bethesda, MD, and currently residing in Hays, Kansas.  He comes to Crown Refs MENTOR with the intentions of growing his officiating skills and becoming part of a supportive community of officials who all route for each other. ⁣ ⁣ Will is looking to improve his confidence, game management skills, mechanics & signals, as well as adding more patience and whistle discipline. ⁣ In this episode, we get to learn more about Will and the obstacles he's had to overcome being an official on the autism spectrum.  ⁣ ⁣ He also shares with us which aspects of the game are most challenging to him including communicating the right phrases to coaches and managing the wide range of personalities throughout the game. ⁣ ⁣ We also talked about not letting bad partners affect us, the improvement of his recall, and tuning his mechanics even better through our group signal school.
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September 01, 2021
#208 Mentor Sessions 1 | Adam Zohni | Richmond Hill, Ontario
#208 Mentor Sessions 1 | Adam Zohni | Richmond Hill, Ontario
We are excited to launch our new private community for officials and our developmental training program called Crown Refs MENTOR. ⁣ ⁣ Adam Zohni is a long-time supporter and passionate 5th-year official from Toronto, CN, who was one of the first officials to sign up for our MENTOR tier.  So after a few years of exchanging messages online, we finally had the opportunity to sit down and meet for our first mentor session.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we discuss why he decided to join Crown Refs MENTOR and some of the things that he's looking to gain from being part of the new community.  We also reviewed his referee profile, where he listed his biggest areas of growth that he's looking to improve on.  ⁣ ⁣ His most difficult plays are calling flagrant fouls and managing unsportsmanlike technical fouls with players and coaches.  He's focused on slowing down and being emotionless to have a greater sense of control in those hostile moments.  We also go over some differences between FIBA and NFHS, proper time-out mechanics, and tips for calling double fouls.⁣ ⁣ Special thanks to Adam, Zack, Carmela, Pedro, Ryan, Lance, Will, Ken, Aaron, Joseph, Josiah, Chris, Tony, John, William, Alice, Jon, Justin, Luke, Jason, Scott, James, Korbin, Corbin, Isaiah, and every other official who has joined us for this next chapter of Crown Refs content.  #servethegame
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September 01, 2021
#207 Welcome to Patreon | 45 new episodes available on Patreon.com/crownrefs | Community News Show
#207 Welcome to Patreon | 45 new episodes available on Patreon.com/crownrefs | Community News Show
𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘀 is excited to introduce 2 amazing apps to the referee industry, 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙤𝙣 & ğ˜¿ğ™žğ™¨ğ™˜ğ™¤ğ™§ğ™™, as we launch our new private community for basketball officials. 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 is our versatile content platform that features a wide range of media including over 45 new podcasts, over 85 new videos, and over 12 new shows & series guaranteed to develop & inspire referees who love the craft of officiating.⁣ ⁣ 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻.𝗰𝗼𝗺/𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀 has been preloaded with over 150 new posts and will continue to be the main home for our podcasts, videos, and written work moving forward. If our new library of content wasn’t enough all 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘴 of Crown Refs on 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 also receive access to join the private chat community for basketball officials on our 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱 Server. ⁣ ⁣ The 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 ğ˜¿ğ™žğ™¨ğ™˜ğ™¤ğ™§ğ™™ ğ™Žğ™šğ™§ğ™«ğ™šğ™§ features over 20 different text channels of referee topics ranging from nfhs-talk, pro-rules-talk, ncaa-women’s-talk, communication-rapid-responses, mindset-mental-performance, fitness-nutrition, game-management-situations, play-sharing-channel, and more that are already populated with great discussion content you can scroll through. ⁣ ⁣ There are also voice channels available for officials to organize meetings and have discussions in real-time to enhance the interactions and education. (𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏𝙊𝙍 ğ™¬ğ™žğ™¡ğ™¡ 𝙢𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙧-ğ™«ğ™¤ğ™žğ™˜ğ™šğ™¨ 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙡)⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we introduce 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 Originals like 𝙉𝙤 𝙊𝙛𝙛𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣, 𝙏𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙚𝙣𝙨, ğ™Žğ™žğ™œğ™£ğ™–ğ™¡ ğ™Žğ™˜ğ™ğ™¤ğ™¤ğ™¡, 𝘾𝙍 𝙑𝙇𝙊𝙂, 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝘿’𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙩, ğ˜¾ğ™¤ğ™ªğ™§ğ™©ğ™¨ğ™žğ™™ğ™š ğ˜¾ğ™¤ğ™£ğ™«ğ™šğ™§ğ™¨ğ™–ğ™©ğ™žğ™¤ğ™£ğ™¨, ğ™‘ğ™¤ğ™žğ™˜ğ™šğ™¨ 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 ğ˜¾ğ™¤ğ™¢ğ™¢ğ™ªğ™£ğ™žğ™©ğ™®, 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝘿, and more. We also talk about the inspiration behind our decision to pivot to 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 and everything that is included in each tier-𝙋𝙍𝙊-ğ™‹ğ™‡ğ™ğ™Ž-𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏𝙊𝙍. ⁣ ⁣ If our content has helped you become a better basketball official or brought you any 𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚 in the past we hope you can find a tier that meets your developmental needs. ⁣ ⁣ If any official or coach has questions and would like to discuss each tier in more detail, please call or text me directly at 𝟴𝟰𝟱.𝟳𝟰𝟮.𝟬𝟴𝟯𝟰⁣. Thank you for listening and have a great rest of your day!⁣ ⁣ 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 ⁣ https://youtu.be/dtmeS7R_hfY⁣ ⁣ 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻/𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱⁣ https://www.patreon.com/crownrefs
01:22:47
August 22, 2021
#159 The Crown Refs Community News Show | with Zack Murphy | NBA MultiVerse/Team store/Camp season
#159 The Crown Refs Community News Show | with Zack Murphy | NBA MultiVerse/Team store/Camp season
𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 ğ™šğ™¥ğ™žğ™¨ğ™¤ğ™™ğ™š 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝟯 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩!⁣ In Episode One of the Crown Refs Community News Show, Zack, and Paul discuss recent events under the Crown Refs umbrella. Paul speaks on the NBA multiverse poster and its origins, his experiences meeting some of the Crown Community at Roger Ayers’ camp, the brand new Crown Refs Team Store and Zack shares his experience at Eric Lewis’s ETA Camp! ⁣ ⁣ Toward the end, we get a brief sneak peek of the big things that are coming next in Season 4 of Crown Refs Content. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄 ⁣ http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣
37:27
June 27, 2021
#158 Abuse Culture | A candid conversation following multiple ejections
#158 Abuse Culture | A candid conversation following multiple ejections
We as officials have to start documenting the verbal abuse more often to raise awareness on the issue of disrespect towards officials. ⁣ ⁣ This episode was recorded immediately after we canceled the game because a coach and fan refused to leave the gum following their ejection. ⁣ ⁣ We had a chance to interview the site supervisor to hear his thoughts and reactions to the situation and then had a candid conversation with the assistant coach of the team that caused the game to get canceled. ⁣ ⁣ Let us know what you think of this episode on social or at crownrefs@gmail.com⁣ ⁣ 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙢 ğ™Žğ™©ğ™¤ğ™§ğ™šâ£ http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs
12:59
June 06, 2021
#157 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Maia Chaka | Virginia Beach | Episode 5
#157 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Maia Chaka | Virginia Beach | Episode 5
𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙩𝙤 “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙛 ğ™Šğ™›ğ™›ğ™žğ™˜ğ™žğ™–ğ™©ğ™žğ™£ğ™œâ€ ğ™›ğ™šğ™–ğ™©ğ™ªğ™§ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ ğ™ˆğ™–ğ™žğ™– 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙠𝙖.⁣ ⁣ Maia recently made national headlines by becoming the second female official hired into the NFL. But her rise to the top did not happen overnight as she steadily grinder her way for 15 years to get to this point.⁣ ⁣ She worked 3 years as a high school official before catapulting directly into the NCAA Division 1 ranks where she spent 10 years honing her craft at the collegiate level. ⁣ ⁣ She was also a part of the NFL developmental training program for 7 years receiving guidance on the differences between pro vs. college rules and being mentored by some of the NFL’s best teachers. ⁣ ⁣ Her breakthrough as a football official happened when she became a certified basketball official learning from NBA legends Leroy Richardson and Tony Brothers. This mentorship and introduction to a new set of rules gave her added toughness and swagger that she didn't know existed within her. She would rise to also become a Division 1 basketball official in the MEAC conference.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, Maia goes into detail about what she loves about officiating, how to overcome mistakes, and what the impact of this moment means to her. ⁣ ⁣ She also elaborates on the positive influence of her mentors, how to block out negative voices, and advice for officials who are frustrated with their careers.
56:42
May 15, 2021
#156 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Natasha Camy | Philadelphia | Episode 4
#156 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Natasha Camy | Philadelphia | Episode 4
𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴” 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝘆.⁣ ⁣ Natasha is a super talented 8-year official from the great city of brotherly love, who is extremely passionate about officiating and giving back to the game.⁣ ⁣ Natasha is no stranger to Division 1 basketball as she was a former player at Widener University from 2006-2010. She’s also officiating in 15 Division 1 conferences including: BIG 10, SEC, ACC, BIG 12, CUSA, BIG EAST, AMERICAN, SUN BELT, A10, CAA, MAAC, PATRIOT, AMERICA EAST, IVY, & NEC.  ⁣ ⁣ Some of the officials who inspired her were Dee Kantner, Joey Crawford, Tina Napier, Laura Morris, Rachelle Jones, Gina Cross, Felicia Grinter, Beverly Roberts, Maj Forsberg, & Brian Garland. Natasha is determined to grow the Women's game in all forms through media, exposure, stories, quality officials.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, Natasha gives us tactical advice on how to overcome setbacks and turn your failures into learnings. She shares some of her success stories and breakthroughs on when the light bulb finally went off for her. ⁣ ⁣ Some other very important topics that we discussed are equality, diversity, the expansion of officiating, and the importance of creating a true pipeline for women’s officials.⁣ ⁣ 📺 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵⁣ https://youtu.be/klViekGGrw8⁣
01:29:06
May 13, 2021
#155 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Lisa Mattingly | Nicholasville, KY | Episode 3
#155 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Lisa Mattingly | Nicholasville, KY | Episode 3
𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴” 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝘆.⁣ ⁣ Lisa had a brilliant 28-year officiating career that was one for the ages by any account. She posts historic postseason stats that most coaches and even universities will never match. ⁣ ⁣ Lisa took 21 trips to the NCAA tournament including a remarkable 18 Final Fours and 10 NCAA Women’s Championship games. She also was a part of the WNBA’s inaugural season and officiated multiple league finals during her 10-year pro career. ⁣ ⁣ She retired after the 2018 Final Four and was immediately hired as Coordinator of Officials for the SEC, Atlantic Sun, Ohio valley, and more. Lisa also hosts Referee University, a camp ideal for officials looking to learn and gain exposure to Division 1 Women’s basketball. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we mention some other officiating legends like June Courteau, Sally Bell, and Patty Broderick who were instrumental in Lisa’s growth, and discuss some of her most memorable games as an official. ⁣ ⁣ Lisa also spoke candidly about how she balances the fine line of hearing out coaches while still supporting officials and gives us insights on a day in the life of a power 5 conference coordinator. ⁣ ⁣ 📺 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵⁣ https://youtu.be/iEVJgXve6_M⁣
01:20:51
May 11, 2021
#154 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Sara Woods | St. Louis, Mo | Episode 2
#154 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Sara Woods | St. Louis, Mo | Episode 2
𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴” 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗱𝘀. Sara Woods is a basketball official from St. Louis, Mo who is currently working amateur, collegiate and semi-pro contests.  She is also the founder Big Game Officials, a training platform empowering referees to set the standard of excellence, while igniting opportunities in basketball officiating.   She recruits and develops prospective and current officials along with her staff of mentors and mentees.  She is a goal driven dedicated professional offering practical and progressive career success on every stage of basketball officiating.  “As a referee, my purpose is to provide athletes with the best possible competitive experience.  The fierce competition is a constant reminder that teamwork is essential.  As a crew, we rely on experience, training, and each other to get the call right.  Officiating requires hard work and dedication.  However, being a part of the game while protecting its integrity is rewarding and worth the effort.”  - Sara Woods  In this episode, we learn about the Big Game Officials weekend workshops and their intense mechanics instruction that they provide to their referees who attend.  You can hear Sara's passion for the craft throughout this episode as she's built a family-like community around officiating.   If you are interested in joining the Big Game Officials team please contact Sara directly http://Www.biggameofficials.com 📺 To Watch https://youtu.be/qftkdW1pOB8 #servethegame 
46:47
May 09, 2021
#153 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Chiene’ Joy Jones | Queens, NYC | Episode 1
#153 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Chiene’ Joy Jones | Queens, NYC | Episode 1
The Crown Refs Podcast introduces our new series “The Wonderful of Officiating” dedicated to highlighting the amazing accomplishments of the females of our officiating community and some of the great work they're doing both on and off the court.⁣ ⁣ Episode 1 features Chiene’ Joy Jones, a charismatic 3-year official from Queens, NY. Chiene’ is a basketball coach who founded Grow Our Game, a nonprofit organization empowering the next generation of young women through the game of basketball. ⁣ ⁣ With over 15 years of coaching experience, she continues to serve as a committed and dedicated professional through community organizations in New York City, primarily facilitating and leading efforts to break generational poverty by advocating for our youth in urban communities. ⁣ ⁣ She is a mentor to all of her players, past, and present, and continues to advocate for girls' participation in sports. Coach Jones was named 2020 New York Knicks/Jr. Knicks Coach of the Year and most recently featured in Nike’s You Can’t Stop Our Voice! Campaign for her profound impact in the NYC basketball community.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we sit down with Chiene’ to learn about how she developed her passion and love for the game and why she chose to play Divison 3 over D1. We also discuss some of the most common challenges that women face in sports and what male officials can do to drive the visibility of female officials. ⁣ ⁣ 📺 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 ⁣ https://youtu.be/grDNmPvO0Vc
49:20
May 07, 2021
#152 Ken Stewart | Crown Refs IPR | Video Review
#152 Ken Stewart | Crown Refs IPR | Video Review
Attached in the Crown Refs IPR is a 10-15 minute instructional mechanics video that we personalize to exceed the needs of each official. ⁣ ⁣ Ken Stewart, a 5-year official from Illinois, decided to record this video in response to his report and we wanted to share his feedback with you.⁣ ⁣ Thank you Ken for your contributions and to all of the referees that continue to support and interact with our content.⁣ ⁣📺 To Watch https://www.facebook.com/100030619764015/posts/517820275915293/?d=n #servethegame⁣ #payitforward⁣
11:29
April 30, 2021
#151 Tips for new officials, and the story how Crown was built | Brady Stiff & Kelsey Louglin
#151 Tips for new officials, and the story how Crown was built | Brady Stiff & Kelsey Louglin
Brady Stiff and Kelsey Loughlin are longtime friends who finally decided to record their conversations about sports and everything else and host a podcast called “...And we’re back” available on Spotify/Apple podcasts.⁣ ⁣ They recently had me as a guest on their podcast to talk about my experience with officiating, provide some tips for new officials, dispel some myths about sports officials, and talk about how Crown Refs was built from the bottom up.
47:55
April 23, 2021
#150 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 4 | Joe Munden | Alex Leaker | Darnell Cudjoe
#150 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 4 | Joe Munden | Alex Leaker | Darnell Cudjoe
In this episode of 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮 we had the pleasure to record a group conversation with the entire staff of officials who were recently at the House of Sports during the first weekend of AAU games. ⁣ ⁣ Our topics include being confident when admitting you’re wrong, having the guts to play offense on anyone, and dealing with the entitlement of players and coaches. ⁣ ⁣ We also discuss a play from the NCAA tournament and ask the interesting question of when does looking at a player turn into staring and taunting.⁣ We hope you enjoy!
35:07
April 15, 2021
#149 Paying it Forward | Inspiring Referees | Recaping Signatute Episodes | with Travis Potter
#149 Paying it Forward | Inspiring Referees | Recaping Signatute Episodes | with Travis Potter
𝗘𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝟭𝟱𝟬 features a diverse range of topics and storylines that I cover with long-time Crown Refs supporter Travis Potter. Travis is a 6-year official and the assistant director of Wellness and Recreation at Stetson University. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 he offered his intramural officials an opportunity to earn 15 hours' pay if they listened to 11 signature episodes of our podcast and write a summary on how they can directly implement the content on the court for success. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 some of Jacklyn Lavoie’s takes on the Roger Ayers, Diana Depaul, Joey Crawford, Mark Wunderlich, Bo Boroski, Scott Foster, Tyler Ford, and Al Battista episodes, which allowed us to dive deeper into that content and provide additional learning points for the audience.⁣ We hope you enjoy!
41:31
April 09, 2021
#148 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 3 | with Mike Evans
#148 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 3 | with Mike Evans
In this episode of 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮 ⁣ we discuss more game management strategies for complaining coaches and how and when you can take advantage of offensive opportunities. ⁣ ⁣ We conclude that officials have historically let coaches get away with too many antics on the sidelines and the lack of sportsmanship has been naturally embedded into the game itself. We also cover unsportsmanlike conduct and the criteria involving bench technicals. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, we are the guardians of the game so what we permit-we promote.⁣ 𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁, You are backed up by the rulebook.
18:42
April 03, 2021
#147 John Clougherty | 12 Final Fours | 4 National Championship games | 30+ years Division 1
#147 John Clougherty | 12 Final Fours | 4 National Championship games | 30+ years Division 1
𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣 𝘾𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙮 put together one of the most outstanding NCAA officiating careers of all-time both on and off the court. His Division 1 career spans over 30 years in the ACC/Big East/SEC conferences including 26 NCAA tournaments, 12 Final Fours, and 4 National Championship games. ⁣ ⁣ He was the 1989 Naismith Official of the Year and inducted into the sports hall of fame in two states PA/NC.⁣ He also served as Coordinator of Officials in the ACC/Colonial/A10 from 2005-2015.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we discuss two of John’s most memorable assignments, the iconic 1991 Final Four game between UNLV vs. DUKE, and the 1996 National Championship game between Syracuse vs Kentucky. John also shares how he handled a Larry Brown outburst early in the first half of the 88’ title game. ⁣ ⁣ John also spoke very candidly about one of the more disappointing moments of his career and how not having a patient whistle played a huge part.⁣ We also touch on the power of the coaches and the need for better sportsmanship throughout the industry.⁣ ⁣ 📺 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 this episode⁣ https://youtu.be/Xum1TfNoVZM
01:04:09
March 24, 2021
#146 The Rulebook vs. The Art | Camp Season Prep | with Fabian Jara
#146 The Rulebook vs. The Art | Camp Season Prep | with Fabian Jara
With Camp season around the corner, this conversation explores a few integral components of the expectations of an official when attending camps and reffing games in general. ⁣ ⁣ Some of the keys we discussed are how to properly take feedback from observers and better communicate questions to them instead of sounding like a “Yeah but” ref. ⁣ ⁣ We touch on the importance of differentiating between black/white vs gray and how and when to apply the rules as written. conclude by discussing the importance of using rule-based explanations when addressing coaches because they cannot communicate about officiating on an expert level.
33:50
March 18, 2021
#145 Game Notes 019 | with John Cashman | Official since 2019 | PA/New Jersey
#145 Game Notes 019 | with John Cashman | Official since 2019 | PA/New Jersey
𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗮𝗻 is a 2-year official from Pennsylvania living in New Jersey who’s fell in love with the craft of officiating. He truly inspires to keep improving and reach his full potential as an official.⁣ He’s been working hard these past two seasons trying at improving and chose the Crown Refs IPR as a way to accelerate his growth. ⁣ In this episode of ğ˜Žğ˜¢ğ˜®ğ˜¦ 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴, we discuss simplifying our thought process when making decisions and not bringing in too much information that can cloud our judgment. We talk about how to avoid game interuptors by using our voice to proactively officiate and not refereeing a play based on sound.
49:41
March 13, 2021
#144 Game Notes 018 | with Pedro Rodrigues Jr. | Official since 2012 | Fitchburg, MA
#144 Game Notes 018 | with Pedro Rodrigues Jr. | Official since 2012 | Fitchburg, MA
𝗣𝗲𝗱𝗿𝗼 𝗥𝗼𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗝𝗿. has been stung by the officiating bug as his fire and ambition to improve multiplies by the day. ⁣ ⁣ We're proud to have him back for his second Individual•Performance•Report to track his progress, flip the weaknesses into strengths and add more polish to his overall skill set as an official.⁣ ⁣ In this episode of 𝙂𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙨, we have an in-depth signal school session, we elaborate on layered plays, talk pain tolerance, and finish up deciding on the new title to a future podcast series. ⁣ ⁣ 📺 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲⁣ Game Notes 018 | with Pedro Rodrigues Jr. | Fitchburg, MA | The Crown Refs Podcast 143 https://youtu.be/3Fd4w0OyqZg
44:53
March 10, 2021
#143 Game Notes 017 | with Kenny Ludlow | 8-Year Official | Pittsboro, IN
#143 Game Notes 017 | with Kenny Ludlow | 8-Year Official | Pittsboro, IN
ğ—žğ—²ğ—»ğ—»ğ˜† 𝗟𝘂𝗱𝗹𝗼𝘄, is an 8-year official from Pittsburg, IN who has his sights set on one day becoming a full-time Division 1 referee. He’s aggressively attacked the camp scene attending over 15 camps in his career which lead to him continuously moving up the ladder. He’s currently working high school games, NAIA, and at the division 2 & 3 level.⁣ ⁣ In this episode of Game Notes, we discuss a tip for illegal screens, not allowing the coach to chirp in your ear during a play, when to address a distraction, and we ask the question are you reffing enough overall games?
55:17
March 04, 2021
#142 Live From: The Locker Room vol. 2 | with Anthony Calise
#142 Live From: The Locker Room vol. 2 | with Anthony Calise
In this episode of Live From: The Locker Room, we share multiple coaching interactions from this past weekend of games. We talk about how to respond to a coach when they yell from across the court, how to show more authority when communicating, and utilizing the extremely effective high school warning.
11:60
March 02, 2021
#141 Live From: The Locker Room vol. 1 | with Anthony Fischetti
#141 Live From: The Locker Room vol. 1 | with Anthony Fischetti
In this edition of the Live From series, we document a full partner experience from the pregame discussion, into our observations from the first half, and of course the post-game recap. ⁣ ⁣ Anthony Fischetti is a 20-year Official and former youth, middle, and high school basketball coach with over 500 games of experience. Anthony is a huge supporter of Crown Refs and I recently had the pleasure to work a varsity game with him. ⁣ ⁣ We spoke about bringing positive energy into every pregame and the importance of building chemistry with your partner before discussing officiating. We also discuss the huge amount of bad information that coaches send our way during most games and the BIG need to block it ALL out. ⁣ ⁣ We had some good laughs talking shop and we hope you enjoy this audio experience. ⁣ ⁣ “𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘙𝘦𝘧𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘴. 𝘐𝘵 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘥; 𝘪𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘐'𝘮 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳/𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦.”
27:07
February 28, 2021
#140 Game Notes 016 | with Korbin Cruea | 2-Year Official | Swayzee, IN
#140 Game Notes 016 | with Korbin Cruea | 2-Year Official | Swayzee, IN
Korbin Cruea grew up in Swayzee, Indiana (a smalltown an hour north of Indianapolis) where he fell in love with the game of basketball at a very young age. From a young age he got an inside look at an official's lifestyle traveling with his father on Friday and Saturday nights as he was an official back in the day. Ever since those days, Korbin knew he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become an official himself. He turned those dreams into a reality in 2019 when Korbin became an official and jumped in head first and started officiating all levels of basketball. ⁣ ⁣ Now in year 2, Korbin loves perfecting his craft and game in hopes to become the best official he can be and achieve success at the highest of levels he can. Currently in the process of jumping from JV to Varsity in the state of Indiana, Korbin is all in and ready to take a deep dive into his craft with the IPR service. ⁣ ⁣ “I love the value that Crown Refs has added to my game in terms of listening to the podcast and hearing all of the experienced officials shine light on lots of different aspects of the game. I am very eager to see where the IPR service can take me in terms of growth and continued improvement of my craft.”⁣ ⁣ In this episode of Game Notes, we discuss the importance of having good pain tolerance and patience as an official. These 2 qualities allow us to see more information about the play. This episode also includes great discussion on difficult play types and more signal school to help improve Korbin’s table reporting and confidence.
01:12:13
February 24, 2021
#139 Rules Talk 5 | Team Control | with Zack Murphy
#139 Rules Talk 5 | Team Control | with Zack Murphy
Team control comes into play in more areas in your game than you might think. In Rules Talk Episode 5, we break down the aspects of team control from its beginning to its end to help you become a team control expert.
09:36
February 23, 2021
#138 Crossroads Officials Association | Indiana board Zoom call | with Mark Sexton
#138 Crossroads Officials Association | Indiana board Zoom call | with Mark Sexton
𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (COA) is the 2nd largest officials association in the great basketball state of Indiana. Currently, they have 174 licensed basketball officials and the leadership is committed to recruiting, training & retaining basketball officials. ⁣ Mark Sexton, an 8-year official, is in his first season as basketball chair of the association and grateful for the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his mentor Tracy Black.⁣ ⁣ “𝗜 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝘂𝘁𝘆 to give the game our absolute best. Our best is more than just showing up and running back and forth. Our best means we’re rule book strong, mentally prepared, physically ready and passionate about our craft. We focus our meetings around watching film, discussing rules and RELATIONSHIPS. We have incredible officials in Indiana... not just in Crossroads, but throughout the state.”⁣ ⁣ We recently had the opportunity to speak at a zoom meeting with the (COA) and here are some topics we discussed:⁣ -Advice for when working with a new official. -Working as many possible games that you can the right way. ⁣ -Being unemotional about rule changes.⁣ -You’re only as good as your love for the game.⁣
34:07
February 22, 2021
#137 Live From: LEEWOOD | Sideline Discussions
#137 Live From: LEEWOOD | Sideline Discussions
The Live: From series is a mash-up of sideline discussions that will give the listener that live feel and a chance to hear our instant reactions to recent plays from that night of rec games. We document some of the raw emotions that the crews are experiencing during, after, & before each game.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we talk about the dreaded pump fake foul, floppers, and the most popular directional point. We also share some interactions and mention a few different tips on how to stay proactive when players begin to taunt each other. ⁣
31:05
February 21, 2021
#136 Game Notes 015 | with Isaiah Langlois | 5-Year Official | Dubuque, IA
#136 Game Notes 015 | with Isaiah Langlois | 5-Year Official | Dubuque, IA
𝗜𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗮𝗵 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗶𝘀, is a dedicated 5-year Official from Dubuque, IA looking to continuously evolve at his craft. Recently, he began to wonder if the officiating industry had any film review services available for referees to send their game tape in and get high-quality instructional feedback in return. About a day later he stumbled upon the Crown Refs content and quickly realized that we provide the exact service that he was seeking.⁣ ⁣ In this episode of Game Notes, we talk about providing rule-based explanations rather than over-explaining our calls, giving our partners a good pass vs. slapping the ball away, and not allowing coaches to influence, alter, or manipulate our decision-making process.
01:13:14
February 17, 2021
#135 Game Notes 014 | with Ryan Ceglieski | 2-year Official | Houston, TX | Texas A & M (freshman)
#135 Game Notes 014 | with Ryan Ceglieski | 2-year Official | Houston, TX | Texas A & M (freshman)
⁣𝗥𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗴𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀𝗸𝗶 is a 19-year old freshman at Texas A & M who dreams about one day becoming an NBA official. He's made his goals very clear from early on but he understands the importance of patience and falling in love with the PROCESS first. ⁣ ⁣ Ryan is a die-hard Houston Rockets fan who became interested in becoming an official after his displeasure with Scott Foster one game. He thought he could do a better job than him (lol) so he decided to get certified and give it a shot. He would soon quickly realize how difficult officiating is and that he might not be better than Foster just yet. Funny thing is, he became a big fan of his after hearing Scott speak on The Crown Refs Podcast #49.⁣ ⁣ In this episode of Game Notes, we talk about the importance of having a next-play mentality just like good players do and not judging yourself or your partners during the game. This episode also features over 10 minutes of signal school where we break down Ryan’s table reporting to add more strength and confidence. https://youtu.be/IDTx5eEFHvw
01:02:39
February 10, 2021
#134 Game Notes 013 |with Evan Busen | 10-year Official | Ozark, MO |Former MLB Draft pick (pitcher)
#134 Game Notes 013 |with Evan Busen | 10-year Official | Ozark, MO |Former MLB Draft pick (pitcher)
𝗘𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗻, is a former 2-sport college athlete at Quincy University lettering in basketball & baseball. This talented righty was a standout pitcher who was drafted by the Houston Astros in the mid-2000s but his career was cut short due to injury. Following his minor league experience, he found a new passion for officiating and has been refereeing basketball for the past 10 years. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode of ğ˜Žğ˜¢ğ˜®ğ˜¦ 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴, we talk about how the Crown Refs IPR provides instant growth for officials, eliminating the sale, how more coaches should communicate, and how to reverse the dialogue. ⁣ ⁣ Thanks for listening to the audio experience for basketball officials. ⁣ ⁣ 📺 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 ⁣ https://youtu.be/hkO59Ub3A2M
01:00:47
February 05, 2021
#133 The Tyler Ford Wrap-up Show | Hosted by John Mattison
#133 The Tyler Ford Wrap-up Show | Hosted by John Mattison
A new feature to our signature series of guests is a wrap-up show highlighting the notable content and key points from the previous episode. In this pod, our host John Mattison breaks down the 𝘛𝘺𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘥 podcast sharing his biggest takeaways and teaching points from his perspective. ⁣ ⁣ We hope this episode helps to bring a new outlook and amplify the learning of the Tyler Ford content. ⁣ Enjoy!
32:33
January 30, 2021
#132 Tyler Ford | The Difference between good & GREAT | 6-year NBA Official | Westfield, IN
#132 Tyler Ford | The Difference between good & GREAT | 6-year NBA Official | Westfield, IN
In episode 132 we present you with another podcast from our ğ™Žğ™žğ™œğ™£ğ™–ğ™©ğ™ªğ™§ğ™š ğ™Žğ™šğ™§ğ™žğ™šğ™¨ 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙨 featuring 6-year NBA Official 𝙏𝙮𝙡𝙚𝙧 𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙙. As we continue to provide you with a content library to help elevate your game, 𝙏𝙮𝙡𝙚𝙧 𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙙 becomes the latest to graciously add more pillars of 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗹𝗱 into the 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 ecosystem. ⁣ ⁣ We sat with him for 80 minutes as he shared his beliefs on what makes an official 𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗲 and listed some of the biggest differences between a good & 𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗧. ⁣ ⁣ Other topics include the 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲, 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽, how to block out 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗻𝗼𝗶𝘀𝗲, and also documents his experience living and working for over 70 days inside the 𝗡𝗕𝗔 𝗯𝘂𝗯𝗯𝗹𝗲. ğŸŽ¥ 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵⁣ https://youtu.be/9i5miAiJ29U
01:23:01
January 30, 2021
#131 Game Notes 012 | with Corbin Clark | 3-year Official | Carmel, IN
#131 Game Notes 012 | with Corbin Clark | 3-year Official | Carmel, IN
ğ˜¾ğ™¤ğ™§ğ™—ğ™žğ™£ 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙠 grew up 30 minutes north of Indianapolis in “basketball-crazy” Carmel, IN. From early on he always has been intrigued by officiating at all levels and pursued that passion in 2018, entering the game as a humble & hungry rookie looking to improve in all ways possible. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗙𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 3 years he’s been working high school basketball in the Hoosier state looking to get to the next level and make the jumps from JV to Varsity and up through the COLLEGE ranks. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗯𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 supporter of the Crown Refs podcasts, articles, and Social media content often listening to episodes before a game to prepare and stay sharp. He recently dove in deeper with the Crown Refs (IPR) Film Review Service as a way to amplify his growth and accelerate his skill set as an official. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 of ğ˜Žğ˜¢ğ˜®ğ˜¦ 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴 we discuss when the best time is to initiate a conversation with a coach, how to avoid unnecessary dialogue and we perform over 10 minutes of 𝘚𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 to improve our presentation at the spot & table. To watch https://youtu.be/zv0ZfeWTPqA
01:14:28
January 23, 2021
#130 Rules Talk 4 | Alternating Possession | with Zack Murphy
#130 Rules Talk 4 | Alternating Possession | with Zack Murphy
In Rules Talk Episode Four, we cover a few common and a few uncommon scenarios that involve the Alternating Possession Arrow. By the end of the episode, you’re guaranteed to be an AP expert.
16:47
January 16, 2021
#129 Best of 2020
#129 Best of 2020
⁣ 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘀 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 | 𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬⁣ This episode features over 3 hours of our best content from 2020. Special thanks to all of the officials who contributed and made this possible:⁣ Nicole Robinson, Brenda and Tim Hilton, Jerry B. Jenkins⁣, Alex Bromley, Diana DePaul, Jack O'Brien⁣, Scott Hamby⁣, Brian Hansen⁣, Lance fuller jr⁣, Jason Hayes⁣, Brady stiff⁣, Pedro Rodrigues jr, Ryan Wietchy, Mark Wunderlich⁣, Josh Boultbee, Suzanne Tiriano⁣, Kevin baker⁣, Denise and Tyler McCabe⁣, Jordan Kleinjan⁣, Matt Gonzales⁣, Marshall Peone⁣, DeLvEcChIo Rudd⁣, Marc Davis⁣, Al Battista⁣, Raphael Benitez, Dan Hughes, Dillon Berner⁣, Roger Ayers, Zack Murphy, Andrew Marotta⁣, John Mattison, Daren Drake⁣, Crystal hogan⁣, Luke Bettencourt⁣, Aaron Arnold, Emily Gluch, Adam Bergman, Chad Beswick⁣, Ian Hess⁣, Ashley Birch, Martin Birch jr⁣ #𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲⁣
03:14:34
January 01, 2021
#128 The Birchs: A Family of Officials | with Ashley Birch | & Martin Birch Jr.
#128 The Birchs: A Family of Officials | with Ashley Birch | & Martin Birch Jr.
𝗔𝘀𝗵𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗝𝗿, are brother and sister officials from Kansas City, Ks. They grew up in an officiating family with their Uncle, Father, and even their Mother umpiring baseball games together. These early experiences not only brought the family closer together but also provided a solid foundation for their officiating careers to one day flourish. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗔𝘀𝗵𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 for 5 years and is currently working HS, JUCO, NAIA games while Martin just started his 8th season in stripes working Varsity games and was just recently hired into the (KSAC) of the NAIA. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 we discuss their family officiating story, overcoming your fears on the court, and not allowing comments or opinions to sway your judgment.⁣ ⁣ ğŸŽ¥ 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 ⁣ https://youtu.be/ql_FfcCX35Y
53:04
December 28, 2020
#127 Rules Talk 3 | Correctable Errors | with Zack Murphy
#127 Rules Talk 3 | Correctable Errors | with Zack Murphy
In Episode 3 of Rules Talk, we cover the five correctable errors, the timeframe in which errors can be corrected, and apply our knowledge to specific game scenarios to help bring life to the correctable error rule.
12:30
December 22, 2020
#126 Ref Recap 3 | A post-game discussion of notable plays and situations | CROWNREFSTV
#126 Ref Recap 3 | A post-game discussion of notable plays and situations | CROWNREFSTV
𝗜𝗻 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝟱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝙍𝙚𝙛 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙥 we deep dive into some recent responses and interactions with coaches. This content is designed to increase the amount of items in your toolbox and supply you with more verbal firepower to manage the difficult questions and comments that coaches present. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀:⁣ 𝟭. When a referee gets a technical foul ⁣ 𝟮. Finding the balance between addressing and ignoring⁣ 𝟯. The best time to insert yourself in the conversation⁣ 𝟰. When a conversation goes left, how to make things⁣ 𝟱. Commanding respect instead of demanding it. ⁣ 𝟲. How to respectfully lower someone's volume⁣ 𝟳. The importance of grabbing their attention before delivering the message⁣ 𝟴. The 5 pillars of officiating⁣ 𝟵. How to develop more feel for the game⁣ 𝟭𝟬. Fitness tips for the pandemic ğŸŽ¥ To Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/mYwvcBEOgnc
47:41
December 17, 2020
#125 The Beautiful Blend of Teaching, Coaching, & Officiating | with Guest Host Andrew Marotta
#125 The Beautiful Blend of Teaching, Coaching, & Officiating | with Guest Host Andrew Marotta
𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗖𝗖 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 Andrew Marotta is making a big difference in his school community as a High School Principal and leader. His podcast, ğ™€ğ™™ğ™ªğ™˜ğ™–ğ™©ğ™žğ™¤ğ™£, ğ™‡ğ™šğ™–ğ™™ğ™šğ™§ğ™¨ğ™ğ™žğ™¥ & 𝘽𝙚𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙙 offers game-changing advice for seasoned and inspiring school administrators. I had the opportunity to appear on his podcast to discuss teaching, keeping a positive perspective, and some tips to help develop a growth mindset. ⁣ ğŸŽ¥ 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 ⁣ https://youtu.be/k-GjVZbk9kE
45:36
December 05, 2020
#124 Rules Talk | Episode 2 | 23 Most Misunderstood High School Rules | with Zack Murphy
#124 Rules Talk | Episode 2 | 23 Most Misunderstood High School Rules | with Zack Murphy
𝗜𝗻 𝙍𝙪𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝗘𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝟮, we cover the 23 most misunderstood rules about high school basketball according to the NFHS. Some of these scenarios may occur in every game, while others may rarely unfold. At the end of the episode, Zack’s two favorite misconceptions from the list are discussed.⁣
17:17
December 02, 2020
#123 Ref Recap 2 | A postgame discussion of notable plays and situations
#123 Ref Recap 2 | A postgame discussion of notable plays and situations
𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗽, we discuss how to stay motivated during a long day of weekend games, we also list some effective pre-game tips and the early difficulties of transitioning back and forth from 2 to 3 person mechanics. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵 on the importance of always maintaining a healthy perspective regardless if we’re in a pandemic or not.⁣ ⁣ ğŸŽ¥ 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 on 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘛𝘶𝘣𝘦⁣ https://youtu.be/vpFmryKXxgk
28:53
November 29, 2020
#122 Game Notes 011 | with Ian Hess | 10-year Official | Kaysville, UT
#122 Game Notes 011 | with Ian Hess | 10-year Official | Kaysville, UT
⁣𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀, we had the pleasure to work with 10-year official Ian Hess of Kaysville, UT. We did a full game breakdown and touched on several important topics in our follow up call. We hope you find a lot of value in this episode and please share with a fellow official.⁣ ⁣ 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱:⁣ •𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘴 ⁣ •𝘙𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴⁣ •𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘕𝘊𝘈𝘈 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭 𝘍𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴⁣ •𝘜𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 ”𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦” 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘯 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘵⁣ •𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘵 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳⁣ •𝘚𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘴 ⁣ ⁣ 𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 and hope you and you're family are doing well through this time.⁣ ğŸŽ¥ 𝗧𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 on YouTube⁣
53:31
November 20, 2020
#121 Ref Recap 1 | A Post-game discussion of notable plays and situations
#121 Ref Recap 1 | A Post-game discussion of notable plays and situations
𝗥𝗲𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗽, is a content series discussing notable plays and scenarios from recent games and how we can handle each situation most effectively. We analyze the thought process behind the decision making and answer some of the more commonly asked referee questions. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗜𝗻 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝟭, we discuss how to respond when a coach questions your partners call and what not to say to a coach. At the end of this 1-1 coaching session, we conduct a ”signals practice” to improve our sharpness when reporting at the table.⁣ ⁣ ğŸŽ¥ 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 on YouTube⁣ https://youtu.be/Qayl8hCet0k
48:23
November 09, 2020
#120 9 Tips to Enhance your Mechanics | Instructional Video | CROWN REFS IPR
#120 9 Tips to Enhance your Mechanics | Instructional Video | CROWN REFS IPR
𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲, we run through 9 enhancements that will help you add strength and sharpness when presenting your signals. Some examples include the hit, hold, charge, travel, 3pt, score the goal, and more.⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁 was created from the “video feedback” section of our IPR report (Film Review Service.) It was designed specifically for 1 referee but we wanted to share it with you so it can also bring you value. Hopefully, you can add a few things to your game. As always, take what you like and disregard what you don't.⁣ ⁣ ğŸŽ¥ 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 ⁣ https://youtu.be/gqJt4_1V17E⁣
07:49
November 05, 2020
#119 Live from: InSports, Trumbull, CT | Staying Sharp through the Pandemic | with Javed Trotman
#119 Live from: InSports, Trumbull, CT | Staying Sharp through the Pandemic | with Javed Trotman
𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘆 about the 2021 season we recommend taking any possible games that might be available to you in your area. We don't know how much longer they will be at hand so get your reps in while you can. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 is from a long weekend of officiating games @InSports in Trumbell, CT. I had the opportunity to work with one of my favorite officials and fellow Crown Refs original Javed Trotman. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗪𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 some shot/game clock triggers, we discussed numerous technical foul situations and also concluded that when a coach gets generic, that’s our opportunity to play offense and get specific.
13:58
November 03, 2020
#118 From Camper to Clinician | An Observers Perspective | with Chad Beswick
#118 From Camper to Clinician | An Observers Perspective | with Chad Beswick
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 is from Spooky Nook Sports back in July of 2019 at a college tryout camp. Our guest, Chad Beswick, is a Division 1 official from the DC metro area who was assigned to observe at his first camp. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲, we discuss the biggest difficulties between officiating D2 and D1, how everyone’s career path varies, and what it’s like sitting on the sidelines and observing for 10 games.⁣ ⁣ 📰 𝗧𝗼 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 up for our free newsletter text ”servethegame” to 22828
10:53
November 02, 2020
#117 Never Stop Learning, Never Stop Teaching | A short Story by Adam Bergman | Virginia Beach, VA
#117 Never Stop Learning, Never Stop Teaching | A short Story by Adam Bergman | Virginia Beach, VA
𝙉𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 ğ™Žğ™©ğ™¤ğ™¥ ğ™‡ğ™šğ™–ğ™§ğ™£ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ, 𝙉𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 ğ™Žğ™©ğ™¤ğ™¥ ğ™ğ™šğ™–ğ™˜ğ™ğ™žğ™£ğ™œ is a recently published article on 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀.𝗰𝗼𝗺 featuring fellow basketball official, sportswriter, and avid Crown Refs listener Adam Bergman. ⁣ 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 from the 2019-20 basketball season involving a player who he gave a technical foul too that would later end up doing yard work at Adams home during the pandemic. ⁣ ⁣ 📰 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝘂𝗽 for our free newsletter by texting ⁣ ”servethegame” to 22828
10:54
October 30, 2020
#116 Game Notes 010 with Emily Gluch | 5-year Official | Weiser, ID
#116 Game Notes 010 with Emily Gluch | 5-year Official | Weiser, ID
𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀, we had the pleasure to work with Emily Gluch, who already has 5 years officiating experience and she's only a senior in college! ⁣ ⁣ 𝗢𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹 we discussed slowing down the tempo of our game which includes the amount of time we allow ourselves to process a play, whistle cadence, rotations, signals, communication etc. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗱 the right way to ask your partner for help, how to present your fouls with more pop and staying mechanically thorough. We also noted to avoid calling through the paint in the lead position when the ball is on the weak side.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘀 to Emly Gluch for her continued belief and support in the Crown Refs grassroots program and IPR service.⁣ ⁣
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October 27, 2020
#115 The Officials Help Desk | with Emily Gluch | IPR #29
#115 The Officials Help Desk | with Emily Gluch | IPR #29
𝗘𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗚𝗹𝘂𝗰𝗵 is a 5-year official from Weiser, ID who was recently hired into the NWAC, NAIA, and division 3 in the Pacific northwest. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲, we discuss the transition from officiating high school to college and some of the pr