The CROWN REFS Podcast is the audio experience for basketball officials. It features Joey Crawford, Roger Ayers, Reggie Greenwood, Mark Wunderlich, Diana Depaul, Scott Foster, Marc Davis, Al Battista, Crystal Hogan, Bo Boroski and many more. Hosted by Paul Diasparra. #Servethegame
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦 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.
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
𝗞𝗲𝗻𝗻𝘆 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?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦 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
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.
In episode 132 we present you with another podcast from our 𝙎𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 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. 🎥 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵
𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙗𝙞𝙣 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 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦 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
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
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.
🎥 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲
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.
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 🎥 To Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/mYwvcBEOgnc
𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗖𝗖 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 Andrew Marotta is making a big difference in his school community as a High School Principal and leader. His podcast, 𝙀𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 & 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.
🎥 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵
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.
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.
🎥 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 on 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘛𝘶𝘣𝘦
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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𝙉𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙉𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 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.
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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.
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 proper adjustments to make.
𝗦𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 with some questions about scheduling, partners, pre-game, uniforms, verbal judo, and more.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮 🔥 𝗤 & 𝗔 of some common themes that we hope can bring you a lot of value.
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Rules Talk is the latest content series coming to Crown Refs. In Rules Talk, we plan on taking a rules-based deep dive into common and uncommon game scenarios to help you improve your rules knowledge and serve the game more effectively.
In Rules Talk Episode One, we discuss legal guarding position, the block/charge play, and dismantle one of its biggest misconceptions.
𝗜𝗻 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 5 of 𝘋𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘵 from the 𝘉𝘶𝘣𝘣𝘭𝘦, we highlight official Sean Wright once again, as he calls a foul on Derrick Jones Jr. making illegal contact while running through a screen.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 podcast details Sean’s expertise and poise in making a bang-bang play look so easy, as he quickly deciphers the illegal contact and makes the correct call.
𝗪𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 the play, as well as give you the exact section of the rulebook you can find this away from-the-play foul.
𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗹𝘆, we break down Sean’s score table communication, where we should be positioned during inbound plays, and how we can avoid throwing our fellow crew members under the bus when a coach is questioning us about someone else’s call.
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 5 - 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝗯𝗯𝗹𝗲
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𝗜𝗻 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝟰 of 𝘋𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘵 from the 𝘉𝘶𝘣𝘣𝘭𝘦, we highlight official Sean Wright, as he calls a flagrant foul on Marcus Smart.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 on the whole concept of ensuring defenders give offensive players enough room to land, specifically on jump shots.
𝗪𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 the play, as well as some history behind the call and how it originated -
𝗪𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱 plays like this and how they bring us back to the “Zaza Rule” or the “Kawhi Rule.”
𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗹𝘆, we talk about how to improve your positioning and how to avoid being “stacked.”
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝟰 - 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝗯𝗯𝗹𝗲!
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𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 we had the absolute pleasure to work with Aaron Arnold, a 5-year official from Huntington, WV. Aaron is currently working on the Division 2 Women’s side with the goal of moving up to the Division 1 level.
𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 we speak about the importance of having a sharp presentation as a way to improve our believability as well as trusting our partners by showing patience, not guessing and having cadence whistles.
𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆 situations discussed where:
-Hand checks (illegal contact or game Interruptors) -staying engaged with the shooter the entire play (up, down, rebound)
-How to improve your clock awareness.
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘶𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘛𝘶𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘭 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘙𝘦𝘧𝘴𝘛𝘝.
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𝗜𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 of Daily Burst from the Bubble, we highlight Game 1 of the 2020 Western Conference Semifinals, featuring the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets.
𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝘀 with James Harden crossing over and driving to score from the top of the key. After going into his shot motion and releasing the ball, Anthony Davis slides in to take a charge.
𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹, 𝗞𝗮𝗻𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝘁𝘇𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗱 is in his 11th season in the NBA and has officiated 635 regular-season games, 32 playoff games, and one Finals game.
You can find the full article on 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀.𝗰𝗼𝗺
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𝗟𝘂𝗸𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 NCAA-Women’s official who received a scholarship to his first camp in 2018, which has been one of the inspirations behind his desire to start an Officiating Scholarship for Women. He aspires to help send ambitious female officials to the referee camp or tryout of their choice.
𝗛𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 for episode 109 to give us more details on his Officiating Scholarship for Women. “I noticed that the proportion of women officials to men officials is low, and I'm hoping this scholarship will encourage women to pursue the career further.”
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 who are either officiating basketball at the high school level or in their first three years at the NCAA level. The winner(s) will be awarded funds for one 2021 Camp fee (can be used toward an instructional or recruitment camp)
𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 to create more scholarship opportunities, please email Luke at 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽@𝗴𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹.𝗰𝗼𝗺
𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲: 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭
𝗜𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟴, 𝗖𝗿𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗼𝗴𝗮𝗻 made history by becoming the only female to officiate Division 1 Men’s College Basketball. Her prior experience includes 9 seasons on the Division 1 Women’s side from 2009-2018 and 3 years in the NBA G-League from 2012-2015.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝘂𝗺𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 in her previous 2 stops along the way proved to be the perfect platform to help catapult her career to new heights.
𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲 about her relationship with basketball, from her playing days at Long Beach State, to her ascend up the college ladder.
𝗖𝗿𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 some of her most valuable experience refereeing NBA players in LA’s famous Drew League and recalls a memorable story from Kobe Bryant’s time there.
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𝗜𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 of Daily Burst from the Bubble, we highlight Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, featuring the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics.
𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆 begins with Pascal Siakam driving to score and getting stripped by Marcus Smart.
𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 in Volume 2 – Zach Zarba. Zach is the lead official in our burst video clip.
𝗭𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗭𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗮 has officiated over 1,000 regular-season games in 16 seasons as an NBA official. He has also officiated 92 playoff games, including seven Finals games.
𝗕𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗕𝗔, as was with the first volume’s featured referee, Zarba officiated in the NBA G-League for two years and spent two years reffing in the International Basketball League.
🎥 𝗧𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 this episode on YouTube https://youtu.be/1Y1ZVLsH1oI
𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 for 15 seasons including the last 2 years at the Division 1 level. He is a certified Mental skills coach who recently started sharing his expertise and knowledge through his platform, WIN Mental Performance, which is a service that helps you achieve an elite mindset.
𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘀 of discussion include: •How to control your nervousness
•How Darren was able to find his “unlock”
•How he’s benefited on/off the court
•The misconceptions of mental skills training
•Mentors who inspired him.
𝗕𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘆 in officiating we must first master our own thoughts, feelings, and understanding of how to process what the world throws at us. We may not be in control externally, but we are in full control of what happens internally.
𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 can give you some insights on how to improve your perspective and mental approach to life and in basketball.
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𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙥𝙚𝙨 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 is dedicated to supporting officials and improving the sportsmanship of all sports in America. Their content presents and discusses the world of officiating, current events, and issues officials and sports constituencies face every day. Tune in weekly to hear compelling guests from across the sports world!! This show is hosted by Keith Myers and Brenda Hilton.
𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀 include NFL rules analyst Dean Blandino, NCAA Women’s Coordinator of Officiating Consortium Patty Broderick, and fellow referee/podcaster and host of the Referee Rant, Ralph ”the Ref” Fornoles.
𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 to have partnered with Officially Human on this mission to improve the culture of officiating for the better of the game.
𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲, we cover the excellent work by our featured official, Kevin Scott in our Daily Burst from the Bubble - Volume 1.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 takes us through what we need to look for in determining a block vs charge call and how to stay calm and professional when players don’t agree with your call.
𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 and check out how we can learn from one of the game’s best referees, Kevin Scott when it comes to executing proper mechanics and improving your decision making on bang-bang plays.
🚨𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝙉𝙚𝙬𝙨 𝘼𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙩🚨
𝗔𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄, we remain dedicated to bringing the most value to basketball officials through our free content. In an effort to produce even more volume, we’re excited to add another creator to our content team.
𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗳s new Beat Writer 𝘑𝘰𝘩𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘯. John, is a 5th-year official from Minneapolis, MN with a Communications and Sportswriting background who is eager to add another dimension to our platform.
𝗛𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 of the Daily Burst series and he is making his video debut here on episode 104 of the Crown Refs Podcast.
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𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆!
𝘼𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙬 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙖 is an energetic and enthusiastic school leader who has put his positive imprint on his beloved school, Port Jervis HS, in Port Jervis, NY. With the release of his first book, THE PRINCIPAL: Surviving & Thriving. 125 Points of Wisdom, Practical Tips, and Relatable Stories for all School Principals, Andrew is looking to expand his impact on others.
𝗛𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝘂𝘀𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗱, Father, Principal, Former 15-year Division One College Basketball Official, Professional Speaker & Developer, podcaster, blogger, and now an author.
𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲, 𝘄𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮 𝘄𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴:
• His career in college basketball and working in the ACC
• We listed the many mentors who helped him along the way
• Told a Roger Ayers story from a 2008 conference playoff game
• Tips, Tricks, and strategies from his book
• What he learned most from officiating and how it applies to being a Principal
• The biggest challenges he faced during his NCAA years
𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘈𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘸’𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 ”𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘭: 𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 & 𝘛𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨” 𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘸𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘢.𝘤𝘰𝘮
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼
𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆!
In this edition of 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴, we had the opportunity to work with Zack Murphy from Savannah, TN. Zack is a 21-year old senior at Mississippi State University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He started officiating as a freshman in college and this upcoming season will his fourth season officiating high school basketball. His goal is to become a Division 1 men’s official.
We had a lot of teachable moments throughout the session as we discussed having whistle discipline to avoid game Interrupters, practical tips to better manage coaches, and how secondary whistles should sound different than our primary cadence. We think you're going to find a lot of value in this podcast as it's the longest Game Notes episode to date (76 mins).
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In this edition of 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴, 23-year Division 1 official 𝘙𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 brings us 5 ACC/SEC plays from previous seasons. The plays features a 𝘑𝘰𝘩𝘯 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘪 technical foul, a 𝘙𝘰𝘺 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘮𝘴 encounter and a last second foul in a conference matchup between 𝘝𝘪𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘢 and 𝘗𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘴𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘨𝘩. We also discussed some good dead ball officiating tips for when multiple players go down to the floor.
Game Notes is the show for basketball officials and we recommend that you watch it on YouTube for the visual instruction.
You can watch it here https://youtu.be/dogSnTjNYtA
In 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝟷𝟶𝟶, it makes perfect sense to bring you over 𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀, insights and best practices from Final Four Official 𝙍𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝘼𝙮𝙚𝙧𝙨. This podcast focuses on improving our communication skills with coaches, players and fellow officials.
We covered numerous situations where you can insert a specific 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 to better manage the game at that 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁. Special thanks to 𝘙𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 for all of the wisdom and experience that he shared with us throughout this episode.
And Thank you for 100 episodes of The Crown Refs Podcast. This would not have been possible without your interest and continued support. Let's keep growing together.
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In this edition of 𝙂𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙨 we had the pleasure to work with 𝘿𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙣 𝘽𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙧 who just finished his 4th season officiating and is currently a Division 2 Women’s Basketball in Colorado. Dillon has a certified professional appearance to him and showed a lot of command and composure throughout the game. We feel that he is well on his way to one day becoming a Division 1 official.
In this episode, we broke down over 13 plays and here are some of the key takeaways and themes from our session:
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭. Rotating in the Lead
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟮. Illegal Screen or Push through?
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟯. Go away Stay away
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟰. Rotate without Running
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟱. Composure is our norm
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟲. PC Foul or No-Call?
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟳. One hand at a time
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟴. Lock in Secondary Defenders
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟵. Cadence Whistle from Secondary
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭𝟬. Layered plays need more patience
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭𝟭. Don’t be in a rush to rotate
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭𝟮. The Awkward and the Ugly
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭𝟯. Always handle business first
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Crown Refs All: Access is a 3-part referee mini-series on YouTube, and an in depth look at the passion that we have at Crown Refs for giving back to the game and developing others. We hope you find value you in this episode which is designed to help you add new pieces to your tool belt.
Thank you to all of the officials, players and coaches that were featured in this content.
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𝘿𝙖𝙣 𝙃𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙨, is the 3rd winningest coach in WNBA history and currently in his 3rd season coaching the 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮. Coach Hughes is a 2018 WNBA champion, 2-time WNBA coach of the year and a 2019 cancer survivor.
In this episode, our goal was to bridge some of the communication gaps between 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 and 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 and work towards finding a positive common ground as dual participants of the game.
𝟭:𝟯𝟳 How to achieve success and longevity in your profession.
𝟯:𝟰𝟮 How do you identify and great official?
𝟴:𝟬𝟱 What do coaches like least about officials?
𝟵:𝟰𝟱 How to tell when an official is nervous, weak or easily intimidated.
𝟭𝟲:𝟬𝟱 How can officials be better communicators? 𝟮𝟬:𝟱𝟰 Complaining is counterproductive to winning. 𝟮𝟳:𝟱𝟮 A coach’s perspective on Technical Fouls. 𝟯𝟬:𝟭𝟴 How teams coach legal defense.
𝟯𝟮:𝟮𝟲 How can coaches become better communicators?
𝟯𝟲:𝟬𝟬 2-way respect.
𝟰𝟮:𝟭𝟱 Bridging the Gap.
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𝘈𝘈𝘜 basketball is back in the state of Florida which means there are officials working again. In this episode, we hear from one of the front-liners who has already worked multiple tournaments in facilities packed with fans.
We welcome in 𝘙𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘉𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘻 to give us some insights on what it was like getting back on the court post-quarantine. We talked about some new safety measures, his upcoming camp schedule, and the difficulties in transitioning from the 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘧𝘰𝘹 𝟺𝟶 to the electronic whistle.
We wish you all a safe return back to the court, whenever your area or state allows.
In this edition of 𝙂𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙨, we welcome back special guest 𝘈𝘭 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢 as we analyze 5 plays from an 𝘕𝘊𝘈𝘈 and 𝘍𝘐𝘉𝘈 game. We hope you find value in the discussions and can add a few 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 to your belt from this episode.
Here are the play types we that we broke down:
3) 𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴
4) 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺/𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦/𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭
5) 𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘮.
Special Thanks to 𝘈𝘭 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢 for his numerous contributions to the 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 and program. To watch those episode on YouTube clicks below. https://youtu.be/yCftV4vMMcU
❓Here are 21 questions that you can ask yourself as you are breaking down your next game.
🚩Use these markers as a template to help you better self-evaluate your performance.
🎨Hopefully, this can inspire you to add more questions to your own list but more importantly increase your content knowledge and awareness as a true observer into the art of officiating.
1️⃣Do you wear out the pause and rewind buttons?
2️⃣Are you always finding your clocks?
3️⃣How do you referee plays to the basket and at the rim?
4️⃣Are you patient enough in Lead or are you REACTING to incidental contact?
5️⃣Are you in a dependable position or are you disconnected from the play?
6️⃣Are you sideline oriented in Trial and Center or are you too far out onto the court?
7️⃣Do you overrun plays in the Trail or do you stay centered on the ball line?
8️⃣Do you referee to the top of your eyes or does your vision lack a vertical jump?
9️⃣Are your rotations effective or is your timing and awareness off?
1️⃣0️⃣Are you sequencing plays or do you struggle to recognize our order and timeline of rulings?
1️⃣1️⃣Do you fight to get open angles or are you too stagnant?
1️⃣2️⃣Do you walk into stacks or are you able to adjust to avoid them?
1️⃣3️⃣Do you throw strikes in your secondary?
1️⃣4️⃣Do you have good whistle timing?
1️⃣5️⃣Do you show effort and urgency?
1️⃣6️⃣Do you recognize which defenders can hurt you the most?
1️⃣7️⃣Do you crack and cave under pressure?
1️⃣8️⃣Do you work every possession hard?
1️⃣9️⃣Do you have a feel for every game you work?
2️⃣0️⃣When you miss a call do you go in a box?
2️⃣1️⃣Are you improving with each performance on film?
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In this edition of Game Notes, we welcome in special guest and NBA referee Marc Davis. We broke down some plays from an NCAA game between Kansas vs Arizona State. We talked about a couple red flags for illegal screens and how slot side drives are the achilles heel of the 3 person system. He also touched on being in control of your angles and listed some criteria for block/charge plays in the lane. To watch this episode on YouTube click here https://youtu.be/VB4YYZjL9h4
In this episode, we bring you 22-year NBA vet Marc Davis. Marc has officiated 132 playoff games including 12 Finals games in his exceptional career. We speak about instruction through tension and identifying your emotions under pressure. We also learn about Marc’s journey through officiating and the importance of establishing a solid foundation of mentors to guide you along the way. He mentions a couple of items from red flag list and some play-calling guidelines to implement when we return from this basketball blackout. to watch this episode on YouTube click below https://youtu.be/EwTpG1t84l4
Is it possible that sometimes we over-communicate with coaches and it gets us in trouble? When does the constant conversations become too much? How often do you engage in small-talk? All of these questions answered. To watch this episode click below. https://youtu.be/MLg3Lg03Cvo
In this edition of Game Notes we discuss perfecting the punch and how positioning impacts play-calling, We emphasized not reacting to contact and filtering it then deciding. One other interesting point that stood out was to not call a foul if you didn’t see the whole movie. The full episode is available on YouTube and Facebook in video format. Make sure you give it a look so you can see the plays that we are discussing. Thanks for listening. Click here to watch https://youtu.be/XZe7Djzs6E0
On this edition of Game Notes with Matt Gonzales, we discuss 14 different plays from a girl's varsity game that he had earlier this season. Some topics we focused on was having that consistent situational awareness and always refereeing like a crew chief. We also spoke about anticipating where the play is going to always see the space between the offensive player and defender. This episode is available to watch on YouTube. Click here https://youtu.be/5sdA5pnZcmA
We are excited to launch Game Notes as a visual podcast show on YouTube, Instagram & Facebook. On the show, we will post the plays from our discussions to provide you with the necessary visuals to fully comprehend and enjoy the conversations more. Each episode also features additional instructional content that is displayed throughout the show. We appreciate you listening to the podcast and we would LOVE if you watched it. This episode features Jordan Kleinjan from Bismark, ND. To watch click here https://youtu.be/2NggfqUU0-k
This is another edition of game notes which is one of the sections of our Individual Performance report that we turned into a podcasts series. This episode we had the absolute pleasure to work with an officiating couple. Denise and Tyler McCabe a husband and wife from Elko, NV. We spoke about reducing choppiness and developing a more fluid presentation and when to come out of primary for a crew saver. I really hope everybody and they're families are safe and doing ok right now. Stay optimistic. Have a great weekend. Enjoy.
In this edition of Game Notes, we had the pleasure to work with Kevin Baker, a 7th-year official from Klamath Falls, Oregon. We focused on the importance of being in a dependable position to referee each play and the necessary adjustments we have make as the play develops. We also mentioned the difficulties officials have when transitioning back and forth from 2-to-3 person mechanics. (FYI We are in the process of transitioning “Game Notes” into a visual podcast show. Stay tuned...
In this edition of game notes, I got the opportunity to work with Suzanne Tiranno, an NCAA D2 official from Massachusetts with a boatload of potential and a hunger to improve. We spoke about the unpopular, late-game take foul with no play on the ball, which is usually by rule an intentional foul (F1.) We touched on our natural hesitancy to upgrade this foul and also talked about treating your primary like your backyard. Suzanne also elaborated on the benefits of the IPR service and why it provides more contextual information then a camp could based on the one on one value it provides. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to hit us up with any questions or feedback.
In this edition of Game Notes, we sit down with Josh Boultbee, a 10th-year official from Lancaster, PA. We had a great conversation about getting better and staying sharp through this basketball blackout. We discussed not bringing emotion from a previous play into the current one, when a coach requests an early timeout and recognizing when plays present options. This episode is also available to watch on YouTube. Click link below https://youtu.be/ADl1pwKrQBQ
Episode 83 features former 21-year NBA official Mark Wunderlich. Mark officiated 1200 regular-season games from 1990-2011 including 88 playoffs most notably the 2008 & 2009 NBA finals and the 2008 NBA all-star game. On this podcast, we focus on the importance of habits and mechanics, primary and secondary coverage responsibilities, some tips for watching film and the 2 most common mistakes officials make. Be sure to hit us up with any questions or feedback and we hope you can add a couple of things to your game. This episode is also available to watch on YouTube. Click link below. https://youtu.be/ue51vcDTo68
Thanks for listening to the Crown Refs Podcast. We hope everyone and there families are safe and sound during this health crisis and time of uncertainty. This episode is from an IPR (Individual Performance Report) with an emerging 25-year old Official from the Motor City. We think your going to really enjoy these next 30 mins of consistent 🔥🔥. We spoke about eliminating the generic referee run, being ready to take advantage of step-up moments in the game and how to properly execute a late whistle when needed. All that and always much more on episode #82 outro beat by https://youtu.be/H1lk1wJ7pE0 🙏❤️ If you have time please let us know what you thought of this podcast. Crownrefs@gmail.com
In this Game Notes podcast, we had the pleasure to work with Pedro Rodrigues Jr, from Fitchburg, MA. Pedro just finished his 8th-season as an official and he is looking to hit the camp scene hard this summer and get picked up in a collegiate conference. One of our main points of emphasis was the idea of being able to “take a punch” and have the type of “tough chin” to not bite on incidental contact. Another topic we discussed was the fact that Pedro is utilizing the IPR service as a lead up and a great way to get ready for camp season. We hope you enjoy and hit us up with any questions or comments. For more information on our Individual Performance Report email us firstname.lastname@example.org or click here https://link.medium.com/8BeNaJhGv4
In this IPR follow-up, we got a chance to work with Brady Stiff from Illinois. Brady began officiating back in college while attending Indiana University in the mid-2000s. Since then, he's continued to work hard at moving up the officiating ladder both on the girl's and boys' sides. In this podcast, we talk about slowing down everything from your processing time to your signaling and everything else in between. We discussed a layered play that featured an F1 & coaches warning and also touched on extending our coverage in a 2-person game. For more information on our Individual Performance Report email us email@example.com or click here https://link.medium.com/8BeNaJhGv4
Jason Hays, is an extremely dedicated basketball official from Washington, MO. He recently chose our IPR service as way to enhance his skill set and this is our follow-up conversation from his game. We discuss not over-rotating in the lead position, block/charge plays with a double whistle and avoiding cheap and ones. We hope you get a ton of value out of these game notes, as always feel free to reach out with any questions. For more information on our Individual Performance Report email us firstname.lastname@example.org or click here https://link.medium.com/8BeNaJhGv4
Lance Fuller Jr, is a 6-year official from El dorado, Kansas. This is Lance’s IPR follow-up where we discuss being the authority for the game, increasing your pain tolerance, keeping things simple and much more. We hope you get a ton of value out of these game notes, as always feel free to reach out with any questions. For more information on our Individual Performance Report email us email@example.com or click here https://link.medium.com/8BeNaJhGv4
Brian Hansen, is a 16-year official from Minneapolis, MN who is very passionate about improving at his craft. He recently chose the Crown Refs IPR service to accelerate his growth as an official. After Brian received his report he re-watched his film with the game notes section as a guide and then we conducted a follow-up call to further analyze the takeaways from his game. In this podcast, we discuss dead-ball officiating, being more patient in the lead, and how to impress a college assignor. We hope you get a ton of value out of these new episodes. As always feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback. #Serve the game For more information on our Individual Performance Report email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Game notes are part of Crown Refs IPR service that's designed to provide officials with high-quality instructional feedback of their film. In this section we do a full game break down with time-stamped plays that are loaded with insightful comments and questions. Once the report is complete, we follow up with that official over the phone to have a discussion and further analyze the plays. This episode features Scott Hamby, a 6-year official from Waco, Texas. Hope you enjoy. For more information on our IPR service click here. https://link.medium.com/sN8q0Ue1l4 or email us email@example.com
Crown Refs is excited to launch our new film review service called the IPR. The Individual•Performance•Report provides basketball officials with high-quality instructional feedback on their game film. Send us a copy of your game and we’ll produce a comprehensive review of insights and tips to help you develop your skillset as an official. This audio is the follow-up call from IPR #3 featuring Jack O’brien. If you are interested in working with Crown Refs to enhance your officiating skills email us for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org or click here https://link.medium.com/K9apMO4Ee4 #servethegame
Diana Depaul has been working as referee scout in the NBA for the past 2 years. She is a former 20-year Division 1 official who has also worked the NCAA tournament, the NBA’s D-League, and the World University Games. She joins us on the podcast to discuss her path to the NBA, the qualities of a great official, and creating your own pathway to achieve your goals.
Verbal Judo Institute has equipped over a million individuals with the necessary skills to redirect behavior and generate voluntary compliance. They believe in “Staying calm in the midst of conflict, deflecting verbal abuse, and offering empathy in the face of antagonism.” Alex Bromley is an 8-year law enforcement officer who partnered with the Verbal Judo Institute in 2018 and is now a National Instructor. He joins the podcast to share some of Verbal Judo’s tactical communication methods and how they can be applied for basketball officials. We know you will find a ton of value in this audio that can be directly implemented in your game. (Music produced by Riddick X-Motivate)
The essence of Verbal Judo is best defined as a gentle yet powerful way of persuasion that helps us to avoid, resolve and manage resistance by using presence and words. Jerry B. Jenkins, has 21 New York Times best selling books and is the writer of Verbal Judo. He joins the Crown Refs Podcast to discuss how this communication system best applies to the craft of officiating. Time stamps. :35 what is verbal judo?
2:00 George j. Thompson
4:15 how to take crap with grace
5:37 what not to say
8:00 how to show empathy
9:00 absorbing criticism
9:30 criticism is an opportunity
11:08 generating and automatic response
16:58 the best way to interupt
18:09 controlling the situation
Brenda and Tim Hilton have taken on the initiative of improving the treatment of all referees. Officially Human was founded to restore respect to, and positive treatment of, sports officials through increased education and communication to all stakeholders (administrators, coaches, and fans) while recruiting and retaining new officials at all levels. Their mission is to improve the culture of officiating. Some of their core values are to promote sportsmanship, fairness and to develop solution based ideas for the issues officials face today. Officiallyhuman.com
Officially Human was founded to restore respect to, and positive treatment of, sports officials through increased education and communication to all stakeholders (administrators, coaches, and fans) while recruiting and retaining new officials at all levels. Their mission is to improve the culture of officiating. Some of their core values are to promote sportsmanship, fairness and to develop solution based ideas for the issues officials face today. Officiallyhuman.com
Live From: House of Sports returns with volume 4 featuring Nicole Robinson. Thanks for listening to the audio experience for basketball officials. In this episode, Nicole explains how growing up the daughter of a referee helped spark her officiating career. Plus, we discuss signal preferences and some situations from our 3 games together. This was the first time Nicole and I had ever worked together. We hope you enjoy the episode. Here are 18 ways to help you run and #servethegame https://link.medium.com/zjN1C5AuZ2 click here to watch Crown Refs: All: Access episode #2 https://youtu.be/isqEGDrBa6k
Thank you for listening to the Crown Refs Podcast. We appreciate your continued support. We think you’re going to love this episode because it’s a mash-up of some of the best content of the year. #68 features Joey Crawford, Scott Foster, Al Battista, Stacey Thomas, Reggie Greenwood, Derrick Stafford, Ed T. Rush and Ronnie Nunn. On behalf of Crown Refs we wish you a happy and healthy new year.
Stacey Thomas had a legendary college career at Michigan and was selected 23rd overall in the 2000 WNBA draft. She went on to play 6 seasons in the league and won a championship in 2003 with the Detroit Shock. Since retiring from basketball, she's built a 12-year career as an official. She currently officiates at the division 2 level and her goal is set on reaching D1. To support his podcast click here. https://anchor.fm/crown-refs
NBA scout Al Battista returns to the podcast to give us sequencing and guidelines. He broke down some play types ranging from jump shots, rebounds, push offs, blocked shots, clamps, flops, game management and much more. He also emphasized the fact that more officials need to stand up for themselves and respond to the disrespectful behavior that coaches often demonstrate. We hope you enjoy and hit us up on social with feedback. Have a great season!
Christian Watson, 31, is the Bo Jackson of referees. He currently works at the division one level in football, baseball and basketball. He is the youngest D1 crew chief in America and is the son of a former 2-sport official. We discuss what it took for him to ascend up the ladder, the skills that transfer over to any sport, his future goals and much more. #servethegame
Luís Ferreira, is a 20-year old regional referee from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He’s been officiating since 2018 and reached out to me with a couple of game management questions. We spoke about running the game, when to give a warning vs technical foul, and turning fear into strength. Outro music: “Canaria” by CERTIBEATS.
In this podcast I sit down with a local high school coach to discuss ways to improve his communication with officials. We talked about technical fouls, unsportsmanlike conduct and ways that we can make the relationship better for officials and coaches. We want to bridge the gap between coaches, refs, players and fans to make the game we all love even better.
On episode 62 of the Crown Refs Podcast, Trevor Houle joined me to talk about the need to recruit officials. We dive into recruitment techniques for officials under 30 years old and how to overcome obstacles that prevent people from joining the ranks/officials leaving the profession. Also discussed was retention of current officials and overcoming the statistic that 70% of all sports officials quit after 3 years (NASO 2019). Time stamps. 1:45 The shortage of officials
13:58 an investment in yourself
15:15 The good, the bad & the ugly
20:10 Stay patient
26:50 We need to be humanized
30:50 Find a mentor (crown refs)
33:28 Study groups
35:00 Utilize technology
39:00 Comission vs Omission
40:40 Controlling fan and coach behavior
44:00 Change is coming
Ed T. Rush officiated 33 NBA finals games and then went on to build a premier training platform for basketball officials to accelerate their growth. His former student, Rob Rorke was able to develop through the court club system to rise up and become an NCAA-M Division 1 official. In this podcast, we speak about the mistake recovery strategy, breathing techniques under duress and the mentorship program that court club provides. Time stamps. 1:50 strong foundations
5:31 mental game series
10:02 the value of COURT CLUB
14:00 JD Collins breathing tips
18:14 mistake recovery strategy
22:06 Tyler ford’s development
25:49 court club content
29:25 confidence conditioning statements
35:40 the passion to teach
46:00 your growth before mine
On Sunday, November 10th, 2019 I had the opportunity to present Crown Refs to my local IAABO Board 52. I spoke about my passion to make a lasting, positive impact on the officiating world and why they should listen to the podcast before and after games. If you have any questions throughout the year feel free to contact me. My phone number: 914-206-2397. Thanks -Paul Diasparra
In order to raise awareness surrounding the new flopping rule I decided to write a letter to the floppers. Hopefully, players and referees can enjoy this light-hearted piece together in the spirit of good fun. #dontflop
This podcast is a mashup of a couple of different nights at the house of sports. We spoke about a number of technical foul situations, an ejection and a coach who claimed to be a referee. Special thanks to Mike Evans and Anthony Calise. Here are the time stamps. 1:21 When a coach claims to be a refere
2:52 The perfect toss
5:52 Ending the game with a Tech
8:25 Be unaffected by negativity
8:50 Fumble dribble fumble
11:03 Grabbing an opponents jersey
13:35 The importance of refereeing with friends
14:20 That’s a foul
16:06 Your man is out of control
17:06 A state of the league address
19:15 Using your voice
21:21 HD signals
Reggie Greenwood worked 19 straight big east tournaments from 1990-2009 and served as the supervisor of officials for the Ivy & Patriot leagues from 2009-2019. Take a look at the wide range of topics we spoke about here in the time stamps. 1:54 How supervisors select their staff
7:02 The old BIG EAST
10:32 Block/Charge plays
15:36 Bracing for impact
17:36 Legal guarding position
18:48 Primary or Secondary defender?
21:45 Work/Life balance
30:00 How to move up^
32:16 Resetting your goals
37:16 Reggie’s camp
39:19 Coverage area
57:32 Humble beginnings
1:03:17 2005 NCAA Final Four
1:07:51 Does the Coach have too much power?
Ron Foxcroft is arguably the most successful referee entrepreneurs of all time. He recently received Canada’s highest honor. The Order of Canada honors people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities. Ron is the inventor of the Fox 40 Pealess Whistle. Which is now sold in 140 countries and is sanctioned by almost all major sports worldwide. He was named one of referee magazines 52 most influential persons in North American officiating history. Show notes. :27 Accomplishments
2:00 Fox 40 brand
5:58 The difference in sound
14:46 Humble beginnings
21:01 Gold Medal game
22:42 The first Canadian
40:42 Core skills
47:42 Ron's service to the NBA
52:00 Best advice
53:15 A family of officials
57:03 The impact of Crown Refs
In this episode of ”Live from the House of Sports” we deep dive into the art of Verbap Judo. I go into detail and give an example of how to apply this communication style into your game. We also discuss how to improve your ”push” and ”stay here” signals and even provide you with some pre and post game nutrition ideas. Thanks to Matt Deschaine. Outro music by Silky Prince. #servethegame crownrefs.com/shop
The House of Sports, located in Ardsley, New York, is Westchester County’s premier basketball facility. There is a current crop of young and hungry officials that are striving to get to the next level. One way to accelerate your growth is to work a high frequency of games and talk about as many of those plays as you can, both during and after the game. This setting is a perfect platform to document those encounters. I'm going to be recording the conversations with my partners during time outs, halftime and pre and post game. This will give you that live feel and a chance to hear our instant reactions to recent plays in that game. Featuring Anthony Calise. TIMESTAMPS: 2:05 Block/charge no call. 3:17 Cheap and 1’s. 5:26 Walled up signal. 7:00 When players show courtesy. 8:10 Asking for help. 10:20 Illegal or Incidental? 12:00 Reducing excess signals. 14:30 When defenders try selling us. 19:00 Crown’s impact on the younger generation of refs. 23:00 Technical foul. 25:55 2 or 3? 27:39 Rule difference. Song by Rapsody ”You should know” off Laila’s Wisdom.
Here is the 2nd half of the Joey Crawford interview. (Track listing) :15 Ego is insecurity: 53 Get to the next 24. 2:00 Clock Awareness. 5:15 Double Whistles. 9:15 Our Percentages. 13:00 Favorite players. 17:49 Player/Ref relations. 22:06 Most Memarable Moments. 25:00 Favorite Launch 🚀. 27:00 The Infamous Block. 31:00 Red Flag List.
The legendary Joey Crawford stops by The Crown Refs podcast to discuss his incredible 39-year career and so much more. Track Listing: 2:15 Humble beginnings. 8:05 Beneficial growing pains. 11:31 When film came along. 14:05 The fiery Ref. 16:10 Poise. 18:20 Serve the Game. 20:36 20 straight Finals. 22:45 Golden Era. 26:25 Just get the plays right. 29:09 Impact. 33:32 Longevity. 35:56 Difference makers. 37:54 College or Pro. 42:00 Responses. 45:00 A.I. 47:11 Issues with the crew. Be sure to check out the Crown Refs team store. Go to www.crownrefs.com/shop
In this episode, we bring you a different perspective from basketball insider Jeff Goodman. Jeff, is a former ESPN commentator who currently works for the upstart sports news brand STADIUM. We talked about his belief that referees need to become more humanized in the media, his favorite coaches to cover, his thoughts on assigning, Charles Barkley and much more including several one-liners worth rewinding. 1:00 Who’s the most influential sports commentator? 4:15. What it took to move up in his field. 8:15 His trip to Lithuania with the Ball’s. 9:45 Why is there so much negative energy towards officials? 12:00 His thoughts on assigning. 14:15. Controversial calls. 15:45 Informing the media of rule changes. 16:45. NBA players act like children. 17:46 Coaches don’t ever... 19:30 People don’t treat refs with respect. 21:54 Coaches prefer communication over accuracy. 22:00. neattucks.com. 24:50 Refs are regular dudes. 35:04 Most interesting coach to cover?
Bo Boroski recently officiated the 2019 NCAA final four. He’s worked a total of 12 NCAA tournaments and is also the creator of REFQUEST, a tremendous video sharing and collaborative platform for officials. Here is what we discussed. 1:43. What is like to work a final four. 6:40 James Breeding’s last second call. 7:30 Origin story. 9:00 Memorable March Moments. 11:52 Selling calls. 14:20 Inspirations. 19:18 How coordinators make roster decisions. 27:40 REFQUEST. 43:00 Positive community culture. 48:00 The idea. 52:00. How REFQUEST has impacted his ref career. 56:43. Clock management tips.
We are honored to bring to you 25-year NBA Official Scott Foster. Scott has worked 18 NBA finals games, 176 playoff games and 1,413 regular season games. He gave us a lot of great information that you can immediately apply to your games including Scott Fosters 9 ways to SELF-TALK and 6 tips to improve your SIGNALS. Definitely pay attention to this podcast. Go check out the videos we posted from this podcast on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn or Twitter. (Track listing) 1:25 His journey from youth ref to the NBA. 8:21 The CBA days. 9:30 The transition from college to pro. 12:17 Mentors. 15:40 How to improve your signals. 20:00 When do we call out of our primary? 23:20 How he handled the scrutiny on twitter. 26:20 How to manage player behavior. 27:35 How he developed empathy for the coaches by becoming one. 29:15 9 ways to self-talk. 31:00 Chasing the game. 31:51. Hardest plays to ref. 33:30 How to develop a patient whistle. 36:20 Red flags. 38:04 Core strengths. 40:40 Work/Life balance. 41:55 Goals. (Bonus tracks) 44:18. Give coaches and players some credit. 45:32 How to respond to NBA superstars who constantly complain throughout the game. 46:52 ”Vintage” by OZSOUNDBEATS
Sade Allen, is a driven 3rd-year official from Canton, GA. She recently attended her first college tryout and reached out to me through voice message with a couple of questions: What to do when a partner calls in our area? How to show that you’re engaged? How do we show chemistry as a crew? What technique can I use to slow myself down on the basketball court? Also, we deep dive into the crucial difference in mind set...are you a REACTOR or a responder? Thank you to Paul Melnyk of OZSOUNDBEATS for the beautiful outro. #servethegame
Jeffrey Rutledge, is the creator of officiating born on YouTube. His channel features over 850 videos that has surpassed 1.4 million views, with 1,269 subscribers. We believe he has the largest database of basketball referee plays on the internet. His site is organized in categories ranging from block/charge plays to illegal screens and everything in between. He has created a amazing platform for officials to analyze more plays for educational purposes.
This wildly entertaining podcast is a true story about a situation from a recent youth game. In this game, the fans were yelling insulting remarks at the officials. Your about to hear how the situation was handled. This podcast was scored by Josh Mirsky from MirkMusic.
We are very blessed to welcome in a 2018 NBA finals referee Derrick Stafford. Derrick worked in the NBA for 30 seasons entering in 1988 and retiring in 2018. His resume includes: 13 NBA finals games, 180 playoff games and 1,727 regular season games. He also spent 7 seven years as a college official. We spoke about a lot of great subject matter including how he managed the egos of the NBA superstar players, his most challenging call as an official and he also discussed how Magic and Bird changes the game for everyone. I think you as a driven and determined basketball official will find a lot of value in this audio. #servethegame
We recently had to eject a fan during a 4th grade AAU game for coming on the court and screaming at the officials. This is the story of how we handled the situation through the site director. We also discuss the rare disconcertion call and talk about Sutton Simon's Official Playlist video.
The Player Postgame, is an exciting new podcast series where we will interview players after their games. The purpose of the interview is to provide education to the players and answer any questions, comments or concerns that they might have. Crown Refs is working diligently to help change the basketball culture and improve on the lack of sportsmanship towards officials. We will do this by educating the players, coaches and fans on the rules, how we interpret plays, effective ways to communicate and much more. We will accomplish this one individual at a time. Spencer Smith is a former Division 2 player at Post University and a serial men's league standout. He reflects on his performance from the game rule has a couple questions about rules.
The Hoop Heads Podcast covers a wide range of basketball topics relevant to coaches, players, and parents. In this episode, the goal was to provide both perspectives on the best way to optimize the working relationship between a Coach and a Referee.
Ronnie Nunn, was 14-year NBA official. He was also the former Director of Officials for the NBA and hosted ”Making the Call” on NBA TV. He stops by to share his knowledge of the craft, to talk about his nba career as an official and director, to discuss the Nunn better refs camp and much more.
Ronnie Nunn, was 14-year NBA official. He was also the former Director of Officials for the NBA and hosted ”Making the Call” on NBA TV. He stops by to share his knowledge of the craft, to talk about his nba career as an official and director, to discuss the Nunn better refs camp and much more.
The CROWN REFS Podcast is honored to welcome NBA officials, eastern regional Scout, Al Battista. Al has one of the most intelligent referee minds in the world and is constantly sharing his knowledge with other officials. In this podcast, we discuss the grassroots program and what he's looking for in a candidate.
It’s critical that we are implementing the feedback we get from camp and applying immediately into our games. We recommend working as many games as you can but be aware of reducing bad habits because someone is always watching. Mike Evans also joins the pod to discuss some plays. This podcast is sponsored by NEATTUCKS. Go to www.neattucks.com and enter CROWNREFS at checkout to receive 20% off your next order.
In this podcast, we discuss the importance of stopping the clock, the difficulty of 50/50 plays and embracing the mistakes. This is a conference call featuring 2nd-year official Emery John Frazier. Sponsored by Neat Tucks, for a 20% discount enter CROWNREFS at checkout .
In the 4th installment of the Morning Mixtape series, Coach D interviews Mr. Pink about his recent men's league championship game and the crew discuss some plays that occurred. All the music and sounds that appear on this podcast was produced by JOSH MIRSKY of the band MIRK. https://www.youtube.com/user/MIRKVIDEO www.mirkmusic.com
In this podcast we hear from the creator and owner of REFSCORNER, Justin Bailey about his career, his brand and his mission to make a difference. Enter CROWNREFS at checkout to receive 10% off your next order from REFSCORNER.COM. A portion of the proceeds to the Cancer research institute and the Lupus research alliance.
Here are 8 tips for camp explained in this podcast: 1) Know when to be quiet. 2) Don’t worry. 3) Take advantage of moment. 4) Introduce yourself. 5) Have fun. 6) Don't try to be perfect. 7) Bring healthy food. 8)Find the film. Have a great camp season and be sure to let me know how you think you performed.
What is the biggest reason that stops prospects from getting hired? How many camps is recommended for a first year official? How do I find camps? Do I need to know college rules for the tryout? How do I find the balance between getting enough information from the clinician and not being clingy?
How does a HS ref prepare for a college camp? How do you deal with multiple clinicians telling you conflicting information? Should you be at a D1 tryout if your a D2 or D3 ref? How do you stand out without sticking out? Lanyard or not?
In this game notes, we observe Matt Pink referee an 8th grade AAU game. Matt has come a long way in a short amount of time and continues to make positive strides as an official. I am looking forward to seeing his progression over time.
This CROWN REFS Podcast is sponsored by Neat Tucks, the best way to keep your shirt or uniform tucked. Special guest Mike Horrey tells us about his monumental meeting with Shark Tank star Daymond John, how he created the product and why you need to wear NEATTUCKS on the court.
SERVING the Game.
OBSERVE the game, its rules, it’s mechanics, it’s fundamentals, it’s history, it’s beauty, it’s ugliness, it’s purpose.
It can one day lead you to observe all of the above within ourself. Know yourself in order to know the game.
Discover the importance of empathy, humility, experience.
As officials we are the stewards of integrity.
It’s about the game, our partners, then ourselves.
This game is choreographed by the basketball gods; know your role and play your position; allowing the players and coaches and fans to experience otherworldly competition. Be a disciple of the basketball gods and practice discipline. We must adopt a businesslike approach to helping the game mean something.
Let’s be impeccable communicators, not only with players, coaches and peers, but with ourselves. Be your toughest, most honest critique during our deep assessment of self.
Operate under the 5P’s:
What we give to the game we will exponentially get back in return.
This game was here long before us and will live on forever as long as we do our part to nurture it in this present moment. No play is more important than the play that’s happening now and no game is more important than the one we are now serving. When we serve the game the game becomes self-serving.
CROWN REFS is excited to present to you the exclusive “Serve the Game” Fox40 custom whistle. I would be honored if you wore this whistle while will you work on your craft and serve the game. Available in CMG or Classic. If your interested, please reach out to me through social media and I will ship it to you for $10 plus free shipping. Thanks for supporting this movement!
Brandon West, a loyal Crown Refs supporter, is a first-year official from Worcester, MA. Recently, we connected on Instagram and he expressed his interest in coming to observe a game of mine. So in February 2019, Brandon drove 2 hours to Connecticut to watch the game and hang with the crew afterward. I'm excited to work with young officials who have a passion and desire to improve.
This postgame session features Joe Flick, Dave Masino and Brandon West, a first-year official who drove 2 hours to come observe the game. The topics include: missing travels, marginal contact and a difficult cheerleader. Enjoy the laughs.
This postgame session features Ernest Hamilton and Mark Casamassa. Ernest, is a Division 1 official from Baton Rogue, LA and Mark is someone who keeps improving every single time I see him work. The crew discuss an assistant coaches outburst, a restricted arc play and another solid one-liner for a coach.
For this podcast, we sit and observe Anthony Calise work a local high school playoff game. These clips you're about to hear are the audio notes from the game on February 15th, 2019. After each clip, I deep dive into more detail about the play and also suggest some mechanic tips to implement.
The Crown Refs pre-game card is located on our Instagram feed or available upon request in pdf form. We have two options: A NCAA specific pre-game or an all-inclusive option that can be applied across any level. Take it and make it your own. This pregame features Joe Flick and Dave Masino.
In this postgame, the crew discuss some of the criteria we look for when issuing a double technical foul. We also spoke about a play you rarely see-basket interference on a free throw...and as always, more analysis on coach interactions.
In this podcast we break down and list all the different platforms that Crown Refs is currently on and where you can locate the information. Coach D and Mr. Pink speak about the mental approach to the game and always having a balanced perspective.
This postgame features Jimmy Nolan and Rob Bates. These are 2 young and hungry officials that aspire become better and move up. The crew discuss 3 different potential F1/intentional foul situations in the game. A couple different interactions with the coach were also highlighted.
This postgame session features Joe Flick and John Kelly, two of Long Islands finest officials. The crew has an in depth postgame discussion about a technical foul to the coach, how they handled a dead ball contact technical foul and the concept of proximity not always being primary.
In this podcast, we recap a technical foul that was given to a Coach in a recent game. Also, we emphasize the concept of ”playing offense” when communicating with Coaches. That means to run the game. We control the terms of the dialogue. Do not let the Coach dictate your working relationship. That's our responsibility.
This Postgame Session features Darren Moran, a 12-year Division 1 official and Dave Masino, a guy on the verge of becoming Division 1 official. In the main discussion, the crew talks about a play where the assistant coach threw a marker on the court to stop the game clock. There were 7 seconds left in the game.
In this postgame, the crew discuss one of the most difficult rulings-Is the defender in the arc a Primary or Secondary defender? Also, they recap waiving off the potential game tying 3PT shot at the end of regulation. Finally, they discuss what to do when a Coach uses the F word during a conversation.
This podcast is a collaboration between Crown Refs and Referee Rant. We sit down with Ralph the Ref and discuss the history of Crown Refs, The Basketball Shop and Ralph tells us what it's like being a 10-sport referee. This interview was recorded at Crown Basketball. The birthplace of Crown Refs.
In this podcast, Coach D and Mr. Pink talk about what it takes to be a great official. They list some of the core skill sets that a required to separate yourself from the pack and Coach D tells his film story on how he pays friends to come film his games.
In this podcast Coach D presents Crown Refs content to Iaabo board 52. The purpose of the presentation was to inform and educate the board members on where to find the content and how it can help them improve as an official. Your feedback is always welcomed.
In this podcast Mr. Pink and Coach D deep dive into one of the most challenging parts of officiating-The Coaches. The boys list and discuss some effective responses that you can you use in your games when communicating with the coaches. If you pick up only 1 thing than you’ve already won.
In this podcast, Mr. Pink drops another Pinkism, the boys talk about the Crown Refs Spotlight and discuss a rule difference between HS and college. They finish the episode with a case book discussion. Enjoy on the way to your games or wherever you listen.
With the magical feeling of the holiday season in full effect, Coach D and Mr. Pink discuss how to add more patience to your game and the the idea of not reacting but always having a response. The Crown Refs Spotlight is a monthly segment that features some of the extremely talented officials from the Crown family. January’s edition will debut on New Year’s Day 2019...
In maybe the strongest podcast yet, Coach D and Mr. Pink discuss the concept of pain tolerance and how we as officials blow the whistle too much each game. Also, they describe the what the term “foul threshold” means on a scale of 1-10 and speak on the act of “Selling Calls”. Remember, if you’re 1000% percent when you blow the whistle then there is nothing to SELL.