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When the Calls Get Tough

Game after game you are faced with tough calls. There are a few types that basketball officials universally say are among the toughest to...

A Basketball Official’s New Best Friend

Basketball season is fast approaching. That means preseason prep. Every basketball official wants to look good and do well out there, as well as...

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Use Player Reactions to Decide Fairness

Gil Weber, USSF National Emeritus referee and contributing author to several USSF publications, described the referee’s task: “Refereeing is all about fairness. It’s balancing...

Big-Small Match-up Awareness  

The ballhandler dribbles up the court and, as the lead official, you are working to find the best possible position along the endline to officiate the play. Some...