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011 – 3 Person Mechanics with Jeff Spedoske

If you want to become a great official, listen to this episode, not once, not twice, but as many times as it takes to get this stuff right. So much of being a great basketball official is perfecting the details of your game. Positioning is all about details. If you get into the right spot, you’ll dramatically increase your chances of making the right call.

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That’s what it’s all about. Today’s guest is veteran official, Jeff Spedoske. He has worked for years on the high school, NCAA D2 and D3 levels. The past few years Jeff has been actively working as a D1 official.  And each summer he helps train and advise many officials as a clinician at summer camps.

As you listen to Jeff talk about positioning you might feel like you’re back at camp. By the time you’re done listening you’ll be ready to step out onto the court and put these tips, tools and suggestions into practice.  Get yourself ready to make the right call.

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010 – Rule 3.5 We are Fashion Police, right?

Do you ignore it? Enforce it? Love it? Hate it?

NFHS Rule 3-5 will drive officials crazy. There’s a lot to pay attention to.  And it seems that every year  slight changes are made. And that drives us all the more crazy.

Fortunately for us, fellow official, Freddy Krieger, has studied the rule in depth and has found ways to teach this rule in a very understandable way. You may want to download the PDF or PPT presentation Freddy put together that will help you visualize the particulars he walks us through. This and more can be found at his website  www.myvirtualofficialsassociation.com.

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009 – D1 Official Jim Schipper Shares Wisdom from Experience

What does it take to become a D1 official? And once you’re there, what does it take to stay there?

Jim Schipper shares his story of how he’s gotten to this level and how he’s working to maintain this level of success. With 24 years of experience, he’s the kind of guy less experienced officials want to hang out with.   In my conversation with him, he shares the knowledge and wisdom he’s gathered from years of experience.

Enjoy!

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008 – Darryl DeRuiter 2014-2015 Official of the Year – Iowa Boys Basketball

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I am so excited to bring to you this conversation.  Darryl and I enjoyed our conversation over an early morning breakfast at a local restaurant.  As you listen, you’ll find yourself right there at the table with us as we discuss basketball and officiating.  Our conversation has all the noises of the local diner mixed in with all sorts of reffing wisdom and insight Darryl brings to the game.

Darryl was the recipient of the NFOA Awards 2014-2015 Boys Basketball Official of the Year.  He now lives in Michigan where he is the principal at Holland Christian High School.

 

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You can connect with Darryl via Twitter – @DarrylDeRuiter

Connect with me:

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007 – What to do when… NFHS Cases 2.11.3-2.12.5

NFHS Case Book

 

Wrapping up Section 2: Officials and Their Duties this short episode goes through a few final  cases.  The NFHS Case Book 2015-2016 once again proves so helpful for officials needing to prepare themselves for critical game-time situations.  Reading the NFHS Rules Book is necessary.  But knowing how to apply those rules is where the rubber hits the road.

 

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006 – What to do when… NFHS Cases 2.10.1-6 Correctable Errors

NFHS Case Book

Like a game that is really challenging to officiate, this show was a real challenge putting together.  For the next 45 minutes I’m going to walk you through the 16 case plays in the NFHS Case Book 2015-2016 that deal with correctable errors.  Be prepared to work hard  and focus.  There’s a lot to process.  If you can get to the point of knowing when a correctable error situation occurs and are able to determine what needs to happen you will be the better official for it.

Learn this stuff.  Get it in your head.  Do whatever it takes to be the most prepared referee on the floor.

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005 – What to do when… NFHS Cases 2.2.4-2.8.5

NFHS Case Book

 

On today’s show, and episodes 006 & 007, I’ll be reading through a number of cases  in the NFHS 2015-2016 Case Book. My purpose is that you can play these episodes again and again  while driving to your game assignments.  Nothing gets you in the right reffing frame of mind better than reviewing case plays.

Shout Outs on today’s show:

The creator of this website and blog is trying to do the same thing I’m trying to – helping others become great basketball officials.  He’s got some great blog posts and articles that discuss important aspects of officiating.

Be sure to reach out to me with your questions, comments, or anything else

at bryan@theroundballreferee.com   and   @theroundballo on Twitter

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