The Geesh
Years ago

BSA Umpires DVD?

To help improve the standard of umpiring and the feedback process maybe BSA or BA should consider making a DVD of specific circumstances (as the AFL have done) to help improve the consistency and the overall standard of umpiring. It would also enable the players and coaches to be able to play the same way each week and no be umpired differently.

There may need to be a separate one for Juniors and Seniors but it could give examples of issues such as hand checking, bumping cutters and other off ball fouls, shot clock resets, block/charge, moving screens etc.


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Years ago

Where is the money coming from to do this

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Years ago

How do you know DVD/Videos aren't already being used to train referees?

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Years ago

85745, it's a good opportunity for someone wanting to start up a little studio of their own - pitch the idea and do it for nothing or at a discounted rate to get a portfolio piece.

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The Geesh  
Years ago


My idea centres around a demonstration video that shows coaches and players (as well as refs) examples of what is, or is not, a foul or violation, as opposed to just the refs watching tapes and getting feedback. The coaches and players need to know how the refs are being instructed to umpire games - this will help all parties.

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Years ago

Geesh feel free to video games and do all the editing to get this information. I am sure BSA and Neil would love you to do it.

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Years ago

if refs don't know what is and what isn't a foul by the time that they get to senior level, then there is something wrong. instead of giving it to the refs, perhaps they should give them to the coaches and parents, who continually cry like a baby who still needs breast feeding, at every single thing that THEY think is a foul (or three seconds of you have grey hair and sit at the end of the forestville bench)

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Years ago

This is a great idea. The Ref's get feedback after games and using video has been discussed but not yet happened.

The key is getting the coaches involved.

Trouble is coaches are invited at the start of the season to the points of emphisis meeting so they know how they umps are thinking but none of the coaches actualy turn up.

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Years ago

There was also a training video produced by FIBA that was shown at the points of emphasis meeting this year, providing guidelines on the points of emphasis.

The footage in the video was all from the 2004 Olympic tournament.

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Years ago

how does this relate to the 'taking photographs during games' thread ?

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Years ago

it already happens - panel training days always has video examples

they are regularly evaluated - live - which is better than a video as it captures the atmosphere of the game at the time

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