The last day of the camp was very special. It was a mixture of: I am tired, but I don't want to go home, time passed so fast, and I want to start my season asap and apply what I have learned, I am on fire.
Second day is here. Morning run today was to the gym, as group was practicing more of the mechanics and team exercised in the court. Again 3PO as to have very solid basis repeated for today’s games.
We are presenting therd set of videoclips to discuss. The clips are available after login for Campers who participate in session at RADOM. We kindly ask all "Radom Campers" to comment all situations.
Oh my dear, what a long day it was… Do I even remember all activities that referees had in the agenda today? Let’s see.
So the day started at 7 with a 30 min refreshment run lead by Michal Pogon. Basically the whole team ran around the river and bridges, also to see where exactly are the gyms, the weather was still very fresh and so it was enjoyable run with the view for our biggest new sport hall – Polivalenta.
And here we are again with the basketball referees camp, after 1 year, this time in beautiful Romanian city of Cluj Napoca. After awaiting for all campers to arrive, we have full complete list to start the camp, and so Kuba kicked it off with a welcome speech and short motivational presentation about how to properly build a team on the court and what aspects of this will we train at the camp.
The instructors list couldn't be fully closed without Kuba. Everybody knows Kuba, as he is the main organized of the REFEREE.PL already from 13 years, who is passionate about teaching, passing his knowledge and experience to referees from all over the world. Kuba again this year will be an instructor at the camp in Romania and Poland.
Very warm welcome for the first time to the RERFEREE.PL for Mr Licina from Serbia. Mr Licina is working since last year as an Euroleague observer and also National Instructor and President of Serbian Committee.
We are presenting second set of videoclips to discuss. The clips are available after login for Campers who participate in session at RADOM. We kindly ask all "Radom Campers" to comment all situations.
We are presenting third set of videoclips to discuss. The clips are available after login for Campers who participate in session at Cluj-Napoca. We kindly ask all "Cluj Campers" to comment all situations.
Welcome for the second time for Johny Jacobs in the instructors’ team for REFEREE.PL
We are absolutely amazed to have Jose this year with us in Romania. Last year couldn't join the camp in person and you could see him being active online with tests and situations as expert. This year Jose is going to be our expert in person! Jose is coming to Cluj and will join the instructors team for the REFEREE.PL camp.
Specially for you to Romania will be coming Srđan Dožai – FIBA referee with 15 years of experience in Euroleague. It is going to be the very first time for Mr Dožai at the REFEREE.PL.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Costar Rigas is coming to the REFEREE.PL camp!! For the 8 times in the history of the camp already was Costas with us, sharing his incredible experience, wide knowledge and strong opinions about basketball and refereeing.
Every time he is the same as we know him, straight to the point, and every time he brings something new to the table. I can promise that his lectures are something that you have to experience to understand what is like to be amongst the best referees in the world.
Euroleague experience, many finals, multiple championships – This is how we could start describe our next instructor. Sasa Pukl is coming from Slovenia and it will be his 5th time with REFEREE.PL. So happy to meet again. Sasa was born in 1970. He is officiating since 1987, passed his FIBA clinic in 1995 which gives him 21 years on the international courts.
This year we have strong Romanian representation in the instructor’s team for the REFEREE.PL. Next guest coming to join our instructor team is Vinaşi Doru, who almost for 20 years was an international referee and now works as a National FIBA Instructor in Romania.
We are very happy to start announcing instructors for the REFEREE.PL camp in Cluj. Mr Marius Ciulin comes as first. He is an international referee from Romania with a 20 years’ experience in the court.
We are presenting first set of videoclips to discuss. The clips are available after login for Campers who participate in session at RADOM. We kindly ask all "Radom Campers" to comment all situations.
We are presenting second set of videoclips to discuss. The clips are available after login for Campers who participate in session at Cluj-Napoca. We kindly ask all "Cluj Campers" to comment all situations.
When I were young, I represent Hong Kong U16 national basketball team and University Team. After that, I try to participated in 3 roles in basketball which are Referee, Player and Coach. After a period of time, I found I have more interest in officiating as I like a challenging role. Moreover, I want to contribute myself to keep my loved sport to play under fair.
We are presenting first set of videoclips to discuss. The clips are available after login for Campers who participate in session at Cluj-Napoca. We kindly ask all "Cluj Campers" to comment all situations.
As every year at the REFEREE.pL we have a well-represented group from Poland. Please see a few words about Michal Pogon, as a first introduction to our polish friends.
Very interesting personality, connected to our camp from many years, big sport passionate, who is passing his love to basketball to young team from his country, who is now coming with him to the camp, five people together. Please see the story of Patrick below.
Tiberiu is an economist, who works for Coca-Cola Austria as an area sales manager in Vienna. He grew up in Romania, and decided at the age of 19 to move to Vienna to study Business Administration. During his studies at the University of Vienna, he started his officiating career back in 2005 in the youth leagues.
Very soon we start first session of REFEREE.PL in Romania. Continuing the popular article series from last year, which was the introduction of camp participants written by themselves, I would like to kick it off this year with an important person - Amalia Marchis, who is not only the camp participant, but she is also working for the local organizing committee, helping to deliver the highest level of camp for you. She happens to be a huge basketball passionate, and so she is sharing with us as well the history of the basketball tradition in Cluj in Romania.
We are happy to announce the 13th year of REFEREE.PL camps for basketball officials.
We have prepared a new location for you this year, as the camp is going to brand new city and new country! We are taking you to the beautiful region of Romania with strong basketball traditions located in the north of the country, which is Cluj-Napoca.
It is time to share with all Referee.pl friends some news in New Year. First of all, Kuba and the staff team would like to wish you all the best in this year, good decisions on the court and hoping to see you all at the camp!
We will all meet this year again probably more than once! The details are being discussed now, so soon you can expect full information about the dates and locations.
Now we would like to share with you the new logo of Referee.pl 2016!