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The Crown Refs Podcast

By Paul Diasparra

The CROWN REFS Podcast is the audio experience for basketball officials. It features Joey Crawford, Roger Ayers, Dee Kantner, Maia Chaka, Lisa Mattingly, Tyler Ford, Penny Davis, Reggie Greenwood, Mark Wunderlich, Diana Depaul, Scott Foster, Marc Davis, Al Battista, Crystal Hogan, Bo Boroski and many more. Hosted by Paul Diasparra. #Servethegame
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#123 Ref Recap 2 | A postgame discussion of notable plays and situations

The Crown Refs PodcastNov 29, 2020

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#312 Camp clips 11 | Chatting w/Darius Mcghee | Liberty U. Legend

#312 Camp clips 11 | Chatting w/Darius Mcghee | Liberty U. Legend

The 11th installment of our Camp Clips series, we hear about one of the best parts about the crown refs community. Paul explains to Liberty basketball player Darius McGhee about offensive initiated contact. Also, a snippet from Rashaad Murphy a retired US Air Force and a devoted father of 5 and Porsha Waddey showing great humility and transparency by listing some of the things she wants to improve on. More postgame feedback, strengthening the chop, different ways to show game awareness, and what is the correct sequence of signals for a 3pt make and 1. discuss and 1 mechanics also when a coach tries to put us in a box by saying "the same exact play happened on that end and you didn't call it", quickly respond with "some plays can be similar but never the same". very rarely will you see two of the exact same plays in a game so don't allow that language into the convo. đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Mar 30, 202312:27
#311 Live from the Locker Room Vol. 6 | with Miguel Rodriguez & Frank Parker

#311 Live from the Locker Room Vol. 6 | with Miguel Rodriguez & Frank Parker

In this episode of Live from the Locker room, we talk about ways to show crew consistency, not allowing coaches to use unrealistic terms, and a call that will most likely always get us in trouble. Thanks to my partners Miguel & Frank as it was a pleasure working with you!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Mar 29, 202318:59
#310 Talking with Taylor Vol. 2 | with Taylor Hamm

#310 Talking with Taylor Vol. 2 | with Taylor Hamm

In the second installment of talking with Taylor, we discuss the importance of communicating specifically with coaches about plays and rulings, instead of using vague terminology like “body contact.” ⁣ ⁣ We also touch on the significance of not having expectations for games as it can lead to frustration if things don't go as planned. This call is part of the Crown Refs 1-2-1 service but we think you will find many of the items discussed valuable for your game.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—„đ—Čđ—źđ—± đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗡đ—Č𝘄𝘀đ—čđ—Č𝘁𝘁đ—Č𝗿⁣ https://conta.cc/3IOL2d1⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com/crownrefs
Mar 25, 202320:37
#309 The Happiness Project | with Mike Tucker

#309 The Happiness Project | with Mike Tucker

This episode is all about the power of positivity and all of the amazing things that come with having an optimistic perspective on life.  We speak about the importance of being grateful every single day, not judging yourself, following your passions and finding happiness. ⁣ ⁣ This episode was recorded after a fall league game with Mike Tucker, who was working the clock.  I stayed after the game to engage in this compelling conversation and provide value for Mike.  We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Mar 23, 202326:41
#308 Game Notes 039 | with Zach Villemaire | Maine/Arizona

#308 Game Notes 039 | with Zach Villemaire | Maine/Arizona

In this 38th installment of our longest running series, we review a high school game with Zach Villemaire, a 3rd-year official living in Arizona. During this break down, we discussed being side-line oriented in trail, stepping out of stacks, and finding the legality of the defender before the contact occurs. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ We also discussed the importance of clear and concise communication, such as using the correct sequence of signals for layered plays. Finally, we empasize the value of patience and how it's a foundational quality that transfers across all skill sets.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Mar 22, 202301:16:31
#307 The Porsha and Pauly Pod |feat Porsha Waddey | Episode 2

#307 The Porsha and Pauly Pod |feat Porsha Waddey | Episode 2

In this episode, Porsche and Pauly discuss the importance of sharing knowledge and being a teacher, regardless of whether or not you consider yourself an expert. They emphasize the value of being confident in what you know and being open to learning from others to improve as an official, a leader, and a person. They also touch on the importance of being able to say "I don't know" and the power of admitting your limitations.⁣ ⁣ Throughout the episode, Porsche and Paulie provide examples from their own experiences as officials and coaches, sharing tips and advice for how to effectively share your knowledge with others. They also discuss the role of confidence and self-esteem in teaching and learning, and how taking advantage of opportunities to teach others can help you become a better official and a better person overall. ⁣ ⁣ Listeners will come away from this episode with a better understanding of the importance of sharing knowledge and being a teacher, and with practical tips and advice for how to do so effectively.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—„đ—Čđ—źđ—± đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗡đ—Č𝘄𝘀đ—čđ—Č𝘁𝘁đ—Č𝗿⁣ https://conta.cc/3IOL2d1⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com/crownrefs
Mar 21, 202342:54
#306 The Porsha & Pauly Pod | feat Porsha Waddey | Episode 1

#306 The Porsha & Pauly Pod | feat Porsha Waddey | Episode 1

In this episode, the hosts discuss some recent games that one of them officiated, including an encounter with a coach who was unhappy with a decision. The hosts discuss how to handle these situations and give some advice on how to defuse the situation and move on. They also touch on the importance of positive self-talk and not judging oneself or others during the game.⁣ ⁣ We also talk about a game with a new partner who was disengaged and unprofessional. We discussed the importance of being a good partner and how to navigate working with someone who doesn't care, as well as not being too judgmental of others. Overall, the episode offers useful tips for handling difficult situations in officiating and emphasizes the importance of staying positive and being a good partner.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—„đ—Čđ—źđ—± đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗡đ—Č𝘄𝘀đ—čđ—Č𝘁𝘁đ—Č𝗿⁣ https://conta.cc/3IOL2d1⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com/crownrefs
Mar 19, 202343:02
#305 Finding your Groove | feat. Brian Wallace | Official since 2005 | Lynchburg, VA

#305 Finding your Groove | feat. Brian Wallace | Official since 2005 | Lynchburg, VA

In this episode, we sit down with Brian Wallace, a basketball referee with over 15 years of experience who has worked both Division 1 Men's and Division 1 Women's. Brian shares his journey going from almost quitting Division 1 Men's before transitioning into a Division 1 Women's official.  ⁣ ⁣ Brian talks about bouncing back from that experience and the challenges he has faced along the way. He talks about the importance of teamwork and how he has learned something from every official he has worked with, regardless of their experience level. Brian also shares some humorous stories of dealing with coaches and how he communicates with them during games. ⁣ ⁣ Throughout the episode, Brian emphasizes the importance of professionalism and staying calm in high-pressure situations. Whether you're a basketball fan or not, this episode offers valuable insights on teamwork, communication, and maintaining composure under pressure. Brian is also a graphic designer who has worked on multiple projects for Crown Refs including the NBA Multiverse Poster. We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—„đ—Čđ—źđ—± đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗡đ—Č𝘄𝘀đ—čđ—Č𝘁𝘁đ—Č𝗿⁣ https://conta.cc/3IOL2d1⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com/crownrefs
Mar 17, 202357:51
#304 Rapid Responses 11 | The Whole Toolbox | Wisconsin Webinar

#304 Rapid Responses 11 | The Whole Toolbox | Wisconsin Webinar

In the 11th installment of Rapid Responses, we give you the whole toolbox of tips and best practices in this 2-hour webinar to help you become a high-level communicator with coaches.  If you can start to implement and polish these tactics you will start to experience new powers on the court that you never had.  The tools are all here...IT'S TIME TO GO EXECUTE.⁣ ⁣ In this webinar, we deep dive into 20 mindset tips that each official needs to establish before entering the conversation.  Some examples include changing up the subject matter, understanding how to re-apply the pressure, and utilizing the 3 voices. Then, we list 12 of the most common questions/comments that coaches say to officials and provide you with multiple options that will help you respond most effectively.  We think this episode will be the one that leads you to your biggest breakthroughs in this department.⁣ ⁣ Thank you to Brian Kenney and the Wisconsin River Officials Association for creating this webinar and to the 70 officials who attended.  We hope you enjoy!
Feb 18, 202302:01:16
#303 RefMasters feat. James Williams & Kane Fitzgerald | NBA Finals Officials

#303 RefMasters feat. James Williams & Kane Fitzgerald | NBA Finals Officials

We are excited to welcome 2 NBA Finals officials and the creators of Ref Masters, James Williams, and Kane Fitzgerald. James is in his 13th season as Kane recently stepped away to be Vice President of Referee Operations. These gentlemen bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that they shared with us throughout this 98-minute session. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we spoke about their journey to the NBA, bouncing back from failures, avoiding trying to prove their worth to anyone, and trusting your partners. We also speak about why the older generation of referees in power positions have historically frowned upon social media content and what we can do to change the culture. The fellas also tell us about the idea behind RefMasters and some of the exciting things to look out for in the future. We hope you enjoy it!⁣ ⁣ đ˜Ÿđ™Ąđ™žđ™˜đ™  đ™—đ™šđ™Ąđ™€đ™Ź đ™©đ™€ đ™™đ™€đ™Źđ™Łđ™Ąđ™€đ™–đ™™ đ™©đ™đ™š đ™đ™šđ™›đ™ˆđ™–đ™šđ™©đ™šđ™§đ™š đ™–đ™„đ™„âŁ https://apps.apple.com/us/app/refmasters-app/id1640142865⁣ ⁣ 𝙀𝙱𝙖𝙞𝙡 đ™©đ™đ™šđ™ą đ™Źđ™žđ™©đ™ đ™źđ™€đ™Ș𝙧 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠⁣ kane.fitzgerald@refmasters.com⁣ james.williams@refmasters.com⁣ ⁣ đ™…đ™€đ™žđ™Ł đ™€đ™Ș𝙧 đ™˜đ™€đ™ąđ™ąđ™Șđ™Łđ™žđ™©đ™źâŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Feb 03, 202301:20:45
#302 Best of 2022 Mix | 3 hours and 2 mins of our best content from the year

#302 Best of 2022 Mix | 3 hours and 2 mins of our best content from the year

The episode features our best content from the year including clips from our Mentor Community, Gene Steratore, Jose Carrion, Jarell Christian, JB Caldwell, Roger Ayers and much of our mic'd up camp content. Thank you for your unwavering support and have the best year of your life.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Jan 11, 202303:03:02
#301 Rapid Responses 10 | Your management and communication unlocks | A Patreon Original

#301 Rapid Responses 10 | Your management and communication unlocks | A Patreon Original

Welcome back to the 10th installment of Rapid Responses, our cutting edge series devoted to helping you become a tactical communicator under pressure. We teach you the skills to be able to respond professioinally to ANYTHING a coach will ever say to you. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, the main topicss include overcoming the fear in officiating and not being scared to firmly manage the coaches.  We cover the concepts of offense vs defense, addressing proper communication guidelines over giving an explanation, and the power of changing the subject matter. ⁣ ⁣ Not only is the podcast loaded with game-changing communication content we also included a written document titled "38 Power Principles to help you most effectivley manage the coach." The written content provides so many important macro themes to adapt and the podcast will give you the effective micro responses to immediately incorporate into your games.⁣ ⁣ 𝟯𝟰 đ™‹đ™€đ™Źđ™šđ™§ đ™‹đ™§đ™žđ™Łđ™˜đ™žđ™„đ™Ąđ™šđ™š đ˜đ—Œ đ—”đ—Čđ—čđ—œ đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ—șđ—Œđ˜€đ˜ đ—Č𝗳𝗳đ—Čđ—°đ˜đ—¶đ˜ƒđ—Čđ—č𝘆 đ—șđ—źđ—»đ—źđ—Žđ—Č đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—°đ—Œđ—źđ—°đ—” ⁣ https://medium.com/@crownrefs/34-power-principles-for-the-most-effective-coach-management-468c60ef6b63⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Dec 22, 202201:08:23
#300 Mastering the Crafts | feat. Gene Steratore | Super Bowl & NCAA tournament Referee | CBS Rules

#300 Mastering the Crafts | feat. Gene Steratore | Super Bowl & NCAA tournament Referee | CBS Rules

Welcome to the 300th episode of the Crown Refs Podcast. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support as it’s been a driving force behind us being able to hit this small milestone.⁣ ⁣ Gene Steratore is a flat-out officiating legend who’s worked in the Super Bowl, and the NCAA tournament, and is currently the CBS Rules Analyst for the NFL & College Basketball. For an official to have this type of seasoning is rare and we are super honored to have Gene share his knowledge and experience with the Crown Refs Community.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we discuss the early tutelage Gene had growing up in a family of officials and how it impacted his long career both on and off the court/field. We went in-depth into communication and game management as Gene shared and simulated numerous ways to effectively respond to the coach. ⁣ ⁣ We also covered the superpowers of empathy, kindness, and integrity and why every official should exemplify those traits.  ⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy this episode and learn a ton.
Dec 06, 202201:57:45
#299 Live From the Locker Room | Vol. 5 | feat. Ajay Gonnelli & Bhavin Parekh

#299 Live From the Locker Room | Vol. 5 | feat. Ajay Gonnelli & Bhavin Parekh

In the 5th installment of our Live from the Locker Room series, the crew meets at halftime to discuss the plays that stood out from the first half. ⁣ ⁣ We recall a block/charge play that we rarely see as the defender turns and braces for impact. We also discuss bench decorum with regard to assistant coaches and share some helpful reminders about sticking to our fundamentals. ⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Dec 02, 202209:13
#298 Building with Brett | Brett Coleman | Official since 2015

#298 Building with Brett | Brett Coleman | Official since 2015

Brett Coleman is a passionate 7-year official from Livingston, New Jersey who's been a part of Crown Refs Mentor since March 2021. His goal is to make Division 1 and possibly beyond. He joined Crown Refs because of the valuable content and engaging community that we have!⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we cover a lot of different topics including late game "take fouls' and intentional foul scenarios and how to proactively manage them. We also discussed this macro point that can help everyone- Don't allow previous possessions to impact the current one. Just like players we have to have a next play mentality and we are only as good as our last call. So, this serves as a reminder to stay focused and be in the moment. There are many other takeaways from this episode that we think you will find super helpful. Have a great season!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Nov 30, 202201:01:49
#297 Game Notes 037 | Alexandre Tornay | Valias, Switzerland

#297 Game Notes 037 | Alexandre Tornay | Valias, Switzerland

Alexandre is a 7-year official working the top league in Switzerland with aspirations to continue to move up and build relationships through officiating. ⁣ In this episode, we covered plays that involved protecting the shooter, the ball before body-body before ball concept, and having more patience on plays where there is no advantage/disadvantage. ⁣ ⁣ We also discussed court coverage and the importance of avoiding the stacks to be in a dependable position to officiate every play with an open look.  We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Nov 28, 202201:11:20
#296 Game Notes 036 | Carmela Garcia | Watch full Video on Patreon

#296 Game Notes 036 | Carmela Garcia | Watch full Video on Patreon

Game Notes is the longest-running series on Crown Refs as we welcome back Carmela Garcia for the 2nd time in episode 036. Carmela has shown steady growth since she's been a part of the community and continues grow as an official and mentor to others.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we emphasize being mechanically thorough, eliminaing unnecessary signals, and always having a big-picture awareness. We talk about the importance of being able to run every game and also how to be the respectful authority figure in it. We hope you enjoy.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Nov 17, 202201:09:19
#295 Signal School 6 | CR Mentor | Watch the video on Patreon

#295 Signal School 6 | CR Mentor | Watch the video on Patreon

In one of the most productive signal schools yet, the Crown Refs Mentor Community puts in a ton of great mirror work practicing a whole list of common signals. We had over 10 officials working in unison so we hope you can pick up a lot of pointers both from their presentations and from the coaching that's being provided. There was a lot of individualized instruction for each official as well as big picture themes for the group to collectively benefit from.⁣ ⁣ Special thanks to Carmela Garcia, Nikki Vance, Taylor Hamm, Porsha Waddey, Jay Smith, Jason Hayes, David Stefaniak, Connor Schoenfeld, and Tyler McCabe.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Nov 16, 202201:27:27
#294 Camp Clips 10 | Variety is the Spice of Life

#294 Camp Clips 10 | Variety is the Spice of Life

The 10th installment of our Camp Clips series, gives an introduction to our signal school session, a referee workout designed to help officials improve their presentation of signals. The process of trying to master all aspects of the craft including all of the small things will make the biggest difference for you over the span of your career. ⁣ ⁣ We talk about why it's important to use multiple tweets on difficult plays, why you should use the 'stay here' signal on all levels and why you should experiment with these subtle variations to give your game more range and versatility. We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Nov 12, 202215:07
#293 Camp Clips 9 | B.T.T. | Born to Teach

#293 Camp Clips 9 | B.T.T. | Born to Teach

In the 9th installment of our Camp Clips series, we explain the "ball before body/body before ball" concept and the benefits of utilizing the "hit to the head" signal. We cover a very useful strategy using the feet/foul/floor/flop concept which acts as a checklist for officials to more thoroughly officiate jump shot plays. ⁣ ⁣ We discuss the use of unapproved "hit to the head" signal for NFHS games and having patience on the held ball plays to give players a chance to out muscle their opponent. We hope you enjoy! ⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Nov 10, 202210:21
#292 Camp Clips 8 | An All-Inclusive Community for Officials | Join our Patreon community

#292 Camp Clips 8 | An All-Inclusive Community for Officials | Join our Patreon community

Officiating is a sisterhood & brotherhood that helps you form life-long relationships and leads to high-levels of self development and growth as a human being. Will Fried gives us some of the biggest things he's gained from becoming an official and how it has positively changed his life. Crown Refs is an all-inclusive community that supports one another to the fullest. ⁣ ⁣ We are so proud of the camaraderie and positive culture that we have in the group and each member we add continues to embody those values. Thanks for being part of our family Will! If you disagree then you're deploying judgement towards a person's appearance rather than judgement towards their performance. It's wildly acceptable for players and coaches to have tattoos, so why can't officials??⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Nov 06, 202206:40
#291 Camp Clips 7 | Don’t Let the Game throw you off | Join our Community

#291 Camp Clips 7 | Don’t Let the Game throw you off | Join our Community

In the 7th installment of our Camp Clips series, we jump in on a late game scenario where the officials discuss time, score, foul situation, and a proactive method to avoid an intentional foul. We discuss proper out-of-bounds mechanics, lowering your numbers to face-level, and not allowing any parts of the game to shock us or throw us off. ⁣ ⁣ For block/charge plays, we must certify the legality of the defender before the contact occurs to help guide you to the best decision. We also touched on proper rebounding mechanics, the correct way to signal when our partners ask for help, and remembering to keep the fingers tucked when pointing. Have a great rest of your day!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Nov 05, 202208:56
#290 Being the BIGGER person is always right | CR Mentor | Join our Patreon Community

#290 Being the BIGGER person is always right | CR Mentor | Join our Patreon Community

Hey CR FAM! This episode features our mentor session from 10/28/22 about great partnering and always being the bigger person.  The goal of this  episode is to show you many of the steps needed to become the “Partner that everyone wants to work with.” ⁣ ⁣ We discuss some of our major mindset themes and virtues such as kindness, humility, patience, empathy and more.  We think you will instantly grow after hearing this and be able to apply the content to the court.  ⁣ Thank you to our outstanding community members who attended and added to this thoughtful discussion.  We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Oct 30, 202201:03:55
#289 Game Notes 022 | Nick Burton | Official since 2011 | Kansas City, MO

#289 Game Notes 022 | Nick Burton | Official since 2011 | Kansas City, MO

Nick Burton, is a former minor league basketball player in the ABA, and a 10-year official from Kansas City, Missouri with aspirations of one day working a state championship game.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ In this episode of Game Notes, Nick exemplifies the most effective way to take accountability as his humility and aspirations to grow shine throughout the episode.  When you publicly highlight your weaknesses it shows great personal strength and the desire to excel at your craft.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Our conversation lead to identifying some more ways that you can exude strength on the court, key indicators for when we need to slow down, and how to smoothly get the coach back in their box.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Oct 24, 202241:34
#288 The Anatomy of a Technical Foul | Justin Wallace | 4-year Official | Mt. Vernon, NY

#288 The Anatomy of a Technical Foul | Justin Wallace | 4-year Official | Mt. Vernon, NY

This episode focuses on a singular technical foul from a recent AAU game, and the actions that occurred leading up to it, the steps we took to proactively manage the coach, and how we went about administering the technical foul.  ⁣ ⁣ This podcast will give you some communication and game management tactics for you to immediately apply to your games.  One of the themes we discussed is the art of snatching the coach’s attention before we deliver our sportsmanship message so our response doesn't get lost in translation.  ⁣ ⁣ This episode features Justin Wallace, a 4-year official from Mt. Vernon, NY, and loyal Crown Refs supporter.  It was an honor to finally work with you!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Oct 24, 202226:51
#287 10 Mins w/Gary Vee | Digital Discovery Deep Dive | The Sasha Group

#287 10 Mins w/Gary Vee | Digital Discovery Deep Dive | The Sasha Group

Gary Vee is one of the most successful entrepreneur and public speakers in the world and he probably produces more content than any other creator or influencer on social.  4Ds is a one-day fully immersive digital education for ambitious businesses lead by Gary and his amazing team at the Sasha Group. ⁣ ⁣ This episode features the 10-min interaction that I had with Gary back in June 2022 where he got to learn about the Crown Refs story and what we were doing to improve officiating.  He shared some ideas on how to grow our Mentor Community, how to inspire new referees to help the officiating shortage, and how to have a long-term impact on the industry.⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to check out his podcast called "The Gary Vee Audio Experience.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Oct 24, 202210:30
#285 The User Manual on Great Partnering | Badger Student Officials Association | Join us on Patreon

#285 The User Manual on Great Partnering | Badger Student Officials Association | Join us on Patreon

Being a great partner and always supporting one another is the most important skill set for sports officials to exhibit for a myriad of reasons. Especially, with so much division amongst referees within the industry and all of the outside negativity that is pushing referees out of the profession, being a great teammate is more vital than ever.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we meet with Collin Nelson, Ethan Brochtrup, and the rest of the “Badger Student Officials Association” (𝗕𝗩𝗱𝗔) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to break down and discuss over 20 tips and themes that you can immediately implement into your game to become a better partner.  ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ We touch on some leadership and happiness hacks that will keep you accountable, proper online etiquette, and how to flatter your partners before ever working with them. We also list some effective strategies for coaches and players when they make comments about our partners.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Oct 19, 202254:42
#283 Game Notes w/Luke Wera | Vancouver, BC | Join out Patreon Community

#283 Game Notes w/Luke Wera | Vancouver, BC | Join out Patreon Community

𝗚𝗼đ—șđ—Č đ—Ąđ—Œđ˜đ—Č𝘀 𝟬𝟼𝟭 | 𝗟𝘂𝗾đ—Č đ—Șđ—Č𝗿𝗼 ⁣ ⁣ Luke, is a Canadian basketball referee from Vancouver, BC who’s been official since 2016. He aspires to become FIBA certified, get hired into a college conference, and ultimately make officiating a full-time gig. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode of Game Notes, we reverse the format as Luke breaks down one of my block/charge plays from a previous season. We also discuss the fact that we shouldn’t overthink technical fouls and create reasons as to why we should shy away from accessing them.  We also add more context to the term “film doesn’t lie” and add an interesting perspective to the true validity of that statement.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Oct 12, 202256:12
#282 Game Notes w/Branden Gibson | 6-year Official | Beacon, NY

#282 Game Notes w/Branden Gibson | 6-year Official | Beacon, NY

𝗚𝗼đ—șđ—Č đ—Ąđ—Œđ˜đ—Č𝘀 𝟬𝟼𝟬 | đ—•đ—żđ—źđ—»đ—±đ—Čđ—» đ—šđ—¶đ—Żđ˜€đ—Œđ—»âŁ ⁣ Branden Gibson, Beacon, NY, is a former division 2 basketball player at Dominican College who’s been official since 2016 on IAABO’s board 114. He’s currently working at the varsity/Juco level and is looking to be in a regular rotation in the various d2/d3 conferences in the area.⁣ ⁣ On this episode of Game Notes, Branden had numerous interactions with the coach of Team A so we were able to dissect each conversation and make some adjustments to his approach, which created many communication and game management learning points for our dedicated audience of officials.⁣ ⁣ One of our main themes when providing an explanation to a coach needs to as follows...before we can talk about the play we need to first assure the coach is communicating respectfully. If not, that becomes way more important than our explanation of the play. That is the leverage that allows us to shift the conversation from play-calling to sportsmanship.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com⁣
Oct 08, 202253:45
#281 It starts with Culture | feat. Jarell Christian | Maine Celtics GM | Join our community

#281 It starts with Culture | feat. Jarell Christian | Maine Celtics GM | Join our community

Welcome back to the Crown Refs podcast for episode 281. This episode features Jarell Christian, who's a former coach and the current general manager of the Boston Celtics G-League affiliate the Maine Celtics. Before being hired by Brad Stevens to take over as Gm he spent 1 season as head coach where they broke the franchise record for most NBA call-ups. ⁣ ⁣ Jarell has also spent 2 seasons as the Washington Wizards assistant coach as well as stints with the capital city gogo and Oklahoma a city blue. We think you're going to find this podcast super helpful both for coaches and officials as we covered a lot of great topics.⁣ ⁣ We discussed what he likes/dislikes most about officials, his favorite refs to work with, some notable skill differences between G-League and NBA officials, and effective communication strategies between coaches and referees.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č 𝗚đ—Č𝗼𝗿⁣ Refereestore.com
Oct 05, 202201:05:48
#280 NFHS Points of Emphasis | Pre Game Card | Join our community on Patreon

#280 NFHS Points of Emphasis | Pre Game Card | Join our community on Patreon

The NFHS just the released the Points of Emphasis for the 2022-23 basketball season with the main focus centered around Sportsmanship and respect for the game.  Now more than ever officials have the leverage and support to call the rules as written and not allow verbal abuse towards officials or disrespectful behavior amongst opponents. We just need to have the communication and game management skills to execute these rules properly. ⁣ ⁣ The CR Mentor group spent time discussing these points of emphasis and how we can tactically apply the information in our games.  We also covered a full pregame conference and listed many points that we think will help you this season and beyond. ⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Šđ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs
Sep 30, 202201:14:57
#279 A Better Official | with Greg Austin | Voice in the Game Podcast Ep. 1

#279 A Better Official | with Greg Austin | Voice in the Game Podcast Ep. 1

Greg is the founder of creator for the YouTube channel A Better Official which creates content to help basketball officials get better and take control of their officiating career.⁣ ⁣ He produces such notable series as 5 Play Friday, Basketball Rules Expert, and 5 Minutes on Officiating.⁣ ⁣ Greg has been officiating high school and Collegiate basketball for over a decade in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—Œđ—œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝘁đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ˜€đ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č⁣ https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣ ⁣ 𝗕𝘂𝘆 đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Č đ—šđ—»đ—¶đ—łđ—Œđ—żđ—ș⁣ Refereestore.com⁣ ⁣
Sep 27, 202255:34
#278 Pre-Gaming with Natasha Camy | CR Mentor | Full episode on Patreon

#278 Pre-Gaming with Natasha Camy | CR Mentor | Full episode on Patreon

This episode is a mentor call from December 2021 featuring NCAA-W tournament official Natasha Camy. Natasha works in a remarkable 15 division conferences and was kind enough to meet with our community and share her best practices and strategies that she uses for success. Here are some items that Ms. Camy has incorporated into her pregame speech that we wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join the Crown Refs Mentor Community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Sep 19, 202209:12
#277 Ref Tok Live | Episode 1 | Follow us on Tik Tok @crownrefs

#277 Ref Tok Live | Episode 1 | Follow us on Tik Tok @crownrefs

Are you following us on Tik Tok yet? Did you know every new video we produce gets posted to Tik Tok first before it hits any other social platform? If you’re a fan of our stuff and aren’t yet on Tik Tok, do yourself a favor and head on over there @crownrefs
Sep 12, 202240:41
#275 Camp Clips 6 | From Camper 2 Clinician

#275 Camp Clips 6 | From Camper 2 Clinician

Here’s the 6th installment from our ‘Camp Clips’ series filmed in June of 2022 at Liberty University. In this episode we cover discerning between illegal vs incidental, when is the right time to match plays, and the “hand is part of the ball” rule. ⁣ ⁣ We also pinpoint how to avoid cheap and 1’s and the crew recaps a technical foul situation. Special thanks to all of the officials featured in these camp clip episodes!⁣ ⁣ Join our Mentor Community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Sep 05, 202210:34
#274 Chopping it up with Corey Powell | 3-year official & NCAA Division 3 Player

#274 Chopping it up with Corey Powell | 3-year official & NCAA Division 3 Player

Corey Powell is an active division 3 basketball player and a 3-year official from Long Island. Corey is also part of the Crown Refs Mentor Community and has big aspirations to go way further as a ref than as a player. ⁣ ⁣ We recently worked a few 3-person games together for the first time and had a chance to break down a few plays immediately after. We discussed some dead-ball game management tips, how to have your partners back, and not letting any previous game history hold us back in the current one. ⁣ Corey also shared some of his positive feelings about our private platforms and what he appreciates most about being a part of the Crown Refs Mentor Community!⁣ ⁣ Join our Community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Aug 29, 202217:46
#273 Powered by Positivity | Big Game Officials Camp

#273 Powered by Positivity | Big Game Officials Camp

This episode is all about mindset, perspective, and the importance of finding your true inner happiness. This was a recent presentation for Sara Woods and the great people from the Big Game Officials Camp in St. Louis. ⁣ ⁣ We covered 4 key traits that can lead to happiness on and off the court: Perspective, Positivity, Passion & Patience. ⁣ ⁣ ‱Having a healthy perspective that is grounded in gratitude will give you the emotional stability to purely appreciate every day as the blessing that it is. ⁣ ⁣ ‱Leading with Positivity and optimism as your centerpiece is a winning formula for success. Having an unwavering positive attitude is a superpower that can lead to so many other wonderful things in your life. ⁣ ⁣ ‱If you are passionate about something, that can be the fuel and the driving force that propels you to get to the next level. Passion produces effort. Consistent effort produces results. ⁣ ⁣ ‱Maybe the most important and difficult trait is patience. It’s no coincidence that learning patience takes a very long time. However, patience prevents pain, and frustration, and can lead to higher levels of peace and happiness. ⁣ ⁣ We know this episode will be an UNLOCK and will help at least 1 person. We hope this person is YOU!
Aug 22, 202218:04
#272 Crown Refs FIBA | Joƛe Carrion | 3-time Olympic Official

#272 Crown Refs FIBA | Joƛe Carrion | 3-time Olympic Official

Joƛe Carrion is a Puerto Rican legend who's officiated in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional league for the past 32 years, including the 2022 Finals. During his amazing career as a referee, he's worked in 3 Olympic games including 2004, 2008, and 2012, and has also been an NCAA-M Division 1 official since 2002. All these accomplishments for a man who's never even played a sport but has been a lifelong learner & student of the game.⁣ ⁣ In this densely packed episode, Joƛe shares his love for teaching and why every official can learn by instructing others. We also cover bouncing back from failures, most memorable moments from the Olympic games, and tools he's learned from other great officials. Other topics include the 4 principles of 3-person, last 2’ mentality, becoming a better listener, & following the hierchary of the game.⁣ ⁣ đ™‡đ™žđ™šđ™©đ™šđ™Ł đ™©đ™€ đ™©đ™đ™š 𝙛đ™Ș𝙡𝙡 đ™šđ™„đ™žđ™šđ™€đ™™đ™š đ™€đ™Ł đ™‹đ™–đ™©đ™§đ™šđ™€đ™ŁâŁ 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—».đ—°đ—Œđ—ș/đ—°đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—»đ—żđ—Č𝗳𝘀
Aug 15, 202201:12:34
#271 Questions & Answers with Ashley Smith | and the CR Mentor Group

#271 Questions & Answers with Ashley Smith | and the CR Mentor Group

In this episode, we hammer home the proper way to respond when coaches criticize our partners calls, how to work with partner's who don't love it like us, and our thoughts on calling late fouls based on if the ball goes in or not.  We also looked at a block/charge play and tried to decipher if the defender was bracing for impact and absorbing the contact or lost their LGP.  ⁣ ⁣ Here are some other takeaways from this episode:⁣ ⁣ 𝗝𝗼𝗾đ—Č 𝗚 says “𝘐 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘾 đ˜Șđ˜”â€™đ˜Ž 𝘣𝘩𝘩𝘯 đ˜€đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„, đ˜Łđ˜¶đ˜” 𝘱𝘮 𝘱 𝘯𝘩𝘾 𝘼𝘩𝘼𝘣𝘩𝘳 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜±đ˜Șđ˜„ đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜ąđ˜Łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜” 𝘱 𝘭𝘩𝘮𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜Ż đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜ł đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘾𝘱𝘮 đ˜šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”â€âŁ ⁣ 𝗩𝗼đ—č 𝗩 says “𝘗𝘰𝘮đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘳𝘩đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜§đ˜°đ˜łđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Ž 𝘰𝘯 đ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜­ đ˜”đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜šđ˜©đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Ž đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘱 đ˜„đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜šđ˜łđ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜”đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘩𝘳đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘱𝘮𝘮đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶â€™đ˜łđ˜Š 𝘱𝘣𝘭𝘩 đ˜”đ˜°, 𝘣𝘩𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘩, đ˜„đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜§đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘹𝘱𝘼𝘩.”⁣ ⁣ 𝗝đ—Čđ—» 𝗖 says â€œđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘳đ˜Șđ˜„ 𝘰𝘧 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜šđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜šđ˜©đ˜” 𝘰𝘯 𝘱 đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘣𝘩đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜„ đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜° 𝘱 𝘹𝘱𝘼𝘩, 𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘹 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜±đ˜Șđ˜„ đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜Ž 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜±đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘰𝘯”⁣
Aug 08, 202201:00:27
#270 Conversating with Coach Aldiero | NJ Skills Trainer & Coach

#270 Conversating with Coach Aldiero | NJ Skills Trainer & Coach

Nick Aldiero is a Professional Skills Coach based out of Brick Twp NJ. He is the owner of Nick Aldiero Basketball LLC which focuses on helping players improve their individual skills & confidence in a group setting. Coach Aldiero trains in different gyms along the Jersey Shore. He runs clinics, camps, 3 on 3 leagues & has a year round program as well for the dedicated player.⁣ ⁣ On this episode we talk about the advantages that former players have when they become an official, how coaches can loose credibility with officials, and the mindset we should have going into a "big game."  We also talk about the many benefits and transferrable skills that becoming an official brings and all of the life lessons you can learn from it.  We hope you enjoy!
Aug 01, 202201:02:04
#269 Camp Clips Ep. 5 | Evolving with Crown Refs

#269 Camp Clips Ep. 5 | Evolving with Crown Refs

𝙏𝙝𝙚 đ™©đ™€đ™„đ™žđ™˜đ™š đ™›đ™€đ™§ đ˜Ÿđ™–đ™ąđ™„ đ˜Ÿđ™Ąđ™žđ™„đ™š đ™€đ™„đ™žđ™šđ™€đ™™đ™š đŸ± 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡đ™Ș𝙙𝙚: ⁣ ⁣ đŸ·) 𝘞đ˜Ș𝘭𝘭 𝘍𝘳đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜—đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Š đ˜đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜ŹâŁ 𝟾) 𝘛𝘰𝘼𝘼đ˜ș 𝘗𝘱𝘯𝘱𝘹𝘱𝘬đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜—đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Š đ˜đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜ŹâŁ đŸč) 𝘑𝘱𝘮𝘰𝘯 đ˜žđ˜°đ˜°đ˜„đ˜ș đ˜—đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Š đ˜đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜ŹâŁ đŸș) 𝘓đ˜Ș𝘱𝘼 𝘏𝘩𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘯 đ˜—đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Š đ˜đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜ŹâŁ đŸ») 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘩 đ˜”đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜”đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Źđ˜Ž đ˜ąđ˜Łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜°đ˜­đ˜·đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘾𝘯 𝘙𝘩𝘧𝘮⁣ đŸŒ) 𝘈 𝘧𝘱𝘼đ˜Ș𝘭đ˜ș-𝘭đ˜Ș𝘬𝘩 đ˜€đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜”đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜ŠâŁ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣
Jul 28, 202210:59
#268 Camp Clips Ep. 4 | Crown Refs Camp Scholarship

#268 Camp Clips Ep. 4 | Crown Refs Camp Scholarship

𝙏𝙝𝙚 đ™©đ™€đ™„đ™žđ™˜đ™š đ™›đ™€đ™§ đ˜Ÿđ™–đ™ąđ™„ đ˜Ÿđ™Ąđ™žđ™„đ™š đ™€đ™„đ™žđ™šđ™€đ™™đ™š 𝟰 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡đ™Ș𝙙𝙚: ⁣ ⁣ 1) 𝘔đ˜Ș𝘬𝘩 đ˜Œđ˜·đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜Ž đ˜”đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Źđ˜Ž đ˜ąđ˜Łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜±đ˜Șđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘹đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Ź đ˜”đ˜° đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜€đ˜°đ˜źđ˜źđ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜± đ˜°đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ș𝘳 đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Ș𝘰𝘯 ⁣ 𝟾) 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘾𝘯 𝘙𝘩𝘧𝘮 đ˜Žđ˜€đ˜©đ˜°đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜± đ˜”đ˜° 𝘙𝘰𝘹𝘩𝘳 𝘈đ˜ș𝘩𝘳𝘮 đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜± ⁣ đŸč) 𝘔đ˜Ș𝘬𝘩 đ˜Œđ˜·đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜Ž đ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜Ž 𝘑𝘱𝘭𝘩𝘩𝘬 𝘓𝘩𝘾đ˜Ș𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜” đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩 đŸș) đ˜đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜„ 𝘣𝘱𝘭𝘭 đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜©đ˜Żđ˜Șđ˜Čđ˜¶đ˜Šđ˜Ž ⁣ đŸ») 𝘔𝘱𝘬đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜Žđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”âŁ đŸŒ) đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘛đ˜Ș𝘬 𝘛𝘰𝘬 𝘙𝘩𝘧⁣ đŸœ) 𝘉𝘩𝘭đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜ąđ˜Łđ˜Ș𝘭đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș đ˜Ș𝘮 𝘱 đ˜šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜” 𝘱𝘣đ˜Ș𝘭đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș⁣ đŸŸ) đ˜šđ˜”đ˜°đ˜± đ˜đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜łđ˜¶đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ŽâŁ 𝟿) 𝘕𝘰 đ˜źđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜”, đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜šđ˜°đ˜”đ˜”đ˜ą 𝘼𝘱𝘬𝘩 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜§đ˜¶đ˜Ż!⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Jul 27, 202208:42
#267 Camp Clips Ep. 3 | Educating the Players

#267 Camp Clips Ep. 3 | Educating the Players

𝙏𝙝𝙚 đ™©đ™€đ™„đ™žđ™˜đ™š đ™›đ™€đ™§ đ˜Ÿđ™–đ™ąđ™„ đ˜Ÿđ™Ąđ™žđ™„đ™š đ™€đ™„đ™žđ™šđ™€đ™™đ™š 𝟯 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡đ™Ș𝙙𝙚: ⁣ ⁣ đŸ·) đ˜Œđ˜„đ˜¶đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜±đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜ș𝘩𝘳𝘮⁣ 2) 𝘑𝘱𝘭𝘩𝘩𝘬 𝘓𝘩𝘾đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜—đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Š đ˜đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜ŹâŁ 3) 𝘈𝘭𝘩đ˜č 𝘛𝘩𝘯𝘮đ˜Ș đ˜—đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Š đ˜đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜ŹâŁ 4) 𝘎𝘩𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘛𝘱𝘯 đ˜—đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Š đ˜đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Ź. ⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Jul 26, 202211:58
#266 Camp Clips Ep. 2 | Discovering Crown Refs

#266 Camp Clips Ep. 2 | Discovering Crown Refs

𝙏𝙝𝙚 đ™©đ™€đ™„đ™žđ™˜đ™š đ™›đ™€đ™§ đ˜Ÿđ™–đ™ąđ™„ đ˜Ÿđ™Ąđ™žđ™„đ™š đ™€đ™„đ™žđ™šđ™€đ™™đ™š 𝟼 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡đ™Ș𝙙𝙚: ⁣ ⁣ 1) đ˜đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜°đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹𝘮 đ˜ąđ˜Łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜” 𝘰𝘧𝘧đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Șđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹⁣ 𝟾) đ˜šđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜șđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜šđ˜ąđ˜šđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜„đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Čđ˜¶đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜” 𝘹𝘱𝘼𝘩𝘮⁣ đŸč) đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜±đ˜łđ˜°đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘾𝘱đ˜ș đ˜”đ˜° đ˜©đ˜°đ˜­đ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘣𝘱𝘭𝘭⁣ đŸș) đ˜đ˜łđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯 đ˜§đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜Ž ⁣ đŸ») đ˜‹đ˜°đ˜Żâ€™đ˜” 𝘧𝘩𝘩𝘭 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜° 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜­đ˜ŽâŁ đŸŒ) đ˜™đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜± đ˜Łđ˜¶đ˜Șđ˜­đ˜„đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© 𝘯𝘩𝘾 đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜łđ˜ŽâŁ đŸœ) đ˜›đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜—đ˜°đ˜”đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Źđ˜Ž đ˜ąđ˜Łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜©đ˜°đ˜ž đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜„đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜€đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘾𝘯𝘙𝘩𝘧𝘮⁣ đŸŸ) 𝘑𝘱𝘭𝘩𝘩𝘬 𝘓𝘩𝘾đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜Žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š đ˜„đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘙𝘰𝘹𝘩𝘳 𝘈đ˜ș𝘩𝘳𝘮 đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜± 𝘱𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘾𝘯𝘙𝘩𝘧𝘮 đ˜šđ˜€đ˜©đ˜°đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜± 𝘞đ˜Ș𝘯𝘯𝘩𝘳⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Jul 24, 202207:43
#265 Camp Clips Ep. 1 | Roger Ayers Camp Speech

#265 Camp Clips Ep. 1 | Roger Ayers Camp Speech

đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜± 𝘊𝘭đ˜Șđ˜±đ˜Ž is our new series featuring the best tik-tok videos from camp season. In Episode 1, our community members meet in person for the first time, why coaches can't question the foul count, and we hear an opening camp speech from the great Roger Ayers.⁣ ⁣ Go check out our Tik Tok channel⁣ https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRr2yKSF/?k=1
Jul 17, 202206:18
#264 Talking with Taylor | Taylor Hamm and the CR Mentor Community

#264 Talking with Taylor | Taylor Hamm and the CR Mentor Community

As we switch the format up, we got a chance to hear questions and topics curated by new CR member Taylor Ham.  We spoke about having the adaptability to work any type of game but staying consistent with a universal approach no matter the level. Other topics include: End of quarter procedures, Throw-Ins, Responding to unsporting behavior from Coaches/players in atypical situations.⁣ ⁣ Here are some of the episode takeaways from our teammates on the call:⁣ ⁣ đ—Ÿđ—¶đ—±đ—¶đ—ź says "A takeaway I had was to not be afraid as a young official to incorporate the proper mechanics, rotations, rules in an environment where my partners may be too comfortable or relaxed"⁣ ⁣ 𝗟𝘂𝗾đ—Č says "You are a product of your habits"⁣ Alan says "Don't deviate from proper mechanics and rule enforcement based on the level of play"⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—”đ—¶đ—čđ—Œ says "Understanding the many different situations and how to adjudicate each correctly"⁣ ⁣ đ—–đ—”đ—źđ—żđ—¶đ˜€đ—Č says “Knowing the mechanics to make a ruling on last second shots, Communicating with our partners with help information that we are 100% sure about”
Jul 14, 202259:28
#179 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Ep. 6 | Dee Kantner

#179 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Ep. 6 | Dee Kantner

Dee Kantner is one of the greatest basketball officials of all time on any level. Some of her amazing accomplishments include 25 NCAA Final Fours and 14 National title games.⁣ ⁣ She just completed her 33rd season at the Division 1 level while showing no signs of slowing down by working the 2022 NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis, MN.⁣ ⁣ To go along with her legendary college career, Dee and Violet Palmer also held the distinction of being the first female officials to work in a men’s professional sports league.⁣ ⁣ Dee spent 5 years officiating in the NBA from 1997-2002 and also worked as the WNBA Supervisor of Officials. In 2002, she made her return to the NCAA Women’s game and hasn't looked back since. She's continued to #servethegame and pay it forward by sharing her knowledge and helping to develop and inspire a generation of basketball officials.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we discuss how to avoid bad partnering, not letting your ego get in the way, and Dee breaks down the O.I.L. strategy as an effective way to process situations more clearly.⁣ ⁣ We also discuss several more topics like why coaches are not your friends, how to recover from disappointment, things to stop saying about coaches, and the correlation between over-selling and incorrect calls.⁣
Jul 10, 202201:36:54
#263 Game Notes 035 | Jose Quintero | Bogota, CO

#263 Game Notes 035 | Jose Quintero | Bogota, CO

In the 35th installment of Game Notes, we break down Jose's game from Bogota, CO. Jose has been refereeing since 2013 and has the ultimate goal to one day become an international FIBA referee. Even though this is a FIBA rules game, we discuss universal plays that can be interpreted for any level of officiating. We hope you enjoy!
Jul 03, 202201:19:08
#261 Refs Need Love 2 | Tik Tok Live w/David Gerson

#261 Refs Need Love 2 | Tik Tok Live w/David Gerson

David Gerson is no stranger to being a bit outside the mainstream. His high school yearbook quote was “it’s better to stand alone for the right reasons, than be together for the wrong.” Whether it was student government or as a team captain and president of his university Rugby team in college, he wants to stand for what is right, not necessarily what is popular. ⁣ ⁣ David has been a soccer referee for the past 7 years based in Atlanta, GA. He enjoys the physical and mental challenges that being an official presents on a daily and weekly basis. It is a never ending journey of learning and fitness. ⁣ ⁣ Most recently, he has created a brand called Refs Need Love Too that is devoted to education, community and inspiration for referees in all sports worldwide.⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Jun 27, 202239:01
#260 The Growth of our Group | CR Mentor | And one podcast

#260 The Growth of our Group | CR Mentor | And one podcast

CR MENTOR is in the 42nd straight week of our program and many officials in the community are experiencing developmental growth spurts due to the rapid activity of the group. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we discuss the diversity of our team and how we are meeting the educational needs of each official. Thank you to Brian Kenney & Kent Miehe and the Wisconsin River Officials Association for hosting this session.⁣ ⁣ Join our community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Jun 19, 202257:19
#258 Tales from the Hardwood | Andrew Marotta | Author, Principal, Retired Division 1 Official

#258 Tales from the Hardwood | Andrew Marotta | Author, Principal, Retired Division 1 Official

Andrew Marotta whips up a perfect blend of leadership, sports, and storytelling in the 4th book of his Surviving & Thriving series which also features The Partnership, The School Leader, & The Principal. The author does a masterful job of blending his passions through twenty years of experience in these areas.  You will laugh, cry and have your emotions moved through the powerful, true stories within the book.⁣ ⁣ In this gripping episode, Mr. Marotta reminisces about his memorable first game at Madison Square Garden, the warm greetings he received from the Notre Dame staff, and how he implemented some Fighting Irish culture at his school. Andrew also discusses being the leader everyone wants to work and he delivers a passionate rant about always believing in yourself.⁣ ⁣ Join our private community ⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣
Jun 12, 202201:14:47
#256 “Camp Chronicles” the Movie | A story about camp life | Roger Ayers & more

#256 “Camp Chronicles” the Movie | A story about camp life | Roger Ayers & more

This camp movie takes place at Liberty University, for the 2021 Referee’s Choice Camp, hosted by Final Four Official Roger Ayers. This film documents our camp experience from watching game tape at the hotel, our conversations on the ride to the facility, and interactions with officials before, during, and after the games. ⁣ ⁣ đ—Šđ—œđ—Čđ—°đ—¶đ—źđ—č đ˜đ—”đ—źđ—»đ—žđ˜€ đ˜đ—Œ 𝗼đ—čđ—č đ—Œđ—ł đ˜đ—”đ—Č𝘀đ—Č đ—Œđ—łđ—łđ—¶đ—°đ—¶đ—źđ—č𝘀 đ˜„đ—”đ—Œ đ—źđ—œđ—œđ—Č𝗼𝗿đ—Čđ—± đ—¶đ—» đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ đ—łđ—¶đ—čđ—ș:⁣ ⁣ 𝘙𝘰𝘹𝘩𝘳 𝘈đ˜ș𝘩𝘳𝘮, 𝘙đ˜ș𝘱𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘹𝘭đ˜Ș𝘩𝘮𝘬đ˜Ș, đ˜’đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Ș𝘭 đ˜‹đ˜°đ˜€đ˜Ź, 𝘑𝘱𝘬𝘩 𝘞𝘩đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜», 𝘋𝘱𝘳𝘳𝘩𝘯 𝘋𝘳𝘱𝘬𝘩, 𝘛𝘱đ˜ș𝘭𝘱𝘳 𝘉𝘳đ˜Ș𝘮𝘩𝘣𝘰đ˜Ș𝘮, 𝘙đ˜ș𝘱𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘩𝘩𝘼𝘱𝘯, đ˜ˆđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜©đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜ș 𝘍𝘳𝘩𝘩𝘼𝘱𝘯, 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘩 đ˜”đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜ș, 𝘔đ˜șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­ đ˜‰đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Ž, 𝘔đ˜Ș𝘬𝘩 𝘙đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜­, đ˜šđ˜€đ˜°đ˜”đ˜” 𝘎𝘩𝘩𝘳, & 𝘈𝘭 đ˜‰đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąâŁ ⁣ đŸŽ„ đ—Șđ—źđ˜đ—°đ—” đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ đ— đ—Œđ˜ƒđ—¶đ—Č⁣ https://youtu.be/WUNcnE5M3IY⁣ ⁣ đ—§đ—Œ đ—·đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜† ⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Jun 05, 202201:04:52
#255 Game Notes 034 | Ashley Smith | Official since 2019 | Mission, TX

#255 Game Notes 034 | Ashley Smith | Official since 2019 | Mission, TX

This episode of Game Notes, features Ashley Smith, a talented 3-year official from Mission, TX with a bright and promising future. Some of the teaching points included being mechanically thorough, adding more pop at the table, and not walking away from the play as it’s finishing. ⁣ ⁣ đ—„đ—Čđ—źđ—± đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝗡đ—Č𝘄𝘀đ—čđ—Č𝘁𝘁đ—Č𝗿⁣ https://conta.cc/3MRuznL⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—–đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜† đ—Œđ—ł đ—ąđ—łđ—łđ—¶đ—°đ—¶đ—źđ—č𝘀⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Jun 01, 202252:15
#254 LIVE FROM: House of Sports | Vol. 5 | Lindell Walcott | Keeyah Hicks

#254 LIVE FROM: House of Sports | Vol. 5 | Lindell Walcott | Keeyah Hicks

This audio experience is the return of our LIVE FROM series at the House of Sports, featuring instant on-court reactions from the officials. In this episode, we reinforce the importance of great partnering and having our teammate's backs in uncomfortable situations. We share some straight tactics on how to manage a coach when they are shouting at our partners, discuss one of the many reasons why young officials get discouraged, and even have a conversation with a high school lcoach on why coaches should have ZERO power in ratings and assignments. Special thanks to Lindell Walcott & Keeyah Hicks for their contributions to this podcast. Join our community patreon.com/crownrefs
May 20, 202224:47
#253 Rapid Responses 8 | feat. Coach Sheldon | [Full Episode available on PATREON]

#253 Rapid Responses 8 | feat. Coach Sheldon | [Full Episode available on PATREON]

This episode is the 8th installment of our Rapid Response series, which is designed to help arm your tool belt with ready and effective responses for ANYTHING a coach throws at you.  In this session, we hit on some powerful themes like:⁣ ⁣ 𝟭. It's more important to establish respectful communication guidelines than it is to provide a good explanation about a play.⁣ ⁣ 𝟼. Hence, be sure to prioritize the most important topics during your conversations (ex. if they're screaming about a block/charge play, we need to address the scream before the block/charge)⁣ ⁣ 𝟯. The Power of Complimenting the coach when they are speaking respectful is a great way to stroke their ego while indirectly setting professional expectations⁣ ⁣ 𝟰. The Power of Complimenting your partner over a call while you're near the coach's bench is a way of showing unity while providing assurance and reinforcement that the call was correct⁣ ⁣ đŸ±. Officials need to get out of their comfort zone and realize that if the coach is yelling at any member of the CREW, then they are yelling at YOU. ⁣ ⁣ đŸČ. Many officials will not address the coach unless they are speaking directly to them.  Being a great partner can be uncomfortable sometimes but having your teammates back through thick and thin is always the right thing to do.⁣ ⁣ 𝟳. It's imperative that the table side official act as a de-escalator if the coach is shouting across the court.  Many times, the closest official to the bench can play a pivotal role in properly managing the coach's behavior⁣ ⁣ We touch on all of these topics and much more on during this 100-minute communication session. We hope you grow from this!⁣
May 13, 202201:13:10
#252 A Competitive Journey Amongst Teammates in Stripes | Ian Sacks

#252 A Competitive Journey Amongst Teammates in Stripes | Ian Sacks

Ian Sacks is a sports journalism master's student at Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School. He graduated from Iona College in 2016 and announced several Gaels games on ESPN3/ESPN+. The Mt. Vernon, NY, native also announced games for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the New York Mets' Double-A affiliate, and spent two years as a news producer. ⁣ ⁣ He recently wrote an article about the officiating journey and interviewed other officials and myself. In this episode we discuss how officials move up to higher levels, the NBA grassroots process, and having a competitive fire while still exemplifying great partnering. ⁣ ⁣ 📖 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙 đ™–đ™§đ™©đ™žđ™˜đ™Ąđ™š ⁣ https://medium.com/@crownrefs/a-competitive-journey-amongst-teammates-in-stripes-645ab99a2963⁣ ⁣ 💌 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙 đ™€đ™Ș𝙧 đ™‰đ™šđ™Źđ™šđ™Ąđ™šđ™©đ™©đ™šđ™§âŁ https://conta.cc/3OSYMEp⁣ ⁣ đŸ’Ș🏿 đ™…đ™€đ™žđ™Ł đ™€đ™Ș𝙧 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙱⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
May 09, 202231:35
#250 Welcome to CR Mentor | w/Miles McKenney

#250 Welcome to CR Mentor | w/Miles McKenney

This episode gives more insights on the inner workings of our mentor group and community for officials.  This call features new member & 8-year official Miles Mckenney, from Idaho. ⁣ ⁣ We cover the importance bringing in positive people, who are great partners, and high-character individuals that embody the Crown Refs values and beliefs.  ⁣ ⁣ This episode also explains the Patreon & Discord platforms and details our officiating curriculum, weekly schedule, and more.
Apr 25, 202222:39
#248 Game Notes 032 | John Skomra | Buffalo, NY | Official Since 2018

#248 Game Notes 032 | John Skomra | Buffalo, NY | Official Since 2018

This episode of Game Notes, features John Skomra, a 3-year official from Buffalo, NY. We break down over 20 plays with the the Mentor group with the main focus being discerning between Legal vs Illegal contact. ⁣ ⁣ Having patience and pain tolerance, or the ability to withstand incidental contact, will prevent those unnecessary game interrupters from occurring. ⁣ ⁣ We hope you enjoy this session!⁣ ⁣ Join our mentor community ⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ ⁣ Join our Newsletter⁣ https://conta.cc/38BQ10N⁣ ⁣ Add us on TikTok⁣ www.tiktok.com/@crownrefs
Apr 14, 202201:33:18
#247 The CR Vlog 02 | Helping in Hoboken | with Mike Evans

#247 The CR Vlog 02 | Helping in Hoboken | with Mike Evans

This vlog was recorded in New Jersey in January 2022 as Mike Evans and I went to observe & work with some officials from the Hoboken, NJ area.⁣ ⁣ 𝘕𝘩đ˜čđ˜” đ˜‰đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜” 𝘞đ˜Ș𝘯𝘮 is a league and rec program organized by Andrew Impastato who also assigns officials to work their various leagues. After seeing some of my Tik Tok content, Andrew decided he wanted me to come down to Hoboken to help train his officials and give them feedback during and after their games.  This video documents over 120 minutes of our interactions with the 4 officials (𝘌𝘳đ˜Șđ˜€ đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł, 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭đ˜Ș𝘯 𝘓đ˜șđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜©, đ˜‘đ˜°đ˜©đ˜Ż 𝘎đ˜Ș𝘣𝘯𝘩đ˜ș 𝘑𝘳, 𝘒𝘩𝘯𝘯đ˜ș đ˜›đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜©đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜š) covering everything from positioning, mechanics, play-calling, and more. Some of our teaching themes included mirroring the ball in the lead, position adjusting during rebounding coverage, and how believability leads to more trust.⁣ ⁣ Special thanks to everyone who contributed to this Vlog as we had a terrific group of officials who had a lot of interesting conversations that we think you will grow from. Thank you for being a part of our community! Full video available exclusively on 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—».đ—°đ—Œđ—ș/đ—°đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—»đ—żđ—Č𝗳𝘀
Apr 07, 202202:07:48
#246 Game Notes 031 | Fabio Cardoso | Pittsfield, MA | Official since 2018

#246 Game Notes 031 | Fabio Cardoso | Pittsfield, MA | Official since 2018

This episode is the return of 𝘎𝘱𝘼𝘩 đ˜•đ˜°đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Ž, our longest-running series featuring 3-year official Fabio Cardoso and the CR Mentor group. This session is densely packed with officiating content to help you improve your overall game. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗛đ—Č𝗿đ—Č 𝗼𝗿đ—Č đ˜€đ—Œđ—șđ—Č đ—Œđ—ł đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—»đ—Œđ˜đ—źđ—Żđ—čđ—Č đ˜đ—”đ—Čđ—șđ—Č𝘀: ⁣ â€ąđ˜ˆđ˜·đ˜°đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜«đ˜¶đ˜źđ˜±đ˜Ș𝘯𝘩𝘮𝘮 đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜­đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘱 đ˜§đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­âŁ â€ąđ˜™đ˜Šđ˜±đ˜°đ˜łđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜ąđ˜±đ˜±đ˜łđ˜°đ˜±đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜§đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­ đ˜”đ˜șđ˜±đ˜ŠâŁ ‱𝘜𝘮đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜ąđ˜±đ˜±đ˜łđ˜°đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘏𝘚 𝘮đ˜Ș𝘹𝘯𝘱𝘭𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜€đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜€đ˜°đ˜źđ˜źđ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯⁣ â€ąđ˜‹đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜°đ˜±đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘱 đ˜©đ˜Șđ˜šđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜©đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜°đ˜­đ˜„ 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”âŁ â€ąđ˜žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż 𝘱 đ˜€đ˜°đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜© 𝘼𝘱𝘬𝘩𝘮 đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ŽâŁ â€ąđ˜‘đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜” đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜” đ˜Žđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Ž 𝘭đ˜Ș𝘬𝘩 𝘱 đ˜§đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­ đ˜„đ˜°đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Ż'đ˜” 𝘼𝘩𝘱𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Š'𝘮 đ˜Ș𝘭𝘭𝘩𝘹𝘱𝘭 đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜” ⁣ ‱𝘐𝘧 𝘱 đ˜€đ˜°đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜© đ˜ș𝘩𝘭𝘭𝘮 đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜€đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ž đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜ș𝘩𝘭𝘭đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶âŁ ⁣ We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—Œđ—łđ—łđ—¶đ—°đ—¶đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž 𝘁đ—Č𝗼đ—ș⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Mar 31, 202201:14:31
#245 Good People Make Great Refs | Ernest Hamilton | Official since 2010| Baton Rouge/Long Island

#245 Good People Make Great Refs | Ernest Hamilton | Official since 2010| Baton Rouge/Long Island

This episode is an exclusive interview with seasoned Division 1 official Ernest Hamilton III, a native of Baton Rogue, LA who's currently residing in Long Island, NY after a recent move for work in 2018.  ⁣ ⁣ Ernest shares with us the biggest things he's learned from officiating, which officials inspired him, and the aspects of the game he's passionate about. He also talks about the importance of being a good partner, how to stay poised and slow yourself down, and how to self-talk during the loud moments of the game.⁣ ⁣ đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—șđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ—Œđ—ż đ—Žđ—żđ—Œđ˜‚đ—œâŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Mar 22, 202201:15:50
#244 Rapid Responses 7 | Crown Refs Mentor

#244 Rapid Responses 7 | Crown Refs Mentor

đ™đ™–đ™„đ™žđ™™ đ™đ™šđ™šđ™„đ™€đ™Łđ™šđ™šđ™š 𝟳 | C.J. Arms | Will Fried | Carmela Garcia | Adreanna Broussard | Jason Morris | Easton Copenhaver | Fabio Cardoso | Hunter Beshears | Mike Evans | Donald Griffin | John Skomra⁣ ⁣ This episode is the 7th installment of Rapid Responses, as we break down different strategies, approaches, and effective responses for coaches. During this session, we cover how to stop listening to their in-game feedback & opinions while still maintaining our professionalism. ⁣ ⁣ We also discuss how to become more approachable and why we need to stop caring what coaches think of us and live with the results. We think this audio could offer you some breakthroughs that you can immediately apply onto the court.⁣ ⁣ 𝗖đ—čđ—¶đ—°đ—ž đ˜đ—Œ đ—·đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—șđ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜†âŁ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Mar 03, 202201:52:02
#241 Agent Zero | Gilbert Arenas | 3-time NBA All-Star | The No Chill Podcast

#241 Agent Zero | Gilbert Arenas | 3-time NBA All-Star | The No Chill Podcast

Gilbert Arenas was a prolific offensive player during his 12-year NBA career playing for a total of 4 teams. He was the 2003 NBA’s most improved player and averaged over 20 ppg and 5 assists including over 29 ppg in 2006. He joins the CR podcast to talk about some common things that players dislike about officials and what's eating at him about NBA referees. Our topics include trash-talking, respect for the game, what he appreciates about officials, and what the NBA players thought of the Tim Donaghy scandal. This was a very entertaining and insightful discussion between a player and a ref as we tried to iron out some of our differences and find a common ground. Special thanks to Gilbert for his contributions to our program.
Feb 17, 202201:37:41
#240 Born To Do It | Lathan The Kid Umpire | Kristin & Josh Williams

#240 Born To Do It | Lathan The Kid Umpire | Kristin & Josh Williams

Lathan Williams is a 7-year old. 3-sport official in training and viral sensation having amassed over 300,000 fans is a short span. The videos of him officiating basketball, football, and baseball have garnered millions of views on TikTok as he's the internets most popular official and a fan favorite to those who get to watch him perform live. He's joined by his parents to talk about what how he blew up and what he loves about the refs.
Feb 01, 202229:18
#239 Bridging the Gap w/Coach Nique | Use the Game Podcast | CR Mentor group

#239 Bridging the Gap w/Coach Nique | Use the Game Podcast | CR Mentor group

The Use The Game Podcast is geared towards individuals who have used Athletics to push them forward in their careers. We will interview former and current pros, successful student athletes and contributors to their individual sports. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode I join Coach Nique to help bridge the communication gap between officials and coaches for the betterment of the game. We discuss common misconceptions about officials, the best ways coaches can communicate their questions, and provide clarity on illegal screens & block/charge plays.⁣ ⁣ đ˜Œđ˜±đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜°đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Ž 𝟾đŸčđŸ»-𝟾đŸčđŸŸ 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘾 đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘩đ˜čđ˜€đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ș 𝘰𝘯 đ˜—đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜°đ˜Ż. đ˜Ÿđ™Ąđ™žđ™˜đ™  𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 đ™©đ™€ đ™Ąđ™žđ™šđ™©đ™šđ™Ł đ™„đ™–đ™©đ™§đ™šđ™€đ™Ł.đ™˜đ™€đ™ą/đ™˜đ™§đ™€đ™Źđ™Łđ™§đ™šđ™›đ™š
Jan 27, 202258:23
#234 The Best of 2021 | Maia Chaka | Tyler Ford | Dee Kantner | Roger Ayers | Natasha Camy | Lisa Mattingly | Bill Spooner | J.B. Caldwell

#234 The Best of 2021 | Maia Chaka | Tyler Ford | Dee Kantner | Roger Ayers | Natasha Camy | Lisa Mattingly | Bill Spooner | J.B. Caldwell

Welcome to the Best of 2021 compilation. This episode includes over 3 hours of our best moments from this past year featuring Maia Chaka, Dee Kantner, Natasha Camy, Lisa Mattingly, Roger Ayers, J.B. Caldwell, Tyler Ford, Bill Spooner, and the whole Crown Refs community of officials. We hope you enjoy it and thank you so much for your appreciation & support.⁣ ⁣ đ—§đ—Œ đ—·đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝘁đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ—Œđ—ł đ—Œđ—łđ—łđ—¶đ—°đ—¶đ—źđ—č𝘀 ⁣ 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—».đ—°đ—Œđ—ș/đ—°đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—»đ—żđ—Č𝗳𝘀
Jan 01, 202203:13:50
#233 Film Night 3 | Chiene Jones | Jorelle Pitter | Donald Griffin | Pedro Rodrigues

#233 Film Night 3 | Chiene Jones | Jorelle Pitter | Donald Griffin | Pedro Rodrigues

In our 3rd film session with Crown Refs Mentor, we break down one of my recent games from the 21-22 season. We discuss how and when to use our 3 different voices-Command presence, normal, diffusing. ⁣ ⁣ We also speak about why we talk ourselves out of upgrading fouls and why we shouldn't ignore unsportsmanlike conduct just because our partner does. Some other plays we look at involve pass/crash criteria and a monster time and distance play from Carmela Garcia.⁣ ⁣ đ™đ™€ đ™—đ™šđ™˜đ™€đ™ąđ™š 𝙖 đ™„đ™–đ™©đ™§đ™€đ™Ł đ™€đ™› đ˜Ÿđ™§đ™€đ™Źđ™Ł 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙹⁣ 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—».đ—°đ—Œđ—ș/đ—°đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—»đ—żđ—Č𝗳𝘀
Dec 19, 202101:31:25
#232 Re-Applying the Pressure | with Bill Spooner | Crown Refs Mentor

#232 Re-Applying the Pressure | with Bill Spooner | Crown Refs Mentor

This audio is an exclusive interview with former 32-year NBA official Bill Spooner. Bill has worked over 1500 regular-season games and 100 NBA playoff games in his amazing tenure. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we spoke about having mental toughness and list specific ways that officials can re-apply the pressure back on the coaches and players. This is a concept that is foreign to most referees but is something we are leaning heavily into at Crown Refs. We thank Bill for displaying the type of grit that more officials need to embody.⁣ ⁣ Other topics include Kobe’s 81 performance, why we shouldn't sell, what to do when your partner calls a technical foul and the bond that he shares with his son Drew through officiating.⁣ ⁣ đ—§đ—Œ 𝗯đ—Čđ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—Č 𝗼 đ—Łđ—źđ˜đ—żđ—Œđ—» đ—Œđ—ł đ—–đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—» đ—„đ—Č𝗳𝘀⁣ 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—».đ—°đ—Œđ—ș/đ—°đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—»đ—żđ—Č𝗳𝘀
Dec 15, 202159:52
#231 Rapid Responses 5 | A Renewed Focus on Respect | CR MENTOR

#231 Rapid Responses 5 | A Renewed Focus on Respect | CR MENTOR

This episode features the 5th session of our rapid response training with the Mentor group.  We lead by covering a new memo from the NCAA regarding sportsmanship, bench decorum, calling the rules as written, and a renewed sense of respect for the game.  ⁣ ⁣ We found this information to be a foundational tool on how we should manage the game and it also provided some new language for us to integrate into our responses to coaches and players.  ⁣ ⁣ We also heard different members of the group share recent scenarios involving coaches, how they handled it and what they can do better.  We hope this audio helps you add a few things to your belt.⁣ ⁣ đ—§đ—Œ 𝗯đ—Čđ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—Č 𝗼 đ—Łđ—źđ˜đ—żđ—Œđ—»âŁ 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—».đ—°đ—Œđ—ș/đ—°đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—»đ—żđ—Č𝗳𝘀
Dec 03, 202101:44:54
#230 Signal School Live | Session 2 | Stay Here, Wave off, hit to head, chucking

#230 Signal School Live | Session 2 | Stay Here, Wave off, hit to head, chucking

This episode features the second installment of Signal School-Live with the Crown Refs Mentor group. In this session, we practice 4 different signals to improve our form and presentation during our games including the “stay here” signal, the wave off, hit to the head and chucking. ⁣ ⁣ We recommend utilizing the stay here signal as a highly effective way to communicate that it's a non-shooting foul in the frontcourt (post, rebounding, cutting fouls).⁣ ⁣ Thank you to all of the officials who participated in this session as it takes a high level of confidence and humility.⁣ ⁣ đ™đ™€ đ™—đ™šđ™˜đ™€đ™ąđ™š 𝙖 đ™‹đ™–đ™©đ™§đ™€đ™Ł đ™€đ™› đ˜Ÿđ™§đ™€đ™Źđ™Ł 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙹 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—».đ—°đ—Œđ—ș/đ—°đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—»đ—żđ—Č𝗳𝘀
Dec 01, 202101:31:44
#229 7 Qualities of a Great Official | The Real Coach D 3

#229 7 Qualities of a Great Official | The Real Coach D 3

The Real Coach D, Phil Diasparra, is back for his 3rd installment as he gives us 7 Qualities of a Great Official. We hope you enjoy! Integrity – great officials are the guardians of honesty in athletics. He must maintain a complete absence of bias. An official holds the position in the world of sports not unlike a judge in a court of law. If you aspire to be a great official you never put yourself in a position where your integrity could be questioned. The integrity of the game must always be upheld.⁣ Hustle- Officiating is a game of angles and positioning, officiating hustle describes movement and court position. There is no connection to speed and meaningless motion. Every great official moves efficiently to be in the right place at the right time. It’s the only way to see the entire play and make the correct call.⁣ Judgment- Great judgment is a byproduct of effort and experience. It goes beyond the rule book and includes an almost instinctive ability to apply the critical principle of advantage/disadvantage. This is at the heart of officiating that no team or player gets an unfair advantage or is placed at an unfair disadvantage.⁣ Communication-90% of officiating is being a people person, know how to deal with people. Listening is important that’s why we have two ears and one mouth, listen twice as much as we speak.⁣ Communication means “can you deal with people?” Can you deal with coaches, players during a game? Communication can be accomplished in many ways and in most cases, the situation will dictate your appropriate response. Sometimes a simple response to the question, a one-word answer, or a look can communicate what is needed at a particular time. Saying the right thing to the right person at the right time can help one avoid potential problems in a game. Communication is also the knowledge of when it’s best not to say anything.⁣ Consistency- Young officials have more difficulty with consistency than any other quality, mainly because they lack the experience to realize when their decisions are inconsistent. Everyone has some difficulty in this regard, but the great officials are unrelenting in their judgment. They see and call a game better than their colleagues. The key is to make the same call on the same kind of play whether it’s the first minute of the game or the score is tied with one minute left to play. If they believe an official is consistent, coaches and players will adjust accordingly. Inconsistent decisions on similar plays trigger negative behavior and poor sportsmanship among players and invite criticism from coaches. If you try and fail it’s a mistake, if you repeat the mistake it’s a decision.⁣ Confidence- There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Regardless of the situation, personalities involved, pressures from the crowd, or possible repercussions, great officials place fairness above all other concerns. They act confidently and according to the dictates of that value. You should hold yourself to a Higher than normal ethical standard. Be a legacy leader.⁣ Common Sense - I’ve saved this one for last. Of the qualities listed, common sense is the most important. That which is fair and right must take precedence throughout each game. Common sense ensures that fairness, understanding, and the best interests of the game are foremost in the mind of a great official. If you truly understand the spirit and intent of the rules, common sense will guide you well.⁣ To join our Patreon/Discord/Zoom community patreon.com/crownrefs
Nov 27, 202106:41
#228 Run The Game | w/ J.B. Caldwell

#228 Run The Game | w/ J.B. Caldwell

This audio is an exclusive interview with referee trainer extroidinaire J.B. Caldwell. J.B. is a former 21-year Division 1 official who then served as the NBA's Sr. Scouting Advisor of Referee Operations from 2013-2020. In his time there, he played a key role in helping to develop many of the current NBA Officials you see today. He recently spoke to our mentor group about his 5 Pillars of Officiating, and the importance of building a foundation through solid fundamentals. We talked about ways to improve our game management and what it means to show great partnering. J.B. also touched on overcoming disappointment and gave some life tips on how to navigate in your journey.  We hope you find value in this episode that you can apply on the court. Please let us know what you thought! For full episode please join our private officiating community  patreon.com/crownrefs
Nov 23, 202101:12:46
#227 Rapid Responses 4 | Dictatating the Terms of the Dialogue | w/special guest coach Arjan Perovic

#227 Rapid Responses 4 | Dictatating the Terms of the Dialogue | w/special guest coach Arjan Perovic

In our 4th Rapid Response session, we hit on some big picture points and talk about having the right perspective before we even enter the encounter. ⁣ ⁣ This included the major mindset theme of not trying to convince the coach that you got the call correct or prove to them that our way of thinking is better. ⁣ ⁣ Too many times officials get into debates and try to sell ideas to coaches which causes us to lose the leverage by lowering down to their level. ⁣ ⁣ This episode also featured ways how we can control the conversation and stressed the importance and the ability to dictate the terms of the dialogue. ⁣ ⁣ A special thank you to Arjan Perovic for joining us to role play and bring his coach's perspective to the conversation.⁣ ⁣ To join our private community⁣ Patreon.com/crownrefs
Nov 08, 202101:25:32
#226 Dee’s 5 Keys to Career Longevity | Dee Kantner | 24 Final Fours | Former NBA Official

#226 Dee’s 5 Keys to Career Longevity | Dee Kantner | 24 Final Fours | Former NBA Official

Dee Kantner recently joined the audio experience for basketball officials to share a wealth of knowledge and experience with our passionate community of referees. ⁣ ⁣ We took this 10-minute clip that is loaded with nuggets from Dee’s bag of tricks as she details some of the foundational qualities that have helped her officiate at the highest level for over 30 years. ⁣ ⁣ We are very appreciative of Dee Kantner’s contributions to our program. Sit back and enjoy one of the greatest officials of all time who is still in her prime!⁣ ⁣ For the full 90-minute interview please join our community on Patreon.com/crownrefs
Nov 04, 202111:13
#225 Video Rules Talk Ep. 9 | 5 Rules You Thought You Knew | with Zack Murphy

#225 Video Rules Talk Ep. 9 | 5 Rules You Thought You Knew | with Zack Murphy

In this episode of rules talk, we cover five NFHS rules that are commonly misunderstood by players, coaches, and officials alike. See if you know all five!
Oct 30, 202113:38
#223 Verbal Judo Live | with special guest Alex Bromley | Crown Refs Mentor

#223 Verbal Judo Live | with special guest Alex Bromley | Crown Refs Mentor

💬 We are excited to present this training session for basketball officials to help elevate your overall level of communication both on and off the court. In this episode, we cover being ready for "showtime" a term used to mentally prepare for the task at hand, how to generate voluntary compliance, and overcoming adversarial relationships.  We also do a deep dive into the art of paraphrasing, how to create empathy, and how to respectfully interrupt someone.⁣ ⁣ 🏀 These are all invaluable skills to possess as a human and will translate directly onto the basketball court for referees.  This session also provides state of the art techniques on how to handle verbal abuse by deflecting, redirecting, and avoiding our natural reaction of confrontation.  We list the things never to say and discuss ways for dealing with difficult people.  ⁣ ⁣ 📈 We know you'll find tremendous value from this episode and please share it with a fellow official who's looking to improve as a tactile communicator.⁣ ⁣ For part 2 of this 3-hour session, please join our community on patreon.com/crownrefs⁣ #servethegame
Oct 24, 202101:17:31
#222 Coach D's Court 2.0 | The Hand Check Signal

#222 Coach D's Court 2.0 | The Hand Check Signal

Welcome back to episode 2 of Coach D’s Court exclusively on Patreon. In this video, we break down the mechanics of the hand check signal from how to grip your forearm, to what level it should be displayed at, and how to show the proper motion and form. ⁣ ⁣ I demonstrate the signal from numerous angles so you can see a large sample size of how I present this foul. The Hand Check signal can sometimes feel like the weakest of them all, that's why we gave you various tips on how you can produce your best version of it. We hope this episode adds value to your game.⁣ ⁣ đ—§đ—Œ 𝗯đ—Čđ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—Č 𝗼 đ—Łđ—źđ˜đ—żđ—Œđ—» đ—Œđ—ł đ—–đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—» đ—„đ—Č𝗳𝘀 patreon.com/crownrefs
Oct 19, 202108:36
#221 Film Night | How to watch | Crown Refs Mentor Film Session #1

#221 Film Night | How to watch | Crown Refs Mentor Film Session #1

The Crown Refs mentor group recently had our first film review session and we thought it was appropriate to first focus on the best ways and techniques on how to break down film. ⁣ I pulled from our June 2020 article with Al Battista titled “21 Questions to help you effectively break down film.” ⁣ ⁣ We have compiled so much original content in the past 3 years, so there are so many resources that we can revisit to shine new light and expand on. All patrons can find this full audio/video located in the “mentor sessions” folder on discord. We hope you enjoy!⁣ ⁣ To read the full article click below⁣ https://link.medium.com/5nuIDmesckb Become a Patron patreon.com/crownrefs
Oct 13, 202135:18
#220 Finding your Joy | The JustBe Podcast | with Emery & Briana Frazier

#220 Finding your Joy | The JustBe Podcast | with Emery & Briana Frazier

I recently had the opportunity to appear on The JustBe Podcast which is all about exuding joyfullness and shining your love & light onto the world. Briana & Emery have simply come to share their stories, with the intent to provide some positive solutions so that we can all Optimize life's Opportunities.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we speak about officiating on a social and human level and discuss the importance of having a high emotional intelligence and positive perspective in life. We spoke about gratitude, finding your joy and always being officially YOU! We hope you enjoy this episode.
Oct 08, 202101:07:03
#218 Signal school Live | Session 1 | The Blocking Signal | Crown Refs Mentor

#218 Signal school Live | Session 1 | The Blocking Signal | Crown Refs Mentor

I just want to take a minute to send my appreciation to everyone who has supported us on Patreon and the discord app and joined our private community! ⁣ ⁣ In this live session of Signal School, we practiced stopping the clock for fouls and violations with the fist and open hand to ensure each official is using proper form when they present. We also focused on the blocking signal and then added the block/and 1 as a progression to see how each official performed the sequence.⁣ ⁣ Thank you to all of the officials who participated in as I look forward to witnessing your development with each session. If you are interested in joining our next session simply text ServetheGame to 845-742-0834.
Oct 01, 202151:18
#217 Video Rules Talk Ep. 8 | NFHS 2021-22 Points of Emphasis | with Zack Murphy

#217 Video Rules Talk Ep. 8 | NFHS 2021-22 Points of Emphasis | with Zack Murphy

In this episode of Video Rules Talk, we discuss the NFHS Points of Emphasis for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. We cover everything you need to get prepared for this season. Serve the game!
Sep 27, 202115:12
#216 Video Rules Talk Ep. 7 | NFHS Backcourt Rules

#216 Video Rules Talk Ep. 7 | NFHS Backcourt Rules

In this episode of Rules Talk, Zack breaks down the NFHS Backcourt Rule and provides three tricky examples to help better illustrate the rule. This episode covers everything you need to become an expert on the NFHS backcourt rule.
Sep 23, 202108:08
#215 Rapid Responses | Session 3

#215 Rapid Responses | Session 3

đ™đ™–đ™„đ™žđ™™ đ™đ™šđ™šđ™„đ™€đ™Łđ™šđ™šđ™š is a communication training session for the Crown Refs Mentor group to help arm each official with the necessary skills to diffuse any situation with their words. This session helps you develop the ability to take a heated coach and bring them from a 10 down to a 1 with only a few lines.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we continue to emphasize the power of asking questions as a way to leverage the conversation in your favor. By having this group setting we’re to deep dive into each official's communication style and offer some simple adjustments to gain more respect and authority. We also list some responses to avoid and the line that coaches hate to hear the most.⁣ ⁣ Special thanks to Zack Murphy, Carmela Garcia, Will Fried, Adam Zohni, Donal Griffin, & Justin Goldsmith for your support and participation in this session. ⁣ ⁣ đ—§đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ đ—Čđ—œđ—¶đ˜€đ—Œđ—±đ—Č đ—¶đ˜€ đ—źđ˜ƒđ—źđ—¶đ—č𝗼𝗯đ—čđ—Č đ—Œđ—» 𝗼đ—čđ—č đ—œđ˜‚đ—Żđ—čđ—¶đ—° 𝘀𝘁𝗿đ—Č𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž đ—œđ—čđ—źđ˜đ—łđ—Œđ—żđ—ș𝘀.
Sep 18, 202154:34
#214 Crown Refs FIBA | feat. Scott Butler | 2-time Olympic Official | Head of Referees (NBL)

#214 Crown Refs FIBA | feat. Scott Butler | 2-time Olympic Official | Head of Referees (NBL)

It's a pleasure to welcome former Olympic official Scott Butler, who had a 22-year professional career in Australia's National Basketball League (NBL), working over 500 games including 12 consecutive grand finals series. ⁣ ⁣ His FIBA career dates back to 1997 as he’s officiated multiple World Cups (’06, ‘10) and 2 Olympic games (Athens ‘04, Beijing ‘08). Scott retired from officiating due to a knee injury in 2011 and is currently the Head of Referees for the NBL. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we recall some of Scott’s classic FIBA games from the mid-2000s in an era that featured some highly competitive teams for the U.S. including Argentina, Spain, Greece, & more. We talked about improving game and crew awareness, how to not let the game get behind us, and discussed some of the major differences between the professional game and international competition. ⁣ ⁣ Additionally, we hit on another vital and helpful theme- đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜±đ˜°đ˜łđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘩𝘭𝘧-đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜Łđ˜¶đ˜” đ˜Żđ˜°đ˜” đ˜”đ˜° đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜”đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘩𝘭𝘧-đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜ź. ⁣ ⁣ đ—§đ—Œ đ—čđ—¶đ˜€đ˜đ—Čđ—» đ˜đ—Œ đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ 𝗳𝘂đ—čđ—č-đ—čđ—Čđ—»đ—Žđ˜đ—” đ—Čđ—œđ—¶đ˜€đ—Œđ—±đ—Č, đ—œđ—čđ—Č𝗼𝘀đ—Č đ—Žđ—Œ đ˜đ—Œ đ˜đ—”đ—Č 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—» đ—źđ—œđ—œ đ—Œđ—ż đ—œđ—źđ˜đ—żđ—Čđ—Œđ—».đ—°đ—Œđ—ș/đ—°đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—»đ—żđ—Č𝗳𝘀
Sep 11, 202152:33
#213 CROWN REFS MENTOR | weekly calls & office hours | monthly podcast event with special guests

#213 CROWN REFS MENTOR | weekly calls & office hours | monthly podcast event with special guests

How would you like to be part of a family-like community of officials who meet weekly to support, develop and empower each other to be great? How would you like to be part of the Crown Refs Officiating Team? How would you like to be featured in our content, help curate topics for our discussions and/or contribute to our podcast? Crown Refs MENTOR will meet weekly on a private discord voice channel for wide range of officiating development from rapid responses and communications training, to virtual group signal school, play sharing & film review, live Q & A, and many other topical discussions. In addition, members of the mentor tier gain access to participate in a monthly live podcast event with featured special guests. And since the Mentor tier is like Crown Refs University it's only right that we offer weekly office hours for officials which will be available for one-to-one or small group learning. The group will also keep a tracker of the content discussed in each weekly session on a google drive to be shared an edited by the group. Think of this tier as a year-round camp and training clinic but more importantly an oppourtunity to get directly involved with an amazing community of dedicated officials. Welcome to Crown Refs Team U. #mentor Click below to become a Patron of Crown Refs patreon.com/crownrefs Click below to schedule your 15 minute 1-to-1 call with me to discuss more details about Patreon and which tier works best to meet your developmental needs https://calendly.com/crownrefs/15min?month=2021-08
Sep 01, 202102:46
#212 CROWN REFS PLUS | REFFLIX | The Netflix of Officiating | The full Library of CR content

#212 CROWN REFS PLUS | REFFLIX | The Netflix of Officiating | The full Library of CR content

Crown Refs PLUS features our full library of content including podcasts, and our new catalog of Patreon Original shows and series with never before seen officiating content. Our growing show list includes No Offseason, Through the Lens, Signal School, CR Vlog, Coach D's Court, The Wonderful Women of Officiating, Game Notes, Courtside Conversations, Voices from the Community, Refs Can Ball, The Camp Commute, Signature Series of Guests, Crown Classics and many more shows in production. Patrons of the PLUS tier also gain access to read Crown Refs Magazine articles, our Game Notes Quotes written series, and see video tutorials, instructional slides, short clips, exclusive bonus scenes and livestreams. If the PRO tier is our basic cable package than the PLUS tier is our full line-up of movie channels and new shows. #REFFLIX Click below to become a Patron of Crown Refs patreon.com/crownrefs Click below to schedule your 15 minute 1-to-1 call with me to discuss more details about Patreon and which tier works best to meet your developmental needs https://calendly.com/crownrefs/15min?month=2021-08
Sep 01, 202102:46
#211 CROWN REFS PRO | Listen to our podcast | Watch short videos | join our Discord

#211 CROWN REFS PRO | Listen to our podcast | Watch short videos | join our Discord

Thank you for your continued support and after 159 public episodes of the Audio Experience for Basketball Officials we've taken the Crown Refs Podcast private to this amazing platform for creators called Patreon. Crown Refs PRO unlocks over 40 new podcast episodes and gains you access to future Patron-only episodes that we release (historically 4-5 per month) on Patreon's private RSS feed. This tier also includes some short-form video content like podcast highlights, shorts clips, daily stories, and the new shows, courtside conversations, & voices from the community. You'll also have access to our incredible private chat community on The Crown Refs Discord server. Our server features over 10 different topic channels to have conversations ranging from mindset, rapid-responses, ncaa-women's-talk, nfhs-talk, pro-rules-talk, play-sharing-channel, fiba-chat, fitness-nutrition, and a more. We inspire to build the Netflix for officials (Refflix), so think of this tier as the basic cable package minus the movie channels. Click below to become a Patron of Crown Refs patreon.com/crownrefs Click below to schedule your 15 minute 1-to-1 call with me to discuss more details about Patreon and which tier works best to meet your developmental needs https://calendly.com/crownrefs/15min?month=2021-08
Sep 01, 202102:30
#209 Mentor Sessions 2 | Will Fried | Bethesda, MD

#209 Mentor Sessions 2 | Will Fried | Bethesda, MD

Will Fried, is entering his 6th-year officiating originally from Bethesda, MD, and currently residing in Hays, Kansas.  He comes to Crown Refs MENTOR with the intentions of growing his officiating skills and becoming part of a supportive community of officials who all route for each other. ⁣ ⁣ Will is looking to improve his confidence, game management skills, mechanics & signals, as well as adding more patience and whistle discipline. ⁣ In this episode, we get to learn more about Will and the obstacles he's had to overcome being an official on the autism spectrum.  ⁣ ⁣ He also shares with us which aspects of the game are most challenging to him including communicating the right phrases to coaches and managing the wide range of personalities throughout the game. ⁣ ⁣ We also talked about not letting bad partners affect us, the improvement of his recall, and tuning his mechanics even better through our group signal school.
Sep 01, 202128:05
#208 Mentor Sessions 1 | Adam Zohni | Richmond Hill, Ontario

#208 Mentor Sessions 1 | Adam Zohni | Richmond Hill, Ontario

We are excited to launch our new private community for officials and our developmental training program called Crown Refs MENTOR. ⁣ ⁣ Adam Zohni is a long-time supporter and passionate 5th-year official from Toronto, CN, who was one of the first officials to sign up for our MENTOR tier.  So after a few years of exchanging messages online, we finally had the opportunity to sit down and meet for our first mentor session.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we discuss why he decided to join Crown Refs MENTOR and some of the things that he's looking to gain from being part of the new community.  We also reviewed his referee profile, where he listed his biggest areas of growth that he's looking to improve on.  ⁣ ⁣ His most difficult plays are calling flagrant fouls and managing unsportsmanlike technical fouls with players and coaches.  He's focused on slowing down and being emotionless to have a greater sense of control in those hostile moments.  We also go over some differences between FIBA and NFHS, proper time-out mechanics, and tips for calling double fouls.⁣ ⁣ Special thanks to Adam, Zack, Carmela, Pedro, Ryan, Lance, Will, Ken, Aaron, Joseph, Josiah, Chris, Tony, John, William, Alice, Jon, Justin, Luke, Jason, Scott, James, Korbin, Corbin, Isaiah, and every other official who has joined us for this next chapter of Crown Refs content.  #servethegame
Sep 01, 202134:17
#207 Welcome to Patreon | 45 new episodes available on Patreon.com/crownrefs | Community News Show

#207 Welcome to Patreon | 45 new episodes available on Patreon.com/crownrefs | Community News Show

đ—–đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—» đ—„đ—Č𝗳𝘀 is excited to introduce 2 amazing apps to the referee industry, đ™‹đ™–đ™©đ™§đ™šđ™€đ™Ł & đ˜żđ™žđ™šđ™˜đ™€đ™§đ™™, as we launch our new private community for basketball officials. 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—» is our versatile content platform that features a wide range of media including over 45 new podcasts, over 85 new videos, and over 12 new shows & series guaranteed to develop & inspire referees who love the craft of officiating.⁣ ⁣ 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—».đ—°đ—Œđ—ș/đ—°đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—»đ—żđ—Č𝗳𝘀 has been preloaded with over 150 new posts and will continue to be the main home for our podcasts, videos, and written work moving forward. If our new library of content wasn’t enough all đ˜—đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜łđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Ž of Crown Refs on 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—» also receive access to join the private chat community for basketball officials on our đ——đ—¶đ˜€đ—°đ—Œđ—żđ—± Server. ⁣ ⁣ The đ˜Ÿđ™§đ™€đ™Źđ™Ł 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙹 đ˜żđ™žđ™šđ™˜đ™€đ™§đ™™ đ™Žđ™šđ™§đ™«đ™šđ™§ features over 20 different text channels of referee topics ranging from nfhs-talk, pro-rules-talk, ncaa-women’s-talk, communication-rapid-responses, mindset-mental-performance, fitness-nutrition, game-management-situations, play-sharing-channel, and more that are already populated with great discussion content you can scroll through. ⁣ ⁣ There are also voice channels available for officials to organize meetings and have discussions in real-time to enhance the interactions and education. (đ˜Ÿđ™§đ™€đ™Źđ™Ł 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙹 𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏𝙊𝙍 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 đ™ąđ™šđ™šđ™© đ™€đ™Ł đ™©đ™đ™š đ™Ąđ™€đ™˜đ™ đ™šđ™™ đ™ąđ™šđ™Łđ™©đ™€đ™§-đ™«đ™€đ™žđ™˜đ™šđ™š 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙡)⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we introduce 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—» Originals like đ™‰đ™€ đ™Šđ™›đ™›đ™šđ™šđ™–đ™šđ™€đ™Ł, đ™đ™đ™§đ™€đ™Ș𝙜𝙝 đ™©đ™đ™š 𝙇𝙚𝙣𝙹, 𝙎𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙖𝙡 đ™Žđ™˜đ™đ™€đ™€đ™Ą, đ˜Ÿđ™ 𝙑𝙇𝙊𝙂, đ˜Ÿđ™€đ™–đ™˜đ™ 𝘿’𝙹 đ˜Ÿđ™€đ™Șđ™§đ™©, đ˜Ÿđ™€đ™Șđ™§đ™©đ™šđ™žđ™™đ™š đ˜Ÿđ™€đ™Łđ™«đ™šđ™§đ™šđ™–đ™©đ™žđ™€đ™Łđ™š, đ™‘đ™€đ™žđ™˜đ™šđ™š đ™›đ™§đ™€đ™ą đ™©đ™đ™š đ˜Ÿđ™€đ™ąđ™ąđ™Șđ™Łđ™žđ™©đ™ź, 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙡 đ˜Ÿđ™€đ™–đ™˜đ™ 𝘿, and more. We also talk about the inspiration behind our decision to pivot to 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—» and everything that is included in each tier-𝙋𝙍𝙊-𝙋𝙇𝙐𝙎-𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏𝙊𝙍. ⁣ ⁣ If our content has helped you become a better basketball official or brought you any đ™«đ™–đ™Ąđ™Ș𝙚 in the past we hope you can find a tier that meets your developmental needs. ⁣ ⁣ If any official or coach has questions and would like to discuss each tier in more detail, please call or text me directly at đŸŽđŸ°đŸ±.𝟳𝟰𝟼.𝟬𝟮𝟯𝟰⁣. Thank you for listening and have a great rest of your day!⁣ ⁣ 𝗖đ—čđ—¶đ—°đ—ž 𝗯đ—Čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„ đ˜đ—Œ đ˜„đ—źđ˜đ—°đ—” đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—Čđ—œđ—¶đ˜€đ—Œđ—±đ—Č ⁣ https://youtu.be/dtmeS7R_hfY⁣ ⁣ 𝗖đ—čđ—¶đ—°đ—ž 𝗯đ—Čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„ đ˜đ—Œ đ—·đ—Œđ—¶đ—» đ—–đ—żđ—Œđ˜„đ—» đ—„đ—Č𝗳𝘀 đ—Œđ—» 𝗣𝗼𝘁𝗿đ—Čđ—Œđ—»/đ——đ—¶đ˜€đ—°đ—Œđ—żđ—±âŁ https://www.patreon.com/crownrefs
Aug 22, 202101:22:47
#159 The Crown Refs Community News Show | with Zack Murphy | NBA MultiVerse/Team store/Camp season

#159 The Crown Refs Community News Show | with Zack Murphy | NBA MultiVerse/Team store/Camp season

đ™’đ™šđ™Ąđ™˜đ™€đ™ąđ™š đ™©đ™€ đ™€đ™Ș𝙧 𝙣𝙚𝙬 đ™šđ™đ™€đ™Ź 𝙖𝙣𝙙 đ™©đ™đ™š đ™Ąđ™–đ™šđ™© đ™šđ™„đ™žđ™šđ™€đ™™đ™š đ™€đ™› đ™šđ™šđ™–đ™šđ™€đ™Ł 𝟯 đ™€đ™› đ™©đ™đ™š đ˜Ÿđ™§đ™€đ™Źđ™Ł 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙹 đ™‹đ™€đ™™đ™˜đ™–đ™šđ™©!⁣ In Episode One of the Crown Refs Community News Show, Zack, and Paul discuss recent events under the Crown Refs umbrella. Paul speaks on the NBA multiverse poster and its origins, his experiences meeting some of the Crown Community at Roger Ayers’ camp, the brand new Crown Refs Team Store and Zack shares his experience at Eric Lewis’s ETA Camp! ⁣ ⁣ Toward the end, we get a brief sneak peek of the big things that are coming next in Season 4 of Crown Refs Content. ⁣ ⁣ 𝗧đ—Č𝗼đ—ș đ˜€đ˜đ—Œđ—żđ—Č đ—čđ—¶đ—»đ—ž 𝗯đ—Čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„ ⁣ http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs⁣
Jun 27, 202137:27
#158 Abuse Culture | A candid conversation following multiple ejections

#158 Abuse Culture | A candid conversation following multiple ejections

We as officials have to start documenting the verbal abuse more often to raise awareness on the issue of disrespect towards officials. ⁣ ⁣ This episode was recorded immediately after we canceled the game because a coach and fan refused to leave the gum following their ejection. ⁣ ⁣ We had a chance to interview the site supervisor to hear his thoughts and reactions to the situation and then had a candid conversation with the assistant coach of the team that caused the game to get canceled. ⁣ ⁣ Let us know what you think of this episode on social or at crownrefs@gmail.com⁣ ⁣ đ˜Ÿđ™§đ™€đ™Źđ™Ł 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙹 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙱 đ™Žđ™©đ™€đ™§đ™šâŁ http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/hartsdale/crown-refs
Jun 06, 202112:59
#157 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Maia Chaka | Virginia Beach | Episode 5

#157 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Maia Chaka | Virginia Beach | Episode 5

đ™’đ™šđ™Ąđ™˜đ™€đ™ąđ™š 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 đ™©đ™€ “𝙏𝙝𝙚 đ™’đ™€đ™Łđ™™đ™šđ™§đ™›đ™Ș𝙡 đ™’đ™€đ™ąđ™šđ™Ł đ™€đ™› đ™Šđ™›đ™›đ™žđ™˜đ™žđ™–đ™©đ™žđ™Łđ™œâ€ đ™›đ™šđ™–đ™©đ™Ș𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙞𝙖 đ˜Ÿđ™đ™–đ™ đ™–.⁣ ⁣ Maia recently made national headlines by becoming the second female official hired into the NFL. But her rise to the top did not happen overnight as she steadily grinder her way for 15 years to get to this point.⁣ ⁣ She worked 3 years as a high school official before catapulting directly into the NCAA Division 1 ranks where she spent 10 years honing her craft at the collegiate level. ⁣ ⁣ She was also a part of the NFL developmental training program for 7 years receiving guidance on the differences between pro vs. college rules and being mentored by some of the NFL’s best teachers. ⁣ ⁣ Her breakthrough as a football official happened when she became a certified basketball official learning from NBA legends Leroy Richardson and Tony Brothers. This mentorship and introduction to a new set of rules gave her added toughness and swagger that she didn't know existed within her. She would rise to also become a Division 1 basketball official in the MEAC conference.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, Maia goes into detail about what she loves about officiating, how to overcome mistakes, and what the impact of this moment means to her. ⁣ ⁣ She also elaborates on the positive influence of her mentors, how to block out negative voices, and advice for officials who are frustrated with their careers.
May 15, 202156:42
#156 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Natasha Camy | Philadelphia | Episode 4

#156 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Natasha Camy | Philadelphia | Episode 4

đ—Șđ—Čđ—čđ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—Č 𝗯𝗼𝗰𝗾 đ˜đ—Œ â€œđ—§đ—”đ—Č đ—Șđ—Œđ—»đ—±đ—Č𝗿𝗳𝘂đ—č đ—Șđ—Œđ—șđ—Čđ—» đ—Œđ—ł đ—ąđ—łđ—łđ—¶đ—°đ—¶đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Žâ€ 𝗳đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž đ—Ąđ—źđ˜đ—źđ˜€đ—”đ—ź 𝗖𝗼đ—ș𝘆.⁣ ⁣ Natasha is a super talented 8-year official from the great city of brotherly love, who is extremely passionate about officiating and giving back to the game.⁣ ⁣ Natasha is no stranger to Division 1 basketball as she was a former player at Widener University from 2006-2010. She’s also officiating in 15 Division 1 conferences including: BIG 10, SEC, ACC, BIG 12, CUSA, BIG EAST, AMERICAN, SUN BELT, A10, CAA, MAAC, PATRIOT, AMERICA EAST, IVY, & NEC.  ⁣ ⁣ Some of the officials who inspired her were Dee Kantner, Joey Crawford, Tina Napier, Laura Morris, Rachelle Jones, Gina Cross, Felicia Grinter, Beverly Roberts, Maj Forsberg, & Brian Garland. Natasha is determined to grow the Women's game in all forms through media, exposure, stories, quality officials.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, Natasha gives us tactical advice on how to overcome setbacks and turn your failures into learnings. She shares some of her success stories and breakthroughs on when the light bulb finally went off for her. ⁣ ⁣ Some other very important topics that we discussed are equality, diversity, the expansion of officiating, and the importance of creating a true pipeline for women’s officials.⁣ ⁣ đŸ“ș đ—§đ—Œ đ—Șđ—źđ˜đ—°đ—”âŁ https://youtu.be/klViekGGrw8⁣
May 13, 202101:29:06
#155 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Lisa Mattingly | Nicholasville, KY | Episode 3

#155 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Lisa Mattingly | Nicholasville, KY | Episode 3

đ—Șđ—Čđ—čđ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—Č 𝗯𝗼𝗰𝗾 đ˜đ—Œ â€œđ—§đ—”đ—Č đ—Șđ—Œđ—»đ—±đ—Č𝗿𝗳𝘂đ—č đ—Șđ—Œđ—șđ—Čđ—» đ—Œđ—ł đ—ąđ—łđ—łđ—¶đ—°đ—¶đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Žâ€ 𝗳đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž đ—Ÿđ—¶đ˜€đ—ź đ— đ—źđ˜đ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Žđ—č𝘆.⁣ ⁣ Lisa had a brilliant 28-year officiating career that was one for the ages by any account. She posts historic postseason stats that most coaches and even universities will never match. ⁣ ⁣ Lisa took 21 trips to the NCAA tournament including a remarkable 18 Final Fours and 10 NCAA Women’s Championship games. She also was a part of the WNBA’s inaugural season and officiated multiple league finals during her 10-year pro career. ⁣ ⁣ She retired after the 2018 Final Four and was immediately hired as Coordinator of Officials for the SEC, Atlantic Sun, Ohio valley, and more. Lisa also hosts Referee University, a camp ideal for officials looking to learn and gain exposure to Division 1 Women’s basketball. ⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we mention some other officiating legends like June Courteau, Sally Bell, and Patty Broderick who were instrumental in Lisa’s growth, and discuss some of her most memorable games as an official. ⁣ ⁣ Lisa also spoke candidly about how she balances the fine line of hearing out coaches while still supporting officials and gives us insights on a day in the life of a power 5 conference coordinator. ⁣ ⁣ đŸ“ș đ—§đ—Œ đ—Șđ—źđ˜đ—°đ—”âŁ https://youtu.be/iEVJgXve6_M⁣
May 11, 202101:20:51
#154 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Sara Woods | St. Louis, Mo | Episode 2

#154 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Sara Woods | St. Louis, Mo | Episode 2

đ—Șđ—Čđ—čđ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—Č 𝗯𝗼𝗰𝗾 đ˜đ—Œ â€œđ—§đ—”đ—Č đ—Șđ—Œđ—»đ—±đ—Č𝗿𝗳𝘂đ—č đ—Șđ—Œđ—șđ—Čđ—» đ—Œđ—ł đ—ąđ—łđ—łđ—¶đ—°đ—¶đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Žâ€ 𝗳đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž 𝗩𝗼𝗿𝗼 đ—Șđ—Œđ—Œđ—±đ˜€. Sara Woods is a basketball official from St. Louis, Mo who is currently working amateur, collegiate and semi-pro contests.  She is also the founder Big Game Officials, a training platform empowering referees to set the standard of excellence, while igniting opportunities in basketball officiating.   She recruits and develops prospective and current officials along with her staff of mentors and mentees.  She is a goal driven dedicated professional offering practical and progressive career success on every stage of basketball officiating.  “As a referee, my purpose is to provide athletes with the best possible competitive experience.  The fierce competition is a constant reminder that teamwork is essential.  As a crew, we rely on experience, training, and each other to get the call right.  Officiating requires hard work and dedication.  However, being a part of the game while protecting its integrity is rewarding and worth the effort.”  - Sara Woods  In this episode, we learn about the Big Game Officials weekend workshops and their intense mechanics instruction that they provide to their referees who attend.  You can hear Sara's passion for the craft throughout this episode as she's built a family-like community around officiating.   If you are interested in joining the Big Game Officials team please contact Sara directly http://Www.biggameofficials.com đŸ“ș To Watch https://youtu.be/qftkdW1pOB8 #servethegame 
May 09, 202146:47
#153 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Chiene’ Joy Jones | Queens, NYC | Episode 1

#153 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Chiene’ Joy Jones | Queens, NYC | Episode 1

The Crown Refs Podcast introduces our new series “The Wonderful of Officiating” dedicated to highlighting the amazing accomplishments of the females of our officiating community and some of the great work they're doing both on and off the court.⁣ ⁣ Episode 1 features Chiene’ Joy Jones, a charismatic 3-year official from Queens, NY. Chiene’ is a basketball coach who founded Grow Our Game, a nonprofit organization empowering the next generation of young women through the game of basketball. ⁣ ⁣ With over 15 years of coaching experience, she continues to serve as a committed and dedicated professional through community organizations in New York City, primarily facilitating and leading efforts to break generational poverty by advocating for our youth in urban communities. ⁣ ⁣ She is a mentor to all of her players, past, and present, and continues to advocate for girls' participation in sports. Coach Jones was named 2020 New York Knicks/Jr. Knicks Coach of the Year and most recently featured in Nike’s You Can’t Stop Our Voice! Campaign for her profound impact in the NYC basketball community.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, we sit down with Chiene’ to learn about how she developed her passion and love for the game and why she chose to play Divison 3 over D1. We also discuss some of the most common challenges that women face in sports and what male officials can do to drive the visibility of female officials. ⁣ ⁣ đŸ“ș đ—§đ—Œ đ—Șđ—źđ˜đ—°đ—” ⁣ https://youtu.be/grDNmPvO0Vc
May 07, 202149:20
#152 Ken Stewart | Crown Refs IPR | Video Review

#152 Ken Stewart | Crown Refs IPR | Video Review

Attached in the Crown Refs IPR is a 10-15 minute instructional mechanics video that we personalize to exceed the needs of each official. ⁣ ⁣ Ken Stewart, a 5-year official from Illinois, decided to record this video in response to his report and we wanted to share his feedback with you.⁣ ⁣ Thank you Ken for your contributions and to all of the referees that continue to support and interact with our content.⁣ ⁣đŸ“ș To Watch https://www.facebook.com/100030619764015/posts/517820275915293/?d=n #servethegame⁣ #payitforward⁣
Apr 30, 202111:29
#151 Tips for new officials, and the story how Crown was built | Brady Stiff & Kelsey Louglin

#151 Tips for new officials, and the story how Crown was built | Brady Stiff & Kelsey Louglin

Brady Stiff and Kelsey Loughlin are longtime friends who finally decided to record their conversations about sports and everything else and host a podcast called “...And we’re back” available on Spotify/Apple podcasts.⁣ ⁣ They recently had me as a guest on their podcast to talk about my experience with officiating, provide some tips for new officials, dispel some myths about sports officials, and talk about how Crown Refs was built from the bottom up.
Apr 23, 202147:55
#150 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 4 | Joe Munden | Alex Leaker | Darnell Cudjoe

#150 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 4 | Joe Munden | Alex Leaker | Darnell Cudjoe

In this episode of 𝘓đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘼: đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜“đ˜°đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘼 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!
Apr 15, 202135:07
#149 Paying it Forward | Inspiring Referees | Recaping Signatute Episodes | with Travis Potter

#149 Paying it Forward | Inspiring Referees | Recaping Signatute Episodes | with Travis Potter

đ—˜đ—œđ—¶đ˜€đ—Œđ—±đ—Č đŸ­đŸ±đŸŹ 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. ⁣ ⁣ đ—§đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ 𝗩đ—Čđ—źđ˜€đ—Œđ—» 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. ⁣ ⁣ đ—§đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ đ—”đ˜‚đ—±đ—¶đ—Œ 𝗳đ—Č𝗼𝘁𝘂𝗿đ—Č𝘀 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!
Apr 09, 202141:31
#148 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 3 | with Mike Evans

#148 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 3 | with Mike Evans

In this episode of 𝘓đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘼: đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜“đ˜°đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘼 ⁣ 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. ⁣ ⁣ đ—„đ—Čđ—șđ—Čđ—ș𝗯đ—Č𝗿, we are the guardians of the game so what we permit-we promote.⁣ đ——đ—Œđ—»'𝘁 đ—łđ—Œđ—żđ—Žđ—Č𝘁, You are backed up by the rulebook.
Apr 03, 202118:42
#147 John Clougherty | 12 Final Fours | 4 National Championship games | 30+ years Division 1

#147 John Clougherty | 12 Final Fours | 4 National Championship games | 30+ years Division 1

đ™…đ™€đ™đ™Ł đ˜Ÿđ™Ąđ™€đ™Șđ™œđ™đ™šđ™§đ™©đ™ź 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.⁣ ⁣ đŸ“ș đ—§đ—Œ đ—Șđ—źđ˜đ—°đ—” this episode⁣ https://youtu.be/Xum1TfNoVZM
Mar 24, 202101:04:09
#146 The Rulebook vs. The Art | Camp Season Prep | with Fabian Jara

#146 The Rulebook vs. The Art | Camp Season Prep | with Fabian Jara

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.
Mar 18, 202133:50
#145 Game Notes 019 | with John Cashman | Official since 2019 | PA/New Jersey