BBF continues organizing online referee workshops for young referees.

6 women and 24 men participate in the referee training marathon. The project leader is the RKS (Republican referee collegium) Chairman and the FIBA ​​Referee – Piotr Ivashkov, the project tutors are FIBA ​​Referees Andrei Sharapa, Lizaveta Famina, Irina Konan, Piotr Ivashkov, and the National Championship referee – Dzianis Matsulevich.

The objectives of this workshop:

1. Improving the knowledge of rules and interpretations;

2. Improving official’s signals;

3. Work with video (video cut, processing, creating clips);

4. Development of universal criteria for assessing game situations (based on materials of FIBA ​​games and the National Championship);

5. Improving understanding of triple mechanics.

Duration of training - 3 cycles (8 weeks each):                                 

1. 30.03.2020 - 24.05.2020

2. 25.05.2020 - 19.07.2020

3. 20.07.2020 - 13.09.2020 

Piotr Ivashkov, the RKS Chairman, FIBA ​​Referee: “Given the current circumstances, online classes are the only possible way for referees to be in shape and improve professionally. Therefore, it was decided to create several groups of referees (depending on the level of competition that they officiated in the current season and plans for their involvement in the future competitions). Each referee group has its own tutor and individual tasks. In addition, this is an excellent opportunity to take a moment and thoroughly study the rules and pass tests, as well as work on signals (videos are recorded and the actions of each referee are analyzed), find out all the nuances and independently start working with the program for creating game clips, analyze the basics of mechanics and decision-making algorithm in details, and of course study additional information. Work on tasks is performed daily. The program has been going on for almost a month, and now we can see the first results, the most important of which is that young referees are interested in development and self-improvement, while receiving the necessary attention and help from more experienced colleagues. Due to this, they became more motivated, ready to work more actively, to become better, to learn more, go into details and improve their skills. We believe that with the help of this program, the refereeing will become more professional and our young referees will make a good step forward.”

All referees are divided into 4 groups:

Group 1 (8 people)

Group 2 (6 people) – female referees only

Group 3 (8 people)

Group 4 (8 people)

According to the results of each cycle, transitions between groups are carried out:

The best referee from group 2 and 3 goes to group 1, a referee/referees from group 1 with the worst results – to group 3.

The best referee from group 4 goes to group 3, a referee/referees from group 3 with the worst results – to group 4.

All tutors make decisions collectively, taking into account the results of group voting while evaluating the work of each referee.

Operating concept:

Each week, the tutor gives his group a task(s) and then assesses the level and quality of performance through feedback.

All communication is carried out through specially created groups in messengers. Group 1 carries out assignments in English (individual assignments, at the discretion of the tutor, can also be given in Russian). Referees who cannot cope with the assignments in English are transferred to group 3 by decision of the tutors (without waiting for the cycle to end).

List of participants in the training workshop:

GROUP 1 (tutor – Andrei Sharapa)

1. Bitsel Aliaksei, Minsk

2. Ulasenka Aliaksei, Minsk

3. Kvitun Nikalai, Minsk

4. Matsulevich Dzianis, Minsk

5. Malasai Dzmitry, Minsk / Baranovichi

6. Petrakov Ilya, Brest

7. Sanyuk Andrei, Minsk

8. Yahomostev Uladzislav, Minsk

GROUP 2 (tutors - Lizaveta Famina and Irina Konan)

1. Kotova Ekateryna, Vitebsk

2. Krutalevich Volha, Minsk

3. Nazaranka Ulada, Minsk

4. Protsenko Palina, Minsk / Svetlogorsk

5. Raskopa Nastassia, Baranovichi

6. Teglenkova Varvara, Minsk / Rechitsa

GROUP 3 (tutor – Piotr Ivashkov)

1. Maxim Gapanovich, Minsk / Nesvizh

2. Akulik Maksim, Minsk / Kobrin

3. Pulad, Minsk / Iran

4. Suslin Aliaksei, Minsk

5. Chaychits Aleh, Minsk / Birch

6. Chkalov Aliaksandr, Minsk / Bobruisk

7. Shishin Roman, Brest

8. Yurevich Uladzislau, Minsk / Mogilev

 GROUP 4 (tutor – Dzianis Matsulevich)

1. Belogrivy Maksim, Minsk / Lida

2. Boreisha Matvey, Lida

3. Varivodov Uladzislau, Minsk

4. Ermakov Dzmitry, Gomel

5. Kuryanovich Valery, Minsk

6. Pashkevich Victor, Minsk

7. Romanov Maksim, Gomel

8. Filippenko Victor, Gomel

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