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Pre-Season Referees Seminar


The MBL will be staging a pre-season Referees Seminar for ANY qualified officials, including those on the EBL Panel who are unable to attend the National Officiating Conference.

Date: Sunday 2nd September 2007
Time: 09.30am to 3.30pm
Venue: Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Directions: Click here
Cost: £25 (Payment on the day please)

Confirmation MUST be made via email to ensure that sufficient catering can be supplied!


Tutor: Keith Williams (FIBA), MBL Technical Manager

Proposed Schedule

09.30am Tea/Coffee
09.45am Introduction
09.50am Qualities & Responsibilities of Referees
  Rules of the game
  Personal development for Referees
  Being professional before, during and after a game
  DVD Review of FIBA games
  DVD Review of MBL games
12.30pm Stretch and Warm-up
12.40pm EBL Fitness Test
1.00pm Buffet Lunch & MBL Referees Appointments Service
1.30pm Officiating at MBL Draft Tournament for new players
4.00pm End
  Please note that this schedule is provisional and may be subject to change depending on time constraints for each session

The Draft Tournament above will consist of shortened games and has been arranged for the benefit of Club Coaches who are seeking new players.

Due to the low cost of attending the Seminar, it is hoped that officials will volunteer their services as it is an opportunity to have their performance breifly assessed by a FIBA Referee!

If you are able to officiate, you will be required to wear standard officiating uniform.