The RoundBall Referee
By Bryan Boersma
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Whether you're a longtime or a first-time basketball official, this show is for you. We discuss all things officiating. Tune in along the way to some great interviews with some of the game's great officials. Together, let's take on the rules, points of emphasis, and case plays. This show will help you become a great basketball official.
||Clean020 – Daring Greatly||The RoundBall Referee returns for the 2017-2018 season with a confession and a word of encouragement. Borrowing from the title of Brené Brown's book Daring Greatly I pick up on the theme of what it means for me and this podcast to dare greatly,||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 – NBA Official Mark Lindsay||Mark Lindsay has been an NBA Referee for the past ten seasons. He recently took over as the new director of the Proactive Referee Officiating Camp. The camp is held each summer in Philadelphia, PA. This is a premier camp to help you get to the next le||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 – Camps with Mike Eades and Roger Ayers||Go to CAMP!!! And don't just take it from me. Mike Eades and Roger Ayers will tell you the same thing. Both of them have been selected to officiate the NCAA Division 1 Final Four in years past. Mike was selected most recently to work this year's Final .||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 -Common or Intentional Foul? with Nuf Perez||When a team is purposely trying to foul as a strategy for winning, how do you distinguish between a common and an intentional foul? Long-time, veteran high school and college official, Nuf Perez, encountered this very question.||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 – J.D. Collins NCAA National Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating||J.D. Collins NCAA National Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating joins us to discuss this year's six areas of emphasis related to "freedom of movement." They are: Hand checking/body bumping the ball-handler Screening||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 – The WhistleBlower by Bob Katz||What does it take to officiate basketball at the highest level? For the guys who get there, what's it really like? Officiating insiders, like ourselves, ask these questions. When you sit down to watch a game on any sports network,||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 – The Little Things MATTER (Mechanics)||If you want to become a great referee, you must develop great mechanics. Freddy from myvirtualofficialsassociation.com joins me to talk about some of the common mechanic-errors officials make. He has come up with some catchy phrases to help you keep||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 – Joe DeRosa and Smitty Official’s Apparel||Joe DeRosa (Wikipedia) - former NBA official and current NCAA D1 official - joins us to talk about officiating apparel. He's very well known for being one of two officials to have worked both the NBA Finals and the NCAA Final Four.||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 – Blow Your Whistle! w/ Ron Foxcroft and Fox40||Rarely do we officials think about the significance of that piece of plastic we have sticking out of our mouths during a basketball game. It's just there - always there. And if it's not, we're in big trouble. - We call it a whistle.||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 – 3 Person Mechanics with Jeff Spedoske||If you want to become a great official, listen to this episode, not once, not twice, but as many times as it takes to get this stuff right. So much of being a great basketball official is perfecting the details of your game.||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 – Rule 3.5 We are Fashion Police, right?||Do you ignore it? Enforce it? Love it? Hate it? - NFHS Rule 3-5 will drive officials crazy. There's a lot to pay attention to. And it seems that every year slight changes are made. And that drives us all the more crazy. - Fortunately for us,||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 – D1 Official Jim Schipper Shares Wisdom from Experience||What does it take to become a D1 official? And once you're there, what does it take to stay there? - Jim Schipper shares his story of how he's gotten to this level and how he's working to maintain this level of success. With 24 years of experience,||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 – Darryl DeRuiter 2014-2015 Official of the Year – Iowa Boys Basketball||I am so excited to bring to you this conversation. Darryl and I enjoyed our conversation over an early morning breakfast at a local restaurant. As you listen, you'll find yourself right there at the table with us as we discuss basketball and officia||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 – What to do when… NFHS Cases 2.11.3-2.12.5||- Wrapping up Section 2: Officials and Their Duties this short episode goes through a few final cases. The NFHS Case Book 2015-2016 once again proves so helpful for officials needing to prepare themselves for critical game-time situations.||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 – What to do when… NFHS Cases 2.10.1-6 Correctable Errors||Like a game that is really challenging to officiate, this show was a real challenge putting together. For the next 45 minutes I'm going to walk you through the 16 case plays in the NFHS Case Book 2015-2016 that deal with correctable errors.||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 – What to do when… NFHS Cases 2.2.4-2.8.5||- On today's show, and episodes 006 & 007, I'll be reading through a number of cases in the NFHS 2015-2016 Case Book. My purpose is that you can play these episodes again and again while driving to your game assignments.||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 – HS Tournaments, Title IX, and Thinking About Your Future||Michigan High School Athletic Association Assistant Director, Mark Uyl, discusses some important issues officials face both on the court and off. As an administrator, he talks about what's involved in assigning hundreds of officials to post-season tour.||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 – Was first-time camp experience worth it for two young officials?||On today's show I interview two guys who have a couple years' experience under their belts, but are eager to continue to grow and learn. They each recently attended a reffing camp and share about their experiences. -||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 – About Your Host||In this episode I tell my story.||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 – Beliefs, Hopes, Dreams||...that every game at every level is officiated well. Here is the launch episode. In it I share my beliefs, hopes, and dreams.||8/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Way to Go!
Mnay thanks for setting my ref head into full motion for upcoming season!
Great podcast to listen to as an aspiring NCAA basketball official.
No foul here
Basketball is my passion. Stumbled across this podcast after meeting Bryan on an online discussion. Glad I did! If you are a b-ball enthusiast this show is for you. If you are a b-ball official, this show will equip you to take your profession to the next level.