Oct 17

Referee Update – October 2019

It has been a busy few months for the refereeing department, although a lot of what has been going on may have not been so obvious to the Frankston Basketball family we have been continuing to work hard on referee development behind the scenes. We have taken a bit of a break in running referee schools over the winte... [MORE]
Sep 25

Senior Team Memo – Summer 2019/20 Season

Dear senior players, With the Summer season now underway please make note of the following information relevant to senior domestic teams. FDBA Domestic Competition By-Laws Amendment 4.5.1 Multiple Registrations - Senior Players Senior players may play in multiple senior competitions and multiple grades ... [MORE]
Sep 16

Grand Final Week and Spectator Behaviour

Dear members, This week concludes the Winter season with Grand Finals across all of our junior domestic competitions. This will be a time where the young players will do their best and should feel they are in a fun and safe environment. FDBA encourages parents and spectators to support your children but  plea... [MORE]
Sep 09

‘Girls Got Game’ Referee Course

Frankston Basketball is excited to announce a Girls Got Game Referee Course commencing in October. The objectives of the Girls Got Game program is to: To increase the profile of girls participation in Basketball in Victoria To reduce the dropout rate of girls in Basketball in Victoria To provide Associati... [MORE]
Aug 29

August 2019 A-Grade Referee School

The A grade referee school for 2019 has just wrapped up with 11 of our Frankston referees invited to attend. The course was run over 3 sessions of theory which comprised of advanced rule knowledge and positioning as well as deeper look at game management, effective communication, game administration, screening and p... [MORE]
Jul 26

Newsome bows out

At the age of 72, Tony Newsome will referee his final Big V games this weekend. This weekend marks more than just the end of the regular Big V season for 2019 – it also marks Tony Newsome’s final Big V games as a referee. Now 72, Newsome began refereeing at the Chelsea Basketball Association in 1980, obtainin... [MORE]
Jul 21

Callum Woods Attends Basketball Victoria Showcase

Frankston referee Callum Woods was invited to participate in the Under 12 Metro Showcase at Dandenong Basketball Stadium. This tournament involved mostly players from the Under 12 MUVJBL Championship competition. Callum has been a referee at Frankston for the past 2 years and has just recently received his B grade c... [MORE]
May 30

UNDERSTAND THE RULE – Dribble and Control

I want to take a look at control of the ball, dribbling and what happens when a player loses control of the ball then what they are then allowed to do to regain it. This is another area of frustration from referees who hear the constant yell of “Carry”, “Double Dribble” or even “Travel” when a player is ... [MORE]
May 15

B Grade Referee School (May 2019)

The first referee B grade school for 2019 has commenced with 20 participants invited to attend. All participants have shown the progression in their on-court performance and calling of the game as well as displaying the leadership qualities we look for to support some of our junior referees out on court. To successf... [MORE]
May 06

Coach, Referee relationship concepts

The following is an excerpt from Basketball Victoria's Community Coaching Clinic that was run at Frankston Basketball Stadium in April/May 2019. 1. Build Trust and be Polite You often have the same referee a few times a season so building a rapport with them can go a long way to better results. Not because they... [MORE]