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]
May 02

Understand the Rule – 3 Seconds

When you say 3 second rule to those involved with basketball you think this is a pretty simple rule to understand but as you look into it there is a lot more to this rule than a simple 3 second count. We have all heard the call of “3-seconds” or “How long ref”. I like to take the philosophical approach to the r... [MORE]
Apr 09

Chris Morrey appointed as Referee Advisor

Frankston Basketball are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Morrey as Referee Advisor. Chris takes on the role as a highly credentialed referee, who was recently recognised with a 25 years’ service award by Basketball Victoria. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, including: 25+ years do... [MORE]
Apr 07

Frankston Blues Referee School

A referees course with a difference was run on Sunday with all participants coming from the Frankston Blues Junior representative program. The initiative was set up by the Blues and has provided 15 current players the opportunity to get involved with officiating to help them get a better understanding of the game a... [MORE]
Mar 28

Referees Recognised For Service to Basketball

The Basketball Victoria Awards Dinner is the showpiece for the recognition of athletes, officials, volunteers and administrators highlighting the achievements over the past year and recognising the services of those who participate in the sport and thank them for their dedication over such a long period of time. This ... [MORE]
Mar 04

Referee Beginner School Update (Early 2019)

The recent referee beginner school has just wrapped up with 20 new referees participating. The new referees have attended and now completed a 4-week theory component where they have been provided training on basic rules of the game, signalling, expectations for the calling of the game and a communication module. Whil... [MORE]