National Association of Sports Officials: At-Home Basketball Officiating Clinic Benefits Officials, Fans, Athletes

The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has produced sport-specific officiating videos for use in refining officials’ craft.

NASO’s Sports Officiating at Home series includes at home instructional videos for:

  • basketball
  • baseball
  • soccer
  • softball
  • volleyball
  • football

The at-home clinics inform not only officials but fans and athletes as well.

NASO’s At Home clinic:  BASKETBALL

The basketball at-home clinic includes segments on:

Bright Lights, Big Responsibility –  When the lights are the brightest, officials need to be at their best. Men’s college basketball veteran Pat Adams has had his share of the bright lights, including multiple Final Four assignments. Opportunity and hard work paved the way. Learn from Pat on how to remain calm during the intense scrutiny and be the ultimate steward of the game, no matter the level or sport you officiate.

Penny Davis: Commitment, Character, Courage –  The Big Three Cs for any official are Commitment, Character and Courage. Penny Davis, NCAA National Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officiating, talks about the Three Cs and how you can incorporate them into your games. It’s what makes a regular season official a postseason official, no matter the sport or level.

Sport Session: Basketball – End-of-Game Situations

End-of-game situations are when officials really earn their money. Donnie Eppley, IAABO Associate Executive Director and a men’s college basketball official in multiple conferences, breaks down challenging end-of-game situations in addition to other educational plays.

Sport Session: Basketball – Block/Charge

We often hear that the block/charge play is the toughest play in basketball. But is it? This Summit at Home basketball session from IAABO features Penny Davis, NCAA women’s national coordinator. Davis takes a look at the nuances of block/charge so you can get it right every time. There are also partner-help plays worth your time.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]