Building Effective Relationships with Referees for Coaches

This episode of The Coach Approach OzSwoosh Head Coach Craig Rowe talks about the important topic of building effective relationships with referees in basketball.

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He also discusses the importance of modelling the appropriate behaviour to the basketball players you coach.

Coach Rowe describes how the game can be viewed as imperfect and also how all involved make mistakes.

Lastly he encourages coaches to read the rule book if they have never done so to gain a better appreciation for what referees learn to contribute to building effective relationships with referees.

He also says it is important to understand the athletes coaches lead, will model their behaviour on how they deal with referees.

0:00 Intro
0:35 Coach and Referee Communication
1:00 Athletes Model Your Behaviour
1:25 Basketball Is An Imperfect Game
3:40 Sit A Referee Course
5:05 Basketball Referees Call What They See
6:50 A Coaches Next Play Mindset

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