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The CROWN REFS Podcast is the audio experience for basketball officials. It features Joey Crawford, Scott Foster, Al Battista, Bo Boroski and many more. Hosted by Paul Diasparra. #Servethegame Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crown-refs/support

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    • 4.8, 89 Ratings

The CROWN REFS Podcast is the audio experience for basketball officials. It features Joey Crawford, Scott Foster, Al Battista, Bo Boroski and many more. Hosted by Paul Diasparra. #Servethegame Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crown-refs/support

    #100 Roger Ayers MasterClass | 22-year Divsion 1 Official | 3 Final Four Selections

    #100 Roger Ayers MasterClass | 22-year Divsion 1 Official | 3 Final Four Selections

    In 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝟷𝟶𝟶, it makes perfect sense to bring you over 𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀, insights and best practices from Final Four Official 𝙍𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝘼𝙮𝙚𝙧𝙨. This podcast focuses on improving our communication skills with coaches, players and fellow officials. ⁣

    We covered numerous situations where you can insert a specific 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 to better manage the game at that 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁. Special thanks to 𝘙𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 for all of the wisdom and experience that he shared with us throughout this episode. ⁣
    And Thank you for 100 episodes of The Crown Refs Podcast. This would not have been possible without your interest and continued support. Let's keep growing together.⁣

    📺 To watch on YouTube click below⁣
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    #99 Game Notes 006 with Dillon Berner | Denver, CO | 4-year Official

    #99 Game Notes 006 with Dillon Berner | Denver, CO | 4-year Official

    In this edition of 𝙂𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙨 we had the pleasure to work with 𝘿𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙣 𝘽𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙧 who just finished his 4th season officiating and is currently a Division 2 Women’s Basketball in Colorado. ⁣Dillon has a certified professional appearance to him and showed a lot of command and composure throughout the game. We feel that he is well on his way to one day becoming a Division 1 official. ⁣

    In this episode, we broke down over 13 plays and here are some of the key takeaways and themes from our session:⁣

    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭. Rotating in the Lead⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟮. Illegal Screen or Push through?⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟯. Go away Stay away⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟰. Rotate without Running⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟱. Composure is our norm⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟲. PC Foul or No-Call?⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟳. One hand at a time⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟴. Lock in Secondary Defenders⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟵. Cadence Whistle from Secondary⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭𝟬. Layered plays need more patience⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭𝟭. Don’t be in a rush to rotate⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭𝟮. The Awkward and the Ugly⁣
    𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 #𝟭𝟯. Always handle business first ⁣

    Episode 99 is available in to watch on YouTube here https://youtu.be/Kb7OhbMsfTA #servethegame

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    • 38 min
    #98 CROWN REFS: All-Access

    #98 CROWN REFS: All-Access

    Crown Refs All: Access is a 3-part referee mini-series on YouTube, and an in depth look at the passion that we have at Crown Refs for giving back to the game and developing others. We hope you find value you in this episode which is designed to help you add new pieces to your tool belt.

    Thank you to all of the officials, players and coaches that were featured in this content.
    To watch click here https://youtu.be/FBtGfplo5Yc

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    • 20 min
    #97 Dan Hughes | Seattle Storm Head Coach | 2018 WNBA Champion | 2-time WNBA Coach of Year

    #97 Dan Hughes | Seattle Storm Head Coach | 2018 WNBA Champion | 2-time WNBA Coach of Year

    𝘿𝙖𝙣 𝙃𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙨, is the 3rd winningest coach in WNBA history and currently in his 3rd season coaching the 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮. Coach Hughes is a 2018 WNBA champion, 2-time WNBA coach of the year and a 2019 cancer survivor. ⁣

    In this episode, our goal was to bridge some of the communication gaps between 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 and 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 and work towards finding a positive common ground as dual participants of the game. ⁣

    𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙨. ⁣
    𝟭:𝟯𝟳 How to achieve success and longevity in your profession. ⁣
    𝟯:𝟰𝟮 How do you identify and great official? ⁣
    𝟴:𝟬𝟱 What do coaches like least about officials? ⁣
    𝟵:𝟰𝟱 How to tell when an official is nervous, weak or easily intimidated. ⁣
    𝟭𝟲:𝟬𝟱 How can officials be better communicators? 𝟮𝟬:𝟱𝟰 Complaining is counterproductive to winning. 𝟮𝟳:𝟱𝟮 A coach’s perspective on Technical Fouls. 𝟯𝟬:𝟭𝟴 How teams coach legal defense. ⁣
    𝟯𝟮:𝟮𝟲 How can coaches become better communicators? ⁣
    𝟯𝟲:𝟬𝟬 2-way respect. ⁣
    𝟰𝟮:𝟭𝟱 Bridging the Gap. ⁣

    📺To watch on YouTube ⬇️⁣
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    • 46 min
    #96 Basketball is Back | The first games since the quarantine | with Raphael Benetiz

    #96 Basketball is Back | The first games since the quarantine | with Raphael Benetiz

    𝘈𝘈𝘜 basketball is back in the state of Florida which means there are officials working again. In this episode, we hear from one of the front-liners who has already worked multiple tournaments in facilities packed with fans. ⁣

    We welcome in 𝘙𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘉𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘻 to give us some insights on what it was like getting back on the court post-quarantine. We talked about some new safety measures, his upcoming camp schedule, and the difficulties in transitioning from the 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘧𝘰𝘹 𝟺𝟶 to the electronic whistle. ⁣

    We wish you all a safe return back to the court, whenever your area or state allows. ⁣
    #𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲

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    • 21 min
    #95 Game Notes 005 with Al Battista | 44 years of officiating experience| Washington, DC

    #95 Game Notes 005 with Al Battista | 44 years of officiating experience| Washington, DC

    In this edition of 𝙂𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙨, we welcome back special guest 𝘈𝘭 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢 as we analyze 5 plays from an 𝘕𝘊𝘈𝘈 and 𝘍𝘐𝘉𝘈 game. We hope you find value in the discussions and can add a few 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 to your belt from this episode.⁣

    Here are the play types we that we broke down:⁣
    1) 𝘎𝘰𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨/𝘉.𝘐. ⁣
    2) 𝘊𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘩/𝘗𝘢𝘴𝘴 ⁣
    3) 𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴 ⁣
    4) 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺/𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦/𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭 ⁣
    5) 𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘮. ⁣

    Special Thanks to 𝘈𝘭 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢 for his numerous contributions to the 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 and program. To watch those episode on YouTube clicks below. https://youtu.be/yCftV4vMMcU

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    • 32 min

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