Betancor Lends A Hand

14 May 2010

FIBA Europe Referee Co-ordinator Miguel Betancor may have spent a lifetime immersed in the intricacies of refereeing basketball games, but that doesn't mean he can't both learn from and teach referees in other sports.

With that in mind Betancor will share some of that lifetime of experiences this summer when he travels to Vienna, Austria to participate in the 2010 European Handball Federation Referee Education Workshop.

Held from 2nd to 4th July, the workshop is described by the EHF as:  "Another important step in the development of referee education in Europe."

"I think everyone at FIBA Europe understands how much we can learn from our colleagues in other sports," said FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin.

"I look forward to spending time with the handball referees," commented Betancor.

"Stepping outside of basketball and learning from referees in other sports can be a very valuable tool.  The rules may be different, but many of the same principals can be applied across sporting lines."

As the events keynote speaker Betancor will lecture on the topic of "Officiating and Player/Coach Discipline".

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