Gran Canaria is a popular place for tourists, especially in the month of June. But an international group composed of Instructors and Referees is not on the Canary Islands on holiday.
|FIBA Europe Referees Co-ordinator Miguel Betancor with Poland's National Instructor Krzysztof Koralewski|
The 2010 FIBA Europe Clinic for Instructors and Potential Referees is held in Gran Canaria and it features a who-is-who of international Basketball.
In addition to the Instructors from the FIBA Europe member federations the Clinic welcomes prominent guests such as NBA referee Tommy Nunez and NBA Referee Operations Director of Development Ronnie Nunn. The group is joined by FIBA America's Geraldo Fontana and FIBA Sports Director Lubomir Kotleba.
Nunez and Nunn are speakers and clinicians on and off the court, sharing their vast experience in officiating with those present.
"FIBA and NBA rules may be different, but these people love officiating and working with officials. We are privileged to have them here and I am sure their presence will add a new excellent dimension to these clinics now and in the future," commented FIBA Europe Referees Co-ordinator Miguel Betancor.
|The participants are shown the new Digital Rule Book|
As well as the respective FIBA referees from each member federation, other national referees are in attendance from Austria, Czech Republic, England, Mexico and Russia.
The clinic also sees the launch of the 2010 FIBA Europe and FIBA Americas Teaching Materials, which are the result of an ongoing collaboration of the two Zones.
After nine months of hard work and after reviewing more than 1000 play situations on both sides of the Atlantic, this tool is now available and aims to provide referees and instructors at all levels with the best materials to improve the quality and consistency of officiating.