|Participants of the referee clinic during the 10th Baltic Sea Basketball Cup in Tallinn, Estonia|
The 10th edition of the Baltic Sea Basketball Cup, held from 3-5 January 2014 in Tallinn, provided the limelight for upcoming players to showcase their potential and the perfect setting for the traditional referees' clinic.
The Baltic Sea Basketball Cup is a basketball tournament for youth national teams, the participating countries being hosts Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Latvia with their U18 and U16 men's and women's national teams.
The Estonian Basketball Federation has been traditionally using the event's facilities and its inspiring learning environment to organise an annual referees' clinic.
For the fourth consecutive year, the clinic was supported by FIBA Europe, with FIBA Europe Referee Instructor Davorin Nakic running the clinic in co-operation with four national referee instructors.
Nakic was joined by Jan Holmin (Sweden), Atso Matsalu (Estonia), Oscar Lucis (Latvia) and Petri Mäntylä (Finland).
A total of 16 national category referees from Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Sweden were involved in the tournament and the seminars, reflecting the region's level of officiating.
"We would like to thank the FIBA Europe Referee Department for sending their instructor for the fourth year in a row and we hope that our co-operation will continue in the future," said Keio Kuhi, Secretary General of the Estonian Basketball Federation.
"All the participants are also very thankful for this opportunity and feel the training is very useful for taking the next step in their referee careers."