Vanessa Devlin and Leandro Lezcano aren't just dealing with the usual rigors of being a referee at the U18 European Championship.
At the recent clinic for up-and-coming European officials, the participants were graced by former FIFA World Cup referee Roberto Rosetti, signalling a step in a new direction for both basketball and football.
At the beginning of June, 53 of Europe's youngest FIBA referees gathered in the Croatian coastal city of Dubrovnik as part of the annual programme for potential referees and national instructors.
The Belgian city of Antwerp was characterised by basketball over the weekend, with a record-breaking ‘Night of the Giants' being followed up by a successful clinic for referees and commissioners.
FIBA Europe has been involved in another successful referee clinic, this time in Tbilisi, Georgia from 26 to 29 March.
The first group of Instructors and Potential Referees have just headed home after an intensive three days in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.
Under the watchful eye of FIBA Europe Referee Co-ordinator Miguel Betancor and his team, which this year includes NBA Referee Operations Director of Development Ronnie Nunn and former NBA referee Tommy Nunez, all the participants of the Clinic For National Instructors and Potential Referees have attended lectures and meetings designed to raise the level of officiating and teaching in Europe.