The Youth Development Program (YPD) is FIBA Americas’ elite youth program that focus on the identification, development and promotion of the top young athletes of the continent. And the Referee department has the same commitment for the Young referees.
Buenos Aires hosted the second edition of this Camp receiving referees from Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.
From beginning to end, the participants and the Staff created an amazing atmosphere. The Camp started with a big opening for the players and the referees.
Coaching sessions, 3 Person Mechanics, Individual Officiating Techniques, Evaluation games, Fitness Activities, drills on the court, signalization, and the use of the voice were the main points of emphasis of this Camp.
The Referee Department worked very hard in finding ways to share the knowledge to all these young referees using presentations, video conferences, apps, videos and practical exercises on the court.
The participants received greetings videos from the participants of the previous YDP Camp in Brasil, video conferences from a group of Referees participating from a Clinic in Brasil, the International Referee from Puerto Rico, Roberto Vazquez and from Mr. Carl Jungebrand, Head of Refereeing who answered the questions from the young referees, making emphasis on what FIBA is expecting from referees all over the world, which is being Strong, Decisive and Approachable and exhorted them to keep working hard towards their goals.
Another surprise they received was the visit from the FIBA President, Mr. Horacio Muratore and the FIBA Americas Executive Director Mr Carlos Alves who made emphasis on the need to work with young people and also gave them a challenge: To work so hard so they can get a FIBA license and maybe watch them in the future in a World Championship or the Olympic Games.
Four fantastic days full of knowledge, learning and an amazing environment were lived during the second edition of the FIBA Americas Youth Development Program Camp in Buenos Aires, Argentina, memories that will surely remain forever.
YDP Buenos Aires 2019 – Full Movie
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