The Pan American Games are the largest multi sporting event in Americas, and number three in the World just after the Olympic Games and the Asia Games.
Basketball is the most popular Sports community.
FIBA Americas is using this huge event to prepare the Referees for the next competitions such as the FIBA World Cup in China, the Women’s Americup and the Basketball Champions League Americas by reuniting a group of Top Referees with the vision of having these Americas Referees regarded as “World – Class Officials “.
On this day, July 30th, the group led by FIBA Americas Referee Manager, Geraldo Fontana started the activities for the 2019 edition of the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru with the greatest expectations about this group of referees.
The instructors for this Championship are the American Terry Moore and the Canadian Mike Thomson.
Thomson presented the topic: Game Preparation – Image of the FIBA Referee, putting emphasis on having a plan for the game, so you can know what you want to accomplish as an individual and as a team. Also setting the goal to deliver the same product, the same way every time.
Moore spoke about the Theme: FIBA Referee Instructor: Roles and Responsabilities, Referee Evaluation & Post Game Meeting – Goals, the referees got to understand what the Instructors are evaluating and expecting from their performance, how they identify and address situations, and the importance of being in the right place to get the right call.
Also the Canadian Referee Michael Weiland spoke about: Court Presence: Importance of communication skills, Making decisions, Reporting decisions and Working as a Team.
Then, the Mexican Referee Alejandra Gaytán spoke about the Self Evaluation and its importance for the actual needs of Officiating.
For the evening activities, the Panamanian Referee Julio Anaya directed the activities on the court for the Individual Officiating Techniques.
After, Terry Moore took charge by leading the session for 3 Person Officiating. Finishing a very productive first day for our Referees who are ready to take on the courts for the Pan American Games during the next 10 days.