Recently, Basketball Queensland State Performance Manager (North), Brady Walmsley and Referee Development Manager, Madi Crowley, teamed up to develop the ‘Referee Immersion Program’.
The program will see a collaboration between Basketball Queensland’s elite players, coaches and referees inside the State Performance Program training environment. The purpose of the program is to improve playing and refereeing standard, develop respectful and supportive relationships and provide two-way education for the betterment of the sport. This weekend will see referee’s from Townsville participate in the U18 Queensland North State Performance Program camp. This participation will include practical refereeing application in training and games, educational presentations and relationship building opportunities. This will be the first in a series of camps of this nature in North & South Queensland.
State Performance Manager, Brady Walmsley, said: “We understand the importance of continuing to strengthen the relationships between players, coaches and officials. As Basketball Queensland look to continue improving in all facets, there is incredible value in sharing our expertise and experiences to better understand the game from each others perspective. Whilst we would traditionally try to develop the skills of players and referees in isolation of each other, we see significant scope to fast-track that development by collaborating in a performance environment such as this”
For more information on the program or how to be involved, please contact Madi Crowley at [email protected] or follow this link to find out more information about refereeing in Queensland, http://basketballqld.com.au/officials/ .