Basketball Ireland and the National Referees Committee are joining together yet again at the Basketball Ireland National Camp. The Referee Development Camp is an exciting new addition to the longest running basketball camp in Ireland at Gormanstown this July.

The four day (non) residential Referees Camp will be facilitated by a number of National Tutors, who will work with participants on a one to one basis to help develop your refereeing skills.

National Referees Development Officer, Paul Dempsey, explains:

Lessons learned from classroom session on topics such as Game Control, Fitness, Communication, Nutrition, Mechanics among others, will be taken on the floor daily where you will officiate at Camp competitions. Video technology will be used daily to review game situations with the Tutors to help improve your game.

There are great opportunities for you to become more involved and develop within the refereeing sector –

The content of the camp will include:

  • Court Work
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Game Evaluation
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness Programmes
  • Referee Mechanics
  • Principle of Officiating
  • Philosophy of Officiating
  • Professionalism
  • Game Control
  • Communication
  • Basketball Coaching Course
  • Keynote Speakers

Officiating games and receives immediate feedback on strengths and suggestions to improve from trained assessors and tutors. The Tutors are also available at meals, breaks and evening hours for one-on-one sessions with the participants.

This approach allows each “camper” to be immersed in refereeing techniques, mechanics, and psychology of refereeing at various levels. Camp size is limited so that participants have the opportunity to work closely with the Tutors. The Tutors are there to help you get better with your current game. If you are serious about getting better, then this Camp is the place for you to be this July.

Participants have the opportunity to take the skills learned in sessions and try them out in basketball games each night. The Referees Development Camp will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to improve and advance your current officiating career.

If you are over 18yrs of age and serious about developing your officiating skills these competitions and The Referee Development Camp is the place for you!

If you are interested or would like more information about The Referee Development Camp, Gormanstown this July, then email

Remember places are limited so get in early!!!!

Where: Gormanstown, Co Meath
When: 13th – 16th July (inclusive)
Residential Fee: €325 (incl all meals, accommodation, course material etc.)
Non Residential Fee: €200 (incl all meals, course material etc.)

If you would like to registered and book your place on The Referee Development Camp please follow this link

"Recruiting, Developing & Retaining referees for current and future basketball needs in Ireland"

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