EMW Camp 2008 News
- Created on 10 May 2008
- Created on 07 May 2008
We are pleased to welcome on our camp supervisor from Netherlands – Peter Strikwerda, who is coming as an observer to see how we work with referees and help with his knowledge in development of campers.
Peter Strikwerda was playing in national men top division before he started his career as a referee in national level in 1991. Unluckily eight years after he needed to finish because of injury. He didn’t stop being involved in basketball.
- Created on 05 May 2008
Again this year we are very pleased to guest the Director of the Euroleague referee’s – Cotas Rigas, who confirmed his presence directly from Final Four in Madrid.
Mr. Rigas will be with us all days during the camp and will have lectures. He is a great person and has a lot of knowledge to give to our campers. We are very happy that he can come this year too.
Among the 23 big finals officiated we have to mention the Los Angeles Olympic Games Men’s Final in 1984 and Barcelona Olympics Women’s Final in 1992.
- Created on 05 May 2008
For the first time in history of our camp we will use special device to help our campers in communication with observer.
The Audio System will connect camper who is refereeing in the court with instructor that is watching his game. So any instructions or notices can be directly said in the moment.
We are sure this will help our campers to develop their skills in the court, because progress is the reason we are there.
- Created on 04 May 2008
We would like to present to you another of our instructors for the camp, Romualdas Brazauskas. We met Mr. Brazauskas at the first camp in Poland which took place in 2004 in Bydgoszcz.
”One of the best referees in this modern basketball era has to be Romualdas Brazauskas, who started his career in 1973 and became international in 1987. Brazauskas has taken part in three Olympic Games, calling the 2000 final in Sydney, Australia. Two world championships and several EuroBaskets are other highlights, but Brazauskas is already a Euroleague classic. He has been in 9 Euroleague Final Fours, refereeing 5 title games in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005. Brazauskas is possibly the best Lithuanian referee of all-time.”
- Created on 03 May 2008
We are happy to announce that FIBA Sport Director – Lubomir Kotleba, is coming to referee’s camp in Poland this year again.
Mr.Kotleba officiated 4015 games, three Olympic Games ( two finals), five World Championships, twelve European Champioships, six championships of other continents and ten European Club Competitions finals.
As a commissioner he officiated five Olympic Games, twenty two World Championships, twenty one European Championships and about 100 European Club Competitions games.
- Created on 01 May 2008
Dear Referees Friends,
We come to you with good news – this year we are going to meet again! The fifth edition of Basketball Referee’s Camp will take place between 25 and 29 of June in Inowroclaw ( 40km from Bydgoszcz, 100 km from Poznan – those two are the closest airports), Poland.