In case you are not fan of social media (and many of our members share your sentiment), a majority of our updates concerning upcoming tournaments, new accounts, or general posts concerning officiating will be copied here within a few hours of their original posting on our Facebook page.  


We still encourage you to "Like" and "Follow" our Facebook page to get these posts as soon as they come in and to participate in the many excellent discussions we share with other members and referees nationwide.  We also have a YouTube channel in development and our founder, Chris Balasinski, maintains a Instagram account that is not solely about officiating, but offers a glimpse into the private life of our busy assignor. 

Legitimate Hooking Offensive Foul by Tristan Thompson

February 25, 2017

We went a little low-fi with this week's video. 


Image quality aside, this is a great example of what a legitimate hooking offensive foul looks like, as called by lead official Danny Crawford. At most levels, every time an offensive player executes a successful spin move, you'll have the defensive player crying that a "hook" should have been called. Do not fall for it. 


Like any offensive foul, a hook should displace the defensive player or physically prevent him from making a play. On this clip, Tristan Thompson's hook displaces Brandon Jennings and prevents him from challenging the lay-up attempt.



Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Recent Posts

November 30, 2017

November 29, 2017

November 26, 2017

November 22, 2017

November 20, 2017

November 11, 2017

November 10, 2017

Please reload


Providing league and tournament officials throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington.

Proudly representing officials nationwide.


State of the Ref Union RV 07-01.png

Click on the icon above to view our 2019 State of the Ref Union address, highlighting our Union's success from the last year and our goals for the next.


P:  408-472-1355 (Text Preferred)