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Referees clinic in Nicosia, Cyprus

11 May 2024

A clinic for wheelchair basketball referees was held on May 11-12 in Nicosia, Cyprus as part of the project “Basketball inclusive games – BIG” which is implemented as part of the Erasmus Sport program under the auspices of the EU. This was the first clinic ever held for wheelchair basketball referees in Cyprus. This was made possible also thanks to the help of the Cyprus Basketball Federation.

The lecturer of the clinic was Zarko Tomsic, a long-time and extremely experienced wheelchair basketball referee. Also currently a member of the IWBF Europe Executive Board.

The topics covered in the clinic:

1. Introduction to wheelchair basketball

2. Philosophie of refereeing

3. Differences in wheelchair basketball

4. General Principle of Contact

5. Lifting

6. Mechanics (Time-out, Throw-in, Rotation, Positioning)

7. Work in gym on sport wheelchairs