OFFICIALS - START HERE!
The officials in a game of basketball are a team that must work together for the game to be judged and recorded correctly. They all rely on each other to contribute their parts and to work in the spirit of good sportsmanship. Just like players, coaches, managers and the rest of the basketball community, officials love the game, strive for success, make lifelong friends, and enjoy the privilege of being a part of such a great sport.
THE VISION, MISSION AND GOAL FOR NWB OFFICIALS
Develop great people who will make great officials; balanced individuals who value wellbeing, like to challenge themselves to develop skills and enjoy giving back to the basketball community.
Deliver a framework that develops wellbeing and fosters a culture of respect, teamwork and effort. This will create quality people to which the theoretical instruction can be effectively delivered, and life skills can be taught. Its strategic structuring will facilitate consistent and efficient delivery of education in the high volumes required to meet the demands of a growing association.
A program where all involved can experience the joys, challenges, comradery and opportunities that officiating can provide
Having a growth mindset, one that believes they can change, is important when encountering the inevitable bumps in their journey. It means we believe we can adapt and overcome the challenge ahead, for example, I can get faster by doing some running training. A growth mindset and optimism together create a cycle of hitting a road bump, identifying the cause, changing to overcome, persevering past the bump, enjoying the feeling of being a little stronger and seeking the next challenge.
“Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth”
– Bryant McGill
Mistakes need to be looked at as lessons; they teach us responsibility for our actions and shed light on things we might not have previously seen or understood. Mistakes are inevitable, so we must be ourselves and try new things to have the opportunity to reach our full potential.
“Your best teacher is your last mistake”
– Ralph Nader
The family culture we are aiming to create within the referee program needs to translate to a team-first mentality on the floor. We achieve success and face failures as a team and work together to improve. We ask for help when we face a setback and are happy to offer help when asked of us.
“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”
– Jim Stovall
Successful teamwork requires its members to work cooperatively towards a common goal. This requires understanding that people will have different ideas and opinions and that everyone has the right to share these in an appropriate manner. Respecting others means we listen and have an open mind towards others, even if we do not necessarily agree. We must also value other’s peoples time and appreciate any effort shared with us.
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say”
– Bryant H McGill
If we wish to gain the respect of others, we must present a person to be respected. Self-respect means we feel we are behaving in a way that demonstrates dignity and that we can be proud of. We must show effort, make choices to better ourselves and look after our bodies and minds.
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else”
– Judy Garland
Self-belief is about knowing that life will not be perfect but being willing to try and try again because you will figure out how to overcome anything that is in your path. It is about having positive self-talk and encouraging yourself to build confidence and self-esteem. It is about taking control and moving life in the way you want it to go. This control can be taken through something called learned optimism. This is when a person applies temporary and specific causes for negative experiences, and permanent and pervasive causes of positive experiences. This means they place the onus on themself, and believe they are in control of the situation.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Self-belief & embracing mistakes allows people to be themselves, which will help build rapport.
Expressing yourself without violating others. Confidence to communicate without fear of the outcome.
The ability to cope with tough times by applying inner strength and engaging support networks.
Identifying weaknesses and then making effortful practice into mastering the required skill
Conduct, aims and qualities that characterise a person. Upheld through self-respect & respect for others.
Effortful practice of giving undivided and non-judgmental attention to the person speaking