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The Crown Refs Podcast

185 EpisodesProduced by Paul DiasparraWebsite

The CROWN REFS Podcast is the audio experience for basketball officials. It features Joey Crawford, Roger Ayers, Dee Kantner, Maia Chaka, Lisa Mattingly, Tyler Ford, Penny Davis, Reggie Greenwood, Mark Wunderlich, Diana Depaul, Scott Foster, Marc Davis, Al Battista, Crystal Hogan, Bo Boroski and man… read more

185 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

#239 Bridging the Gap w/Coach Nique | Use the Game Podcast | CR Mentor group

January 27th, 2022


The Use The Game Podcast is geared towards individuals who have used Athletics to push them forward in their careers. We will interview former and …

#234 The Best of 2021 | Maia Chaka | Tyler Ford | Dee Kantner | Roger Ayers | Natasha Camy | Lisa Mattingly | Bill Spooner | J.B. Caldwell

January 1st, 2022


Welcome to the Best of 2021 compilation. This episode includes over 3 hours of our best moments from this past year featuring Maia Chaka, Dee Kantner, Natasha Camy, Lisa Mattingly, Roger Ayers, J.B. Caldwell, Tyler …

#233 Film Night 3 | Chiene Jones | Jorelle Pitter | Donald Griffin | Pedro Rodrigues

December 19th, 2021


In our 3rd film session with Crown Refs Mentor, we break down one of my recent games from the 21-22 season. We discuss how and when to use our 3 different voices-Command presence, normal, diffusing. ⁣

We also speak …

#232 Re-Applying the Pressure | with Bill Spooner | Crown Refs Mentor

December 15th, 2021


This audio is an exclusive interview with former 32-year NBA official Bill Spooner. Bill has worked over 1500 regular-season games and 100 NBA …

#231 Rapid Responses 5 | A Renewed Focus on Respect | CR MENTOR

December 3rd, 2021


This episode features the 5th session of our rapid response training with the Mentor group.  We lead by covering a new memo from the NCAA regarding …

#230 Signal School Live | Session 2 | Stay Here, Wave off, hit to head, chucking

December 1st, 2021


This episode features the second installment of Signal School-Live with the Crown Refs Mentor group. In this session, we practice 4 different signals …

#229 7 Qualities of a Great Official | The Real Coach D 3

November 27th, 2021


The Real Coach D, Phil Diasparra, is back for his 3rd installment as he gives us 7 Qualities of a Great Official. We hope you enjoy!

Integrity – great officials are the guardians of honesty in athletics. He must maintain …

#228 Run The Game | w/ J.B. Caldwell

November 23rd, 2021


This audio is an exclusive interview with referee trainer extroidinaire J.B. Caldwell. J.B. is a former 21-year Division 1 official who then served as the NBA's Sr. Scouting Advisor of Referee Operations from 2013-2020.

#227 Rapid Responses 4 | Dictatating the Terms of the Dialogue | w/special guest coach Arjan Perovic

November 8th, 2021


In our 4th Rapid Response session, we hit on some big picture points and talk about having the right perspective before we even enter the encounter. ⁣

This included the major mindset theme of not trying to convince the …

#226 Dee’s 5 Keys to Career Longevity | Dee Kantner | 24 Final Fours | Former NBA Official

November 4th, 2021


Dee Kantner recently joined the audio experience for basketball officials to share a wealth of knowledge and experience with our passionate community of referees. ⁣

We took this 10-minute clip that is loaded with …

#225 Video Rules Talk Ep. 9 | 5 Rules You Thought You Knew | with Zack Murphy

October 30th, 2021


In this episode of rules talk, we cover five NFHS rules that are commonly misunderstood by players, coaches, and officials alike. See if you know all …

#223 Verbal Judo Live | with special guest Alex Bromley | Crown Refs Mentor

October 24th, 2021


💬 We are excited to present this training session for basketball officials to help elevate your overall level of communication both on and off the court. In this episode, we cover being ready for "showtime" a term used …

#222 Coach D's Court 2.0 | The Hand Check Signal

October 19th, 2021


Welcome back to episode 2 of Coach D’s Court exclusively on Patreon. In this video, we break down the mechanics of the hand check signal from how to …

#221 Film Night | How to watch | Crown Refs Mentor Film Session #1

October 13th, 2021


The Crown Refs mentor group recently had our first film review session and we thought it was appropriate to first focus on the best ways and …

#220 Finding your Joy | The JustBe Podcast | with Emery & Briana Frazier

October 8th, 2021


I recently had the opportunity to appear on The JustBe Podcast which is all about exuding joyfullness and shining your love & light onto the …

#218 Signal school Live | Session 1 | The Blocking Signal | Crown Refs Mentor

October 1st, 2021


I just want to take a minute to send my appreciation to everyone who has supported us on Patreon and the discord app and joined our private …

#217 Video Rules Talk Ep. 8 | NFHS 2021-22 Points of Emphasis | with Zack Murphy

September 27th, 2021


In this episode of Video Rules Talk, we discuss the NFHS Points of Emphasis for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. We cover everything you need to get …

#216 Video Rules Talk Ep. 7 | NFHS Backcourt Rules

September 23rd, 2021


In this episode of Rules Talk, Zack breaks down the NFHS Backcourt Rule and provides three tricky examples to help better illustrate the rule. This …

#215 Rapid Responses | Session 3

September 18th, 2021


𝙍𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙨 is a communication training session for the Crown Refs Mentor group to help arm each official with the necessary skills to diffuse any situation with their words. This session helps you …

#214 Crown Refs FIBA | feat. Scott Butler | 2-time Olympic Official | Head of Referees (NBL)

September 11th, 2021


It's a pleasure to welcome former Olympic official Scott Butler, who had a 22-year professional career in Australia's National Basketball League (NBL), working over 500 games including 12 consecutive grand finals …

#213 CROWN REFS MENTOR | weekly calls & office hours | monthly podcast event with special guests

September 1st, 2021


How would you like to be part of a family-like community of officials who meet weekly to support, develop and empower each other to be great? How …

#212 CROWN REFS PLUS | REFFLIX | The Netflix of Officiating | The full Library of CR content

September 1st, 2021


Crown Refs PLUS features our full library of content including podcasts, and our new catalog of Patreon Original shows and series with never before …

#211 CROWN REFS PRO | Listen to our podcast | Watch short videos | join our Discord

September 1st, 2021


Thank you for your continued support and after 159 public episodes of the Audio Experience for Basketball Officials we've taken the Crown Refs Podcast private to this amazing platform for creators called Patreon.

Crown …

#209 Mentor Sessions 2 | Will Fried | Bethesda, MD

September 1st, 2021


Will Fried, is entering his 6th-year officiating originally from Bethesda, MD, and currently residing in Hays, Kansas.  He comes to Crown Refs MENTOR with the intentions of growing his officiating skills and becoming …

#208 Mentor Sessions 1 | Adam Zohni | Richmond Hill, Ontario

September 1st, 2021


We are excited to launch our new private community for officials and our developmental training program called Crown Refs MENTOR. ⁣

Adam Zohni is a long-time supporter and passionate 5th-year official from Toronto, CN, …

#207 Welcome to Patreon | 45 new episodes available on | Community News Show

August 22nd, 2021


𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘀 is excited to introduce 2 amazing apps to the referee industry, 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙤𝙣 & 𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙, as we launch our new private community for basketball officials. 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 is our versatile …

#159 The Crown Refs Community News Show | with Zack Murphy | NBA MultiVerse/Team store/Camp season

June 27th, 2021


𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙙𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝟯 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩!⁣

#158 Abuse Culture | A candid conversation following multiple ejections

June 6th, 2021


We as officials have to start documenting the verbal abuse more often to raise awareness on the issue of disrespect towards officials. ⁣

This episode was recorded immediately after we canceled the game because a coach …

#157 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Maia Chaka | Virginia Beach | Episode 5

May 15th, 2021


𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙩𝙤 “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙊𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜” 𝙛𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙞𝙖 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙠𝙖.⁣

Maia recently made national headlines by becoming the second female official hired …

#156 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Natasha Camy | Philadelphia | Episode 4

May 13th, 2021


𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴” 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝘆.⁣

Natasha is a super talented 8-year official from the great city of brotherly …

#155 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Lisa Mattingly | Nicholasville, KY | Episode 3

May 11th, 2021


𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴” 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝘆.⁣

Lisa had a brilliant 28-year officiating career that was one for the ages …

#154 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Sara Woods | St. Louis, Mo | Episode 2

May 9th, 2021


𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴” 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗱𝘀.

Sara Woods is a basketball official from St. Louis, Mo who is currently working …

#153 The Wonderful Women of Officiating | Chiene’ Joy Jones | Queens, NYC | Episode 1

May 7th, 2021


The Crown Refs Podcast introduces our new series “The Wonderful of Officiating” dedicated to highlighting the amazing accomplishments of the females …

#152 Ken Stewart | Crown Refs IPR | Video Review

April 30th, 2021


Attached in the Crown Refs IPR is a 10-15 minute instructional mechanics video that we personalize to exceed the needs of each official. ⁣

Ken Stewart, a 5-year official from Illinois, decided to record this video in …

#151 Tips for new officials, and the story how Crown was built | Brady Stiff & Kelsey Louglin

April 23rd, 2021


Brady Stiff and Kelsey Loughlin are longtime friends who finally decided to record their conversations about sports and everything else and host a podcast called “...And we’re back” available on Spotify/Apple podcasts.⁣

#150 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 4 | Joe Munden | Alex Leaker | Darnell Cudjoe

April 15th, 2021


In this episode of 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮 we had the pleasure to record a group conversation with the entire staff of officials who were recently at the House of Sports during the first weekend …

#149 Paying it Forward | Inspiring Referees | Recaping Signatute Episodes | with Travis Potter

April 9th, 2021


𝗘𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝟭𝟱𝟬 features a diverse range of topics and storylines that I cover with long-time Crown Refs supporter Travis Potter. Travis is a 6-year official and the assistant director of Wellness and Recreation …

#148 Live From: The Locker Room Vol. 3 | with Mike Evans

April 3rd, 2021


In this episode of 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮 ⁣
we discuss more game management strategies for complaining coaches and how and when you can take advantage of offensive opportunities. ⁣

We conclude …

#147 John Clougherty | 12 Final Fours | 4 National Championship games | 30+ years Division 1

March 24th, 2021


𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣 𝘾𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙮 put together one of the most outstanding NCAA officiating careers of all-time both on and off the court. His Division 1 career spans over 30 years in the ACC/Big East/SEC conferences …

#146 The Rulebook vs. The Art | Camp Season Prep | with Fabian Jara

March 18th, 2021


With Camp season around the corner, this conversation explores a few integral components of the expectations of an official when attending camps and reffing games in general. ⁣

Some of the keys we discussed are how to …

#145 Game Notes 019 | with John Cashman | Official since 2019 | PA/New Jersey

March 13th, 2021


𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗮𝗻 is a 2-year official from Pennsylvania living in New Jersey who’s fell in love with the craft of officiating. He truly …

#144 Game Notes 018 | with Pedro Rodrigues Jr. | Official since 2012 | Fitchburg, MA

March 10th, 2021


𝗣𝗲𝗱𝗿𝗼 𝗥𝗼𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗝𝗿. has been stung by the officiating bug as his fire and ambition to improve multiplies by the day. ⁣

We're proud to …

#143 Game Notes 017 | with Kenny Ludlow | 8-Year Official | Pittsboro, IN

March 4th, 2021


𝗞𝗲𝗻𝗻𝘆 𝗟𝘂𝗱𝗹𝗼𝘄, is an 8-year official from Pittsburg, IN who has his sights set on one day becoming a full-time Division 1 referee. He’s …

#142 Live From: The Locker Room vol. 2 | with Anthony Calise

March 2nd, 2021


In this episode of Live From: The Locker Room, we share multiple coaching interactions from this past weekend of games. We talk about how to respond …

#141 Live From: The Locker Room vol. 1 | with Anthony Fischetti

February 28th, 2021


In this edition of the Live From series, we document a full partner experience from the pregame discussion, into our observations from the first …

#140 Game Notes 016 | with Korbin Cruea | 2-Year Official | Swayzee, IN

February 24th, 2021


Korbin Cruea grew up in Swayzee, Indiana (a smalltown an hour north of Indianapolis) where he fell in love with the game of basketball at a very …

#139 Rules Talk 5 | Team Control | with Zack Murphy

February 23rd, 2021


Team control comes into play in more areas in your game than you might think. In Rules Talk Episode 5, we break down the aspects of team control from …

#138 Crossroads Officials Association | Indiana board Zoom call | with Mark Sexton

February 22nd, 2021


𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (COA) is the 2nd largest officials association in the great basketball state of Indiana. Currently, they have 174 licensed basketball officials and the …

#137 Live From: LEEWOOD | Sideline Discussions

February 21st, 2021


The Live: From series is a mash-up of sideline discussions that will give the listener that live feel and a chance to hear our instant reactions to recent plays from that night of rec games. We document some of the raw …

#136 Game Notes 015 | with Isaiah Langlois | 5-Year Official | Dubuque, IA

February 17th, 2021


𝗜𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗮𝗵 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗼𝗶𝘀, is a dedicated 5-year Official from Dubuque, IA looking to continuously evolve at his craft. Recently, he began to …

#135 Game Notes 014 | with Ryan Ceglieski | 2-year Official | Houston, TX | Texas A & M (freshman)

February 10th, 2021


⁣𝗥𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗴𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀𝗸𝗶 is a 19-year old freshman at Texas A & M who dreams about one day becoming an NBA official. He's made his goals very …

#134 Game Notes 013 |with Evan Busen | 10-year Official | Ozark, MO |Former MLB Draft pick (pitcher)

February 5th, 2021


𝗘𝘃𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗻, is a former 2-sport college athlete at Quincy University lettering in basketball & baseball. This talented righty was a …

#133 The Tyler Ford Wrap-up Show | Hosted by John Mattison

January 30th, 2021


A new feature to our signature series of guests is a wrap-up show highlighting the notable content and key points from the previous episode. In this pod, our host John Mattison breaks down the 𝘛𝘺𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘥 …

#132 Tyler Ford | The Difference between good & GREAT | 6-year NBA Official | Westfield, IN

January 30th, 2021


In episode 132 we present you with another podcast from our 𝙎𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙨 featuring 6-year NBA Official 𝙏𝙮𝙡𝙚𝙧 𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙙. As we continue to provide you with a content library to help …

#131 Game Notes 012 | with Corbin Clark | 3-year Official | Carmel, IN

January 23rd, 2021


𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙗𝙞𝙣 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙠 grew up 30 minutes north of Indianapolis in “basketball-crazy” Carmel, IN. From early on he always has been intrigued by …

#130 Rules Talk 4 | Alternating Possession | with Zack Murphy

January 16th, 2021


In Rules Talk Episode Four, we cover a few common and a few uncommon scenarios that involve the Alternating Possession Arrow. By the end of the …

#129 Best of 2020

January 1st, 2021


𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘀 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 | 𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬⁣
This episode features over 3 hours of our best content from 2020. Special thanks …

#128 The Birchs: A Family of Officials | with Ashley Birch | & Martin Birch Jr.

December 28th, 2020


𝗔𝘀𝗵𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗝𝗿, are brother and sister officials from Kansas City, Ks. They grew up in an officiating family with their Uncle, Father, and even their Mother umpiring baseball games …

#127 Rules Talk 3 | Correctable Errors | with Zack Murphy

December 22nd, 2020


In Episode 3 of Rules Talk, we cover the five correctable errors, the timeframe in which errors can be corrected, and apply our knowledge to specific …

#126 Ref Recap 3 | A post-game discussion of notable plays and situations | CROWNREFSTV

December 17th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝟱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝙍𝙚𝙛 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙥 we deep dive into some recent responses and interactions with coaches. This content is designed …

#125 The Beautiful Blend of Teaching, Coaching, & Officiating | with Guest Host Andrew Marotta

December 5th, 2020


𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗖𝗖 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 Andrew Marotta is making a big difference in his school community as a High School Principal and leader. His …

#124 Rules Talk | Episode 2 | 23 Most Misunderstood High School Rules | with Zack Murphy

December 2nd, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝙍𝙪𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝗘𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝟮, we cover the 23 most misunderstood rules about high school basketball according to the NFHS. Some of …

#123 Ref Recap 2 | A postgame discussion of notable plays and situations

November 29th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗽, we discuss how to stay motivated during a long day of weekend games, we also list some effective …

#122 Game Notes 011 | with Ian Hess | 10-year Official | Kaysville, UT

November 20th, 2020


⁣𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀, we had the pleasure to work with 10-year official Ian Hess of Kaysville, UT. We did a full …

#121 Ref Recap 1 | A Post-game discussion of notable plays and situations

November 9th, 2020


𝗥𝗲𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗽, is a content series discussing notable plays and scenarios from recent games and how we can handle each situation most effectively. We analyze the thought process behind the decision making and answer …

#120 9 Tips to Enhance your Mechanics | Instructional Video | CROWN REFS IPR

November 5th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲, we run through 9 enhancements that will help you add strength and sharpness when presenting your signals. Some examples …

#119 Live from: InSports, Trumbull, CT | Staying Sharp through the Pandemic | with Javed Trotman

November 3rd, 2020


𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘆 about the 2021 season we recommend taking any possible games that might be available to you in your area. We don't know how much longer they will be at hand so get your reps …

#118 From Camper to Clinician | An Observers Perspective | with Chad Beswick

November 2nd, 2020


𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 is from Spooky Nook Sports back in July of 2019 at a college tryout camp. Our guest, Chad Beswick, is a Division 1 official from …

#117 Never Stop Learning, Never Stop Teaching | A short Story by Adam Bergman | Virginia Beach, VA

October 30th, 2020


𝙉𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙉𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 is a recently published article on 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘀.𝗰𝗼𝗺 featuring fellow basketball official, sportswriter, and avid Crown Refs listener …

#116 Game Notes 010 with Emily Gluch | 5-year Official | Weiser, ID

October 27th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀, we had the pleasure to work with Emily Gluch, who already has 5 years officiating experience …

#115 The Officials Help Desk | with Emily Gluch | IPR #29

October 27th, 2020


𝗘𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗚𝗹𝘂𝗰𝗵 is a 5-year official from Weiser, ID who was recently hired into the NWAC, NAIA, and division 3 in the Pacific northwest. ⁣

𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲, we discuss the transition from officiating …

#114 Rules Talk | Episode 1 (pilot) | with Zack Murphy | NFHS Edition

October 26th, 2020


Rules Talk is the latest content series coming to Crown Refs. In Rules Talk, we plan on taking a rules-based deep dive into common and uncommon game …

#113 Daily Burst from the Bubble Vol. 5 | Celtics/Heat Game 1 | with John Mattison

October 25th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 5 of 𝘋𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘵 from the 𝘉𝘶𝘣𝘣𝘭𝘦, we highlight official Sean Wright once again, as he calls a foul on Derrick Jones …

#112 Daily Burst from the Bubble Vol. 4 | Raptors/Celtics Game 6 | with John Mattison

October 15th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝟰 of 𝘋𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘵 from the 𝘉𝘶𝘣𝘣𝘭𝘦, we highlight official Sean Wright, as he calls a flagrant foul on Marcus Smart.⁣

#111 Game Notes 009 with Aaron Arnold | Huntington, WV | 5-year Official

October 10th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 we had the absolute pleasure to work with Aaron Arnold, a 5-year official from Huntington, WV. …

#110 Daily Burst from the Bubble Vol. 3 | Lakers/Rockets Game 1 | with John Mattison

October 10th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 of Daily Burst from the Bubble, we highlight Game 1 of the 2020 Western Conference Semifinals, featuring the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets.⁣

𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆 …

#109 Officiating Scholarship for Women | Luke Bettencourt | Division 1 Women’s Official

October 6th, 2020


𝗟𝘂𝗸𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 NCAA-Women’s official who received a scholarship to his first camp in 2018, which has been …

#108 Crystal Hogan | Division 1 Men’s Official | Compton, CA

October 2nd, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟴, 𝗖𝗿𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗼𝗴𝗮𝗻 made history by becoming the only female to officiate Division 1 Men’s College Basketball. Her prior …

#107 “Daily Burst from the Bubble vol. 2” | Raptors/Celtics Game 2 | with John Mattison

September 25th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 of Daily Burst from the Bubble, we highlight Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, featuring the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics.⁣

𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆 begins …

#106 “Elevating your mindset” | with Darren Drake | D1 Men’s Official | WIN Mental Performance

September 22nd, 2020


𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 for 15 seasons including the last 2 years at the Division 1 level. He is a certified Mental skills coach who recently started sharing his expertise and …

#105 Imrpoving the Culture | Behind the Stripes Podcast | with Keith Myers & Brenda Hilton

September 17th, 2020


𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙚𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙥𝙚𝙨 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 is dedicated to supporting officials and improving the sportsmanship of all sports in America. Their content presents and discusses the world of officiating, …

#104 Daily Burst from the Bubble vol. 1 | Rockets/Thunder Game 6 | with John Mattison

September 14th, 2020


𝗜𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲, we cover the excellent work by our featured official, Kevin Scott in our Daily Burst from the Bubble - Volume 1.⁣

#103 Andrew Marotta | 15-year D1 Official | ELB Surviving & Thriving Podcast | Principal Sparks

September 11th, 2020


𝘼𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙬 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙖 is an energetic and enthusiastic school leader who has put his positive imprint on his beloved school, Port Jervis HS, in …

#102 Game Notes 008 with Zack Murphy | Savannah, GA | 4th-year Official

September 5th, 2020


In this edition of 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴, we had the opportunity to work with Zack Murphy from Savannah, TN. Zack is a 21-year old senior at …

#101 Game Notes 007 with Roger Ayers | Roanoke, VA | 23-year Division 1 Official

August 18th, 2020


In this edition of 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴, 23-year Division 1 official 𝘙𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 brings us 5 ACC/SEC plays from previous seasons. The plays …

#100 Roger Ayers MasterClass | 22-year Divsion 1 Official | 3 Final Four Selections

July 27th, 2020


In 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝟷𝟶𝟶, it makes perfect sense to bring you over 𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀, insights and best practices from Final Four Official 𝙍𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝘼𝙮𝙚𝙧𝙨. This podcast focuses on improving our …

#99 Game Notes 006 with Dillon Berner | Denver, CO | 4-year Official

July 14th, 2020


In this edition of 𝙂𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙨 we had the pleasure to work with 𝘿𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙣 𝘽𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙧 who just finished his 4th season officiating and is …

#98 CROWN REFS: All-Access

July 6th, 2020


Crown Refs All: Access is a 3-part referee mini-series on YouTube, and an in depth look at the passion that we have at Crown Refs for giving back to the game and developing others. We hope you find value you in this …

#97 Dan Hughes | Seattle Storm Head Coach | 2018 WNBA Champion | 2-time WNBA Coach of Year

June 26th, 2020


𝘿𝙖𝙣 𝙃𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙨, is the 3rd winningest coach in WNBA history and currently in his 3rd season coaching the 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮. Coach Hughes is a 2018 WNBA champion, 2-time WNBA coach of the year and a 2019 …

#96 Basketball is Back | The first games since the quarantine | with Raphael Benetiz

June 19th, 2020


𝘈𝘈𝘜 basketball is back in the state of Florida which means there are officials working again. In this episode, we hear from one of the …

#95 Game Notes 005 with Al Battista | 44 years of officiating experience| Washington, DC

June 17th, 2020


In this edition of 𝙂𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙨, we welcome back special guest 𝘈𝘭 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢 as we analyze 5 plays from an 𝘕𝘊𝘈𝘈 and 𝘍𝘐𝘉𝘈 game. We hope you find value in the discussions and can add a few …

#94 21 Questions to help you effectively break down film | with Al Battista

June 4th, 2020


❓Here are 21 questions that you can ask yourself as you are breaking down your next game.

🚩Use these markers as a template to help you better …

#93 Game Notes 004 with Marc Davis | 12 NBA Finals games | Chicago, IL

June 3rd, 2020


In this edition of Game Notes, we welcome in special guest and NBA referee Marc Davis. We broke down some plays from an NCAA game between Kansas vs Arizona State. We talked about a couple red flags for illegal screens …

#92 Marc Davis | Instruction through tension | 22-year NBA Official

June 1st, 2020


In this episode, we bring you 22-year NBA vet Marc Davis. Marc has officiated 132 playoff games including 12 Finals games in his exceptional career. We speak about instruction through tension and identifying your …

#91 Communication with Coaches | When is too much enough? | with Delvekio Rudd

April 30th, 2020


Is it possible that sometimes we over-communicate with coaches and it gets us in trouble? When does the constant conversations become too much? How often do you engage in small-talk? All of these questions answered. To …

#90 Game Notes 003 with Marshall Peone | 6th-year Official | Centralia, WA

April 26th, 2020


In this edition of Game Notes we discuss perfecting the punch and how positioning impacts play-calling, We emphasized not reacting to contact and filtering it then deciding. One other interesting point that stood out …

#89 Game Notes 002 with Matt Gonzales| 8th-year Official | Monstrose, CO

April 21st, 2020


On this edition of Game Notes with Matt Gonzales, we discuss 14 different plays from a girl's varsity game that he had earlier this season. Some topics we focused on was having that consistent situational awareness and …

#88 Crown Refs Presents “Game Notes” A YouTube series | Episode 001 | Jordan Kleinjan | Bismark, ND

April 17th, 2020


We are excited to launch Game Notes as a visual podcast show on YouTube, Instagram & Facebook. On the show, we will post the plays from our …

#87 Game Notes 000 | with Denise & Tyler McCabe | Husband & Wife Officials | Elko, NV

April 11th, 2020


This is another edition of game notes which is one of the sections of our Individual Performance report that we turned into a podcasts series. This …

#86 Game Notes -001 | with Kevin Baker | 7th-Year Official | Klamath Falls, OR

April 8th, 2020


In this edition of Game Notes, we had the pleasure to work with Kevin Baker, a 7th-year official from Klamath Falls, Oregon. We focused on the importance of being in a dependable position to referee each play and the …

#85 Game Notes -002 | with Suzanne Tiranno | 7th-Year Official| Amherst, MA

April 7th, 2020


In this edition of game notes, I got the opportunity to work with Suzanne Tiranno, an NCAA D2 official from Massachusetts with a boatload of …

#84 Game Notes -003 | with Josh Boultbee | 10th-year Official | Lancaster, PA

April 3rd, 2020


In this edition of Game Notes, we sit down with Josh Boultbee, a 10th-year official from Lancaster, PA. We had a great conversation about getting …

#83 Mark Wunderlich | 21-year NBA Official | 2008 & 2009 NBA Finals | VP of Referee Operations @NBA

March 27th, 2020


Episode 83 features former 21-year NBA official Mark Wunderlich. Mark officiated 1200 regular-season games from 1990-2011 including 88 playoffs most …

#82 Game Notes -004 | with Ryan Wietchy | 4th-year Official | Detroit, MI

March 17th, 2020


Thanks for listening to the Crown Refs Podcast. We hope everyone and there families are safe and sound during this health crisis and time of uncertainty. This episode is from an IPR (Individual Performance Report) with …

#81 Game Notes -005 | with Pedro Rodrigues Jr. | 8th-year official | Fitchburg, MA

March 9th, 2020


In this Game Notes podcast, we had the pleasure to work with Pedro Rodrigues Jr, from Fitchburg, MA. Pedro just finished his 8th-season as an official and he is looking to hit the camp scene hard this summer and get …

#80 Game Notes -006 | with Brady Stiff | 13-year Official | Rolling Meadows, IL

March 6th, 2020


In this IPR follow-up, we got a chance to work with Brady Stiff from Illinois. Brady began officiating back in college while attending Indiana …

#79 Game Notes -007 | with Jason Hays | 14-year Official | Washington, MO

March 4th, 2020


Jason Hays, is an extremely dedicated basketball official from Washington, MO. He recently chose our IPR service as way to enhance his skill set and …

#78 Game Notes -008 | with Lance Fuller Jr. | 6-year Official | El Dorado, KS

March 2nd, 2020


Lance Fuller Jr, is a 6-year official from El dorado, Kansas. This is Lance’s IPR follow-up where we discuss being the authority for the game, …

#77 Game Notes -009 | with Brian Hansen | Minneapolis , MN | 16-year official

March 1st, 2020


Brian Hansen, is a 16-year official from Minneapolis, MN who is very passionate about improving at his craft. He recently chose the Crown Refs IPR …

#76 Game Notes -010 |with Scott Hamby | Waco, Texas

February 29th, 2020


Game notes are part of Crown Refs IPR service that's designed to provide officials with high-quality instructional feedback of their film. In this …

#75 Game Notes -011 | Introducing CROWN REFS IPR | The film review service for basketball officials

February 20th, 2020


Crown Refs is excited to launch our new film review service called the IPR. The Individual•Performance•Report provides basketball officials with high-quality instructional feedback on their game film. Send us a copy of …

#74 Diana Depaul | NBA Referee Scout | Former 20-year Division 1 Official

February 6th, 2020


Diana Depaul has been working as referee scout in the NBA for the past 2 years. She is a former 20-year Division 1 official who has also worked the …

#73 Verbal Judo | Alex Bromley | 8-year Detective and Verbal Judo instructor| part 2

January 28th, 2020


Verbal Judo Institute has equipped over a million individuals with the necessary skills to redirect behavior and generate voluntary compliance. They …

#72 Verbal Judo | Jerry B. Jenkins | New York Times Best-Selling Writer | part 1

January 22nd, 2020


The essence of Verbal Judo is best defined as a gentle yet powerful way of persuasion that helps us to avoid, resolve and manage resistance by using …

#71 Officially Human 2.0 | with Brenda and Tim Hilton

January 14th, 2020


Brenda and Tim Hilton have taken on the initiative of improving the treatment of all referees. Officially Human was founded to restore respect to, and positive treatment of, sports officials through increased education …

#70 Officially Human | with Brenda and Tim Hilton

January 14th, 2020


Officially Human was founded to restore respect to, and positive treatment of, sports officials through increased education and communication to all …

#69 Live from: House of Sports Vol. 4 ”Chain Reaction” with Nicole Robinson

January 5th, 2020


Live From: House of Sports returns with volume 4 featuring Nicole Robinson. Thanks for listening to the audio experience for basketball officials. In …

#68 Best of 2019 compilation

December 30th, 2019


Thank you for listening to the Crown Refs Podcast. We appreciate your continued support. We think you’re going to love this episode because it’s a mash-up of some of the best content of the year. #68 features Joey …

#67 Stacey Thomas | 6-year WNBA career | 12-year official

December 25th, 2019


Stacey Thomas had a legendary college career at Michigan and was selected 23rd overall in the 2000 WNBA draft. She went on to play 6 seasons in the …

#66 Al Battista | Sequencing & Guidelines

December 11th, 2019


NBA scout Al Battista returns to the podcast to give us sequencing and guidelines. He broke down some play types ranging from jump shots, rebounds, push offs, blocked shots, clamps, flops, game management and much more. …

#65 Christian Watson | 3-sport Division 1 official

December 5th, 2019


Christian Watson, 31, is the Bo Jackson of referees. He currently works at the division one level in football, baseball and basketball. He is the youngest D1 crew chief in America and is the son of a former 2-sport …

#64 Turning your inner fear into outer strength | with Luís Ferreira

December 2nd, 2019


Luís Ferreira, is a 20-year old regional referee from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He’s been officiating since 2018 and reached out to me with a couple of …

#63 Bridging the gap between Coaches and Referees | featuring Benji Carter

November 29th, 2019


In this podcast I sit down with a local high school coach to discuss ways to improve his communication with officials. We talked about technical …

#62 Why do 70% of new officials quit after just 3 years? | with Trevor Houle | Referee magazine

November 25th, 2019


On episode 62 of the Crown Refs Podcast, Trevor Houle joined me to talk about the need to recruit officials. We dive into recruitment techniques for …

#61 Ed T. Rush & Rob Rorke | Court Club Elite

November 17th, 2019


Ed T. Rush officiated 33 NBA finals games and then went on to build a premier training platform for basketball officials to accelerate their growth. His former student, Rob Rorke was able to develop through the court …

#60 #servethegame | A Crown Refs Bio

November 11th, 2019


On Sunday, November 10th, 2019 I had the opportunity to present Crown Refs to my local IAABO Board 52. I spoke about my passion to make a lasting, …

#59 A letter to the floppers

October 25th, 2019


In order to raise awareness surrounding the new flopping rule I decided to write a letter to the floppers. Hopefully, players and referees can enjoy …

#58 Live from: House of Sports | Technical fouls, ejections and when a coach claims to be a referee

October 21st, 2019


This podcast is a mashup of a couple of different nights at the house of sports. We spoke about a number of technical foul situations, an ejection …

#57 The Reggie Greenwood school of thought | Start-Develop-Finish-Decide

October 14th, 2019


Reggie Greenwood worked 19 straight big east tournaments from 1990-2009 and served as the supervisor of officials for the Ivy & Patriot leagues from 2009-2019. Take a look at the wide range of topics we spoke about …

#56 Ron Foxcroft | Inventor of FOX 40 | First Canadian Division 1 Official

October 5th, 2019


Ron Foxcroft is arguably the most successful referee entrepreneurs of all time. He recently received Canada’s highest honor. The Order of Canada …

#55 Live from: House of Sports Vol.2 ”Discussing signals, Verbal Judo and applying the Crown System”

September 30th, 2019


In this episode of ”Live from the House of Sports” we deep dive into the art of Verbap Judo. I go into detail and give an example of how to apply this communication style into your game. We also discuss how to improve …

#54 Live from: House of Sports ”Eliminating excess, getting in reps and when players try to sell us”

September 26th, 2019


The House of Sports, located in Ardsley, New York, is Westchester County’s premier basketball facility. There is a current crop of young and hungry officials that are striving to get to the next level. One way to …

#53 Joey Crawford | 50 NBA Finals games (2nd half)

September 12th, 2019


Here is the 2nd half of the Joey Crawford interview. (Track listing) :15 Ego is insecurity: 53 Get to the next 24. 2:00 Clock Awareness. 5:15 Double Whistles. 9:15 Our Percentages. 13:00 Favorite players. 17:49 …

#52 Joey Crawford | 39-year NBA official (1st half)

September 12th, 2019


The legendary Joey Crawford stops by The Crown Refs podcast to discuss his incredible 39-year career and so much more. Track Listing: 2:15 Humble beginnings.  8:05 Beneficial growing pains.  11:31  When film came along. …

#51 Jeff Goodman | Basketball Insider

August 30th, 2019


In this episode, we bring you a different perspective from basketball insider Jeff Goodman. Jeff, is a former ESPN commentator who currently works for the upstart sports news brand STADIUM. We talked about his belief …

#50 Bo Borowski | NCAA Final Four Official and the Creator of RefQuest

August 26th, 2019


Bo Boroski recently officiated the 2019 NCAA final four. He’s worked a total of 12 NCAA tournaments and is also the creator of REFQUEST, a tremendous …

#49 Scott Foster | 25-year NBA Official

August 16th, 2019


We are honored to bring to you 25-year NBA Official Scott Foster. Scott has worked 18 NBA finals games, 176 playoff games and 1,413 regular season …

#48 REACTION VS. response | A Camp Recap with SADE ALLEN

July 26th, 2019


Sade Allen, is a driven 3rd-year official from Canton, GA. She recently attended her first college tryout and reached out to me through voice message …

#47 Jeffrey Rutledge presents | Officiating Born

July 8th, 2019


Jeffrey Rutledge, is the creator of officiating born on YouTube. His channel features over 850 videos that has surpassed 1.4 million views, with 1,269 subscribers. We believe he has the largest database of basketball …

#46 ”Unsporting Stories Vol. 1 | You can't ref”

June 17th, 2019


This wildly entertaining podcast is a true story about a situation from a recent youth game. In this game, the fans were yelling insulting remarks at …

#45 ”Derrick Stafford | 30-year NBA Official”

June 11th, 2019


We are very blessed to welcome in a 2018 NBA finals referee Derrick Stafford. Derrick worked in the NBA for 30 seasons entering in 1988 and retiring in 2018. His resume includes: 13 NBA finals games, 180 playoff games …

#44 ”How to deal with AAU parents” with Sutton Simon

June 4th, 2019


We recently had to eject a fan during a 4th grade AAU game for coming on the court and screaming at the officials. This is the story of how we handled the situation through the site director. We also discuss the rare …

#43 ”The Player Postgame” with Spencer Smith

May 29th, 2019


The Player Postgame, is an exciting new podcast series where we will interview players after their games. The purpose of the interview is to provide education to the players and answer any questions, comments or …

#42 “2 Coaches and a REF: A Roundtable Discussion”

May 20th, 2019


The Hoop Heads Podcast covers a wide range of basketball topics relevant to coaches, players, and parents. In this episode, the goal was to provide both perspectives on the best way to optimize the working relationship …

#41 ”The Ronnie Nunn interview: Part 2

May 15th, 2019


Ronnie Nunn, was 14-year NBA official. He was also the former Director of Officials for the NBA and hosted ”Making the Call” on NBA TV. He stops by to share his knowledge of the craft, to talk about his nba career as an …

#40 ”Ronnie Nunn: 19-year NBA officiating career and former NBA director of officials” part 1

May 15th, 2019


Ronnie Nunn, was 14-year NBA official. He was also the former Director of Officials for the NBA and hosted ”Making the Call” on NBA TV. He stops by to share his knowledge of the craft, to talk about his nba career as an …

#39 Al Battista | NBA officials scout discusses grassroots and what he's looking for in acandidate.

May 7th, 2019


The CROWN REFS Podcast is honored to welcome NBA officials, eastern regional Scout, Al Battista. Al has one of the most intelligent referee minds in the world and is constantly sharing his knowledge with other …

#38 “Implementing camp feedback and reducing bad habits because someone’s always watching”

May 5th, 2019


It’s critical that we are implementing the feedback we get from camp and applying immediately into our games. We recommend working as many games as you can but be aware of reducing bad habits because someone is always …

#37 ”Stopping the clock, 50/50 plays and embracing the mistakes ” featuring Emery John Frazier.

April 30th, 2019


In this podcast, we discuss the importance of stopping the clock, the difficulty of 50/50 plays and embracing the mistakes. This is a conference call …

#36 ”Morning Mixtape 4” A podcast scored by Josh Mirsky

April 20th, 2019


In the 4th installment of the Morning Mixtape series, Coach D interviews Mr. Pink about his recent men's league championship game and the crew discuss some plays that occurred. All the music and sounds that appear on …

#35 ”Justin Bailey presents” REFSCORNER.COM

April 16th, 2019


In this podcast we hear from the creator and owner of REFSCORNER, Justin Bailey about his career, his brand and his mission to make a difference. Enter CROWNREFS at checkout to receive 10% off your next order from …

#34 ”Camp Season” part 3. 8 tips for camp.

April 8th, 2019


Here are 8 tips for camp explained in this podcast: 1) Know when to be quiet. 2) Don’t worry. 3) Take advantage of moment. 4) Introduce yourself. 5) Have fun. 6) Don't try to be perfect. 7) Bring healthy food. 8)Find …

#33 ”Camp Season” Part 2

April 3rd, 2019


What is the biggest reason that stops prospects from getting hired? How many camps is recommended for a first year official? How do I find camps? Do …

#32 ”Camp Season”

April 3rd, 2019


How does a HS ref prepare for a college camp? How do you deal with multiple clinicians telling you conflicting information? Should you be at a D1 …

#31 “Morning Mixtape vol. 3”

March 28th, 2019


The morning mixtape series is a mashup of the best clips recorded during the week from Coach D and Mr. Pink. Music is then added to heighten the mood and improve the overall audio experience. Enjoy!


Send in a voice …

#30 Game Notes: Matt Pink

March 26th, 2019


In this game notes, we observe Matt Pink referee an 8th grade AAU game. Matt has come a long way in a short amount of time and continues to make positive strides as an official. I am looking forward to seeing his …

#29 ”Neat Tucks” with Mike Horrey

March 21st, 2019


This CROWN REFS Podcast is sponsored by Neat Tucks, the best way to keep your shirt or uniform tucked. Special guest Mike Horrey tells us about his monumental meeting with Shark Tank star Daymond John, how he created …

#28 “Studio Sounds: The Game”

March 18th, 2019


SERVING the Game.
OBSERVE the game, its rules, it’s mechanics, it’s fundamentals, it’s history, it’s beauty, it’s ugliness, it’s purpose.
It can one …

#27 ”Pink friday”

March 13th, 2019


Mr. Pink returns to action to tell us about his 7-game Saturday. He is also discussing the fiery behavior of some none participants as well as how to improve your on the court etiquette.


Send in a voice message:

#26 “Serve the Game”

March 10th, 2019


CROWN REFS is excited to present to you the exclusive “Serve the Game” Fox40 custom whistle. I would be honored if you wore this whistle while will …

#25 ”One on One: Brandon West”

March 7th, 2019


Brandon West, a loyal Crown Refs supporter, is a first-year official from Worcester, MA. Recently, we connected on Instagram and he expressed his interest in coming to observe a game of mine. So in February 2019, …

#24 ”Postgame Sessions” with Joe Flick and Dave Masino.

March 4th, 2019


This postgame session features Joe Flick, Dave Masino and Brandon West, a first-year official who drove 2 hours to come observe the game. The topics …

#23 ”Postgame Sessions” with Ernest Hamilton and Mark Casamassa

February 28th, 2019


This postgame session features Ernest Hamilton and Mark Casamassa. Ernest, is a Division 1 official from Baton Rogue, LA and Mark is someone who keeps improving every single time I see him work. The crew discuss an …

#22 ”Game Notes: Anthony Calise”

February 25th, 2019


For this podcast, we sit and observe Anthony Calise work a local high school playoff game. These clips you're about to hear are the audio notes from …

#21 “Pre-game quick hitter”

February 22nd, 2019


The Crown Refs pre-game card is located on our Instagram feed or available upon request in pdf form. We have two options: A NCAA specific pre-game or an all-inclusive option that can be applied across any level. Take it …

#20 “Postgame Sessions” with Mike Evans and Ray Downs.

February 19th, 2019


In this postgame, the crew discuss some of the criteria we look for when issuing a double technical foul. We also spoke about a play you rarely …

#19 “The Crown Come Up”

February 17th, 2019


In this podcast we break down and list all the different platforms that Crown Refs is currently on and where you can locate the information. Coach D and Mr. Pink speak about the mental approach to the game and always …

#18 ”Postgame Sessions” with Jimmy Nolan and Rob Bates.

February 15th, 2019


This postgame features Jimmy Nolan and Rob Bates. These are 2 young and hungry officials that aspire become better and move up. The crew discuss 3 …

#17 ”Postgame Sessions” with Joe Flick and John Kelly

February 13th, 2019


This postgame session features Joe Flick and John Kelly, two of Long Islands finest officials. The crew has an in depth postgame discussion about a …

#16 “The Pregame” featuring Joe Flick and John Kelly

February 11th, 2019


In this pregame meeting the crew discuss the personalities of each team and what to expect in the game. There is no situation that we can’t get through, as long as we do it together as a team.


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#15 ”Playing Offense”

February 7th, 2019


In this podcast, we recap a technical foul that was given to a Coach in a recent game. Also, we emphasize the concept of ”playing offense” when …

#14 ”Postgame Sessions” with Darren Moran and Dave Masino.

February 6th, 2019


This Postgame Session features Darren Moran, a 12-year Division 1 official and Dave Masino, a guy on the verge of becoming Division 1 official. In the main discussion, the crew talks about a play where the assistant …

#13 ”Postgame Sessions” with Mike Evans and Jon Wong.

February 3rd, 2019


In this postgame, the crew discuss one of the most difficult rulings-Is the defender in the arc a Primary or Secondary defender? Also, they recap …

#12 “morning mixtape vol. 2”

February 1st, 2019


In this morning mixtape the topics include: How to carefully phrase your words. A pass off the leg or a kicked ball? And Mr. Pink doing a record 14 …

#11 ”morning mixtape vol. 1”

January 31st, 2019


During this morning mixtape the topics include: using your voice to avoid messy plays, how to handle unsporting behavior by the players and Coach D lists the ingredients for the Crown Refs SuperShake.


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#10 ”The Crown Referee Rant”

January 29th, 2019


This podcast is a collaboration between Crown Refs and Referee Rant. We sit down with Ralph the Ref and discuss the history of Crown Refs, The …

#9 ”Body before ball or ball before body?”

January 25th, 2019


In this podcast, Coach D breaks down the ball before body vs body before ball concept and gives a play calling tip on block shot plays.


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#8 ”What it takes to be GREAT”

January 20th, 2019


In this podcast, Coach D and Mr. Pink talk about what it takes to be a great official. They list some of the core skill sets that a required to separate yourself from the pack and Coach D tells his film story on how he …

#7 CROWN Presents...

January 14th, 2019


In this podcast Coach D presents Crown Refs content to Iaabo board 52. The purpose of the presentation was to inform and educate the board members on where to find the content and how it can help them improve as an …

#6 Welcome to ResponseVille

January 12th, 2019


In this podcast Mr. Pink and Coach D deep dive into one of the most challenging parts of officiating-The Coaches. The boys list and discuss some effective responses that you can you use in your games when communicating …

#5-“In love with the game”

January 4th, 2019


In this podcast, Mr. Pink drops another Pinkism, the boys talk about the Crown Refs Spotlight and discuss a rule difference between HS and college. …

#4 “Santa Clause is coming to CROWN”

December 21st, 2018


With the magical feeling of the holiday season in full effect, Coach D and Mr. Pink discuss how to add more patience to your game and the the idea of …

#3 “Blow the whistle”

December 19th, 2018


In maybe the strongest podcast yet, Coach D and Mr. Pink discuss the concept of pain tolerance and how we as officials blow the whistle too much each …

#2 “Waves”

December 18th, 2018


In this episode the boys talk about serving the game, the dreaded “over the back” term, and not calling a block on the dead guy.


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#1 “The First one”

December 17th, 2018


In this episode the boys discuss why they are doing a podcast and a couple plays from the weekend. Enjoy!


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