Monday 22 April 2024


We are happy to announce first two of our 2023 campers. Please check self introduction of James & James.

Hello everybody,

Here is Yuta & Ting-Hong.

You can call Yuta his first name (Yuta) and call me James or my first name according to your preferences. We all came from Asia, Yuta is from Japan and living in Shang-Hai, China right now. He is a teacher at a primary school in Shang-Hai. Besides basketball, he loves to travel and have visited 54 countries. He has used to officiate in Hong Kong, China, Hungary, and of course in Japan. He has known this camp since 2019 and really wanted to participate this camp but can’t did it because of Covid 19.

My name is James, come from Taiwan. I’m currently a PhD student in National Taiwan Normal University, specializing in sports psychology. I used to be a basketball player, but because of my lower back injury, I switched to be a referee because I am really loving this sport. I have two Shiba Inu, they are quite cute and they are ten years old. Because I saw quite a lot of Shiba Inu when I was traveling in Japan, it gave me the idea to keep them. I knew about this camp from my senior – Fei, whom participated twice.

Registration 2023 has started


We are happy to announce the 7th edition of SURVIVAL CAMP.

5 days of hard work to improve you as basketball referee

Together with our partner „Get Better” who hosts players camp with participants from different professional leagues, we prepare training program to improve refereeing skills, officiating technics that include individual movement on the court, proper positioning, clear observation, but also team work, communication and cooperation with players and coaches as well. There will be a lot of practical trainings but in the meantime we will have some theoretical classes when each of us will be active.

We will take care of everything what each of us needs on the court. We will kill your bad habits and you will be „infected” with better ones.

Officiated games will be serious games of professional players who will be also getting ready for the next season!

There will be a chance to analyse our work supported by new technologies. This will help us to understand what we do right what we do wrong.

We will provide you with the possibility to collect the data about your body condition. You will have chance to work with physiotherapists and get information from professional coaches how to work to avoid injuries.

Each day we will work with physical preparation coaches to improve not only our bodies but also all aspects of our movement on the court.

You can registern now for following sessions

Session 1: 3-7 July 2023 *
Session 2: 10-14 July 2023 *

This year editions will take place again in Jezierzyce Slupskie.

Small group of campers – huge results at the end of the week. Survival Camp provides very modern way of working to improve referees’ skills in all individual aspects.

On our website REFEREE.PL you can find information and pictures from 6 previous editions.

Important note is, that this camp is not about accommodation comfort, it is about quick access to training conditions and facilities to maximise our time with the specialists, coaches and instructors.

If you, or any of your colleagues, are interested to join The Survival Camp, please fill in the Application Form SURVIVAL CAMP 2023 Session 1 or Application Form SURVIVAL CAMP 2023 Session 2 at our website. Groups will be max 9-12 referees.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email: j.zamojski @ or by phone: +48601736920

Full residential costs: 395 EUR – all inclusive (full board)

*There will be possibility to arrive on Sunday afternoon and departure Saturday morning.


We are very happy to announce
7th edition of SURVIVAL CAMP.

Next week we will start registration for both sessions of SURVIVAL CAMP 2023

Session 1: 3-7 July 2023 *
Session 2: 10-14 July 2023 *

There will be possibility to arrive on Sunday afternoon and departure Saturday morning.

This year editions will take place again in Jezierzyce Slupskie, Poland.

Please check on website REFEREE.PL our 6 previous editions and think if this is what you need to prepare for the next season!

If any questions contact us by email: j.zamojski @
or by phone: +48601736920

More info coming soon!

Full residential costs: 395 EUR – all inclusive (full board)

SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Session 2/Day 5

Last smacznego…

Our morning starts very quiet at 7:00 whit body check. Everybody liked the results, because we have lost fat and have gained more muscle mass and of course rise HERO ranking.

After that we went to the gym for morning exercises and training. This session was a little bit different because we more analised situation whit better possition in the court.

Then after breakfast we met in the lecture room. There we started last presentations and watched clips. It was amazing atmosphere because it was hard discussion about clips. When emotions calmed down we finished lecture and listened intresting presentation from Veronika about fiba referee life.

In the gym we had our last game and last workout. Everybody was tired but still worked hard. In the game we were best version of ourselves, because we had a lot of feedback from our instructors and colleagues which we used and it was very helpful.

When last whistle rang we realized that thats it and we could see in everybody eyes that nobody wanted to leave… but after long good byes everybody left. I hope that we will meet again in the future. I want to say thanks to Kuba, Marcin, Bruno, Filip, Michal, Kuba junior, Paulina, Marc, Alex, Valentin and Veronika.

Good luck everyone!!!

SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Session 2/Day 4

Thursday was our day number four which we started as always with morning exercises. With half closed eyes we went to the court and started the warm up while which we were already feeling all our muscles, but we also ran a yoyo test. Happy that we survived the first workout we had our usual team shout “smacznego!” and went for a breakfast.

At 10.15 we started our presentations which took longer than planned because I was talking too much 😉 We had a really good conversation about 8 seconds violation, while which everyone learned something new. After that we also had a presentation about 3 seconds violation and goaltending & interference. At the end of the session we had a great lecture about
unsportsmanlike foul prepared by Marcin. Super hungry we went for lunch and enjoyed little break before afternoon torture.

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SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Session 2/Day 3

The day started with loud music in our room. “I need a hero” from ABBA. It’s the kind of music to put you in a good mood from the very beginning of the day.

At 7:45, we meet on the court. We have referee practice. Which means, warm up, and then some exercises. Mechanics, whistle, counting, moving on the court, showing numbers to the table, everything is drilled. We also ran the bips test. Prerequisite to officiate in certain leagues around the world. When we were done, we went to get breakfast, and get showered.

We had another big music session in the room. This time we listened to Céline Dion, and other gems of French music. We go downstairs to our conference room, and get ready to work.
I am chosen as volunteer for washing the clothes. We have some shirts especially for the camp, and obviously since we do so many different sport sessions.
Presentation from Valentin. He is a Swiss guy, just like me. He talks about goaltending and interference. Especially useful when you officiate the top league players, that can actually jump and do this. Big discussions were sparked when Kuba showed some clips of his, from Euroleague.

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SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Session 2/Day 2

It’s time to start day two! Just woke up from our bed, and we realize how our legs are feeling after yesterday’s workout. No worries it’s a good thing and fortunately, it’s time to go for stretching wake up.  As soon as our muscles are ready again, we are going on the court for mechanic drills, it’s time to correct the wrong habits we show during yesterday’s game. After repeating many transition exercises, jump ball, seconds counting, and so on, it’s finally time for breakfast.

Ready to work hard on the theory aspect of our job! First Laimonas presented the backcourt violation rule and then Marc talked about screens, always super interesting to go deep into the rulebook! After a short Break, Marcin takes over Marc for one long lecture about the screen, what to look at, what to expect and why!?  Then Kuba and Marcin analyze the clip we did last night about our games, always a nice discussion with all of us.

Then back to the routine!! Time to REF! After a nice game, still feeling my legs, we have no rest … it’s time to wake up our upper body! And finally, the nest time of the day, officiating the best players of the camp! I really feel, only after two days, that we know each other, and our team spirit is growing!

Let’s keep working!!  
Alexandre Tornay

SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Session 2/Day 1

The first day cannot be called any other way than amazing. The group of people that met here is great and willing to work on themselves. Our first day started with an overall body check up which showed us what we need to work on. After that, we had our first session – besides a routine introduction of everyone present and the attributes of the camp, we had an introductory part on the basics of 3PO and we watched the clips from Session 1 of the camp from last week. Following that, we had a presentation about Referee Recorder – a great tool for video processing of our games that will be useful not only on this camp. After the introductory part, we had lunch and a bit of time to rest. The rest was very appreciated, since then came the most important part of the game – the workout and the games. We started with a warm-up together with the players which was led by professional personal trainers, and we felt the heat from the very beginning. We then divided ourselves into two groups, one went to officiate the games and the other went working out with the trainers. After some time, the groups switched their activities and continued working out/officiating games. We finished the day with a video session with clips from our games.

A big thank you goes not only to Kuba and Marcin, but also to the trainers and the physiotherapist, who look after us and help us to do our best at the camp.

I look forward to keeping working hard and making the most of this camp in the following days!


SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Day 5

The last day began with same morning like days before, as we are already have it as habits – early wake up and have practice in the gym.
Today the physician coach could rest, giving us the possibility to make the warming up by ourselves, just taking morning coffee while we are doing his program without himself. Today we were better in specific referees drills, such as jump ball, transition, signals. On the end of morning practice we should undergo Yoyo test, first time for many of us ever, and we did it everybody!

Then we received the confirmation on body check device that we spent this week with measurable profit.
In the lecture room we prepare clips from yesterday games which were in Aquapark gym. And then we discussed them, my friend Vasilii was a photograph, it was great 🙂
After the mini-break we listened presentation by Roman from Czech Republic. He told about travelling and for me it was good thing to remind us about hop-step, pivot foot and spin moves.
The senior campers trusted on our improvement (but i’s not definitely )) and we did the preparation for the games ourselves finally to put the cherry on the cake on the last day games
Quick warming up with Woiciech, and we are ready to hard work again – in the fitness for upper body, and then on the court giving right decisions
Like it was before we split for two groups. When we officiate, we try to do our best, and our instructors has no remarks and questions, our legs after leg day run us forward and help to take correct position. In fitness zone we came to hell, arms day did not pretend like anything difficult, but it was like the circle of hell, but we were prepared and like all days we survived!

After the last shower here, during countdown to say good bye, I felt myself like after the parents day in the children camp, when after the many meetings many communications you stay alone with the memories and expectations to repeat these days of our lives.

With the best regards