Saturday 9 December 2023

SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Day 4

Another day, another workout 🙂 At the beginning of the day we were happy to welcome next instructor – Marcin Kowalski. Then we started as usual, some warm-up activities, including the exercises with the stretch bands. Some of us felt pain from yesterday hard work, but there was no time to thinking about it. After the warm-up we just repeated the 3PO mechanics on the court and then, we were also practising with the ball. The task was, how can we make a good jump ball? It is easy, let´s practice! After that, we were working on our reporting to the table officials, and just before the breakfast we did our favorite activity – BEEP TEST 🙂

After breakfast we met each other in the conference room, where we went through the presentations. The first one was prepared by “Russian team”, Vasilii and Nastya. Their topic for today was screening. This presentation was followed by another one from Marcin, also about the screens. We saw many interesting clips with legal and illegal screening. Then, small break for some snack and again back to work. Next presentation, this time about the handchecking, which was presented by Semen. I really liked it because we made a great discussion about it.

Before todays games, we had a free time for relax, or other activities. In the afternoon, we were officiating the games. We started in our place, but then we moved to the gym close to the aquapark, which was beautiful. After that we came back for the dinner. We were still missing one fitness lesson, so let´s go for that! Today we had a leg day, but it wasn´t only hard work, but also fun. Semen showed us, how looks animals in Russia, sometimes I felt like we were at ZOO not in the fitness 😀 😀

We finished our day with basketball game 5on5, of course, the Czechoslovak-Belgian team won 🙂

So now, let´s enjoy the last day of the camp !!

Kuba from Opava, Czech Republic.

SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Day 3

Today, there was the „critical” third day – Wednesday, but we still worked on more than 100%. The day started as usual with morning warm up and stretching. The pain from previous days became more real but it did not stop us from the best performance we were able to do. The morning workout was followed by practice of 3PO where we did some similar activities as the day before in order to get it under the skin.
At 9am we could get finally something into our stomach 🙂 and be ready for 2 more presentations this time from Farrah (backcourt violation) and Eduard (3sec.). Directly after the presentation and videos we got the rest that everybody used in different way. Some people went to the „city“ and some others stayed and relaxed in their own ways. But one thing is for sure, the time ran very very fast and in few moments we met again behind our PCs and were ready to discuss clips and the situations that had happened on court the day before.
Here came another preferred part of the day – the lunch and some time for ourselves afterwards when we got ready for the pre-game and evening matches.  And also I cannot forget to our evening workout between matches that got everything from us, band I am quite surprised that we were able to officiate and to apply all new information we got from the very first day. Today we used all gadgets and it was very interesting to see different views from each ref on the court. This day was finished by cutting the clips and comparing the situations from different views.

Look forward to another day and for the activities that are waiting for our great team!

Natálie Karabínová


SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Day 2

How else could have day 2 started if not with a  warm up and a morning workout. I believe that we all felt the impact of yesterday’s squats, however, thanks to our amazing coaches, soreness slowly faded and we also had the chance to learn how to sprint when changing position to the lead.

After breakfast, Natalia and Jakub led the session about block/charge and interference/goaltending situations. Natalia and Jakub’s presentation was followed by “a surprise”. This was, however, a theoretical test by Veronika, and I can say that this was  truly a surprise. Before our lunch break, we also had a chance to talk about unsportsmanlike fouls and technical fouls.

During the break afterwards, we watched Olympics pre-qualifiers game (Poland v. Angola) Our “beloved warm up” was the next on today’s programme and, finally, we officiated some games. Today, we had a chance to officiate with glasses with in-built camera, so we could basically see the situations from three different angels. However, we have found out, that all three of us watched basically only the basket ball.

At the end of the day I can say that we survived!

Eduard Uhrin

Referee from Handlová (Slovak Republic)

Session 1, Day 2 Gallery

Session 1, Day 1 Gallery

SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 – Day 1

First day at Survival Camp ../

A mix of Russia , Czech Republic , Belgium and Slovakia in Poland. We cross the boarders to become better referees.

The fact that this is my second year in a row says enough.. you don ‘t come to play – you come to work hard and to get better.

After an intro from the camp  we had some explanation how to use REF.REC. A tool to make all your clips by 1 press on a button . Did you know that the inventor from the Czech Republic is following this camp? ROMAN all credits to you for the invention. Bravo!

After lunch we gave our bodies a rest. Of course for a short time. In the gym it was leg day .  Did you try it? Leg day and then officiating games? However we need to survive- a name that is perfect for this camp.

I always say “ you don’t get better if you don’t suffer” ?

We rested the trained muscles of today during dinner and video analysis.
Will it be enough to be ready at 7:40 am ?
We need to survive… and with this team we can and we will!

To be continued…

Farrah Mamouni
Basketball Belgium ??

Campers 2021 – Session 2


  1. Valentin Kutnar (Swiss Basketball)
  2. Michał Ostrowski (Polish Basketball Federation)
  3. Laimonas Kalvaitis (Lithuanian Basketball Federation)
  4. Alexandre Tornay (Swiss Basketball)
  5. Marc Bickel (Swiss Basketball)
  6. Bruno Samuel Fáber (Slovak Basketba Association)
  7. Paulina Małgorzata Chyrc (Basketball England)
  8. Filip Szczesny (Norwegian Basketball Federation)
  9. Jakub Wróblewski (Polish Basketball Federation)

Campers 2021 – Session 1


  1. Jakub Kremser (Czech Basketball Federation)
  2. Roman Kejklíček (Czech Basketball Federation)
  3. Farrah Mamouni (Basketball Belgium)
  4. Eduard Uhrin (Slovak Basketball Association)
  5. Anastasia Chabannaia (Russian Basketball Federation)
  6. Vasilii Shandrikov (Russian Basketball Federation) 
  7. Natálie Karabínová (Czech Basketball Federation)


At SURVIVAL CAMP 2021 we gonna use new system REFEREE RECORDER.

The REFEREE RECORDER is a platform of Smart application and special electronic device for referees. With this equipment you will be able to mark interesting moments during the match and get videoclips of desired moment immediately after you finish the game. It saves a lot of time to create evaluate your match during a post-game video analysis. All you need is the RECORDER device and any video capture of your match.

 What are key features?

  • Just press the button on your RECORDER and you will get a clip. Get videoclips of interesting situations automatically & immediately right after the game! 
  • Watch shared videos in the Referee Community. Filter videos by their categories (tags) – e.g. game situation, violation or foul type, referee decision type… The more actions you watch the better ref you are! 
  • Get better with your improvement’s checklist. All your knowledge at your hand
  • Have all your matches at one place. Filter & search quickly your upcoming and previous matches 
  • Have a money overview. Compare months, seasons, competitions or how much you have got in cash or on your bank account
  • Check interesting stats of your referee career. Number of matches according the competitions, its categories, frequent names of your colleagues.

How it works and what is needed?


Use your RECORDER during the match in order to mark interesting moments. Just click the red button. Your videoclip takes the last 25 seconds before you tagged an interesting situation (editable). After the match just put your mobile phone together with the RECORDER and transfer your situations to the Application (via NFC).

  • Video capture of the match

Second thing what you need is any video capture of the match. In the Application you can either upload the video from your mobile/computer (MP4 file) or just paste the web address (particular webs are supported only).

  • Synchronization

Because the video capture of the game can take various time, it is required to synchronize the data (your saved situation) from the RECORDER with the game video capture. How? Just find and set the begin of the match (generally a time when you started your recording) in the Application.

“We are glad we can be part of the Survival camp and let all campers to try our helpful service. Let’s put our skills on a higher level together!”


on behalf of REFEREE RECORDER team