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3 Stars 2017 Week 38

3 Stars 2017 Week 38

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Week 38
September 22, 2017


3 Stars 2017 Week 38


  1. Ed Rush NBA Basketball Referee
  2. Sean Raphael Hockey Referee
  3. Flying Ball Delivery

These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 37 in 2017. Maybe you agree and maybe you don’t, but read on below to find out why they were chosen. They were selected from posts that were added somewhere on the Officials101 website in the last 7 days. Stay tuned next week to find out who are the most notable referees, umpires and sports officials in the world today.


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The Flying Ball Delivery at the Portuguese Cup earlier this year is a popular post. At least by the 101 standards anyways. 🙂 I was heavily influenced in this selection by the followers on Twitter. It is a repost from a few months ago so I was a bit surprised to see it get a few retweets although I suppose I shouldn’t have been. It was one of my personal favourite posts so why not? It is an interesting peak at future possibilities. I suggest a look at my own vision of the game of Quidditch in the years to come, but why not football? Soaring above the play would certainly provide an enhanced view of the field for the referees. Soccer, rugby, fieldhockey are all sports that could benefit from a higher perspective for the officials. The Flying Ball Delivery guy on a drone gets 3rd Star for this week.



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Sean Raphael is a Hockey Referee in my home province of British Columbia in Canada. He is also the boss of the BC Hockey Referees and he was talking to the RIC’s (Referees in Chief) of Okanagan hockey in Salmon Arm last weekend. I attended that meeting to hear him speak and learn what I could from him while he was in Salmon Arm. That pile of hair at the front of the photo is the back of my head. We talked a lot about recruiting, training and retaining referees. Sean Raphael, Hockey Referee, did a great job trying to teach me and others to guide the future officials of the game, and is 2nd Star for this week.



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Ed Rush Sr. is a Basketball Referee. He spent over 35 years with the NBA and is a wealth of knowledge regarding all things basketball. Senior Rush is very active teaching and sharing his experiences with all levels of the game. His energy and willingness to give back to the game is kind of a special thing to watch in the business of sports officials, and I think that basketball referees should do everything they can to get some time with the man. Junior Rush shares his love, respect and admiration for his Dad in this post. Ed Rush Sr., Basketball Referee, is 1st Star for Week 38.



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3 Stars 2017 Week 31

3 Stars 2017 Week 31

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Week 31
 August 04, 2017


3 Stars 2017 Week 31


  1. Danny Crawford NBA Basketball Referee
  2. Joy Johnston Hockey Referee
  3. Garrett Rank NHL Hockey Referee

These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 31 in 2017. Maybe you agree and maybe you don’t, but read on below to find out why they were chosen. They were selected from posts that were added somewhere on the Officials101 website in the last 7 days. Stay tuned next week to find out who are the most notable referees, umpires and sports officials in the world today.


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Garrett Rank is an NHL Hockey Referee who also happens to be a pretty good golfer. At the 2017 RBC Canadian Open, the same place that Arnold Palmer won his first professional tournament, the 7th hole had a hockey theme. They called it The Rink, and Rank certainly looked at home. He shot par on the hole for both of his rounds. Here is a great shot of him rocking the referee jersey and draining the putt. Garrett Rank, Hockey Referee, is 3rd Star this week.



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Joy Johnston was the Referee in the 2014 Olympic gold medal hockey game between Canada and the USA. Now she is the Referee In Chief of Ice Hockey UK. As the IHUK moves toward a very promising future, it has made great efforts to improve their officiating environment and culture. Having Johnston, one of the top referees in the world, leading the way, and introducing their new training platform can only be a sign of even better things to come. Joy Johnston, Hockey Referee, is 2nd Star.



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Danny Crawford is an NBA Basketball Referee. Imagine, if you will, please, what it would be like to officiate the NBA Finals. The intensity and the excitement. For almost any basketball referee on the planet, this would be the ultimate dream come true. A memory to cherish for all time. Can you also imagine achieving this dream 23 times? In a row? Basketball is losing a legend as Danny Crawford has announced his retirement, and officials everywhere are wishing him their congratulations and accolades. The announcement made by his home team, the NBRA, was the one chosen to share the announcement with the followers of Officials101. Danny Crawford, Basketball Referee, is the 1st Star for Week 31.



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3 Stars 2017 Week 24

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Week 24
June 16, 2017


3 Stars 2017 Week 24

 


  1. Lauren Holtkamp NBA Basketball Referee
  2. Gary Burgess Netball Umpire
  3. Vikki Allan Football Referee

These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 24 in 2017. Maybe you agree and maybe you don’t, but read on below to find out why they were chosen. They were selected from posts that were added somewhere on the Officials101 website in the last 7 days. Stay tuned next week to find out who are the most notable referees, umpires and sports officials in the world today.


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Vikki Allan, Scotland’s Youth Ambassador for Refereeing, is about to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and create opportunities for women and girls to referee the game of football. A first year FIFA qualified Assistant Referee, Allan is a force in her home association, and I don’t think this is the last we are going to hear from her. Vikki Allan, Football Referee, is 3rd Star this week.



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Gary Burgess is one of the world’s top International Netball Umpires. He made a trip back to his roots this week and caused a bit of a sensation for his visit. One of his stops was to officiate the Cup Final in one of his old stomping grounds, the Bedford Netball League. It is great to see when elite sports officials can give back to the people who helped make them who they are. Gary Burgess, Netball Umpire, is 2nd Star for being a classy guy.




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Lauren Holtkamp is an NBA Basketball Referee who also spent some time giving back to her roots. This was a great interview with Holtkamp by the Peach Belt Conference giving a glimpse at life in the big leagues. She shares the path she took to get there and some of the lessons she has learned along the way. Lauren Holtkamp, NBA Basketball Referee, is the 1st Star for Week 24.



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3 Stars Archives This weekly feature began on January 22, 2016. We began writing about it in the blog in January 2017.


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