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Al Battista

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Episode 281, The Rant: Attacking the Rule Book with Al Battista.

The Rant

2020 has been filled with, for me at least, all sorts of not reffing. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been connected with officiating. As the Holiday’s reach it’s end, and we start anew with a New Year, we take a bit of my Zoom sessions with Bernard Bowen Sr. of Bball Referees and bring to you, attacking the rule book with Al Battista. Happy New Year! Al Battista, attacking the rule book, now.

1hr 1min

1 Jan 2021

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Episode 255, The Rant: Al Battista.

The Rant

As a young official, Al was ahead of his time. Now, he’s right on time. In this pod, we delve deep into his roots in officiating, his early life, his pursuit to becoming encyclopedic with the rules, his stint as a collegiate official and rules interpreter, and how he got to the NBA and ties it all together to give back to the officiating community. With my special co-host Bernard Bowen Sr., our conversation with Al, now.

1hr 22mins

1 Jan 2021

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Episode 255, The Rant: Al Battista.

The Rant

As a young official, Al was ahead of his time. Now, he’s right on time. In this pod, we delve deep into his roots in officiating, his early life, his pursuit to becoming encyclopedic with the rules, his stint as a collegiate official and rules interpreter, and how he got to the NBA and ties it all together to give back to the officiating community. With my special co-host Bernard Bowen Sr. of Bball Referees, our conversation with Al, now.

1hr 11mins

26 Oct 2020

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

The CROWN REFS Podcast

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 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 to your belt from this episode.⁣⁣Here are the play types we that we broke down:⁣1) 𝘎𝘰𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨/𝘉.𝘐. ⁣2) 𝘊𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘩/𝘗𝘢𝘴𝘴 ⁣3) 𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴 ⁣4) 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺/𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘦/𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘭 ⁣5) 𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘮. ⁣⁣Special Thanks to 𝘈𝘭 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢 for his numerous contributions to the 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙍𝙚𝙛𝙨 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 and program. To watch those episode on YouTube clicks below. https://youtu.be/yCftV4vMMcU--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crown-refs/support

31mins

17 Jun 2020

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

The CROWN REFS Podcast

❓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 self-evaluate your performance. 🎨Hopefully, this can inspire you to add more questions to your own list but more importantly increase your content knowledge and awareness as a true observer into the art of officiating. 1️⃣Do you wear out the pause and rewind buttons?2️⃣Are you always finding your clocks?3️⃣How do you referee plays to the basket and at the rim?4️⃣Are you patient enough in Lead or are you REACTING to incidental contact?5️⃣Are you in a dependable position or are you disconnected from the play?6️⃣Are you sideline oriented in Trial and Center or are you too far out onto the court?7️⃣Do you overrun plays in the Trail or do you stay centered on the ball line?8️⃣Do you referee to the top of your eyes or does your vision lack a vertical jump?9️⃣Are your rotations effective or is your timing and awareness off?1️⃣0️⃣Are you sequencing plays or do you struggle to recognize our order and timeline of rulings?1️⃣1️⃣Do you fight to get open angles or are you too stagnant?1️⃣2️⃣Do you walk into stacks or are you able to adjust to avoid them?1️⃣3️⃣Do you throw strikes in your secondary?1️⃣4️⃣Do you have good whistle timing?1️⃣5️⃣Do you show effort and urgency?1️⃣6️⃣Do you recognize which defenders can hurt you the most?1️⃣7️⃣Do you crack and cave under pressure?1️⃣8️⃣Do you work every possession hard?1️⃣9️⃣Do you have a feel for every game you work?2️⃣0️⃣When you miss a call do you go in a box?2️⃣1️⃣Are you improving with each performance on film?To download THE GUIDE click here https://youtu.be/4_uI841xHd8--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crown-refs/support

42mins

4 Jun 2020

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The Art of Officiating w/Joe Forte, Al Battista

The Art of Officiating with Joe Forte

Forte invites another special guest, Al Battista, to talk about officiating on both the professional and collegiate levels!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aoowjf/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aoowjf/support

36mins

26 Feb 2020

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#66 Al Battista | Sequencing & Guidelines

The CROWN REFS Podcast

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. He also emphasized the fact that more officials need to stand up for themselves and respond to the disrespectful behavior that coaches often demonstrate. We hope you enjoy and hit us up on social with feedback. Have a great season!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crown-refs/support

1hr 7mins

11 Dec 2019

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

The CROWN REFS Podcast

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 officials. In this podcast, we discuss the grassroots program and what he's looking for in a candidate.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crown-refs/support

23mins

7 May 2019