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Let's keep our brother Tony Brown's memory alive!  Here's a great opportunity for High School officials years 1-8 to attend the 2023 TB6 Strong Ref School! Your $35 fee includes […]

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“Deep Dive Ref has helped me tons in the last years, no matter which part of the world I am at, no matter if it’s in China during my season, or on FIBA tournaments like in Bourges France, Napoli Italy, or Bangkok for that off day. It continues to sharpen my tool box and keeping my mind open.”
Xiao ZHANG, FIBA Referee2020 DDR PREMIERE Member | Zhucheng, Shandong Province, China

My experience with DDR has been educational and beneficial to all aspiring to grow their officiating abilities. They have been passionate about teaching and about connecting officials with high level training. I recommend this platform to anyone serious about their growth.

Eric Lewis, NBA Finals Official2020 DDR Staff | Daytona, FL


If you are want to be the best basketball referee you can be, I strongly recommend you to be part of DEEP DIVE. Rodney Mott has been a solid referee for more than 25+ years and is EAGER to give you all he has learned to help you achieve your goals.

Jose Carrion, Division I Men’s OfficialDDR Premiere Member | Puerto Rico


“Deep Dive Referee has help me out tremendously!  One of the things they helped me look at is the way the wrist is positioned on a put back. If the player’s wrist is bent back it can’t be basketball interference.  If it’s flat or pointing down they probably have touched the ball within the cylinder which would be basket interference.  That’s a great tool to put in any officials toolbox.  I’ve never thought of it that way, and I’m sure anyone that isn’t a member of DDR has ever thought of that either. Join and it will help your game out too!”

Adam Schlappi, High School OfficialDDR Plus Member | Atlanta, GA


DDR has elevated my play calling to another level.  The information is up to date and the staff makes it easy to understand. It’s like having camp with you every place you go!

Kenny Belinfante2020 DDR Plus Member | San Antonio, TX
Deep Dive Ref has been a very instrumental part of my development in my officiating.  The breakdown of plays goes deeper than just knowing what to look for.  I have been give the necessary guidelines and tools to have a better understanding of what it takes to get to the next level of officiating.  The staff provided me with the information and guidance I needed to become a better official.  The One-on-one calls with the staff made a big difference in my officiating.  They didn’t just want to see the A-typical plays I had, but also the simple plays I didn’t think mattered.  I learned a lot from plays that we often think don’t affect how we officiate.  They didn’t just tell me what I was doing wrong in a play, but they also guided me on what I needed to do to get the plays right.  I am a proud member of Deep Dive Ref and would recommend Deep Dive Ref to any official who wants to become a better official!  I would not have had the opportunity to officiate the NCAA DIII Women’s National Championship Final Four with out Deep Dive Ref!  I look forward to next season and the information that I look forward to receiving!
Montrel Simmons, Division I Women’s OfficialDDR Platinum Member | Little Rock, AR


DDR has been a tremendous help in my growth as an official. They have some of the best officials in the world pouring out valuable information. DDR truly cares about officials at every level and I am fortunate to be apart of their membership.

Mark Vear, SABOA Instructional Chair2020 DDR Plus Member | San Antonio, TX


“In our current officiating environment, we need a receptive; user friendly… interactive online platform with quality information!  But most importantly, AFFORDADLE!  DDR can provide you will all you need to grow and advance in today’s game!  I look forward to meeting all of you soon!  -AJ”

Anthony Jordan, Division I NCAA Tournament OfficialDDR Staff | Atlanta, GA

Using DDR helped me to learn how to focus and trust my training during the most mentally tough times of a game. By far best online platform out there!

Jerome Yancey, NCAA Men’s Division II Referee2020 DDR PROFESSIONAL Member | Denver, CO

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2023 TB6 STRONG REF SCHOOL

Let’s keep our brother Tony Brown’s memory alive!  Here’s a great opportunity for High School officials years 1-8 to attend the 2023 TB6 Strong Ref School!

Your $35 fee includes (Yes there’s no $0 at the end)

  1. Quality classroom instruction from various upper level officials from all over the country!
  2. Lunch both days
  3. Take home full game video!
  4. Much more!

 

Early Bird $35 fee ends December 31, 2022! 

DON’T MISS OUT!

****If you are from out of state, we will have an opportunity for you to have part of your travel reimbursed!

Stay tuned for more info through social media etc.

 

 

NCAA TOURNEY- M
NBA FINALS
NBA EXPERIENCE16 seasons
BORNApril 29, 1975 (New York)
RESIDESKew Gardens, N.Y.
HSMidwood High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
COLLEGESUNY New Paltz ’97

Zach Zarba has officiated 954 regular-season over 14 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 80 playoff games, including six Finals games. Other assignments have included the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.

Zarba considers his most memorable assignment to be Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, his first Finals game.

Before joining the NBA, Zarba officiated in the NBA G League for two years, where he worked the Finals. He also spent one year officiating in the CBA and two years officiating in the IBL.

Zarba has three years of collegiate officiating experience in the ACC, SEC, Colonial, ASUN, OVC and NEC conferences. In addition, he has three years of high school officiating experience in New York.

While at SUNY New Paltz, Zarba was a member of the basketball team and was named captain his senior season. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Zarba does community service work with Brooklyn Youth Sports Club, It’s from the Sole and Beyond the Game Inc.

NCAA TOURNEY- W

Zach Zarba has officiated 954 regular-season over 14 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 80 playoff games, including six Finals games. Other assignments have included the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.

Zarba considers his most memorable assignment to be Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, his first Finals game.

Before joining the NBA, Zarba officiated in the NBA G League for two years, where he worked the Finals. He also spent one year officiating in the CBA and two years officiating in the IBL.

Zarba has three years of collegiate officiating experience in the ACC, SEC, Colonial, ASUN, OVC and NEC conferences. In addition, he has three years of high school officiating experience in New York.

While at SUNY New Paltz, Zarba was a member of the basketball team and was named captain his senior season. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Zarba does community service work with Brooklyn Youth Sports Club, It’s from the Sole and Beyond the Game Inc.

NBA FINALS
NBA EXPERIENCE25 seasons
BORNApril 8, 1967 (Silver Spring, Md.)
RESIDESWoodbine, Md.
HSMagruder (Rockville, Md.)
COLLEGEMaryland ’93

Scott Foster has officiated 1,413 regular-season games over 24 seasons as an NBA official. He has also refereed 176 playoff games, including 18 Finals games.

He was a member of the crew that officiated the 1996 Europe Tour in Germany and Spain. Foster also worked the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas.

Foster considers his most memorable assignment to be Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. He worked the game with two of his mentors, Dan Crawford and Joey Crawford.

In addition to his NBA service, Foster has two years of CBA officiating experience, two years of collegiate officiating experience in the Southern and Big South conferences, and six years of high school officiating experience in Maryland.

NBA FINALS
NBA EXPERIENCE15 seasons
BORNMay 20, 1971 (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
RESIDESDaytona Beach, Fla.
HSMainland High School (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
COLLEGEBethune Cookman College

ERIC WILL BE WORKING HIS 1st NBA FINALS IN 2019.  CONGRATS TO OUR OWN DDR STAFF MEMBER ON THE WHITE JACKET AWARD!

Eric Lewis has officiated 873 regular-season games and 35 playoff games over 14 seasons as an NBA referee.

Previously, Lewis spent three seasons refereeing in the NBA G League (including the 2004 Finals) and two years working in the USBL.

Lewis officiated eight years in college basketball, with stints in the Atlantic Sun, Ohio Valley, Sunshine State, Florida Sun and Mid-Florida conferences. He refereed in Florida high schools for six years.

As a student, he was a member of the basketball team at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Bethune Cookman College.

Lewis works with several organizations that help troubled teens.

NBA PLAYOFFS
NBA EXPERIENCE21 seasons
BORNSeptember 3, 1957 (New Albany, Ind.)
RESIDESLas Vegas, Nev.
HSBishop Turner (Buffalo, N.Y.)
COLLEGESan Diego State ’86

Rodney Mott has officiated 1,191 regular-season games and 28 playoff games over 20 seasons as an NBA referee. He also worked the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.

Before joining the NBA, Mott spent four years officiating in the CBA. He also worked eight years in the Los Angeles Pro Am league, three years at the junior college level and four years in the high school ranks in San Diego.

NBA PLAYOFFS
NBA EXPERIENCE30 seasons
BORNFebruary 23, 1957 (El Paso, Texas)
RESIDESOak Park, Calif.
HSTaft (Woodland Hills, Calif.)
COLLEGESan Diego State

Bill Spooner has officiated 1,506 regular-season games and 122 playoff games over 29 seasons as an NBA official. His other assignments have included the 2005 NBA All-Star Game in Denver.

In addition to his NBA work, Spooner has seven years of collegiate officiating experience in the Pac-12, Big West and West Coast conferences. He also spent eight years as a high school official in his home state of California.

Spooner played football at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. His interests include playing golf and cooking.

NBA OFFICIAL
NBA EXPERIENCE23 seasons
BORNMarch 25, 1962 (Columbia, S.C.)
RESIDESLadera Ranch, Calif.
HSSt. Monica (Santa Monica, Calif.)
COLLEGECal State Fullerton ’84

Leon Wood has worked 1,266 regular-season games and 23 playoff games over 22 seasons as an NBA official. His other assignments have included the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.

He has three years of CBA officiating experience and one year of collegiate conference in the Ohio Valley and Atlantic Sun conferences. He also has one year of high school officiating experience in California.

Wood played in the NBA for six seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets (now Wizards), New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets), San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings, averaging 6.4 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 rebounds. He was a member of USA Basketball’s gold-medal-winning teams at the 1984 Olympic and 1983 Pan-Am Games.

Wood played for the University of Arizona for one season before transferring to Cal State Fullerton, where he was named an All-American. The Santa Monica, Calif., native was inducted into the Orange County Hall of Fame and the Cal State Fullerton Hall of Fame.

Wood has volunteered with the Cal Swish Basketball Club. His hobbies include playing golf and tennis and lifting weights.