Use of a video-clip in blended learning approach to support decision-making skills of basketball referees



Basketball referee, Decision-making, Video-clip, Educational method, Video analysis


The core of the study was to design and describe possibilities of use of online learning platform (OLP) to help to systemize and centralize the current system of Czech basketball referees' education and training. The aim was to analyse and evaluate the possibilities of use of video-clip as a key learning and teaching method to develop decision-making skills of basketball referees, with the support of referee coaches, via an OLP. The research follows on from the pilot study of the educational project of #Betterrefs. The target group comprises all the Czech basketball referees registered in the season 2019/20 (n = 165). Before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of learning and teaching was delivered through traditional face-to-face sessions. The research designed, analysed and described a technical and methodological solution for the partial integration of blended learning into basketball referees’ education and training. The suitability and validity of the selected method of video-clip was evaluated by means of content analysis with regard to the given aspects of the referee’s decision-making profile. The contribution of the research is seen in centralizing and systemizing the learning methods and structure of basketball referees’ education and training.


Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove


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Hrusova, D., & Hrusa, P. (2021). Use of a video-clip in blended learning approach to support decision-making skills of basketball referees. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(2proc), S610-S618. Retrieved from

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