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CANTERBURY SOCCER REFEREES (NZ)

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Taken from Power Point Coaching Presentation 26 April 2004

PREPARATION
Why Is This So Important?

THE SEVEN PS

Prior &

Proper

Preparation

Prevents

Piss

Poor

Performance

 

PREPARATION
What Does It Entail?

         Diet

         Health

         Fitness

         Knowledge

         Pre-Match

         At The Ground

         Post Match

 

DIET

         Should be carbohydrate based

         Hydration is to be performed regularly

         It should be increased on match day

         Re-hydration at half time & post match is a must

         A referee should not over indulge post match

 

HEALTH

         A healthy body means a healthy mind

         A referee should have regular medical check-ups

         Ensure a balance in life is maintained

         A body requires rest as much as exercise

 

FITNESS

         Must be worked on pre-season to establish a base  fitness level

         Referees must be able to pass the FIFA fitness test

         Must be maintained throughout the season

         Referees must attend training sessions

         Referees should also do their own personal training

         All other aspects of refereeing are dependant on a referees good fitness levels

 

KNOWLEDGE

         Be up to date with the Laws of the Game

         Utilise FIFA website

         Attend all coaching sessions

         Be aware of the history of teams or players in a league/competition

         Use self experience

         Converse with senior referees

 

PRE-MATCH

         Begins at appointment

         If traveling, advise home officials of ETA & colours etc

         If refereeing locally advise other officials of time & colour

         Referees should be aware as to history of any matches they will control

         Referees should be organised with  their gear preparation

         Establish a routine & stick to it

         Do not leave things to the last minute

 

AT THE GROUND

         Do pitch check with other officials

         Referees should use this time for general discussion

         Establish rapport, use humour,questions. Be interested

         Referees should introduce themselves to both coaches

         They must be relaxed & cordial

         Referees must do a warm up

         This is for both their physical & mental benefit

         Match instructions are brief & to the point

 

POST MATCH

         Referees must do warm-down to reduce the risk of injury

         Re-hydrate

         Listen when discussing match with inspector

         Referees should ask for feedback from the other officials

         If at aftermatch function behave accordingly

         Answer respectful queries from players & coaches

         Good referees do a self-assessment either mentally or on paper

         Organise gear for washing or cleaning

         Look forward to the following appointment