TIPS & TECHNIQUES
COLLINS ENGLISH DICTIONARY
Power to direct something; curb or check.
are who you are, so be true to yourself.
strengths in your personality.
your physical attributes.
when the pressure goes on people revert to type.
This is not to say you cannot learn from other referees.
BE IN CHARGE
You are in charge of the game.
Your calls will dictate how the game will be played
Do not pre-judge a game, referee it on its own merits.
extra vigilant in the first 15mins of the first & second half to establish game control.
Also during the last 15 - 20 minutes as fatigue becomes a factor. (this applies to referees as well as
THE THREE CS
on the fringes of play so that you . . .
the best view of the action
can influence player behaviour
will prevent violence.
the seemingly simple holding fouls.
prevents a players tendency to lash out.
a quiet word one on one if appropriate.
use a public word one on one.
a public word in general
SERIOUS FOUL PLAY
STAMP THIS OUT! ! !
to the Achilles
of the elbow(s)
the ball fouls
Expect & accept criticism.
Do not accept public displays of dissent.
Abuse of ARs, visible gestures & confrontations to your face must be
dealt with, & be seen to be dealt with.
10 YARDS (9.16m)
must get 10 yards at free kicks.
to do so will . . .
- result in
the erosion of control
it out, asking the wall to come with you.
Deal with encroachment sensibly.
TEAMWORK & COMMUNICATION
contact must be established as early as possible
gestures/signals to . . .
- reinforce teamwork.
- aid in communication.
This is so vital its importance cannot be overstated.
need to read a players body language to judge his intent.
off the ball holding/pushing.
aggressive attitudes that do not belong in the game.
PROTECT THE SKILLFUL
them the opportunity to exhibit their abilities.
a safe environment for skill to be showcased.
game will then flow & thats what makes the game of soccer a joy to watch.