The referee’s role in modern day soccer is more pressurised than ever before. At the top flight every decision is analysed by millions of people and can potentially decide the livelihood of an extraordinary number of people. On a localised scale it is the referee who can determine the fate of many teams. For this reason the coach should have a full understanding of the referee’s role, the laws of the game and issues surrounding their performance, so that they are capable of viewing a game through their eyes.
Laws of the Game: A list and explanation of each of the 17 laws. There are also some topics and areas that are not covered within the laws that still require an appreciation and understanding. These are also highlighted in this section along with the laws. As a coach it is essential you understand all the laws. Enter this Section
Signals: Both players and coaches alike must be able to understand the non verbal communication of the referee. This section shows the assortment of hand signals the referee can use throughout the course of a match. Enter this Section
Equipment: There are a number of items of kit and equipment that are central to the successful execution of the referees’ performance. Enter this Section
Fitness: Regardless the standard of performance the referee is overseeing it is integral to their performance and decision making that they have the ability to move around the pitch and sustain pace with the game. This section concentrates on the main elements of the referees’ fitness and sessions they can employ to improve it. Enter this Section
Match Day: As with players the referee will also have to undergo a match day process. The approach adopted by referees’ of different standards is outlined here. Enter this Section
Glossary: Provides definitions for the most commonly used terms. Enter this section