Essential to the development of every referee is the opportunity to undertake practical training sessions to emulate what you do as a referee or as an assistant referee when you are in a match. It’s an ideal opportunity to learn new skills, hone existing skills in order to minimise and eventually eliminate mistakes, ready for match day.
We have designed a series of fitness and practical training sessions you can undertake on any piece of ground, you don’t need a football pitch or a gym and running track, our programmes are suited to be delivered in any environment to make them accessible to all.
Getting out there on field in the fresh air is a great way to learn. It’s a huge motivator as there’s no better feeling than smelling the freshly cut grass on a warm sunny afternoon and enjoying our beautiful game. There is of course, times when we have to dig deep on a cold winters night and battle through the wind on a heavy field of play. We will prepare you for both with on and off field tips and ideas to keep the butterflies flying in your stomach and keeping a spring in your step.