The Sussex RA-FA Youth Council recently welcomed thirty referees to Dorothy Stringer School for a practical development day.
Select Group 2 (EFL Championship) referee Tim Robinson was on hand to tutor sessions throughout the day, all of which was made possible thanks to the support and funding from the national RA-FA Youth Council.
The day included a range of sessions and scenarios to help referees develop a process for making ‘big decisions’.
Starting outdoors, the referees were able to replicate game scenarios and practice management of free kicks and penalties. They also worked on identifying the factors that make an obvious goal-scoring opportunity.
An indoor session followed which focused on a range of match scenarios to help develop the referees’ decision-making, with video clips highlighting the criteria to consider whether a foul is worthy of a yellow or red card.
To finish a Question and Answer session was held with Tim passing on some guidance and advice to the referees to take into their games moving forwards.
Feedback from referees that were in attendance highlighted how beneficial the day was, “the whole day was brilliant and Tim Robinson’s advice was especially valuable” one said. Another attendee commented, “I enjoyed the interactive, hands-on sessions with a professional referee as he gave expert advice and analysis.”
The Sussex RA-FA Youth Council would like to place on record their thanks to Tim Robinson for giving up his time to deliver some expert advice and help in making the day a huge success!
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