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SLFP Basic Referee Course

Slough LFP are pleased to announce their second ‘Basic Referee Course’ to taking place in September 2012 in the Slough area.

Again working closely with the Slough Referees Association (SRA) and the Slough Soccer Combination League (SSC) it has been possible to make the following available:-

Basic Referee Course

14 years plus & actively contributes to football within Slough Area - £70
14 years plus & not involved within the Slough Area - £105

Candidates, price bracket £70, will automatically receive 1 years FREE membership to the SRA. If during the first year the Referee attends 6 out of 12 monthly SRA meetings they will receive a second years membership funded by the SLFP.

Course Information:

Minimum Age: 14
Course Duration: 24 hours plus 6 games
Course Prerequisites: None
Who is it for: Ideally suited to those wanting to become a referee involved in the 11 a side game both in youth and adult football
Course aims and objectives: This course will provide an introduction to the laws of the game as well as developing the practical skills required to be a football referee

Course Content:

The course is run over 5 modules including the completion of 6 matches as a trainee referee.

The course can either be predominantly theory or practically based dependant on venue and can be run over a weekend or several sessions again depending on resources.

Module 1 – Introduction
This module will introduce some key aspects in the following:
  • Laws of the Game

  • The role of the Referee

  • Consider the skills required to control a game of football.

Module 2 – Practical Element
Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to:
  • Warming up and cooling down activities

  • Positioning & movement at both set pieces & in open play

  • Managing game situations

  • Signals & communication techniques

FA Safeguarding Children Workshop (included in the course programme)

Module 3 – Examination
Both a multiple choice examination paper and a practical on field assessment are used to establish theory & practical knowledge.

  • Written element – both theoretical & practical courses

  • Theory DVD – used in mainly theory based courses

  • Practical on field assessment for use on practical based courses

Module 4 – Refereeing
6 games are used to establish both the knowledge as well as the practicalities of refereeing.
2 of the games are observed by a referee mentor who offers immediate feedback and development points.

Module 5 – The Next Steps
A 3 hour workshop designed to reflect on a trainee referees first experiences of refereeing and to offer development pointers.

Re-assessment: Candidates can be re-examined within 1 month after completing the initial examination.

Refresher: Annual Referee and Training Development programme organised by County Football Association for all new and existing referees.

Equality: FA Learning will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, it’s activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Learning will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.

The course is delivered by an experienced FA tutor who will teach you the Laws of the Game and there application in match situations.

All resources required to successfully complete the course will be supplied during the courses duration.

The course breakdown is:
Monday 17th September 2012
Module 1 Introduction 7.30pm – 10.00pm

Sunday 23rd September 2012
Module 2 Basic Referee Course 9.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 30th September 2012
Module 2 & 3 Basic Referee Course 9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue - TBC (within Slough)


If you would like to register for this course, or require further information please contact Slough LFP
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