The equipment is placed on the field as indicated in image number 1.
The players are positioned on the field as indicated in image number 2.
When the instructor blows the whistle, the referee and the assistant referee begin to perform the exercise as indicated in the numerical sequence. The referee finishes in the optimal position to view the action.
The referee signals the restart of play and the ball is kicked towards the penalty area where infringements are committed. The place from where the free kick is taken changes in each half of the field.
Once the action is finished, the referee and the assistant referee cool down for the indicated time and perform the same exercise in the opposite direction.
The work with the assistant referees is carried out on both sides of the field and starts simultaneously, but only the assistant referee concerned takes part in the technical decisions.
The referee starts the exercise from cone nº 1 with a forward run (10 m) to cone nº 2, followed by a backwards run (10 m) to cone nº 3. He continues with a forward run (10 m) to cone nº 4, followed by a forward run (5 m) to cone nº 6 and a diagonal rightwards side run (2.5 m) to cone nº 7, where he turns and makes a diagonal leftwards side run (2.5 m) to cone nº 8. He finishes with a forward run, passing between the cones on the halfway line towards the decision-making area.
The referee takes up a position in the vicinity of the penalty area, from where he has a good viewing angle of the action in order to identify infringements committed by players. He signals for the kick to be taken and penalizes accordingly.
The referee penalizes the infringements occurring inside the penalty area and indicates the foul committed by an attacking or defender player. This random circumstance forces the referee to
overcome stimuli ambiguity, by increasing his concentration and, thus, readapting his mental game scheme to every change that occurs in the field.
The assistant referee starts the exercise from cone nº 1 (5 m from the halfway line) with a forward run (10 m) to cone nº 2, followed by a forward run (5 m) to cone nº 3. He continues with a diagonal rightwards side run (2.5 m) to cone nº 4, where he turns and carries on with a diagonal leftwards side run (facing the field, 2.5 m) to cone nº 5. He finishes with a forward run to the decision-making area.
The assistant referee helps to identify infringements occurring outside the referee’s viewing angle and signals appropriately.
The assistant referee helps the referee to identify infringements committed inside the penalty area as well as the type of infringement committed, bearing in mind that the players swap their roles (attackers and defenders).
A player from each team positions himself next to the ball in the assistant referee’s working area. One of these players kicks the ball into the penalty area where the rest of the players are positioned. They commit different fouls or infringements.
In the other half of the field, a similar action is performed, although this time the player taking the free kick is positioned opposite the assistant referee’s working area.
A player from either team can take the free kick.
The instructor blows the whistle at 30 second intervals, coordinates the groups taking part in the exercise and controls the execution of the exercise technique.
The instructor shall position himself behind the goal line on the side of the goal from where the free kick is taken. From this position he evaluates the decision taken and makes the relevant observations.
The instructor checks and reinforces the teams’ work and confidence.