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.
When the referee crosses the halfway line, the instructor makes another signal with the whistle for the players to start the action.
A player makes a long pass to the players positioned close to the edge of the penalty area. One of the players challenging for the ball commits a foul outside or inside the penalty area.
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 in 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 slow forward run (10 m) to cone nº 2, followed by a forward run (10 m) to cone nº 3. He continues with a leftwards side run (5 m) to cone nº 4, a forward run (5 m) to cone nº 5, and a rightwards side run (5 m) to cone nº 6. He ends with a forward run to the decision-making area, passing between the two cones on the halfway line.
The referee moves as soon as the pass is made and tries to find the best viewing position, in order to identify any infringements or fouls.
The same exercise will be conducted in both halves of the field.
The referee penalizes infringements occurring during the counter-attack and indicates accordingly. 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 (5m from the halfway line) with a forward run (10 m) to cone nº 2, followed by a leftwards side run (5 m) to cone nº 3, a forward run (5 m) to cone nº 4. He continues with a rightwards side run (5 m) to cone nº 5 and finishes with a forward run to the decision-making area.
The assistant referee positions himself in the appropriate position; that is to say, in line with the second last defender.
The assistant referee not only helps the referee to identify infringements committed in his area, but also assists him with the type of infringement committed, bearing in mind that the players swap their roles (attackers and defenders).
When the referee is going between the cones on the halfway line, an attacking player makes a long pass from his own half of the field towards the edge of opponents’ penalty area. The players try to commit fouls near the edge of the penalty area.
In one half of the field the foul is committed on the edge of the penalty area closest to the assistant referee. In the other half the foul is committed towards the centre or left of the penalty area.
Players alternate as attackers and defenders, on the instructor’s directions.
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 positions himself in the vicinity of the penalty area, as close as possible to the referee, from where he can control and instruct the players and check and evaluate the actions of the referee and assistant referee.
The instructor checks and reinforces the teams’ work and confidence.