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.
In one half of the field, the referee makes a signal with the whistle when he crosses the halfway line, so that the players can start the action. In the other half, the referee blows the whistle after he has run 10 metres beyond the halfway line.
There are three attacker-defender pairs in each area, each pair with a ball. When the referee whistles, one pair challenges for the ball and the defender or the goalkeeper commits a foul near the edge of 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 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 rightwards side run (10 m) to cone nº 3. He continues with a leftwards side run (10 m) to cone nº 4, followed by a backwards run (10 m) to the cones placed on the halfway line. He ends with a forward run until the decision-making area.
In one half of the field of play the referee signals for play to start as soon as he crosses the halfway line. In the other half he signals when he has run 10 metres beyond the halfway line. The referee penalizes infringements and takes the appropriate disciplinary sanctions.
The referee signals infringements that have been committed. When he has a poor view of the action and makes his decision from a position that is far from where the action took place, the referee will need to get help from his assistant.
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 backwards run (10 m) to cone nº 1. He continues with a forward run (20 m) to cone nº 3 and finishes facing the field with a sideways run towards the decision-making area.
The assistant referee helps the referee to decide whether or not a foul has been committed. Where appropriate, he signals the foul and positions himself appropriately.
The assistant referee helps the referee when the action occurs in his vicinity. When the action takes place further away, the assistant referee will share with the referee his information, providing that the referee requests him to do so.
In both halves of the field of play, 3 pairs of players position themselves: 1 v 1, 10 metres outside the penalty area on the right, in the centre and on the left of the field. Each pair of players has a ball. Each pair performs the exercise when instructed, just as the referee is passing through the cones on the halfway line. Either defender or attacker challenges the player in possession of the ball, as close to the edge of the penalty area as possible. The attacker, defender or goalkeeper can commit the foul.
The attacking players start the play at the sound of the whistle. The three pairs of players follow the instructor’s directions and conduct the action randomly, in order to add uncertainty to the conduction of the exercise.
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.