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 to the players with the whistle, so that they can start the action.
In one half of the field, a player situated 5 metres from the goal line near the assistant referee passes the ball forward. Another player (attacker or defender) deliberately handles the ball inside the penalty area. In the other half, a similar action takes place but on the opposite side from the assistant referee.
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 (15 m) to cone nº 4, followed by a rightwards side run (5 m) to cone nº 5 and a leftwards side run to cone nº 6. He ends with a forward run towards the decision-making area, passing between the two cones on the halfway line.
The referee must get, as quickly as possible, to the optimal viewing position from which he can identify the players who deliberately handle the ball inside the penalty area. Once he has identified the foul, he must give the appropriate disciplinary sanction and restart play accordingly.
The action starts as soon as the referee crosses the halfway line. Also, the distance between the referee and the ball makes it difficult to properly view the action. The assistant referee has the necessary information to decide the applicable sanction: handball or penalty.
The assistant referee starts the exercise from cone nº 1 (5 m from the halfway line) with a forward run (15 m) to cone nº 2, followed by a sideways run (5 m) to cone nº 3. He comes back to cone nº 2 with a sideways run, followed by another sideways run back to cone nº 3 (facing the field in both sideways runs). He continues with a backwards run (10 m) to cone nº 4 and finishes with a forward run towards the decision-making area.
The assistant referee helps the referee to identify the players who deliberately handle the ball inside the penalty area and signals appropriately.
The assistant referee helps the referee and provides him with the necessary information to adequately apply the pertinent rules.
In one half of the field of play, an attacking player positioned about 5 metres from the goal line (close to the assistant referee) plays the ball just as the referee is passing between the cones on the halfway line. Another player (attacker or defender) deliberately handles the ball inside the penalty area.
In the other half, an attacking player positioned about 5 metres from the goal line (but on the opposite side from the assistant referee) makes the same pass. Again, an attacker or a defender deliberately handles the ball inside the penalty area.
The players follow the instructor’s directions and act randomly as attackers or defenders, in order to increase the level of difficulty of the action in terms of perception. Thus, the referee will be forced to ask the assistant referee for help.
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 check and evaluate the actions, control and instruct the players throughout each exercise and make the relevant observations.
The instructor checks and reinforces the teams’ work and confidence.