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 defender commits a foul that denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. In the other half, the foul stops a promising attack.
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 (20 m) to cone nº 4, followed by a forward run (5 m) to cone nº 5, and then back to cone nº 4 with a backwards run. He ends with a forward run towards the decision-making area, passing between the two cones on the halfway line.
The referee positions himself in the area that best allows him to properly evaluate if the foul has denied an obvious goal-scoring opportunity or if it just stopped a promising attack. Once he has given the foul, he applies the appropriate disciplinary sanction.
The referee makes the decision, identifies the player and acts proactively, preventing any protest or confrontation between players. Also, when the exercise is finished, the referee tells the instructor the clues he has followed to get to that decision.
The referee is very proactive and reinforces his firm and confident decision by using body language. The referee is very alert to any movement or gesture by the players that may result in subsequent protests or confrontation.
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 towards the inside of the field (5 m) to cone nº 3. He comes back to cone nº 2 with a sideways run, followed by a forward run (5 m) to cone nº 4. He continues with a backwards run to cone nº 2 and a sideways run to cone nº 5. He finishes with a forward run towards the decision-making area.
The assistant referee helps the referee to identify the foul.
The assistant referee helps the referee to identify the foul and the player who committed it. He also pays attention to subsequent protests or confrontation.
In both halves of the field, just as the referee passes between the cones on the halfway line, the defending team randomly commits fouls to either deny obvious goal-scoring opportunities or stop promising attacks.
The players follow the instructor’s directions and randomly make all the possible actions and their variations. They protest or create confrontation to the sanction.
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 finds a position on the field from where he can explain the action to the players and check the work carried out by the referee and the assistant referee. He evaluates the decision taken and makes the relevant observations.
The instructor checks that the exercise is performed correctly. Where appropriate, he makes the relevant corrections.
The instructor checks that the referee correctly uses Body Language to give strength to his decision. He provides him with an immediate evaluation to increase the confidence and firmness of his decision through Body Language.