The equipment is placed on the field as indicated in image number 1.
When the instructor blows the whistle, the referee begins to perform the exercise as indicated in the numerical sequence.
The referee makes signals as indicated by the instructor and shows red/yellow cards as in a real game situation.
Once the action is finished, the referee cools down for the indicated time and performs the same exercise in the opposite direction.
The two groups of referees start the exercise at the sound of the whistle.
The referee starts the exercise from cone nº 1 with a sideways run (5 m) to cone nº 2, followed by a backwards run (10 m) to cone nº 3. He finishes with a forward run towards the decision-making area passing between the two cones on the halfway line.
The referee performs the specific physical activity and incorporates different approved signals. In one direction he decides when to make the signals; in the opposite direction, he follows the instructor’s directions.
The referee counts and says aloud the number of steps he takes in each of his movements at the same time that he moves through the circuit looking straight ahead and trying to make smart signals. This way, he changes his focus of attention (external / internal), which in itself makes his attention become more flexible, and allows him to concentrate and become increasingly aware of his movements and signals at the moment they occur.
As the referee performs this exercise he mentally visualizes a real situation in which he is proactive when identifying the player and making the signal. Then, he shows the card, focusing on the player in such a way that there is no doubt of who the cautioned player is. He makes that signal in a firm way and for the adequate length of time. While he is making the signal, he remains alert to protests or interferences by other players. The referee imagines all these gestures and movements. He should visualize a different situation in each repetition.
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 centre circle, from where he can control the entire field of play.
The instructor makes relevant observations on those signals made by the referee in his circuit. Also from this position, the instructor can tell the referee which signal to make when moving in the opposite direction.
Signals: direct free kick, indirect free kick, penalty kick, advantage, corner kick, goal kick, yellow card and red card.
The instructor remains in the centre circle, explains the exercise and checks that the exercise is correctly performed. Where appropriate, he makes the relevant corrections.
The instructor provides immediate evaluation concerning how to show the card. He stresses the need to signal as if there were players involved in that particular action.