Posted By on abr 8, 2014 |





Exercise Description

estrellaazulThe equipment is placed on the field as indicated in image number 1.

estrellaazulThe players are positioned on the field as indicated in image number 2.

estrellaazulWhen the instructor blows the whistle, the referee begins to perform the exercise as indicated in the numerical sequence.

estrellaazulWhen the referee crosses the halfway line, the instructor makes another signal to the players with the whistle so that they can start the action.

estrellaazulIn one half of the field, a player makes a long pass towards the right-hand side of the penalty area where an attacker and a defender challenge for the ball. In the other half of the field, the pass is made towards the other side of the penalty area.

estrellaazulOnce the action is finished, the referee cools down for the indicated time and performs the same exercise in the opposite direction.


Image 1


Physical Area

The two groups of referees start the action at the sound of the whistle.

The referee starts the exercise from cone nº 1 with a sprint (5 m) to cone nº 2, followed by a backwards run (15 m) to cone nº 3. He continues with a forward run, passing between the two cones on the halfway line towards the decision-making area.

Technical Area

The referee runs to the position that will best allow him to correctly assess the action.

Psychological Area

The referee visually finds the instructor and identifies a gesture made by him. This double task increases the perceptive demand, and requires an intense visual search as well as the ability to divide the attention by focusing it simultaneously on one or more stimuli.

Body Language

The referee applies kinesics when signaling a direct/indirect free kick, an advantage, a foul, a corner kick or a goal kick. He will try to feel his body, maintain the concentration and project the signal outwards.

When signaling the penalty, or showing the yellow or red card, the referee will also train the concepts of proxemics and chronemics, by paying special attention to the control over the way, time length, distance and timing used when making the signal.


Technical Area

An attacking player makes a long pass towards the left-hand side of the penalty area where an attacker and a defender challenge one another to control the ball with any part of the body (even the hand or the arm).

The same action takes place in the other half of the field, in another part of the penalty area.


Physical Area

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.

Technical Area

The instructor takes up a position that will best allow him to correctly assess the action and make relevant observations.

Psychological Area

The instructor positions himself in the assistant referee’s working area and makes a gesture that the referee will have to identify and imitate at the end of the exercise.

Body Language

The instructor makes the relevant observations concerning the image projected with the signal and corrects the mistakes made in terms of: direction, time length, timing, distance, central line and intimate distance.


Image 2