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 begins to perform the exercise as indicated in the numerical sequence. He finishes in the area appropriate to manage the free kick.
At the taking of a free kick, the players perform actions not in accordance with the Laws of the Game.
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 action at the sound of the whistle.
The referee starts the exercise from cone nº 1 with a forward run (10 m) to cone nº 2, followed by a backwards run (15 m) to cone nº 3. He finishes with a forward run, passing between the two cones on the halfway line towards the decision-making area.
The referee moves quickly to the situation to take control in accordance with the Laws of the Game.
The referee handles the situation and interacts with the players in a smart, confident, firm and respectful way.
The referee acts very proactively and chooses the best dynamic position to handle the situation. He uses the appropriate distance and logical order and makes firm gestures in well-defined directions for the correct time and timing. At the same time, by using his central line and moving his arms, he avoids any mass confrontations. He also avoids at all times being in the middle of the conflict surrounded by players.
Players take a free kick in the vicinity of the penalty area. Defenders perform actions that require the referee’s intervention, such as: remaining close to the ball, moving to within 9.15 m of the ball before the kick is taken, not positioning themselves where the referee indicates, etc.
In the other half, restart of play situations are created in which the team offended against do not ask for the 9.15 m, restart play with the ball moving or with the ball incorrectly positioned.
The players repeatedly ignore the referee’s directions and either delay forming the wall or move from the wall before the kick is taken.
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 takes up a position that will best allow him to correctly evaluate the exercise and make relevant observations.
Remark: The instructor can create other restarts of play that require players to respect the required distance (9.15 m at free kicks or 2 m at throws-in).
The instructor checks that both the verbal language and the non-verbal language comply with the main purpose of the exercise and makes the relevant corrections.
The instructor checks that the referee controls the following concepts: direction, time length, timing, order, distance and mass confrontation.