April is turning out to be quite the footballing festival but it’s all culminating to the biggest bi-annual match in world football; El Clasico.
I’ve been wanting to write this reflection post since September but promised to save it for the end of the year.
My first year on the next level list of referees but so many things to learn from.
I ran Continue reading
Refereeing is absolutely not a walk in the park (despite what my posts on the blog may lead you to believe). 😉
There’s definitely some lost sleep over it and some recently. It has its ups and downs. Speaking of which, Continue reading
I guess I was on a bit of a sabbatical from refereeing because I took just over three weeks off from appointments.
I had to get my hand X-rayed from an earlier wrist injury and the weather was far from warming for the spring. 50+cm of snow to trudge through to get to the practical session.
Reflections, reflections, reflections…
I have reflected after each of my games this season on how I’ve managed them and how they could have gone better (relatively). This was a game for reflection both before and after I received my assessment report.
I feel a reflection is never complete without another neutral person’s perspective on how the game went; not necessarily an assessor. I’ve sometimes watched a game that I thought was out of control but those in charge didn’t think anything was out of the way. Hence I promised myself that I never wanted to be misled to believe that any game I managed was in full control without further input. I’m also coming to a stage where all the officials I am working with in my crew are older than me so there is far more benefit and less pride/awkwardness on the line in helping me improve. Advantage!
My immediate impressions after the game was that Continue reading