SDCLOA Certified Referee Training Presenting Tim McGarry Greg McAlpine –Judging Foul Criteria –Advantage / Disadvantage –The Obvious Call
Judging Foul Criteria The Type of Foul & The Extent of Foul
Judging Foul Criteria TECHNICAL Change of possession Time Serving Repeated technical (intentional) – Delays of games – Substitution –Face offs –Hold / Push –Interference / Illegal Screening –Conduct – Injury? –Illegal Procedures….
Judging Foul Criteria Personal Foul 1. Incidental - Part of the game 2. Intensity / Severity 3. Deliberate / Intentional 4. Flagrant
Judging Foul Criteria Tools in your flag! Technical / Personal Conduct Unnecessary Roughness Un-Sportsmanlike Penalty Time Ignore – Is it necessary – will it make a difference EJECT ?
Judging Foul Criteria Things to consider What's your situation? Teams / Players Coaches Fans / Parents Home or Visiting Team Blow Out Heavily Contested Game Regular / Playoff / Championship
Judging Foul Criteria Be there, Be it, Call it and Go!
Game Official Character / Persona Parole Officer /Counselor COP DA Judge and Jury Hang Man
Advantage/ Disadvantage Define It! Benefits and or gains from…. Or Inconvenienced, loses ground, missed opportunity, got screwed
Advantage/ Disadvantage Type of foul or action Is It TECHNICAL Or Is It PERSONAL
Advantage/ Disadvantage Considering the following: –Who is it on? –Where on the field? –What is the game situation? Momentum Game outcome affected –Possession / Control –Location on the field –Time –Score –Your future as a ref or your life!
The Obvious Calls Ya just gotta make it for the betterment of the game and/or for the safety of the players. (Oh, and for your reputation and the entire association's rep!)
The Obvious Calls Center Stage Spotlight Team Sidelines The BIG Wind Up Flying Into The Crowd Knocked Out Of The Crowd THUMP / WACK OUCH! The Crowd felt that, and so did I Man Down – on the ground Echo Chamber F BOMB In Your Face!
In Conclusion: YOUR judgment, demeanor and the handling of situations matter on how you handle the making and not making of calls. And… Your Character Matters!