Presentation on theme: "2015 Women’s Season Local Clinic #1. Points Of Emphasis for the 2015 Season ●BENCH CONTROL! ●Game Management ●Perception ●Knowledge of the Women’s Game."— Presentation transcript:
Points Of Emphasis for the 2015 Season ●BENCH CONTROL! ●Game Management ●Perception ●Knowledge of the Women’s Game
Bench Control ●An occasional reaction is normal human emotion and often considered responsible ●Could even be loud and still be acceptable ●Distinguish anger at her/his players’ versus anger directed at the Referee or AR
Bench Control ●Players feed off their coaches….especially in the women’s game! ●It could be in a positive way towards the player: Coach: “Common Suzy it’s not your fault the ref doesn’t know what he is doing” Player: “You’re right Coach, he’s clueless”
Bench Control ●Players feed off their coaches….especially in the women’s game! ●Unfortunately, it could be in a negative way towards the player Coach, “Suzy, what are you doing?” Player commits a nasty foul out of frustration
Bench Control Eliminate Irresponsible behavior -Irresponsible behavior is any behavior that is meant to: ◦ Erode the authority of the Referee ◦ Intimidate the Referee or ARs ◦ Influence the outcome of the game
Bench Control Often involves “The Three Ps” ◦ PUBLIC ◦ PERSONAL ◦ PROVOCATIVE ◦ And sometimes PERSISTENT
Bench Control What are some examples of IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR?
Bench Control ● Leaving the Technical Area ● Entering the Field of Play ● Physical gestures ● Kicking/Throwing things ● Talking to the Opponents or Opposing Coach
Bench Control ●AR’s can play a big part in assisting with Bench Control! ●They are techniques you can do to DIFFUSE situations. ●There are many things you can say to DIFFUSE situations. ●There are also many things you can say to INFLAME the situation.
Bench Control-AR Techniques ● Use presence near the technical area ● Give equal time to both technical areas/coaches ● Find the peacemaker on the bench to help ● Use a well-placed smile
Bench Control-AR Techniques ●Be a “sounding board” for the coach without losing focus on the game ●Consider the “public, personal, and provocative” and “persistent” guidelines before asking the Referee to caution
Bench Control-Things you can say ● “I hear you” or “I understand you, coach” ● “I will talk to the Referee” ● “We will talk about it at half time” ● “Talk to me rather than shouting” ● “Coach, I understand you are upset but you need to calm down” ● “I can see you don’t agree with the call, but PLEASE – settle down”
Bench Control-Things you can say ●“The ref got it, give him a chance” ● “Where are you going?” ● “The ref was there” or “He’s very close to it” ● “This is a game of angles; we have a different angle than she does”
Bench Control-Things You CAN’T Say ● Curse, use abusive or insulting language: ●“Coach, shut up and sit down” ● Criticize the Referee: “I agree – he’s having a bad day” ● Attack or criticize the coach or his team
Bench Control-Things You CAN’T Say ●Say what you would have done in that situation ● Make physical contact with bench personnel ● Issue threats unless you are ready to act on them (caution/disqualify/eject) ● Use phrases that invite further debate or negative discussion
Game Management Scenario #1: In a VERY close game this happens
●If you were the Referee? ●If you were the Assistant Referee? How would you handle (no pun intended) this situation?
Game Management ●You need to smell a potential controversial situation ●AR on the near side needs to tell the Coach in PROFESSIONAL MANNER to stay in his area. ●Slamming of the coat is an automatic YELLOW
Game Management Scenario #2: What would you do if you were the Trail AR in this situation?
●You have no offside decision as the Trail AR ●Since there is a “dead ball” situation, you have time. ●You probably will have a reaction from the bench. ●Diffuse them first, then notify the referee Game Management
Scenario #3: In a playoff game, a player sitting on a yellow card with her team losing commits this foul. Game Management
Team is losing 2-0 with 1 minute left in the game
●At 2-0 with one minute left, the game is OVER! ●Give the player a second caution and let everyone know you mean business until the last whistle! ●Imagine what the last minute will be like if you don’t send the player! Game Management
Perception ●Best College Soccer Team Ever? Next best? ●Best College Basketball Team Ever? Third best ●Who will win the SWAC this year? ●Who will win the Big 8 3A conference? ●Who will win the Big East 3A conference
Perception ●There are some games which become lopsided. ●Work hard the entire game regardless of the score ●Reminder, what is the Mercy Rule for NCHSAA High School Games?
Perception Email from a coach: Onto the issues with today's match regarding Head RefereeXXXX. A free kick goal that decided the match and never crossed the goal line. The sideline official who had a much clearer view of the shot told my keeper that the ball never crossed, yet Mr. XXXX blew the whistle to signal a goal and when I questioned his call, I was then carded. In a close game, how can a referee make this call without the assistance of the AR? THIS IS A GAME DECIDER! To card the coach makes the situation even worse!
Knowledge of the WOMEN’S GAME ●Think back to last year’s clinic: ●How do fouls for the women differ from men? ●When do men get their revenge on players? When do women get their revenge on players? ●How do the passing pattern of females differ from males?
Knowledge of the WOMEN’S GAME ●Unless we recognize these nuances of the game, we can lose match control which will ultimately make for a poor experience for the players, spectators, coaches, and officials
Summary 1.Bench Control-Don’t let Coaches elevate the temperature of the game. It doesn’t have to be a caution but it has to be dealt with! 2.Game Management-FEEL THE GAME! Manage the reaction of the players. Understand WHY they feel the way they do 3.Perception-Work Rate is high all year long! Regardless of the score! 4.Knowledge of the Women’s Game-Know the Nuances!