Become a Referee!

Next Class – Wednesday 9th January 2019

The next course begins on Wednesday 9th January 2019 from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in The Seminar Room at Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV).

Course fee

£35 (includes the first season’s membership fee to the Scottish F.A. Referees and A.D.R.A (Aberdeen & District Referees Association)
£15 for concessions (students and unemployed persons)

The course length is generally between 8 and 10 weeks for two hours per night.

There are two parts to the Introductory Course. The first is classroom-based learning on the Laws of the Game with an exam in the final week.  The exam is conducted on computers at the course venue and  involves multiple choice questions, report writing and assessing match incidents on video.

The second part involves officiating a match under the guidance of a more experienced referee. Once part two is completed, candidates are able to join the local Referees’ Association and become a Scottish FA registered referee.

A practical session is held prior to officiating your first game covering pre and post match administration, pitch inspection, positioning during open play and set pieces etc.

Support is given to new referees by their Referees’ Association and a mentor will be arranged to provide guidance in the early stages of their refereeing careers. Direction will also be given on suitable leagues to commence refereeing.

The Coaching Instructors, Ian Bailey and Duncan Nicolson have a wealth of experience as Referees and both have invaluable knowledge to share as a members of the Coaching Team.

If you are interested or would like more information, then please contact the Association Secretary, roddycobb@sky.com (07825350962).

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