February 2010 Instructional Articles

Published on February 1, 2010


The February 2010 edition of soccer referee instructional articles is now available. This month we are including articles for the intercollegiate referee, the interscholastic referee and in Nuts and Bolts articles that address those basic techniques, procedures, practice alternatives, and skills that are often forgotten or overlooked while going through the experiences of soccer refereeing.

Intercollegiate Referees

This ninth issue of our monthly NISOA column presents two additional continuing education articles intended to help our NISOA Intercollegiate Referee members develop the skills, information and techniques needed to improve their refereeing for the nation’s intercollegiate soccer game.

All articles are authored by Intercollegiate Soccer Referee-oriented colleagues from around the country who share their experience and expertise in this specialized skill. The aim of NISOA is to create a continually growing base of personal development resources to help all Intercollegiate Soccer Referees reach the level of personal excellence they have set for themselves.

Our authors this month are:

(1) Austin Gomez, NISOA National Assessor, Missouri, whose article: “What Type of Referee Are You” encourages you to consider the general type of Referee you are developing into, and the type of strengthened referee characteristics you may want to consider setting as your goal.

(2) Ed Michaud, NISOA National Assessor, Oklahoma, whose article: “Assessing the Referee Team Approach” which discusses the value of an assessment of the entire Referee Team performance that emphasizes the cooperative roles and impact of all members of the Team.

Interscholastic Referees

This tenth issue of our monthly column, containing two new articles, is designed to serve as an expanding reference resource of continuing education materials to help the Interscholastic Soccer Referee improve field performance and development as qualified high school officials. Articles are authored by Interscholastic Soccer Referees and selected writers who have experience in high school officiating, instruction, assessment, and administration.

This month’s authors include:

1. Rodney Kenney, NISOA National Assessor, Florida, whose article: “Be Observant and Proactive” presents a discussion of practical techniques and procedures that, if adopted, will help the Interscholastic Referee plan for and successfully manage assigned soccer games

2. Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida, whose article: “Understanding What is Expected” briefly covers some of the feedback terms used to describe the characteristics looked for in a Referee.

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