The FA Referee Course
Thank you for your enquiry into referee course here in Surrey.
The remaining FA referee courses in Surrey are proving very popular and as such we are not currently taking bookings for the 2019/20 season. We are working with the FA to introduce the brand new FA Referee Course which will be available for booking very soon with the new courses planned to start in July 2020. Please be aware this is subject to further updates related to the coronavirus.
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Minimum Age: 14
Leading To: Registered Referee Status (either level 8 Youth Referee or Level 7 Junior County Referee)
- Overview of course expectations and commitments
- Basic outline of the Laws of the Game to provide an initial understanding
- Introduction to the DNA of English Refereeing and the process of completing the course
A mixture of practical and theoretical referee training, focusing on the key skills and techniques required to be a referee. This is then coupled with the practical application of law and the different scenarios that can be faced in a game. Some of the topics covered are; Signals & Communication, Fouls & Misconduct and Positioning & Movement.
Upon completion of Unit 4, a practical Evaluation of Performance and Assessment Of Knowledge is completed to ensure you are ready for Unit 5.
Officiating five 11v11 or 9v9 games, where you are offered a referee mentor to support you on your first few games, with a self evaluation of each game.
Call back session where there is the opportunity to share experiences on the five games refereed, what has worked well and what you might do differently in the future. A final Laws of the Game Examination and information on what happens now and what opportunities are available i.e. Promotion, Academies, Development Groups, In-Service Training etc.
Those wishing to book on the course must be 14 at the time of attending the course.
Once booked and having attended blocks 1-4, candidates must complete a DBS check (if aged 16 or over) and attend the FA Safeguarding Children’s Workshop prior to completion of block 5.
The FA Referees Course provides participants with an insight to the laws of the game and their practical application on the field of play. It also looks at the skills required to be a referee.
Candidates should feel comfortable to referee a game of football at the completion of the course, with 75% of the course being in a practical environment.