Keys To Referee is an e-learning and development platform that enables  analysis, evaluation, tracking and assessment which is personalised for any referee at any level…  It is not about the STATS for us – It’s about development.   We aim to enhance the learning, knowledge and understanding  of match officials across all sports ensuring their continued  progress to develop and raise standards for all sports. 

If you are willing to learn, we are happy to help. We have an expert team of former elite referees that offer feedback and advice using the analysis, evaluation, and development platform regarding your performances and decisions made. We want you to develop regardless of level or involvement in the game. 

You can become a member for free and start a discussion with our team of experts. You can ask us for advice, send in your refereeing or football clips for discussions and become part of our daily and weekly discussions through our social media. We want to provide advice through different media forms to help all referees. Sign up for free now.  

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THE BENEFITS

Analysis & Evaluation

Full tracking, the full devaluation and analysis of decisions made with action plans for development.

Analysis of Performance

Analysis software used for professional development for replays of each decision made and committed.  Increased contact with coaches / experts.

Tracking results & stats

Implement training plans in advance following progress and up skill referees.

Develop & Progress

Our portal enables you to evaluate and assess performances over time to help Referee development

Evaluate and review the professional development

Implement training plans in advance following progress and up skill referees.  Create action plans and unique pathways.

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Referees Courses

Courses are being added all the time, Laws of the game, Sin Bins and very importantly Safeguarding. Safeguarding courses are written by one of the UK’s leading experts.

Review perfromances

Review their own game or a colleagues. Real-life scenarios. Online observation and assessment.

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Consultancy

Our experts can help build the structure you are looking for: Grow and develop from the very top to grassroots of each sport. Raising standards at each and every level.

An Application to test Referees

Check out our Be the VAR App that tests your knowledge and understanding of the laws of the game

OUR LATEST BLOGS, LATEST REFEREE NEWS AND STORIES

A look back and how things have changed.

A look back and how things have changed.

This blog is proudly created By Keith Hackett for Keys to Referee. With no live football on television, l was recently invited to appear on Talksport’ s Hawksbee and Jacobs show. This was to discuss a recent showing on television of the 1979 FA Cup game between...

Advice on applying the use of advantage

Advice on applying the use of advantage

This blog is proudly created By Keith Hackett for Keys to Referee. I was a referee who just loved to apply advantage in order to keep the game flowing at pace and to allow players the opportunity to use their skills against the opposition. The more experience of my...

Referee Body Language

Referee Body Language

This blog is proudly created By Keith Hackett for Keys to Referee One area of your performance that I want you to give consideration to is your Body Language which is the art of non-verbal communication Some years ago, I was surprised when a Sports Psychologist in a...

Warm-up procedure prior to kick off

Warm-up procedure prior to kick off

This blog is proudly created By Keith Hackett for Keys to Referee. When I appointed Prof Matt Weston to become the Sports Scientist for the PGMOL he rightly took control of all the training and put in place regimes to affect a lifestyle change in our match officials....

The movement patterns of top referees

The movement patterns of top referees

This blog is proudly created By Keith Hackett for Keys to Referee Sir Stanley Rous who became the sixth President of FIFA made a major contribution to football by rewriting the Laws of the game in1938, making them simpler and easier to understand. He was also the...

Referees, Confidence and Arrogance

Referees, Confidence and Arrogance

Referees, Confidence and Arrogance To understand more about refereeing I decided to put my money where my mouth was and become a qualified official.  I enjoyed every minute of the training and meeting not only my fellow trainees but my assessors too.  Their experience...

Ref Lounge Episode 6 and Bonus Material

Ref Lounge Episode 6 and Bonus Material

Ref Lounge Episode 6 Part 1 discussing Match Day 18 in English Premier League Ref Lounge Episode 6 Part 2 discussing Match Day 18 in English Premier League Can Referees give two bites of the cherry? The ball hits Referee - Drop Ball, is this law correct for the...

The future of VAR, Version 2

The future of VAR, Version 2

by Ahmet Guvener  @guvenersoccer, When I set down to write this article and name it “The Future of VAR,” my computer reminded me that I had written another article with same name about two years ago. Two years ago, the VAR system was at best an infant;...

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