The use of the whistle

The use of the whistle

This blog is proudly created By Keith Hackett for Keys to Referee One of the main communication tools of the Referee is the WHISTLE In my early refereeing career I often officiated in a local park in Sheffield that had twenty six pitches. It was soon evident that you...
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...
1-2-3 Stepped Management Process

1-2-3 Stepped Management Process

This blog is proudly created By Keith Hackett for Keys to Referee. REFEREES SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY THE 1,2, & 3 STEPPED PROCESS WHEN MANAGING PLAYERS. Before I write this article, I will always encourage referees to apply the law and not to shirk from the...
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...