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...