FA Referee Course

The FA Referee Course

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 14

Course Duration: 20 Hours and 5 Fixtures

Price: £99

Leading To: Registered Referee Status (either level 8 Youth Referee or Level 7 Junior County Referee)

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COURSE DETAILS

The first crucial step to developing as a referee

The FA Referees Course is designed for anyone aged 14 and up who wants to join the tens of thousands of referees who operate week in week out on local parks, throughout the English football pyramid, up to those who officiate The FA Cup Final and on the International stage. As a referee you play an integral role in ensuring all participants enjoy their match day experience, helping create a competitive, fair, safe and enjoyable playing environment.

Whether you want to referee in youth and adult leagues, men's or womens football or have aspirations of one day walking the ball out at Wembley Stadium, The FA Referees Course is the starting point for your refereeing career. Refereeing is not only rewarding in a football environment, but the social and life skills that come from becoming a referee extend far beyond your initial expectations.

Respect

Empathy

Fitness

Evaluation

Reliability

Education

Excellence

These seven core values underpin all aspects of English refereeing and are all required from the start of your refereeing journey.

Once you have qualified as a referee, there is extensive support available through both your County FA and The FA, helping you to be the best you can be and fulfill your potential as a 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.

 

Course Pre-requisites

 

Before starting Block 5, a Safeguarding Children Workshop and Criminal Records Check (if applicable) must be completed.

Please Note: This course should not be booked on behalf of another person (i.e. a parent/carer on behalf of a child). All booking forms must be completed by the individual who will be completing the course.

Outcomes

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.

Sarah Garratt FA Referee Course

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Price
£99
Tutor
TBC
Location
Walsham le Willows FC
Summer Road
Walsham le Willows
Bury St. Edmunds
IP31 3AH
Contact
Alan Dale
01449 616606
alan.dale@suffolkfa.com
Price
£99
Tutor
TBC
Location
Haverhill Rovers FC
The New Croft
Chalkstone Way
Haverhill
CB9 0AW
Contact
Alan Dale
01449 616606
alan.dale@suffolkfa.com
Price
£150
Tutor
TBC
Location
Caister Academy
Windsor Road
Caister-on-Sea
Great Yarmouth
NR30 5LS
Contact
Kate Dixon
01603 704050
Kate.Dixon@NorfolkFA.com
Price
£99
Tutor
TBC
Location
Great Blakenham Village Hall
Mill Lane
Great Blakenham
Suffolk
IP6 0NJ
Contact
Alan Dale
01449 616606
alan.dale@suffolkfa.com

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions