Cal South In Service Review - Game Management Challenging Situations
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The purpose of this review is to gain a better understanding of the laws and considerations so you are able to make the tough decisions on the field of play.
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What are your take-aways from the training? Name 2 or 3 things that you will use from the training to improve your game management.
1. The Referee might choose to talk to warn or caution players whose undesirable language occurs in a short, emotional outburst
2. Dissent or unsporting behavior. What action should the Referee take?
A stern look or verbal admonishment
Caution and display the yellow card
Send off and display the red card
Do nothing, allow play to continue
3. A key component in game management is the Referee's ability to observe which of the following when judging tackles or challenges?
The mode of contact. What is used to make contact; studs, arm, elbow?
The direction of the tackle. Does the tackle come from the front, side or from behind and out of sight of the attacker?
The point of contact. Where the contact takes place on the opponent?
The intensity, speed and force of the tackle.
4. There is Zero Tolerance when words of a discriminatory nature are used.
5. Referees are to send off and display the red card for offensive, insulting, or abusive language for which of the following?
6. What are the three things used to decide whether a send off (red card) for language is needed?
The loudness or visibility of the gesture.
The specific words and/or gestures used.
Language that is clearly directed at opponents, technical area personnel or referees
When the spectators yell "red card"
7. The purpose of a caution for dissent is to protect the referee's ability to continue to manage the game.
8. Match officials must recognize the way in which player, coach and spectator language can affect the match in order to manage it effectively.
9. Which of the following ways can a Referee warn a player regarding his/her behavior?
Direct eye contact
Telling them to shut up!
A brief word
10. In which of the following situations should the referee caution a player or coach to effectively manage the match?
Words or gestures challenging the authority of the referee or assistant referees
Threats to any of the match officials
Disputing an official's decision
Behavior which is likely to be followed by other players, coaches or spectators
You Make the Call
The following links are video clips. This is a poll, there is no correct or incorrect answers.
Questions 1 & 2 - Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lqz14fMquo
1. Self Reflection - with regard to game management, what did we miss as a referee team?
2. Which are applicable Game Management considerations?
Numbers are from the Considerations.
5. Does the player act with disregard for the consequences to the opponent?
111. Does the referee show signs of uncertainty?
116. Is the referee influenced into taking disciplinary action?
130. Does the referee protect players from potential serious injury?
171. Should the referee have stopped the game earlier?
232. Should the assistant referee intervene?
Questions 3 & 4 - Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDnqbgrYh2E
This is a great clip demonstrating game management.
3. You make the call, misconduct?
Careless No Misconduct
Reckless Caution Yellow Card
Serious Foul Play Send-off Red Card
Violent Conduct Send-off Red Card
4. Which are applicable Game Management considerations?
227. Does the referee raise his/her profile appropriately in more demanding situations?
76. Does the referee remain calm when dealing with the confrontation?
114. Do the referee’s actions inflame the situation?
111. Does the referee show signs of uncertainty?
112. Does the referee’s body language show confidence or alertness?
106. Is the correct disciplinary sanction applied (yellow or red card)?
120. Does the referee make his/her message clear to the player(s) involved?
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