PO#26 – Focus and Concentration in Refereeing

  • March 24, 2024
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PO#26 - Focus and Concentration in Refereeing

From the time you receive the appointment to referee a match there are many issues to consider; the administration of the appointment, personal preparation, travel, timings, context of the match, any potential challenges inherent in the nature of the game – and that is before you even get to the club.  All of these, and subsequent considerations, require your attention.

Previous Preferred Options papers have focussed on the mechanics of refereeing a match.  This paper addresses two aspects of mental development that are vital to successful refereeing, namely focus and concentration.