Tag: ref mentoring

Mentoring a rookie ref again after a year – Rodric Leerling

Mentoring a rookie ref again after a year – Rodric Leerling

To my surprise I was assigned to a rookie referee I accompanied at one of her first matches for the Dutch FA, late 2016. She proved to have made big progress.

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A first: being harassed as ref mentor – Rodric Leerling

A first: being harassed as ref mentor – Rodric Leerling

Assigned as his mentor,  I looked over the ref’s shoulder while performing the player pass check. I might have made a comment on a missing picture, but nothing really negative.  Continue reading “A first: being harassed as ref mentor – Rodric Leerling”

Playing with your watch – Rodric Leerling

Playing with your watch – Rodric Leerling

Another rookie ref to mentor last weekend. A 17-year old officiating his 2nd game for the Dutch FA. He kindly called me to say he was 10mins late and where we could meet.

He did the usual checks: pitch, players and AR’s. We met the latter in his dressing room and got thumbs up from both assistants for his clear instructions. Continue reading “Playing with your watch – Rodric Leerling”

Everybody happy with the new digital player passes? – Rodric Leerling

Everybody happy with the new digital player passes? – Rodric Leerling

Well, not the club I visited last weekend to accompany a new referee. The new FA referee was experienced as club official and performed the new player passes check professionally in the dressingroom. Continue reading “Everybody happy with the new digital player passes? – Rodric Leerling”

No Cornerflags, No Dressing Rooms And A Rookie Ref – Rodric Leerling

No Cornerflags, No Dressing Rooms And A Rookie Ref – Rodric Leerling

My ref season started last week with accompanying a new, young referee. At least something I can do while being injured. Continue reading “No Cornerflags, No Dressing Rooms And A Rookie Ref – Rodric Leerling”