It’s hard to keep mum when you are about to sign off for a challenging and exciting new media sales project. These last days clearly were the calm before the storm. Continue reading “The Calm Before The Storm – Rodric Leerling”
Roller coasting from high to low ref ambition – Rodric Leerling
Two totally different games with ref mentor duties. It started with a young, highly ambitious young lad and ended with a jumbled, uncertain old guy.
I could help both with a sound advice. The first to keep going but not to be over-doing it. The latter to step it up or quit in order not to get in big trouble in the near future. Continue reading “Roller coasting from high to low ref ambition – Rodric Leerling”
The Cool Projects I worked for (Part 3 – Influencer Marketing) – Rodric Leerling
MTG NL – influencer marketing, MCN, video concepts development Continue reading “The Cool Projects I worked for (Part 3 – Influencer Marketing) – Rodric Leerling”
The Cool Projects I Worked For (Part 1 – Crowdsourcing Videos) – Rodric Leerling
Zooppa.com – crowdsourcing advertising videos and graphics.
If there ever was a moment in my sales career I felt an alignment of a business development project with my true pioneering sales qualities, it was with Zooppa.com.
Continue reading “The Cool Projects I Worked For (Part 1 – Crowdsourcing Videos) – Rodric Leerling”
After talking to the doctor and my physiotherapist ….. – Rodric Leerling
It’s finally time to get into physical action again! A gradual build-up of physical exercise is on the roster after talking to the specialis this week. Continue reading “After talking to the doctor and my physiotherapist ….. – Rodric Leerling”
Am I ready to ref again? – Rodric Leerling
It’s December and I’m getting those familiar calls again: invitations to ref indoor Christmas and New Year tournaments. Whether I can help out again? Continue reading “Am I ready to ref again? – Rodric Leerling”
Critizing the referee doesn’t help, especially with an FA rep reporting – Rodric Leerling
Another young and ambitious ref to mentor last weekend. And this time a slightly difficult match. Mostly due to the home coach criticizing the ref all the time. I was positioned behind his dug-out, so registered everything in detail. Continue reading “Critizing the referee doesn’t help, especially with an FA rep reporting – Rodric Leerling”
On request of the losing team … – Rodric Leerling
The ref in training was given only his second game in his training program, whereas his colleague junior refs had done 6 or 7 by now. Somehow he had been dropped from the roster, but he was glad to finally be on the pitch and with another mentor. He was asking all sorts of questions and tips in the dressing room, eager to learn from me. Continue reading “On request of the losing team … – Rodric Leerling”
Week of the Referee – Rodric Leerling
Two consecutive weekends, football clubs around the country are invited to say ‘thanks’ to the amateur referee performing at their club. I’ve had only a few surprises during the last years (mostly at adult games) and decided not to expect anything. Continue reading “Week of the Referee – Rodric Leerling”
Back to Knee One – Rodric Leerling
Four and a half months and I’m back to ‘knee one’. The physical situation is similar to when it started in May: a swollen, stiff knee. The latest injection with double dosis steroid worked exactly four weeks. Continue reading “Back to Knee One – Rodric Leerling”