Friday, December 7, 2012

Futsal Refereeing

Refereeing this game is very harder than what it looks like.  The majority of  Scocer referees think that refereeing Futsal is very easy.

Since the game is played on a smaller court ( compared to Soccer ) the game becomes a lot faster.  There will be a lot of contacts between player and referees must make decisions way faster that they do it in Sooccer.  As a matter of fact I strongly believe that refereeing Fusal will make you a better Soccer referee.

The game is officiated with two referees on the pitch ( Referee 1 & Referee 2)  and two referees out side the pitch ( Assistant referee & Time keeper).  The referees must 'Bracket' play and in needs a lot of running and eye contact between Referee 1 and Referee 2.

Every restart must happen in four second ( exceptions in PK and Kick off) therefore the referee must always be on his/her feet and ready.

I strongly suggest that soccer referees, officiate Futsal in winter time ( when the outdoor season is on a break).  It will make them better referees.

1 comment:

  1. Katie certainly feels reffing is a lot more stressful than playing - and we know what a demanding game it is to play.