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Based on the well-known, long-running You Are the Ref football feature, illustrated by legendary artist Paul Trevillion and written by former international referee Keith Hackett, this guide is aimed at established, trainee, and newly qualified football referees. This is an accessible, easy-to-digest coaching manual and includes a Foreword by top referee Howard Webb. The mysteries of refereeing are explained clearly with Keith Hackett's incisive text and is brought to life with Paul Trevillion's images.

You are the Ref covers all aspects of Refereeing and Assistant Referee training: movement and positioning; recognition of offences; viewing angles; whistle and flag technique; management of mass confrontation; sports psychology; managing conflict; teamwork; Law 11 (offside) explained; goal and target setting; how to deal with assessments; warming up; warming down; pre-match preparation; fit to play, Ref?; mentor programme; coaching referees; body language; self assessment; and much much more...

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