The Art of Refereeing provides an essential insider's insight to the world of soccer refereeing. Packed with anecdotes, advice and the first-hand experiences of seasoned professionals, referees of all levels will find this to be an indispensable companion to the game. Effective refereeing is as much about learning when not to blow the whistle, as it is about blowing it; learning what actions can be ignored as well as what actions must be punished. Keeping complete control of the match without having to continually stop the game is what makes a truly great referee.This book contains all the advice you need to approach the sport with the right attitude, allow you to think more deeply about what you do every week as you officiate and ultimately make you a better, more satisfied referee.
British born, but now living in the States, both authors have refereed at World Cup and Olympic level, and both still work as National Referee Assessors (USA).