Become a referee mentor with the Staffordshire Football Association.
The first training matches for newly qualified referees are a key factor in whether they will continue refereeing once they have fully completed the course.
It is important to offer words of encouragement and to be able to praise the strengths in the referees’ game to help boost their confidence for their next match. It is also important to offer advice on a small area of development and give the referee something to work on for their next game.
A mentor can be someone who has years of refereeing experience or someone who has completed the course in the past 12 months or so as they will have recently been through the process themselves.
If you wish to be a mentor and you believe you possess the desirable characteristics of a good mentor please register for one of two Referee Mentoring workshop, dates are as follows;
- Tuesday 8th November
- Monday 28th November