Maltese officials attending RAP courses in Barcelona

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 14:02

Three Maltese Officials, namely Referees’ Fitness Coach Ronald Zammit and   Referees’ Instructors Adrian D. Casha and Philip Agius, are attending two specialised courses organised by UEFA in Barcelona, Spain.

Fitness Instructors Course – 21 to 24 March

As an introduction to the Fitness Instructors Course being attended by Ronald Zammit, participants will have to deliver a 5-minute individual presentation.  During the first training session of the course, a demonstration of favourite exercises will be delivered, after which there will be a feedback of same; as well as feedback from the Yo-Yo fitness test.  A running technique analysis will follow.  Group work will include a discussion on future trends in referee training and testing.  A quiz on Referee fitness training is also on the programme. Other interesting topics will deal on functional nutrition and fluid intake and strength training, injury prevention and core stabilityThe course will conclude by the presentation of certificates.

Technical Instructors Course – 24 to 27 March

The first session ot this course will consist of a video test and video test analysis conducted by UEFA Referee Committee members Hugh Dallas and Vlado Sajn.  Hugh Dallas will continue addressing participants on management issues, teamwork/offside and confrontation/dissent; while Vlado Sajn will handle issues such as serious foul play/reckless challenges, obvious goal-scoring opportunities, simulation and advantageHugh Dallas and Vlado Sajn will also conduct group work focusing on clips from national competitions.

An introduction to selecting and cutting clips from a dvd by Steve Bennett will be delivered in preparation for an anlysis of a match and presentation and discussion of the clips selected.

Presentation of certificates will bring this Course to a close.


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