Referees in Australia
- May 16, 2022
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- Current Referee grade:
- Level 1
No worries Dickie, my summary is:RITG, as much as I enjoy watching Shane Barr grapple with the intricacies of PowerPoint & zoom, I didn't watch the whole thing. What were the main points in the presentation?
1) U19 are developing players, but also generally going through big changes (e.g puberty), which can have an impact on their emotional reactions
2) There are some different strategies in how to resolve conflict (Avoiding, Competing, Collaborating, Accommodating and Compromising)
3) However, there is no 'right' strategy for everything, and no clear cut rules for when to use what strategy, but all can be useful depending on the situation.
4) There are some clear 'do's' and 'don'ts' (most of which are pretty obvious, don't be a dick and do stay calm)
5) There are different types of conflict that need to be considered: Player v Player, Player v Ref, Team v Team, and it's good to understand the differences in each in how they present and how you can manage them
6) Use the captain to communicate through, make them part of the solution
7) The key tactical action phases to resolve conflict to consider as a ref are: Time (pause the game, give yourself and the player a moment to gather their emotions), Space (move away from the general players group, make sure you and the players you are talking to do don't feel crowded), Decision (make sure you have the information, listen to players give their view), Emotions (reflect on the emotions presents, yours and players), Communicate (clearly communicate your decision to the players)
And one I'd probably add on is that as a ref we need to be able to move on after the game, and I've been reflecting on a phrase I can use after the game to shut down a conversation that I don't want to have about my decisions (and be relatively constructive in my response) - along the lines of "I appreciate your views, but the game is over and I want to get home to watch the Super Rugby" (or whatever).