Elite Refereeing Performance:Developing a Modelfor Sport Science Support

Mascarenhas, Duncan R; Collins, D and Mortimer, P (2005) Elite Refereeing Performance:Developing a Modelfor Sport Science Support.

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Abstract

To identify a framework for referee training and selection, based on the key areas of effective performance, we conducted content analyses on Rugby Football Union referee assessor reports, referee training materials, performance profiles from a group of English premier league referees, and a review of published research on sports officiating. The Cornerstones Performance Model of Refereeing emerged, overarched by the psychological characteristics of excellence (see McCaffrey & Orlick, 1989) and featuring four key areas; (a) knowledge and application of the law; (b) contextual judgment; (c) personality and management skills; and (d) fitness, positioning and mechanics. Focus group interviews confirmed the usefulness of the model as an assessment and training tool, which the RFU now use to develop referees throughout England

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the published version of an article that was first published in the Sport Psychologist Journal in 2005 by Human Kinetics. The journal website can be located at http://hk.humankinetics.com/tsp/journalAbout.cfm
Keywords: Refereeing, sports officiating, rugby union
Members: Glyndŵr University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:19
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/177

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