Uefa’s RAP for Mac Catalina users with Mulppy

There are some problems with Uefa’s RAP for Mac Catalina users, but there is a solution now. LabHiper Media, who makes the videos, is pleased to inform you that it’s solved with their new app Mulppy. It even opens “new possibilities in the future with mobile devices (very soon)”.

The Refereeing Assistance Programme is very popular for referees and contains tons of videos where you can learn from as referee. Because of the update, Uefa’s RAP for Mac Catalina users is now also available.

Firstly: Download Mulppy app

You must open the new presentations with this application that can be downloaded in the Apple Store. It’s a perpetual licence and costs €4,99. Download Mulppy.

Secondly: Download RAP files in new format

Then, you need to download the project whit the new multimedia format:

All other files are available on the Refereeing Assistance Programme download page.

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Clay Ruperti: being a young talent

Referee Clay Ruperti talks about his career during a meeting I’ve visited earlier this season. Because he is recognized as a young talent from the start, he dreams about reaching professional football as referee. But can you stay true to yourself or will you change your style because of what others want you to do? His most important lesson: “It’s better to be hated for what you are than to be love for what you are not.” 

Tips and lessons from this referee in Dutch professional football. 

Referee Clay Ruperti

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Ref, you suck – TSN documentary

Howard Webb in documentary Ref you suckRef, you suck is a new TSN documentary about refereeing. It’s about different sports, but we’ll also see soccer/football. One of the people they speak with is Howard Webb, general manager  at PRO.

“Our self-belief is challenged all the time by the players”, says Webb in the video. “You are dealing with players who are big ego’s. They try to force you into making a mistake. And then when you do make a mistake they go crazy at you.”


The documentary

TSN describes it as: “Being a referee is a job where perfection is demanded and abuse is a constant threat. Senior Correspondent Rick Westhead takes a look at the current atmosphere around officiating and the passion of those who wear the stripes.”

Part 1 of Ref, you suck


Part 2 of Ref, you suck

Game management as referee

In the video you’ll see Howard Webb talking about refereeing. On my blog you’ll find some tips by him about game management. Check out that game management story or the clip on YouTube.

Kate Jacewicz: Australian top referee who shares tips to make you become a better referee

Kate Jacewicz is an ambitious Australian referee. In 2019 she officiates at the 2019 Women’s World Cup and becomes part of the Hyundai A-League’s (men’s highest level) referee panel. I’m very happy she took the time to share her story and some very relevant tips for us as referees. Have a good read. Her debut in the A-League is on January 18 2020 with the game between Melbourne City and Newcastle Jets.

Kate Jacewicz during the Women's World Cup
Kate Jacewicz during the Women’s World Cup

The blog theme this month is becoming a better referee. I’ve already shared a story about visioning yourself 20 years ahead and tips for effective goal-setting. I hope this article inspires you to think about how you want to develop as a referee – and she’ll tell how she tries to improve each and every time. It’s not something you do by the start of the new year or season. After e-ve-ry game. “Making an error is not a reflection of your refereeing ability – what is more meaningful is how you respond and learn from them. ” 

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