My road to become a referee teacher has started today. Yes, I am already teaching and helping new referees via my referee website. But now I am also selected to become referee teacher at KNVB. This is something I really want to do. My goal is not just to improve as a referee, but also as a teacher. The knowledge I gain will also help me give you better tips on my website.
Writing for a referee blog like this is a great way to help others. I really want to improve referees with my stories. When you send me feedback or a thumbs I am probably on the right way. I want you to improve as a referee. That’s what I go for.
How I got selected as referee teacher
I wrote my application before my Africa trip, where I got a phone call when I was lying at the swimming pool in Botswana. It is the invitation for a “job” interview, which was held last week at the KNVB headquarters. I love to talk about refereeing and to share my knowledge. I am look back positively on the meeting and today I got a positive message from the KNVB as well. They appreciate my vision on refereeing and what I can bring into courses.
Working on teaching skills
The course weekend to become a referee teacher starts on Friday September 1st. A good start to work on my didactical skills and nice to meet the other candidates who will become a teacher as well. From then on I will do some sort of internship when a current teacher gives a referee course, plus some midweek training days. In the second half of the 2017-2018 season I am allowed to give my own course.
I can’t wait to become a better referee teacher. In the meantime I will keep writing stories with useful tips and interesting stories. For you, to make you a better referee.
So, if you have a specific question for me, feel free to ask it on email@example.com.