Refereeing Assistance Programme

Uefa launches a Refereeing Assistance Programme twice a year. It contains clips of recent match situations. You can install this on your pc or mac and train your refereeing knowledge. In case you missed it, it’s quite interesting material to develop yourself.

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2021:1

There has been a new Refereeing Assistance Programme published in the summer of 2021. It’s again packed with lots of interesting match situations. Download your copy of the 2021:1 version.

Note: since 2020 versions you need the Mulppy App (pay for download). It depends on your own laptop quality and restrictions, so download and pay at own risk.

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2021:1

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2020:2

The RAP is shared by Uefa again and the link circulates online. Download your copy of the 2020:2 version.

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2020:1

The Uefa has released the Refereeing Assistance Programmes 2020:1. And now it’s been shared at summer courses, whether online or at FA headquarters, I share a link I’ve seen online too. Download the 2020:1 version (for both Mac and pc).

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2019:2

You’ll find earlier versions below the image.

And to help Mac users

Some referees experience problems with installing MAC versions.

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2019:2

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2019:1

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2018:2

Thanks to my readers I got the 2018:2 Refereeing Assistance Programme 2018:2

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2018-1

2018:1 version

Thanks to readers of my blog I can present you RAP 2018-1. Please be aware the files are huge (10GB), so download via wifi.

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2017-2

Thanks to readers of my blog I can present you RAP 2017-2.

New situations from the last six months. Quite interesting for us all. Download the files and practice at home.

Some experience problems with installing MAC versions. This document might help you.

Refereeing Assistance Programme 2017-2

RAP Women’s Euro 2017

A great download with match situations from the Women’s Euro in 2017.

Refereeing Assistance Programme Women's Euro

Referee Assistance Programme 2017-1

I am trying to get the 2017-2 version for you, but can already share the first edition of 2017 with you. In a few days I hopefully also have the Women’s Euro version.

Download 2017-1 version.

(below you’ll also find older versions)

Refereeing Programme Euro 2016 in France

Refereeing Assistance Programme Uefa

Download the RAP files

Please note the files are links to WeTransfer files. Because the size is about 5 GB, make sure you have your wifi on. I personally have not tested the MAC-link, because I have a PC.

RAP Euro 2016 for PC

RAP 2016 (edition 2)

Download for PC
Download for MAC

I got these links via Arbiter Café on Twitter. Much appreciated!

How the RAP works

You can watch video’s in different categories, but will not see the correct call immediately. Make sure you think for yourself what decision you will make. Then you can click at the right bottom text, which gives you an explanation.

Good luck and enjoy!

Explanation RAP2016

101 thoughts on “Refereeing Assistance Programme

  1. Bom trabalho.aprecio muito o seu trabalho do ponto de vista pedagogico.
    Belmiro carmelino ex arbitro Fifa e Comissario Caf.

  2. Thank you so much for this, it is brilliant. Can’t wait until you upload the UEFA 2017 (2)! Looking forward to more SPA examples and the new interpretation.

  3. Excelente tu material didáctico, lo estoy utilizando en mis programas en México para preparar mejores árbitros, saludos cordiales…

  4. Anyone having issues with the MAC version of RAP_2017_2?
    ***“UEFA_2017_2” can’t be opened. You should eject the disk image***

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    • Remember that the files are a few gigabytes. Did you download it on pc or mobile? Pc or Mac works the best, but you still need a lot of space available.

  6. Thanks for the 2018 update.

    The one thing that I really noticed was how many of the challenges in the SPA/DOGSO category that UEFA wants given as yellow cards where the ref only gave a foul. After watching an entire World Cup where clear SPA offenses were simply given as fouls, I’m surprised to see UEFA take this line in their videos. It’s my personal opinion that the top level should have way more SPA yellows given and I can only hope this is a hint that UEFA agrees for the upcoming season. I won’t hold my breath though.

  7. Really Grateful to U Me. Jan. This is such a significant one to improve Refereeing Skills & knowledge.

    • Hi David, at the right bottom is in some versions a button with “video info”. That gives you a pop-up screen with the explanation/verdict by Uefa.

  8. Great stuff!
    This site provides football referees in the world with the knowledge and skill in Egypt we follow it always
    Thank you

    • Thanks for following my website. Hi to the Egyptian referees! I hope it helps you all develop as a football match official.

    • If you click the right link you should go to a WeTransfer. But be aware the file is 10 gigabyte and that is quite a lot.

    • The size of the program is a few GB. Not all tablets would have enough space. And I haven’t tried installing it there.

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  10. I want to express my very depp appreciation for your sharing of these valuable learning materials, referees from our FA wouldn’t be able to improve their skills through analyzation of these specially selected videos without your sharing.

    A referee from Qingdao FA, Chinese Football Association

    • Thanks for your message from China. I hope you like them and I’ll try to keep it updated all the time.

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    • Hi Jörg, you’ll also find a pdf which explains something for Mac users. Does this help? If you scroll down you’ll find it there.

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  14. Hi there – I downloaded 2019-01 for Mojave, but there is no included PDF or any way to begin the app to review the materials? It’s just the media folder. Thanks!

    • Hi Scott, the pdf with info is on the blog page where you can download all materials (so above all these comments), not in the zip file.

  15. Hey

    Ik heb al enkele keren ‘Uefa 2019:1 RAP for MAC’ proberen downloaden maar telkens krijg ik maar een deel van de inhoud: enkel de ‘antwoorden’ en niet de filmpjes en heel het programma zeg maar.

    Met enkel de antwoorden ben ik natuurlijk niets. Kan u mij helpen?


    I tried to download ‘Uefa 2019:1 RAP for MAC’ for several times but it doesn’t download the whole content. I only get the answer-images and not the videos and the whole ‘program”…

    Can you help me with this?

    Kind regards

  16. Hi

    Is the “Refereeing Assistance Programme 2019:1” in accordance with the new Laws of the Game 2019-2020? I mean, I do not want to start looking on a learning material which is out of date.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    All the best.

    • The RAP is issued in June, which is after the deadline for the new LOTG. So based on that I’d say: yes, it’s in accordance. Plus: most clips are not about the (minor) changes, but how to judge tackles, teamwork, offside etc. So you’ll also benefit from that, even in the previous editions.

  17. Hi Jan,
    It is very good material but I will be cautious and will not be using it as much as the previous season.
    Incidents that are yellow cards for UEFA at my level (Supply League in England) they are expected to be red.
    Management, offside and other situations are really good to watch.

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  19. Hi,
    I’ve downloaded the file “Uefa 2019:1 RAP for Sierra and Mojave” but I’m not able able to install it. can you help me please?

    • Have you checked the pdf for MAC users? See page. What also works for some refs is downloading the file on a Windows pc and then use an usb to get it on the MAC.

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  21. Hello there
    Its not working for me. I have the latest mac verion (catalina 10,15). I tried to copy it from a Windows Pc but there is no programm either.
    I need some help! Thank you very mutch!

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  23. Are there any Futsal RAP videos? Could you provide them for downloading? I would appreciate it so much, they would be really welcome.
    Many thanks

  24. Hi Jan

    Thanks a lot for your great effort.

    What about 2020:1 teaching materials, when will be available?

    Thanks in advance.

  25. Mr. Jan ter Harmsel ..Hi, I’m from turkey Mustafa Erdoğan. I work as a referee observer in Turkey. I have benefited greatly from your videos. Do not doubt that I will be a big follower from now on. Thanks.

  26. Excellent materials Mr Jan, and you are doing great job interms of ensuring we develop the refereeing department all over the world. Keep on doing the job.

  27. I am very disappointed by those from FIFA because it forces us to use this application, an application that requires the following requirements Minimum
    Your device must meet all minimum requirements to open this product
    OS Xbox One, Windows 10 version 10240.0 or higher
    Architecture: x64,x86
    Keyboard: Integrated Keyboard
    Mouse: Integrated Mouse
    Memory: 6 GB
    Video Memory: 4 GB
    In my situation, I need to improve my computer with video memory.

    I paid to download the application and no one gives you your money back.

    So what are we doing? do we invest in having high-performance computers to be able to continue learning from FIFA videos?

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