Training Session – Skating Patterns, NSO training and Stops

Ref Training Session Skating Patterns, NSO training and Stops Trainer needs: Interval timer app, whistle, penalty calling app, chair, rules, whiteboard/penalty tracking sheets, pens Referees need: Whistles, rules Time: One hour session 10 mins: Skates on and warm up  15 mins: ON SKATES: Penalty calling circuit Circuit lasts for 60 secs with a 15 second break […]

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Two-lap penalty call remembering with OWB/penalty tracker

Objective: To practice penalty remembering and correct calling, to practice NSO skills including recording penalties and reading handsignals, to practice OPR skating patterns, spatial awareness and skating with/around other skaters Typical length of drill: Variable, depends on ref endurance and skating skills Materials needed: Taped out track, whiteboard/penalty tracking sheet, penalty calling app or flashcards Skill […]

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Penalty Calling Practice

Objective: For refs to practice calling penalties and for skaters to become more familiar with handsignals. Typical length of drill: Variable Materials needed: Taped out track, numbers on skaters’ arms. Skill level required: Basic skating skills, knowledge of handsignals, knowledge of verbal cues Description: Drill is run as jams, with all ref positions filled (if possible). […]

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Penalty call remembering with OWBs and NSOs

Objective: To practice remembering a ‘colour, number, penalty’ combination, practice working with NSOs and increase the average of correct calls delivered to NSOs.  This drill is a variation on the OPR ‘Half-lap skate and wait’ practice. Typical length of drill: Variable Materials needed: Taped out track, small whiteboards (OWB), WB markers, smart phone with penalty calling […]

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Referee Penalty Calling Circuit

Objective: 1. To develop derby thinking skills (by calling penalties) which still function while we are doing cardio activities; 2. To continuously practice seeing ‘ten feet’ while using derby thinking skills. Typical length of drill: 15 minutes (two complete run throughs with six participants) Materials needed: Trainer: Tape/cones to mark corners, interval timer (or app), […]

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