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…More

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…More

Endless Ref Patterns with Suicide drills

Objective: To practice ref skating patterns with standing and falling stops Typical length of drill: Variable – depends on ref endurance and skating skills Materials needed: Taped out track, whistles Skill level required: Skating skills, knowledge of ref skating patterns, basic to advanced standing/falling stop skills Description: All refs pick a spot. Three refs are bunny…More

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…More

Skater watching drills for beginner referees

Objective: A two-part drill to develop skater watching skills beginning with watching a single skater and moving up to watching skaters within a pack while practicing the most basic verbal cues ‘colour, number’. Typical length of drill: Any length of time – both parts can be done during warm ups. Materials needed: Taped down track,…More

OPR ‘Half-lap skate and wait’ practice

**Drill brought to Australia by Judge Knot, Texas Objective:  To practice the ‘half lap skate and wait’ pattern for OPRs Typical length of drill: Any Materials needed: Taped-out track Skill level required: Basic skating skills needed Description: Split referees into two equal-ish groups with each group standing at a pick-up point (corners 2/4 or 1/3…More

Referee skating patterns – all positions

Objective: Practice referee skating patterns, work on vocal projection and build communication skills between refs Typical length of drill: Twenty minutes per part – forty mins to run full drill. Materials needed: Stopwatch, whistle, taped out track. Skill level required: All levels Description: This is a two-part drill. The parts can be run concurrently or…More