The Scottish FA’s Central Region will be hosting a refereeing course which will help to assist Match Supervisors and possibly the coaches who work within the small sided game, giving them a better understanding of the laws of the game.

The free course, at the University of Stirling on Thursday 28th May, will commence at 6pm and last for three hours.

The four main objectives for attendees of the course are as follows:

- To introduce you to the Laws of the Game that link to the National Player Pathway and are relevant to children’s football in Scotland
- To provide you with a better understanding of the role of the referee in football
- To equip you with the knowledge you need to be an effective referee / match supervisor in children’s football in Scotland
- To have more knowledgeable people supervising small sided games and educating the young players

The course will be delivered by Brian McGarry, a current Category 3 specialist assistant referee and he will use powerpoint and match footage to discuss the following topics over the three-hour workshop:

Law 1 The Field of Play
Law 2 The Ball
Law 3 The Number of Players
Law 4 The Players’ Equipment
Law 5 The Referee
Law 7 Duration of the match
Law 8 The Start and restart of play
Law 9 Ball in and out of play
Law 10 The method of scoring
Law 12 Fouls and Misconduct
Law 13 Free Kicks
Law 14 The Penalty Kick
Law 15 The Throw In
Law 16 The Goal Kick
Law 17 The Corner Kick

Application form (PDF)