OiA caught up with one of these officials, Kiel.
In the clip below, Kiel follows play from a throw in through to a goal. He moves to the correct restart position (left of centre mark, slightly back from the half way line) and blows his whistle to restart play. Before he restarts play he quickly checks to make sure everything is in order (opponents are in their own halves). Ball is played to the corner and he does a quick sprint to keep close to play. The entire clip, Kiel keeps play in front of him.
After the goal, to make this a fantastic sequence, here are four best practices:
- Make eye contact with his AR. The AR should be jogging up the touchline about 20 m. In this small side game there are no AR's;
- Make sure no shenanigans occurring (eg. goal scorer removing his shirt, taunting the opponent etc);
- Sprint to the restart position;
- Complete your paperwork (write down the scorer).
Overall, well done Kiel! We know you'll represent KSRA very well at the Games!