Applications are now being accepted for the NMSRFR Development Squad for the 2020/21 season, and will close on 19th July 2020. The development squad offers support, coaching and advice to referees who are prepared to make a commitment to developing their refereeing. The level you currently referee at is not important, it is only important that you wish to develop. The squad typically meet every 4-6 weeks to discuss skills and scenarios, and work through challenges they have faced in their own games. It is likely that some of these sessions will be online/via video call rather than in person for the coming season. Squad members have access to coaches and mentors from within the society, who will liaise with the grading/appointments team where relevant, to ensure appropriate opportunities are provided to progress. Members of the development squad should:
– have the ambition to referee three weeks out of every four (approximately), including the desire to go on exchange
– be available for some Sunday Colts matches
– be available to prepare for and participate in squad discussion sessions, either in person or online – actively seek opportunities to develop themselves whether through working on fitness, watching other referees, or taking on additional appointments.
If you would like to register your interest in joining the Development Squad, please contact Neil Reid-Warrilow via email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him on 07970108849 for an informal chat.