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Question Number: 33746

Other 10/31/2019

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

This question is a follow up to question 33744

Boom !! Another reason why I value this site.

I drift in and out of visiting this site - more because, sometimes you need a break to keep fresh in the 'off season'.

So it is nice (upon a revisit) to read the important 'depth' in the reply to Melvin H of Colarado Springs.

Ref Grove helps us understand how to go about analysing a scenario. Flip around our approach. Think from a different perspective.
Sometimes, somethings become so obvious once explained in a different way " that I feel like a dunce for thinking otherwise previously.

In this example, we need to only concern ourselves with the two factors about offside (at the moment a ball is played by a team mate), as opposed to the 11 factors that might come into play.

(but it is still good to keep those 11 in the memory bank !!!)

Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

Hi Russel ,
the sage advice and council from those panel members that contribute here at asktheref .com is complimented often by the astute and incisive observations from the questioners providing feedback of interesting and informative scenarios. Self evaluation is certainly a useful tool to adjust,, correct and maintain a positive approach to the game especially when reinforced by outside, experienced, credible information ! Whereas, introversion feeds on negative & self doubt, without support, leads to a far less satisfying experience! There is a vast difference between offering opinions or solutions.

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Russell
Adult learning is life-centered. It is learning by doing, by application and experience, and sometimes by trail and error.
The best advice is that each referee should sit down and review every single game looking at the key events that happened and ask whether they got them correct or not. Many times it is poor positioning that is the key determinant while other times it is not knowing the Law fully.
If unsure then ask someone in the know. That can be a fellow experienced referee or of the panel here on the site who are only too happy to offer an answer, opinion, learning point etc

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