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Forms

The MO Report forms have changed from those that were used in previous seasons. The new form is progressive and needs to be used correctly. The changes are aimed at keeping our reports in line with new requirements and also offer a uniform layout for all referee levels. Our aim is to develop a more uniform feedback report from the match observers (advisers & coaches) for referees at all levels.

There is only one form, which runs in to four pages for a full assessment. It is not realistic to use the full form for all levels of referees, and as was discussed at the conference it is difficult to delete unwanted pages for the lower level reports, therefore, we have supplied 3 forms to make life easier.

You will see on page 1 of the form that there are some highlighted boxes in the overall comments. The idea is for the MO to indicate the referee’s competence or development requirements for each of the main elements. This should then target the written comments that follow for the challenge and overall comments. Obviously, if there are other challenges that did influence the referee’s performance they should be included within the written comments
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​Entry level 15- 10 & MOT. Page 1 report

For use at these levels all necessary comments can be contained on page 1 report;
1     For the new referees and should be used from entry level 15 up to level 10,
2     This form can also be used for the MOT reports. This form concentrates on the main basic’s that we look for with the new referees and it is also relevant for the MOT where we are looking for the basics, and is the referee still competent for the level being managed.
3     It can also be used when an active referee is appointed in region to watch another referee.  It has the benefit of being straight forward, and quick to complete. All game comments should be written as a statement of fact. Any guidance offered should be noted in comment section.
4     If either a lower level referee shows potential to progress quickly, or the MOT requires more detail, then regional form can be used, and copies sent to the region MO and Regional managers.



Regional Form for levels 10+1 - 8+0

For use at these levels within region which covers management and technical performance;
1     The regional form should be used for levels 10+1 to 8+0 and it allows advising for the referee who does not have an active coach. All game comments should be written as a statement of fact. Any guidance offered should be noted in relevant technical sections, and be supported by factual evidence.
2     It should be noted that on pages 2 & 3 where it is required that the MO puts a grading for each segment on an element of the game, that we have removed the “CC” grade as in many ways it was irrelevant. The referee is either competent “C” or has a development point “DP”. If when using the “C” grade the MO feels that the referee excelled then there is space to write a suitable comment to recognise the higher than expected performance.
3     For internal exchanges use this form.



​​MO Assessment Form Level 8+1 - 6+1

For a referee from level 8+1 to 6+1 that does have a coach use all elements of this form and it must be a straight assessment of the referee’s performance seen in this game. Development points must be aimed for the coach to use.
1     The aim of this form is to keep the feedback more detailed and it has had the management section and potential removed as these will be covered in the appropriate detailed sections for management and technical sections.
2     For referees operating at these higher levels it is the intention of the society to have a coach for each referee and it is not the job of the assessor to write any coaching comments.
3     It should be noted that on pages 2 & 3 where it is required that the MO puts a grading for each segment on an element of the game, that we have removed the “CC” grade as in many ways it was irrelevant. The referee is either competent “C” or has a development point “DP”. If when using the “C” grade the MO feels that the referee excelled then there is space to write a suitable comment to recognise the higher than expected performance.
4     To ensure that the report has the necessary factual support it is essential that the MO does complete both the non-compliance and penalty pattern sections on page 4
5     For external exchanges reports use the full form, and send copies to the referee and Eric Hewitt.
6     For London Premier reports MO to send a copy to the referee and Eric Hewitt who will distribute copies internally.



London Coaching Form

The coaching form is a variation on what is used by coaches who operate at a higher level. Up until now London has not had an updated report form for the coach and they have been left very much up to their own devices. This approach has its limitations including the referee not getting a consistent feedback from a coach.
The second failing is without coaches using a standard coaching form the society has no consistent record on how a coach is developing and this has led to many coaches feeling frustrated and left out in the cold. We do not expect a coach who is working with a referee to complete a report every time he watches his referee, but we would require at least two overview reports each season.
For the situation where a coach is requested to look at a particular referee for any specific reason then we would expect a report based around the attached email report.
The development and training of our referee’s is most important and from both management and A&G there is request that coaches should submit their one or two seasonal overall performance reports about the referee’s using the London coaching form, as this will aid a more consistent feedback format to the referee and grading committee.




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Red Cards - MO and Assessors

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