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Title: Decision-making skills, role-specificity, and deliberate practice in association football refereeing
Authors: Catteeuw, Peter
Helsen, Werner ×
Gilis, Bart
Wagemans, Johan #
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Taylor Francis Health Sciences
Series Title: Journal of Sports Sciences vol:27 issue:11 pages:1125-1136
Abstract: In association football, two similar but arguably different refereeing roles are required, those of the referee and assistant referee. Role specificity was investigated with a foul play assessment task and an offside decision-making task. Deliberate practice was investigated to account for role-specific differences. First, role specificity was clearly observed. Second, years of officiating, hours of practice per week, and number of matches officiated were each positively correlated with skill. The results support role specificity in association football refereeing. Further research should help to create role-specific
perception and decision-making training programmes both for referees and assistant referees.
ISSN: 0264-0414
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Experimental Psychology
Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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