“Book Cover” Communication

Before you even make a call or say a word, players will judge you on your Book Cover: the combination of your uniform, signals, engagment, body language, and visual and face cues.

Players will often see what you say with your hands arms before they ever hear what you say, so make sure your referee Book Cover doesn’t ruin your ability to communictate and engage.

4 Body Language Bugs

Avoid these 4 body language bugs that are normal instincts for beginner refs.


Book Cover Ideas: Open Body Laguage

Once you eliminate the Body Cue bugs, add some of these ideas to your Book Cover” to defuse and comunicate with players.

Reffing Big and the “Signal Box”

Discussion of how to avoid reffing small and getting stuck inside the signal box with signaling game info.