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The 3 "Confusers"

The 3 "Confusers"

3 Bad Habits That Will Create Automatic Confusion on Your Field

New refs worry so much about making the wrong call, they barely notice when bad communication instincts make a good call really hard to understand.

Remember the Beginner Brain of a new ref loves complexity and speed.

There are a ton of ways to confuse players and make a good call into a really confusing one.

The 3 Most Common Confusers are

1) Sarcasm

2) Negative Communication Patterns

3) Classroom Talk (Simple Talk Switch)

Watch below to better understand how to avoid the 3 Confusers:

The Key in Training New Refs!

The Key in Training New Refs!