During the current period the Management Committee thought it would be beneficial to set up a members area on the website. This area will contain posts from members and also items which the Committee believe will be helpful to the membership. Click the links below to be taken to specific sections of the page:
Physiotherapy discounts – Promotion Physiotherapy
Virtual Sessions 12th, 19th and 22nd August
Check out the last THREE(!!) virtual sessions we have organised. This includes two sessions with Jimmy and Lee, then our second session with GAMEFit Central Scotland!
Full Body Session 05/08/20 – Jimmy, Lee and Ulma
Check out our latest virtual training session! Thanks to those who joined and to Jimmy, Lee & Olma for running.
Speed Endurance Session
The other day we posted our first video from a Senior Member doing one of the Pre Season training sessions. Tonight Brent is back with a Speed Endurance Session.
Circuits Session 2 – Jimmy and Lee
Check out our second Circuits session with Lee and Jimmy from 29/07/20.
We recently received some feedback that members would like to see some of the fitness sessions our senior members are doing… you ask we deliver! Thanks to Brent for creating the first video. In this video Brent walks you through a HIIT session and what you should expect.
We hope to have more of these videos for you all soon! Let us know any feedback or what other sessions you would like to see.
Full Circuits Session with Jimmy and Lee!
Check out the session from 22nd July with Lee and Jimmy!
GAMEFit Central Scotland
Check out GAMEFit on Facebook who have lots of quick sessions to keep you fit! On 15th July we did a live session check it out below!
ICYMI: Recent podcasts & interviews with current and former referees:
Bobby Madden: Current FIFA and Category 1 Referee was the first #referee guest on “Open Goal: On The Road” with Si Ferry. Click here to watch.
Calum Murray: Current Referee Committee member and ex-FIFA and Category 1 referee was interviewed on the first episode of “Full Time Whistle” podcast. Click here to listen.
Abbie Hendry: The first female referee to be accepted into the Scottish Centre of Refereeing Excellence appeared on GH Media Driving Force podcast. Click here to listen.
Steven Thompson and Leanne Crichton were put through their paces when they attended a Referee Training Day in the BBC Documentary “Playing to the Whistle”, available on BBC iPlayer. Click here to watch.
Elite FIFA and domestic Category 1 Referee William Collum opens up to Scotland favourites Robert Snodgrass and Kris Boyd on the Lockdown Podcast. Part Two has now been released and is a fascinating insight into the sacrifices required to make it to the very top of refereeing. Click here to watch Part 1 and here for Part 2
FIFA Assistant Referee Vikki Allan joined Chris Marshall on the Leading the Line Podcast – listen to their conversation about how she got into refereeing, mental health and her experiences as a domestic and international referee. Click here to listen.
LotG 20/21 Quiz!
Looking for a way to keep your refereeing mind active and brush up on the recent law changes? Head of the Instruction Team Daniel Graves has pulled together a laws of the game quiz! We hope every had a go at trying to answer the questions, we have now posted the answers below!
We would expect all development officials to give it a try!
Staying sharp during lockdown part 2! Scottish FA Clips
The next set of clips from the Referee Operations Department are now available below. These clips focus on topics of positioning from set plays and challenges and tutorials from Callum Murray and Lorraine Watson.
Mental Health First Aiders
Did you know that we have three Mental Health First Aiders within the Association?! During this time we feel it’s important to highlight their availability in the Association and that they are here to support. Their interaction can range from just having a conversation/listening to members who may be experiencing mental health issues or emotional distress. They are invaluable at providing early help if you think you may be experiencing mental health issues. Remember they aren’t just there for during the season, we want to make sure all our members are supported all year round. If you wish to speak to one of them just to have chat or look for some guidance we have listed them below. See extranet for their contact details:
If you would prefer to speak to someone out with the Association we have listed a lot of helpful National charities who are available to listen/support at the bottom of this page.
Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity
Alex Shepherd has been in touch to let us know that the UK Coaching ‘Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity’ module, which is normally £18 is currently being offered for FREE until 31st August! Click here if you would like to check it out!
Scottish FA – Mental Health Awareness Week
The Scottish FA also have a thread on twitter with lots of useful tools during Mental Health Awareness Week click below to read:
At the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we want to share some resources that can help with looking after your mental health, especially at this challenging time.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) May 18, 2020
Boise Allan is Fundraising for SAMH!
Boise Allan is running 100 miles in 30 days with his colleagues from Edinburgh Airport to raise funds for SAMH (Scotland’s Mental Health Charity)! During this pandemic their services are required even more than usual and SAMH are needing more and more resource to help people deal with mental health issues. If you would like to donate please CLICK HERE.
EDRA Social – Zoom training sessions, Laws of the Game quizzes…
We feel its important to keep interacting during this time, so the Management Committee are currently looking to organise some Zoom Fitness sessions, Laws of the Game quiz nights and so on… if you have an idea of something we could run or you would like to run yourself please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Staying sharp during lockdown (Scottish FA Clips) – Sanctions, Teamwork & Advantage
The Scottish FA Referee Operations Department have kindly sent across the clips and coaching they recently presented at the Virtual Regional Training Day. These are some great clips with advice for officials to work on for their games! This will be available for the next month via the below links.
Click here for the Presentation pack which includes the clips and coaching.
Click here for short intro videos on each topic from Kenny Clark, Douglas Ross & Willie Collum.
If you are struggling with your Mental Health or another issue and would rather speak to someone out with the Association below are some useful helplines:
SAMH Information Service
Whether you’re seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have chat about mental health, we’re here to help.
Available: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 0344 800 0550
A confidential out of office hours telephone line for people experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87
24-hour helpline offering emotional support for anyone feeling down, distressed or struggling to cope.
Phone: 116 123
NHS24 is a 24-hour health service for Scotland.
A free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK.
Available: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 0800 1111
Provides 24/7 help and support from trained helpline counsellors to thousands of parents, professionals and families.
Phone: 0808 800 5000
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Our Helpline is here to support anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. We provide a confidential, sensitive service to anyone who calls us.
Phone:0800 027 1234 (24 hour service)