The referees, assistant referees and fourth officials of previous Youdan tournaments have travelled from all over the world to attend the Sheffield professional boys tournament. Some based as locally as Leeds and Derby, while others have flown in from America, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Ireland to be part of it. Throughout the competition, to offer guidance and analysis of their performances, are former professional officials Mark Halsey, Roger Dilkes, Rob Harris, Guy Beale and Glenn Turner, who can help extract the very best from each individual. Below was the programme set out for our 2016 tournament refs.

A provisional schedule for Youdan Trophy week for all referees taking part during the tournament:

Monday:  Former FIFA match official Glenn Turner  gives a talk on the art of Assistant Refereeing followed by a small number of clips with former FIFA referee Mark Halsey and Q&A session.

Tuesday: Clips from the days’ activities with Mark Halsey and former Premier League Assistant Referee Guy Beale + Q&A session

Wednesday: Clips from the days’ activities with former Premier League match officials Rob Harris and Roger Dilkes + Q&A session

Thursday: An Evening with Mark Clattenburg – all academy members can attend free of charge or there is a £20 fee for non-academy members

Friday: Social evening with Andy Hogg and Dean Mohareb



Youdan Trophy is proud to be hosted by You Are The Ref. They offer an informed voice to all match officials across the world and provide unprecedented insight into the key decisions that challenge the sport, in the local park or on the game’s biggest stage.

Head to the website for all latest analysis of refereeing topics, as well as The Ref Show, Ref Cam and more....

Their role is to supplement the standard programmes offered by national federations and provide unrivaled analysis, education and insight to colleagues seeking to achieve the standards they set for themselves.

You Are The Ref have now launched an academy which we encourage all referees to sign up to.  Recognised as a platform unlike no other, the membership will give you access to:

Coach Call – Prepares you for a range of incidents | You can also request a call from a coach.

Access to the former Head of Sports Science for the Premier League, Dr Matthew Weston, PhD.

Experience a Premier League style referee training camp. Signing up gives you the chance to earn a free place.

Expert guidance on the laws of the game from some of the top referee coaches including Keith Hackett and Mark Halsey, through monthly webinars.

Catch up on the week's RefShow Extra, available exclusively to the #YATR academy!



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