The UEFA Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE) in Nyon plays a key role in training potential future FIFA match officials, ensuring high quality standards for the next generation.
Every two years, the national federations are invited to send to the CORE a referee and two assistant referees with potential to become, in the near future, FIFA match officials. The course started in March and includes an introductory stage of 10 consecutive days followed, a few months later, by an 8-day consolidation phase. The course will be attended by only eight referee teams who will work closely with four referee coaches, former international referees, as tutors, two assistant referee coaches and two athletic trainers. UEFA selected Mark Clattenburg, Silvia Spinelli and Peter Frojdfeldt (photo) as referee coaches for the 2018-2019 cycle. The training is normally divided into a purely theoretical first phase, with audiovisual support in English, followed by a subsequent phase of practice on the pitch, in which the participants will be engaged in refereeing international games of minor importance. On the other hand, in the consolidation phase the progress made in the refereeing field will be evaluated, as well as the English language and their fitness level. At the conclusion of the program, the referees will receive a prestigious certificate of attendance.
Source: AIA Terni