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The Third Team Resilience

For Groups

We deliver a range of educational sessions to referee bodies across the world. Our training supports newly qualified referees, promotion candidates and County, Regional and National CORE groups.

Online Referee Education

Referee Workshops

Keynote Speaking

My deliveries are based on sharing my own experiences of refereeing, mental health battles and from my education providing context to a diverse range of applications.

My most requested deliveries are:

  • Staying Active and Motivated During Periods of Inactivity

  • Dealing with Unexpected Incidents On The Field of Play

  • Maintaining Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Officiating with Confidence

  • Social Media – Making the Right Decisions Online

  • Reigniting Your Passion for Refereeing

For Individuals

Online Referee Mentoring

1-2-1 Face to Face Mentoring

Who We Work With

County FA

Development Tool - Mental Game Challenges for Referees

The Third Team Managing Director, Nathan Sherratt delivers a webinar on the 3 toughest challenges that referees face on a matchday. He explores mental and physical preparation for games, the way referees manage their emotions out in the middle and how officials can combat losing the enjoyment of refereeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a bespoke package to all prospective clients, meeting the demands and needs of individuals and their respective groups of officials.

The sessions that I deliver are designed so that referees are able to express their ideas and experiences openly in a safe environment.  Workshops and programmes are interactive and engaging with the aims of: 

  • Improving the enjoyment of refereeing
  • Enhancing performance levels
  • Improving the awareness of positive mental health
  • A large concern for referee bodies is retaining a high percentage of referees attached to their organisation, our part is to help them ensure that retention rates improve.
  • Provide opportunities where young referees are supported to deal with difficult situations that may arise.
  • Increase the care for your referees mental health by putting in place pro-active measures.
  • Added evidence based training to help referee’s reach their full potential.

The Third Team delivers a range of educational sessions to referee bodies across the world. Our training supports newly qualified referees, promotion candidates and County, Regional and National CORE groups.  We also support assessors, referee managers and development officers.

We often get approached to support officials, from motivated and talented young referees making their way in the game up to professional referee’s plying their trade in the football leagues in the UK, the MLS and USL in the USA  and the A League and National Premier Leagues in Australia.  As we are not associated with a specific refereeing body or organisation, your privacy is assured where we find that we are very quick in building trust with our clients.  There is an understanding that the details discussed in sessions will not be passed on without your permission.

This is dependent on your personal circumstances.  If you referee at the highest level, you may prefer the sessions to take place at your home in complete privacy.  Or you can visit my offices near Durham, England.  I also use rented space in different workplaces and hotels to conduct sessions.  Some sessions may even have a practical element to them.  Where we go on to the football pitch to re-create scenarios and work on your approach that way, this is especially popular with younger referees.

We deliver online and face to face educational workshops and programmes for groups of officials, as well as 1-2-1 support globally.

No, our work is purely educational however our educators are Mental Health First Aid trained. We work with respected partner organisations who can assist officials with Mental Health concerns.